Simon Cook is a human geographer at Birmingham City University. His research concerns everyday active practices: the ways in which they happen, how they change, and what they can tell us about societies and spaces. He conducted the first (and currently only) academic research into run-commuting for his PhD thesis. Titled ‘Run-Commuting in the UK: the emergence, production and potential of a mobile practice’ Simon spent 5 years interviewing, surveying and running alongside run-commuters to understand why it happens, how it happens and what role it could have in society. He is currently also researching active travel beyond walking and cycling, multi-modal mobilities, post-collision cycling practices and running during social distancing.
He tweets @SimonIanCook and blogs at www.jographies.wordpress.com.