Do you acknowledge other runners?

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05/10/2012 at 13:47
Intermanaut wrote (see)
Peter Collins wrote (see)

The only people I don't give a cheery 'hi' to are cyclists on pavements. They, by contrast, get a non-cheery 'get off the ******* pavement'.

Hear, hear!

What if they are wearing earphones and listening to music, they might not hear your call..

05/10/2012 at 14:05

Its good to acknowledge other runners.


Whenever I am in good shape and have any breath to spare, I say hi..


so I usually don't speak.

05/10/2012 at 14:08

I usually acknowledge all the people I see on my run, it's fairly secluded most of the way but you do come across other runners, maybe a dog walker or two etc. It's up to them if they acknowledge me, I don't get all bent out of shape about it if they don't. I don't care to understand the inner workings of other people, some will say hello and some won't. No skin off my nose and I'm not concerned by their reasoning.

07/10/2012 at 16:09

I tried acknowledging 3 runners on my run this morning and was completely blanked.


07/10/2012 at 16:53
In the past two months I've run 5 days a week and only seen one runner twice in that time! We both said hello
23/10/2012 at 19:47

I generally acknowledge everyone I pass when out for a run, usually with a smile and wave..... if I have breath I will say Hi.

Most people respond, but it is their choice and I am not offended if they don't.

I always make a special effort to say thanks if someone stands to one side or stops in their vehicle to let me cross a road or pass by etc.

The only people I find slightly irritating are those that want to stop me and ask for directions somewhere. I always help them day it may be me who is lost !

23/10/2012 at 20:07

I got a high-five the other day!

23/10/2012 at 20:33

It depends on

- who it is?

- how knackered I am?

- what kind of run it is?

- what kind of mood I am in?

Sometimes I will acknowledge and they won't, sometimes they will acknowledge and I won't and sometimes we will both acknowledge.

I have to admit I don't really give it a great deal of thought though!

Ironholgs    pirate
24/10/2012 at 14:43

I always acknowledge other runners with hi, a nod, a wave or a smile.

Doesn't bother me if I get ignored.

24/10/2012 at 15:06

always say hi or give a smile and a nod, 99% of runners round here do the same back, but these are country lanes, in the city people do it less. 

24/10/2012 at 15:20

How many people acknowledge other shoppers as they're wandering around Waitrose?

24/10/2012 at 15:46

i do in fact. i doff my top hat.

24/10/2012 at 16:28

I just feel that the world is in a bad enough state without everyone being miserable/insular or ultra defensive as well, I don't go around the supermarket waving at folk, but do try to look amiable, and respond to people around me in a positive way.

I travel in France a lot, over there it is considered to be polite to acknowledge people  as one passes them in the street.

Unfortunately in the UK , the south in particular, people are very reserved sometimes to the point of rudness.

24/10/2012 at 16:56
the dude abides wrote (see)

i do in fact. i doff my top hat.


24/10/2012 at 17:04

A woman said, "Good morning" to me as we passed in the street earlier this week.  No idea who she was or where she was going, but I was just ambling to work.  To be honest, it brightened my day somewhat, but I wouldn't have felt disheartened if she'd said nothing.

30/10/2012 at 21:31

l run with my ipod in so l can understand why people dont say hello or ackonwledge me when im out but l always try to make eye contact and give people a nod and a smile whenever im out.

Manners cost nothing and the girl Bex who wishes to be left alone sounds a particularly rude and unpleasant individual.

31/10/2012 at 08:31

I run in Germany (Berlin to be precise), and I have to say I get very mixed results from acknowledging other runners.  The odd thing is that when someone walks into a doctor's waiting room it is perfectly normal to say hello to everyone in the room ... but when you're out running, its equally likely that one's acknowledgment of another's existence is met with disdain, reciprocation or avoidance.

02/11/2012 at 19:07

I always give the respect nod, smile or say "hi" .........and thats to every runner that i past by....... no matter how fast or slow they are going. Anyone in my book that gets off their arse and gets out there deserves it!! Run Happy!     

02/11/2012 at 21:53

I nod.

The guys I cycle with are all cross that I always get nodded at and they get ignored. Only lycra clad cyclists tend to acknowledge others in my experience


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