Setting the Pace: Running Research Collection from Routledge

Given the numerous health benefits and inherent simplicity, the activity of running is consistently regarded as one of the most popular forms of exercise today. In addition, it is swiftly becoming a social phenomenon, with amateur running groups more popular than ever. In the competitive field, new running events are increasingly being organised each year, from local 5km charity ‘fun-runs’ to international ultra-marathons distancing 100km and further. 

Our “Setting the Pace” collection showcases the wide breadth of research published by Routledge on running, in both its professional and recreational contexts and is free to access until the end of 2015.

The collection examines aspects of running such as:


Research Methods

Performance Improvement

Injury Prevention and Recovery


Use of Technology

Gender Performance

History of Running