Runningstories #3

Runningstories #3

HMP Grampian Prison, 24 May 2023

The importance of Team running

In this conversation with Richard Skinner (Media Unit HMP YOI Grampian) and Dale Walker, we talk about one of the key aspects of a running club which is the sense of community that it brings. As reminded by elite marathoner Eliud Kipchoge, marathon running is team running.


Conversation: Paolo Maccagno with Richard Skinner (Media Unit HMP YOI Grampian) and Dale Walker (prisoner)
Broadcast on Conair 21 – prison radio




The first day of a new life

Anyway, after the first run, I went back to the changing rooms to take a shower. I opened the door and felt the fresh air of the door open on my face. I felt so good. And I remember stripping off the various layers of clothing, and I was drenched in sweat. There was nothing left, I had given everything. I took a shower, held the sprayer in my hand and put my face under the water and said “this is exactly the best there is”. And I cried. I really cried, and I'm not one of those people with an easy tear. I had never in my life had an experience comparable to the one that running had given me. I wasn't just happy. I was full of joy. And I knew this was how I wanted to live. I knew this was what I wanted to do. Later that day, I went to work for the afternoon shift, and told people I had run. The next day I was having a hard time getting out of bed. Everything hurt. But as soon as I could, I ran again. I couldn't wait to try those sensations again. I couldn't get my hands on that sensation, I couldn't grab it, but I knew it was mine. Nobody could give it to me or take it away from me.


0’00 Runningstories show trailer

2' update about the running club, finisher event on the 7th june

3'45 Dale talking about the running club

5'30 running with others in a team and learning the rhythm. About recovery, talking pace and aerobic pace.

7'50 the dressing room. Kipchoge and the team run in Wien doing the sub two hours marathon.

9'50 marathon running as a team sport in the future

10'40 mindset in running. About freedom

13'30 running as being in the open. The story of a woman starting running and having a shower and bursting into tears.

16'00 emotions in running. beating yourself every time…

17'30 does weather play a part in running? I like running in the rain. You like to run in every weather

19'30 it's not only discipline or sacrifice, there is pleasure