Month: May 2019

Are women less competitive than men?

Taken at face value, our Big Running Survey data suggests that women are indeed less competitive than men. Only 16% of the women surveyed reported a strong motivation to do well in races compared to 30% of men. And taking part in races – one potential measure of a competitive leaning – was more common…
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Running and social class

There’s a paradox at the heart of running… Running is the simplest of sports. For the able-bodied it would seem to require nothing more than a pair of sturdy shoes and some motivation. You don’t need any special training, expensive equipment or club memberships – you don’t even need a partner or team to take…
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