Running The World

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The Essay

Running the World

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Geographer and running obsessive Hayden Lorimer puts on his trainers and pounds out thoughts about why we run and what it means.

Producer: Tim Dee.

Geographer and running obsessive Hayden Lorimer considers why we run and what it means.

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Hayden Lorimer loves distance running through Scotland.

What does he think about as he clocks up the miles?

Producer: Tim Dee.

Hayden Lorimer gives his thoughts about long-distance running across Scotland.

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Hayden Lorimer runs for his hobby.

His day job is a geographer.

His feet register the rocks he runs over as intently as any geologist might survey them.

Producer: Tim Dee.

Geographer Hayden Lorimer talks about running as a form of reading the landscape.

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Hayden Lorimer remembers Alf Tupper of the Rover comic.

Producer: Tim Dee

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The Essay

Running the World

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Hayden Lorimer, geographer and running obsessive on the rhythms and routines of his love.

Producer: Tim Dee

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THE ESSAY RUNNING THE WORLD 19th April - 23rd April

'Running the World', the Essay series this week is written and presented by the running enthusiast and geographer Hayden Lorimer.

Walking, swimming, rock climbing - many outdoor activities that put us out of breath have long cultural associations.

Running is surprisingly little represented in the arts.

Why should that be? The five talks evoke five runs and explore key cultural representations of running: Alf Tupper, the comic strip runner, Alan Sillitoe's novel 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner', the self help running programmes of present day America They also do things that runners don't - stop and look around and think what it means to experience the world by running across it.

Specific trail Programme five

In the final programme of his week of essays on running, Hayden Lorimer explores the American Dr George Sheehan and his philosophy of running that has found many followers including Bill Clinton.

Geographer and running obsessive Hayden Lorimer on the rhythms and routines of his love.