Slow running is on the rise… but what’s the appeal?

May 23, 2024

In modern life it can often feel like everything is a race. Racing to get a promotion in work, meet a partner, buy a house. And yet amid the rat race that is modern life a quiet revolution is taking place: slow running.

When people think about running they might imagine a speed and athleticism that they don’t associate with themselves. Slow running, however, focuses on running distances at your own comfortable pace, no matter what that is. Running for the joy of it, rather than for competition.

This trend has taken off on social media with over 3,000 videos posted under #slowrunning on TikTok. SW Londoner