Who Am I?

I love to run. I love the outdoors.

This blog aims to talk about experiences of running, in nature. My undergraduate research allowed me to explore this in great detail and I am continuing this exploration through my MScR in Human Geography. I’m inspired by others who find joy in the outdoors, whatever their sport/activity. Im not a particularly fast runner but I love getting out to train and run in the hills, mountains and on the trails.

Currently, I am researching ultra-marathons, attempting to better understand and contextualise the motivations, experiences and reflections of those taking part in ultra-distance trail running events. Research is being conducted as a caste study, through a (digital) exploration of Scotland’s Cape Wrath ultra.

Basically this blog is just a platform for me to ‘ramble about running’.

I am also interested in non-conventional experiences of wild and natural landscapes, in particular disabled persons experiences. ‘My story’, about my own disability, was featured here in Runners Wold magazine:¬†https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/training/motivation/human-race-i-just-love-it-all

If you’re interested in hearing more or just want to get in touch, please do drop me an email, it would be great to hear from you and connect!

Contact email: ben.b.murphy@ed.ac.uk