Running is more than a sport; it’s more than just exercise, and it can tell us more about the way we live now than you could possibly imagine. Running is the poetry of motion. It can make us more intelligent, more empathetic, and is more effective at dealing with symptoms of anxiety and depression than any drug available in the world. Cregan-Reid is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Kent. Balch is author of Under the Tump and a keen runner.