things thrown at you !!!
I want to know if this has happened to anybody else.
A couple of days ago I was on the last bit of my run , minding my own business, when a car came from behind me , and the passenger threw something at me . This hit me on the back , and left two red marks on my back . I dont know what it was , just that it was black and sticky .
At first I was fuming about this . But as time has gone on its left me very wary . to the point where today when I was running instead of thinking about my running I was busy watching out for this car!!!
It will not stop me running outside , no way!!
But a couple of things bother me , first of all what sort of people think that its funny to chuck things at people from cars? How is that funny ?
And what makes them think its okay to do that ?
Why do we runners provoke reactions from people ? I can stand the gawping and comments , that Ive got used to , some of the comments are funny, and I must have a sense of humor as I go out in all weathers !!!
But , I dont ask for peoples comments , opinions etc and I certainly dont ask for things to be chucked at me!!!!!!!!
So rant over , and has this happend to anyone else?
Hasn't happened to me, but I don't usually run along the road. I would think it is very unusual though. Probably just some young lads' idea of a big hilarious joke, though I agree it is hard to imagine the kind of mentality of the sort of person who finds that funny.
I"m obviously missing the point that it was funny , but I just cant see how it was !!!
And no it wasnt water, dont know what it was though .
Still , keep on running
There is something about lads in cars, they seem to shed all sense of responsibility and behaviour as they are cocooned in their little world. I would just try to shrug it off, probably a spur of the moment thing and not personal, though none the less disturbing
If it happened again though...straight down the cop shop with the number of the car, that would be someone making a habit of it.
ive been egged a couple of times, once being in the period before halloween.
the other time was suspiciously near my ex-girlfriend's flat. she is known to have a good arm.
Mr S had a bag of chips thrown at him from chavs in a car once. Maybe they thought he needed fattening up!
Was slightly alarmed when he returned home with what looked like blood all over his white t-shirt... the chips had tomato sauce on them.
I was running along the pavement when a white transit van went past,the first thing I was aware of was something hitting my running partner in the back,it was a plastic bag full of water which burst on impact.The water did not do much damage but the shock we both got not knowing what had happened was terrible.
The worring thing was that whoever it was had come prepared with the bag ready to throw it,it happened so fast that there was no time to get a number plate but what would happen to them if we did.
I cannot understand the mentality of these people
Never had owt thrown at me while running....but I cycle to and from work,while cycleing home at 1am after graft 'felt' a brick whistle past my head.Didn't bother to stop and find out who it was.On another occasion cycleing home a car load of lads went passed and threw an egg which thankfully missed.
Still hasn't put me off.
I had an egg thrown at me ,16 miles into an 18 mile training run, which smashed on my thigh,
spraying me with egg and causing cuts and bruises. It was quite a positive experience because it
gave me a huge shot of adrenaline. I'd still like to catch the knuckledragging,life avoiding **** that
threw it though!
I suppose its logical really, as these loony tunes havent intellectually progressed since throwing
their toys out of the pram, that crap throwing is the nearest they are going to get to self fulfillment
I agree with you.I running through Sleaford onwards to Leasingham and 2 younger youths throw tomarto's at me while I running.I think the parents throw there toys in the pram. While the children trow toys out of the pram that about 3years ago
Never had anything thrown at me which is suprising since I live near a rough part of Salford! I think we should we wait for these sort of people to be doing something they like (hanging round on street corners drinking or driving mini motos round their estate) and start throwing stuff at them.
I've had quite a few of your usual white van man comments but luckily nothing thrown *touches wood*. It really does make you wonder what goes through these people's minds to think of doing this.
@ Sprint Akie - good idea!
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