Chased by a goose.............any other funny stories?

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08/06/2011 at 09:24

Hello fellow runners,

I though I would share here something that happened to me yesterday, and may give you a laugh, as it was quite comical.

Yesterday I went for an early morning jog, and I passed near a local farm, where the animals sometimes come onto the street.

I saw a few hens and goose and horses around, but did not think much of it. I did my best not to disturb or scare the animals.

But one goose got angry and decided to attack me!

It looked really angry.

It started chasing me down the street and battling its wings, hissing and spitting………… kept chasing me for a few minutes…………..

I was a bit scared, as I did not know what to do. Well, yes, I knew what to do…… faster!

Yes, it definitely made me run faster, i think that was the fasters i ever run................

Afterwards I saw the funny side of it: Nothing like being chased by something vicious and aggressive to give you more speed……………lol

Does anyone has more comical running/races/ exercise/fitness stories to tell?

08/06/2011 at 10:38

I once got asked by two women if I knew how to help a 'scared' chicked.

I was running past a free range egg farm and a chicken was balanced on a barbed wire fence next to two women, it was apperently was too scared to go back in the field because there was a fox in there.

 I said I didnt and carried on, dont know what happened to the chicken in the end.

08/06/2011 at 10:55

Hee Hee Fatima

Your story made me laugh.You will just need to think of this when your running in a race LOL

My funny story was last year when running along my usual canal route where there are cyclist and dog walkers which is usually not a big problem. Except for this once when this dog went one way so I went the other and guess what what ever way I went it went .I was going fairly fast at the time well fast for me lol so I had to hurdle over it. So glad it was not a Great Dane.


08/06/2011 at 10:56
A goose thats nothing, you would run faster if my wife was after you with the rolling pin !
08/06/2011 at 11:01

Fatima - geese ARE scary!! I posted earlier in the year about the psycho pheasant I encountered on one of my favorite running routes. It started running alongside me, and then as I decided to overtake as it was freaking it out it flew at my back! I could feel its wings & claws on my back!

It chased me again another time (but I must have got faster as it didn't get me) , and I 'chickened' out and turned around on another run when I saw it waiting for me.

Haven't seen it for months now (thankfully!) so I presume its been shot. I still refer to that track as 'psycho pheasant alley'!

08/06/2011 at 11:09

I often run past a pond that has a number of geese. They do like to see me off, although the path doesn't really get that close to where they are...unless the lady that feeds them bread is there, then they couldn't care less!


08/06/2011 at 11:40
The geese are with their goslings on many of my runs. The goose on sentry duty often hisses and spreads its wings as I approach. I spread my arms and hiss louder in reply.
08/06/2011 at 11:41
Non-running story, but one Xmas eve I was on the common with the kids trying to show them how tame the squirrels could be, holding out food to them so they'd eat out of your hand, when one pesky squirrel dashed in, bit through food and outstretched finger, and I screamed 'fuuuuuccckkkk', to the consternation of a passing elderly couple and the amusement of my wife.
08/06/2011 at 12:41
I was running one of my usual routes the other day and up ahead I noticed two police officers standing on the side of the road doing speed checks.  As I ran nearer towards them, the officer holding the speed gun pointed it at me !! I was pretty convinced I was not running over 30mph ... made me giggle though.
08/06/2011 at 12:48
Someone shout "knees up, knees up" and another time "run forest run" funniest thing I ever heard
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08/06/2011 at 12:48

While not very funny, I found it ammusing. Recently I was running along the river. Across the path I was on was a duck with all her ducklings lined up ina row behind them. The only thing I could do was jump over them.

Another time, I was running around my local park. As usual, there were a number of people doing their own thing. At one point, a huge fluffy dog (no idea of breed) came running toward me. I had 2 choices - dodge out of the way or keep running. I knew that if I moved the dog would likely follow so, I decided to keep running. My knee then connected with it's head. Fortunately it didn't feel too hard and the dog quickly got out of my way. The owner just look at me stunned, possibly with the knowledge that he should have at least attempted to call his dog away before we collided!

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08/06/2011 at 12:51
A self-confessed animal abuser, eh?
08/06/2011 at 12:53
It was me or the dog...
08/06/2011 at 13:08
Had a tramp shout after me as I ran past, 'run faster the end of the world is coming"
08/06/2011 at 13:11
Got stopped by a bloke who said"you can't run down're far too gorgeous!!"
08/06/2011 at 13:15

Those were funny stories, too. Made me laugh...................

I suppose next time i go same route i'll have a word with that goose and explain to it that if he keeps attacking will be included on my sunday dinner....................!!!


08/06/2011 at 13:22
NellyMarcos wrote (see)
Had a tramp shout after me as I ran past, 'run faster the end of the world is coming"
At the end of one of my runs (when I first started) I had just gotten home so was red faced and out of breath. A drunk walking past told me how it wasn't worth running as it was obviously killing me. I refrained from mentioning anything about his habits. Just a nod and a grunt back in response.
08/06/2011 at 15:45
Haha these are funny to read, they're great! I once had two Scottish terriers try and run with me. A lad of about 20 years old. He was surrounded by his mates and decided to take it upon himself to give me encouragement and run by my side, which he thought it was hilarious for some reason. Doubt he would have done that if I was a 12 stone man!

I'm always wary of birds, especially in the less populates areas, reminds me of the beginning of midsummers murders! Think the only way to get ridof them it to scream like a banshee.
08/06/2011 at 18:12
Just about on my last legs due to the heat whilst running in New Orleans, bright red face, sweating like a pig and blinding the locals with my pasty whiteness. I ran by a fancy hotel, and the elderly black doorman greeted me with 'Good mornin God' as I puffed past the front door. That made me smile.
08/06/2011 at 18:26
Marathon training one year, a girl I know who seem to have the ability to go out drinking til 4am and still run 20 miles the next morning was struggling on the long run. Having never heard her swear before she suddenly stopped and started shouting "fuck it!". I gave her a hug and a gee up  and we continued.  At the big hill at the end of the run. We all made a pact before the ascent that we wouldn't drink at all until after the marathon that was now 3 weeks away. We put our hands in the circle and made our solemn vow. We ran the final half mile up the hill and finished the run.............and then went to the pub for a pint.
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