bugs, tasty or not??

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11/05/2004 at 08:30
I went for a gentle run in Richmond park yesterday (any local runners I envy you) it was lovely, the deer, rabbits, butterflies.....and the flies, who wanted to be eaten. Now I dont mind a bit of extra protien but is it bad for you and is there any way of preventing it?? Am still new so is a new experience for me. Thanks
11/05/2004 at 08:35
I have found myself nearly choking on a few flies myself!! carry water on sunny evenings to help them down.

Keep your mouth closed, are do what I do and that is keep my teeth closed shut so I can still breath through my mouth when running.
11/05/2004 at 08:44
learn how to close your throat quickly when one whacks at the back so you don't spend the next 5 minutes hacking the bugger out......
11/05/2004 at 08:46
thank you, I tried the closing of the mouth but ended up sounding like a bull heavy breathing through the nose. Luckily noone else around
11/05/2004 at 08:48
good time to do Bruce Lee impressions
11/05/2004 at 08:54
Greenfly are infesting Birmingham at the mo. Every run I go on, morning, afternoon or evening I end being completely covered in greenfly. Yuk!!!
11/05/2004 at 12:31
I take it back, I hate richmond park, I have now been there twice and got ticks both times, and this time I learnt my lesson and didnt go through the long grass!!! And I still got one :( hate ticks, give me the heeby geebies
11/05/2004 at 12:39

I run through dense grass and woodlands and I've never had a tick!
11/05/2004 at 12:40
not that I'm envious, of course...
11/05/2004 at 12:41
Don't wear anything bright that could resemble a flower flapping in the wind. You run the risk of being every fly's ideal home - heat, moisture and food.

Last year I set off in a white vest on a brilliant sunny afternoon and ended up with hundreds of the bu$$ers stuck to me.

Major YUK!!!

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