11.00 am – 4.00pm
Free, but please register so we know how much coffee to order.
Academic Speakers, followed by discussion
Lunch: own arrangements: there are lots of nice cafes and pubs around the Jubilee Library
14.00 Roundtable with commentators and time for discussion
Richard Nerurkar MBE was one of Britain’s top marathon runners of the 1990s. Starting out as a young schoolboy runner, he ran on the country and on the track before stepping up to the marathon, the event in which he finished 5th at the 1996 Olympic Games. Since finishing competitive running, he has worked as a race organiser in Britain and in Ethiopia where he pioneered mass-participation running. He also advises runners from beginners up to the world’s elite.
Emily Ryall, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Sport & Exercise at the University of Gloucetershire. Emily is Vice Chair of the British Association for the Philosophy of Sport and co-editor of the soon to be published Philosophy of Play
Jon Mitchell, Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex. In 2010 Jon conducted research on the inaugural Brighton Marathon, for a project entitled Run and Become: Motivation and Transformation in the Brighton Marathon.The project looked at how body and self are transformed through training and running the marathon, and how running for charity can change these motivations and transformations.