Can you run for a bus or train?

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24/05/2007 at 12:07
I can't: I'm as ungainly as anyone, out of breath in a few steps, and my joints hurt.
24/05/2007 at 12:13
get to the station early then.
24/05/2007 at 12:52
Depends what I'm wearing on my feet.
24/05/2007 at 12:53
Yes not in flip flops.
24/05/2007 at 13:17
maybe not, but ... at least I ccCAN run a bath

sometimes, you know

on a good day!
24/05/2007 at 13:19
I once got applauded by a bus load of people for my persistence in running for a bus. I'd been standing at a bus stop for a while, and suddenly realised the road was closed so the bus wouldn't be coming up it (don't ask why it took so long to realise - there might have been alcohol involved). I got to the end of the road as the bus sailed past. I gestured frantically when it stopped at the lights but it refused to let me on. So I ran after it. It was in the city centre so it stopped at lights a fair few times, each time refusing to open the doors. Finally it got to the next stop and I got on.
24/05/2007 at 13:20
Well done yp1!!
24/05/2007 at 14:07
personally, i make it a habit never to run for any type of transport. if i have a train to catch ill make sure ive got enough time, if its a bus, i know there'll be another one, its never worth running for, making meself all sweaty and flustered for wherever it is i need to get to.
24/05/2007 at 14:12
Well there is a race called race the train :0
24/05/2007 at 14:14
It's shoe dependant for me. Being a short@rse, I have a thing about heels. Love them, the taller the better. I've got some that are so high I can barely walk to the end of the road in them; running would be impossible!
24/05/2007 at 14:29
What about a 55 second duathlon (run/bike/run) to catch a train you were on in the first place?
24/05/2007 at 14:54
I suppose I usually spend an hour preparing myself mentally and physically to run, then start extremely slowly before accelerating to fairly slow. But running to catch the train is always a late decision and demands instant speed.

My approach to trains is that if I'm on the platform before the train has arrived, I'm wasting time. In the afternoon I need to leave the office within a minute of the end of the day to catch the best train home.

25/05/2007 at 08:32
Can't quite call it running, but I tottered on high heels to catch the train the other day.
25/05/2007 at 08:38
You've gotta love a mad sprint through town, dodging old ladies and chavs, whacking unknowing businessmen round the head with bags, an almighty sweat when arriving at the train station... It's like being Indiana Jones...

I may need to get out more.
25/05/2007 at 09:34
I'm too posh for public transport.

[collapses in heap, laughing uncontrollably]
25/05/2007 at 13:29
I cant walk down the stairs in the morning without warming up. I would pull a calf muscle minimum if I had to take off in a hurry for any reason.
25/05/2007 at 13:59
People tend not to sit next to me if I've had to run for the train!
25/05/2007 at 14:31
I ran all the way home behind a bus once and with great joy explained to my wife that I had saved the bus fare,her repy was you should have ran behind a taxi and saved more.
25/05/2007 at 20:31
Yes - quite often run for something if I'm a bit late - the other week ran a couple of miles to the football as the traffic was bad and didn't want to miss kick off. I think if you don't feel self conscious about running in non-running kit it's easy.
25/05/2007 at 22:28
This thread had remindered me of somthing I'd forgotton.

Back in the early 60s when I was in school we used to finish at 3:50. The normal school bus to home was at 4:25. However there was a service bus that left at 3:55, from the centre of town well over half a mile from school. Each night me and a mate used to dash out of class, leg it back to the form room, grab our satchels and sprint down into town dodging cars, bikes and pedestrians - our success rate was about 75% - but boy were we fit!
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