Why bankers can't stop running
People working in finance find similarities between running and working and it is a good way to network and let off steam
“You must love running,” people often comment when they hear I’ve signed up for another marathon or see me leaving the office for a jog along New York’s Hudson River path. There are certainly many who do. Tim Chichester, a teacher who has just won a leg of the world’s biggest corporate race in Rochester, New York, has no hesitation when I ask what motivates him. “I love it,” he says emphatically.
For the briefest of moments, standing in the tunnel under Rochester’s minor league baseball stadium where the three-and-a-half-mile race finished, I envy his unadulterated enjoyment more than his ability to knock out a three-minute kilometre. Despite having completed more than a dozen marathons, I don’t “love” running in the straightforward sense. It’s closer to my relationship with writing — I love having run.