Tuesday, 21 April 2015

What does being a runner say about you?

With the General Election getting ever closer here in the UK, it was interesting to read an article at www.northernrunningguide.com who were reporting on the findings of a psychological study carried out on behalf of the British Heart Foundation.

The findings suggest that the type of sport we choose say's a lot about our personality traits.  For runners this was that we are more likely to vote Labour.

Alongside being a Labour voter the findings also suggest runners are likely to be extroverts, love being the centre of attention and listen to lively, upbeat music.

The results also indicate that our choice of sport is also an indicator of where we live.  With running being the sport of choice in Newcastle and Leeds.

From a personal viewpoint, I know that I tick some of these boxes (not telling which ones) so maybe there is something in it.

To read the full article and a summary of the other popular sports click here

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