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early morning women running always seem to ignore me.
Women - do you feel slightly threatened by male runners as its quiet at 6am? just wondered......
I'm a waver, and I usually say "mornin" or some other greeting
I did a non-scientific survey of the folks I passed on my last long run (Sunday 6am)
Set myself the challenge of saying "Hello" to everyone I passed or who passed me. Managed to get a response from 27 of the 31 folks I saw, including cyclists, runners, dog walkers, and a guy in a tux at 6:30am
From my short survey the friendliest are the elderly male dog walkers. The folks who didn't respond included a youth with a very black eye (who obviously wasn't in the mood for chatting), a guy who looked at me like I was from another planet when I said hello, and a 'larger lady' who scowled at me when I spoke to her - maybe the sight of me all red faced, but cheerful, running up a hill wasn't to her taste.
All of the runners made some kind of acknowledgement, whether it be a nod, wave, hello or a return "morning", and the poor fella who looked like he was out for an early morning torture session who asked "Why the hell do we put ourselves through this"
Simon Coombes 2 wrote (see)
early morning women running always seem to ignore me.Women - do you feel slightly threatened by male runners as its quiet at 6am? just wondered......
I don't feel threatened at all when I'm running early morning, was bizarre seeing the guy in the tuxedo, but hey, folks are strange.
That stick waving man was too good to be hidden in the virtual realms of Google Images.
Stray Celt - I don't usually wave, I'll definitely say hello or give a friendly smile if I see a runner who looks like they'd happily respond to being acknowledged I tend to think waving looks a bit geeky to be honest.
Changing the subject slightly, I just bought a new Ron Hill running shirt and got £3 off the sale price because it'd got make up on it. Bonus. That'll wash out easily, and I'll be £3 up. Any suggestions what I can spend my new fortune on?
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