Reblog: Taking to the streets A short history of running on the roads

Just wanted to flag this excellent piece by Neil Baxter over at the RunSome website. A connoisseur of running histories and cultures, Neil offers a quick trot through the history of running on the roads in this piece, charting the changing roles and meanings of road-running from running footmen of the 1600s to the running boom of the 1960s and the new agendas to run everyday journeys.

A great read, well worth checking out:


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