Well the running world anyways! ;) As per some recent Running USA stats (looking at registrations at races over the past few years), women are slowly taking over the racing sport of running. For the time ever, more women are entering road races then men.
It’s been quite a run for women (pun intended)! To think that they weren’t even to run in the early editions of many major marathons since they weren’t considered strong enough. Now we’re seeing some amazing ultramarathon females finishing ahead of top men on a regular basis.
I’m quite okay with that! I don’t know why but the vast majority of my workshops are made up of women. I have my theories about that but I’d love to hear what you think.
1) I think men find it hard to being told what to do.
2) Also, men don’t like to admit that we don’t know everything about a subject. I used to be like that before I realized I don’t really know much in the past few years…
3) I also think that going back to my main point that women are flocking to running, they’re looking to see how to best do it. And word of mouth seems to be fairly strong in some circles due to the bonding effect.
4) Also, a lot of clients come to me from yoga, which is dominated by women. I’m starting to see a lot more men in the classes though!
What do you think?