Running is booming. Recent figures suggest that it is now the second most popular participation sport in the UK. This makes it an important social phenomenon, playing a role in the lives of millions of people up and down the country. Our aim is to understand why running has become so popular in recent years, and what roles and meanings it has in people’s lives. We also what to find out how people’s social backgrounds affect their relationships with the sport.
If you are a runner – whether you go for a jog once per week or are a serious competitive athlete – we would love to hear from you. The survey should only take a few minutes to complete, and participants can opt to receive a copy of the findings once they have been prepared.
All responses will be treated anonymously and confidentially. No individual responses will be published.