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Bodhisattva Conversations with… Rob Harley

Rob Harley is a principal lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science at The University of Brighton.

In 2012 he won the Beachy Head Marathon, an off road race over the South Downs – which starts and finishes in Eastbourne – the last stretch running over the exacting Seven Sisters.

He talks about his loss of running through a hip replacement and how cycling has become his passion.

Rob took part in L’Etape in 2013 – an event which sees thousands of cyclists complete one of the sections of the tour de France.


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I have been running all of my life – it feels I was born to run. In the running step I experienced freedom and my true expression. I came to see that I needed to ‘get out of the way of myself’ and let my energy flow through the running step; allow it to express itself in the dance and the motion of running.

I have also worked in the lives of others as a guide, counsellor, healer and teacher for over 40 years.

I lived as a nomad for 6 years with my husband Anadi, but my inner voice brought me back to the UK in May 2019 and I have been living and working and running in London since then….