What's stopped you in your tracks?

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K80
16/11/2012 at 14:40

I haven't run off road for a while - last time i got hopelessly lost in the public footpath network where i live and ended up covering 11k instead of my intended 5k.

But today i had the opportunity to get out at lunchtime and made the most of daylight.

It was great muddy fun over fields, styles and kissing gates. Passing through fields of scattering sheep and avoiding eye contact with cows.

Then I came to a field of Llamas. I wasn't expecting that...

 

16/11/2012 at 14:48

A wild boar in the middle of the path usually does the trick.

Cheerful Dave    pirate
16/11/2012 at 14:55

A camel in a field in Northumberland.  There were llamas in there too, as it happens.

16/11/2012 at 15:27

A bear in Bulgaria, and a camel tethered to a post in the middle of Wanstead Flats.

The bear I discovered after sh*tting myself was chained up.

And lastly this summer a girl asleep on the sea wall near Clacton legs either side of the wall with nothing on her lower extremities - to be fair that didn't stop me in my tracks, just made me spin round and run back!!!

K80
16/11/2012 at 15:37

blurdy hell - i lead a sheltered life.

16/11/2012 at 16:24

Grendel3 I feel really hard done by ..I run/walk the dog every day on wanstead flats and have never seen a camel...sheeps lungs and intestines but no camel!

16/11/2012 at 17:10
Grendel3 wrote (see)
legs either side of the wall with nothing on her lower extremities - to be fair that didn't stop me in my tracks, just made me spin round and run back!!!

Are you sure she wasn't dead?

Cows with calves often stop me.  They don't like dogs, you see, and will form a rather intimidating line.  I don't know where they received their military training.

Edited: 16/11/2012 at 17:12
K80
16/11/2012 at 17:19
Lou Diamonds wrote (see)

Cows with calves often stop me.  They don't like dogs, you see, and will form a rather intimidating line.  I don't know where they received their military training.

K80
16/11/2012 at 17:22

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/679435/gallery/llamas_small.jpg?width=350

 I had to go back and make sure i wasn't seeing things.

16/11/2012 at 17:48

Llamas on my long run route too, near the seafront in the North East (North Tyneside).  I was a bit shocked the first time, and now they just make me smile.

16/11/2012 at 17:49

I ran hell for leather into some low-slung chains roping (if chains can rope) off part of the pavement outside a lawyer's office close to Fulham Palace Road. I went flying straight onto my nose. Very bloody, but nothing broken.

16/11/2012 at 17:55
I find a good dose of the runners trots tends to stop me rather quickly
16/11/2012 at 18:00

A few years ago whilst driving past a field in Lincolnshire, I had to do a double take when I saw some ostriches in a field.

16/11/2012 at 18:03
Rickster - just accept what your saw and stop burying your head in the sand.....
16/11/2012 at 19:49
carterusm wrote (see)
Rickster - just accept what your saw and stop burying your head in the sand.....

Boom tish... 

16/11/2012 at 20:06
I was running in heavy rain, I pulled my hat down and ploughed on, a lamppost stopped me pretty sharpish
16/11/2012 at 20:15

Ah! Someone has beaten me to Ostrich's  seeing one of these creatures looking over a hedge is definately a wtf moment. I will go for seeing and hearing stags on the moor instead!

17/11/2012 at 15:17

Ran round a bend last summer on the local bridlepaths and found myself face to face with a rather large herd of deer. Pretty cool actually as was within a few metres of them and totally unexpected.

17/11/2012 at 17:27

migrating deer in sweden, had to wait nearly 15 mins for the whole pack to go past so we could carry on. 

18/11/2012 at 00:32
I almost trod on a frog on the pavement a few years back when it was raining a lot. Must have been an omen.
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