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21 SEPTEMBER 2014

Organisations, practices, actors, and events: Exploring inside the distance running social world

"This paper revisits Unruh's notions of social worlds, exploring the organisations, practices, events and actors involved within the culture of distance running, as an increasingly popular leisure activity. An ethnographic research design was utilised using a combination of interviews, observation and participant observation. Data was collected over a two-year period on a weekly basis at two local distance running clubs, and also at a series of international distance running events. This study examines the distance running world from the 'emic' perspective of the twenty participants involved. The key findings illustrate how the distance running social world permits both development and confirmation of a running identity and, with it, social fulfilment. In addition to the four main components of a distance running social world, this paper highlights a paradox whereby individuals follow an individual pursuit within the social world of the distance running community – highlighting that the focus is on both the individual and the social, an area which sociologists have to date not extensively analysed within the context of sport."

(Richard Shipway, Immy Holloway and Ian Jones, 2013)

Richard Shipway, Immy Holloway, Ian Jones (2013). "Organisations, practices, actors, and events: Exploring inside the distance running social world", International Review for the Sociology of Sport 2013;48 259-276.

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2013anthropology • behavioural science • collective identityDavid Unruh • distance runner • distance running • distance running community • emic • emic perspective • emics • ethnographic researchfield research • folkloristics • group membership • healthy body • healthy mind • Ian Jones • identity production • Immy Holloway • individual pursuit • interview (research method)leisure activity • observer • participant observation • Richard Shipway • running • running body • running club • running community • running identity • serious leisure • social fulfillment • social fulfilment • social groupsocial identity • social identity theory • social sciencesocial worldsocial worldssport and recreation • sport ethnography • sport tourism

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Simon Perkins
12 APRIL 2012

A World Class Wave on Scotland's North Shore

"Mark 'Egor' Harris and Mitch Corbett will travel the length of the country discovering how this iconic surf scene was born, as well as stopping and surfing at significant breaks along the way. On their journey they'll meet key characters from the history of British surfing as well as current crews that epitomise each region's unique surfing culture."

(The Endless Winter, 10 Apr 2012)

Fig.1 Episode 6; A World Class Wave On Scotland's North Shore.

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2012arctic circlebeach • British surfing • road journeyScotlandsea • significant breaks • sport and recreationsports documentarysurf • surf scene • surf videossurfersurfing • surfing culture • The Endless Winter • wave • wetsuit

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Simon Perkins
07 APRIL 2012

Surfing Monster Waves off Ireland

"Taken during the huge March 2012 session at Mullaghmore Head, County Sligo this Northcore film sees Gabe Davies, Richie Fitzgerald, Fergal Smith, Tom Lowe, Ollie O'Flaherty, Eric Rebiere, Paul O'Kane, Neil Britton, Tom Butler, Sebastian Steudtner, Andrew Cotton and Al Mennie taking on the heavy late winter swell. Music's from Ben Howard and the song's Depth over Distance."

(Daily Surf Videos)

Fig.1 A Northcore Film (2012). "Fathoms Left To Fall", 5:23

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2012ambience • Ben Howard • big wave • Contae Shligigh • County Sligo • epic rides • Ireland • majestic waves • monster waves • Mullaghmore Head • reefseaseashoresport and recreationsports documentarysurfsurf videossurfingwave

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Simon Perkins
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