Faceplanted the pavement this evening

Fellow runner just ran on by!

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30/04/2014 at 23:44

If you were out running, and saw a fellow runner sitting in a pile of leaves with blood dripping from their chin, would you (a) stop and see if they were ok or (b) glance over and keep going?

Though many thanks to the cyclist who stopped soon after. I was ok and there wasn't much you could do to help, but it was nice to have someone stop and check as I was a bit shaken having head butted the floor!

Anyway, not much point to this thread, but feel free to make me feel better with stories of yor trips and falls! (feel better that I'm not the only one rather than schadenfreude!)

Or any tips for a sore swollen knee. Got a half marathon next weekend....

30/04/2014 at 23:54

Ibuprofen?

And this is my best running injury. 3 years ago and I still have a scar!

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/699204/gallery/april_2011_216_(480x640)_0.jpg?width=350

 

01/05/2014 at 00:06

Yikes! That puts my cuts and grazes into perspective!

How did you even manage that running?

Nurse Ratched    pirate
01/05/2014 at 00:31

CB, hope you're ok now

I took a tumble from my bike once, and while I was lying at the side of the road with bike on top of me I could hear cars driving past. Bastards. 

I would always stop to check someone was ok

01/05/2014 at 09:03

I stopped for a cyclist the other day who spectacularly wiped out which I thought was extra nice of me.

But in fairness he had just bunny hopped off the pavement into the road only for the front wheel to fall off and his forks hit the road causing a massive tumble and a serious headshot.

He really should have been wearing a helmet!

I'd always stop if I saw a runner in distress, but then I always stop for people in distress in general, be it at the side of the road with a car problem or someone walking and tripping over.

01/05/2014 at 09:15

Goodness, how rude!

Hope you are feeling OK today.

01/05/2014 at 09:23

i would definately stop to check.  though there are plenty of runners out there that would just as a likely swear at you for being an obstacle in the way as they do a tempo run.  mind you i stop to help people with directions so im probably glad of the rest

Cheerful Dave    pirate
01/05/2014 at 09:56
literatin wrote (see)

Ibuprofen?

And this is my best running injury. 3 years ago and I still have a scar!

http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/699204/gallery/april_2011_216_(480x640)_0.jpg?width=350

 

Are you Popeye?  Your forearm is massive.

Tips for a sore swollen knee?  Get ice on it.  Prepare for it to be a bit stiff for a few days - it'll probably feel worse tomorrow than it does today.  Once the swelling goes down you can try running on it - remember it's a bang on the knee rather than a running-specific injury so it might be fine.

01/05/2014 at 09:59

Tripped on a tree root. 

I always stop too. One time I stopped for a cyclist who was swearing like a sailor. He explained that he was just annoyed to get yet another puncture and wished me a nice run. Oh! and just remembered another time I saw an elderly woman come round a corner over a cobblestoned bridge and fall off on her face (blood all over her face and possible broken wrist). Her idiot husband refused to call an ambulance (don't make a fuss) and I had to make him give me his phone and do it myself, then wait for ages making her talk to me. I was only slightly annoyed that this happened in between my warm-up and my tempo run.

01/05/2014 at 09:59

CD- perspective. But I do eat a lot of spinach.

01/05/2014 at 10:04
Most of my falls happen off road when I get complacent and not look where I'm putting my feet. Usually nothing more than a few scratches from brambles or nettle stings.
XX1
01/05/2014 at 10:15

CB -- Were you wearing an iPod?

XX1
PG3
01/05/2014 at 10:43

I would stop in almost all cases where someone was hurt. Its pretty low not to, even just a quick 'r u OK?'

01/05/2014 at 11:08

I'd stop as well, unless there were people already there taking care of it. Just a thought, car drivers might not always be able to stop safely,especially if there is a lot of traffic.

01/05/2014 at 12:13
Catalin Bond wrote (see)

If you were out running, and saw a fellow runner sitting in a pile of leaves with blood dripping from their chin, would you (a) stop and see if they were ok or (b) glance over and keep going?

Though many thanks to the cyclist who stopped soon after. I was ok and there wasn't much you could do to help, but it was nice to have someone stop and check as I was a bit shaken having head butted the floor!

Anyway, not much point to this thread, but feel free to make me feel better with stories of yor trips and falls! (feel better that I'm not the only one rather than schadenfreude!)

Or any tips for a sore swollen knee. Got a half marathon next weekend....

Tripped and dived headlong into a huge puddle on a parkrun, cutting my knee open, everyone ran past. Well, not everyone, just a few who were behind me. I finished. Mind you, another time I turned my ankle and a lovely lady, who runs pretty fast and mucked up her chances of a good time, stopped, helped me up and offered to help me back to the start. I told her to go on and limped away.

01/05/2014 at 12:14
mattywarr wrote (see)

I stopped for a cyclist the other day who spectacularly wiped out which I thought was extra nice of me.

But in fairness he had just bunny hopped off the pavement into the road only for the front wheel to fall off and his forks hit the road causing a massive tumble and a serious headshot.

He really should have been wearing a helmet!

I'd always stop if I saw a runner in distress, but then I always stop for people in distress in general, be it at the side of the road with a car problem or someone walking and tripping over.

I would have stopped to berate him for being on the pavement! (only joking)

01/05/2014 at 12:15

I didn't stop when someone collapsed in front of me in a half marathon once. But that's because there were plenty of spectators and marshals who were clearly better-equipped to do something about it than I was. I'd stop in a parkrun if there were no marshals in sight.

cougie    pirate
01/05/2014 at 12:31
Crappy runner not to stop.

I had a guy pass out in a marathon once - he just went flat out - but luckily into the grass at the side of the course. It wasn't much of a dilemma for me as I was having a rubbish run - now if I was on for a PB...

I had a few weeks a couple of years ago in which I had a bloke having a heart attack, a little girl who was bleeding profusely, and a car that had snapped its handbrake cable and had rolled out into the road - they all interrupted my running. I really cant understand why you wouldn't stop in these cases ?

Heal well Catalin - I think rest sounds best for you !
Edited: 01/05/2014 at 12:32
01/05/2014 at 12:45

Jeez, another runner stopped the other day to make sure I was ok, and I only had a stitch!!!!  Which I was actually surprised at because running in the part of London I do, nobody even makes eye contact!

I would definitely stop and and stay with you if you needed help and wait if someone was coming to get you.  I don't know how anyone could just run on and not feel horrible about it!

01/05/2014 at 13:26

I feel your pain Catalin, I had a spectacular wipe out of my own a couple of weeks ago - also thanks to a tree root.  Have you been icing your knee?  Seemed to do the trick for me and took away most of the swelling, the oozing / bleeding was another matter though

 

More of a walking than running accident but a few years ago my foot got caught in my coat halfway down the escalator at Oxford Circus Station.  I tripped and fell head-first all the way to the bottom on my hands and knees.  No-one as much as tried to help me up, in fact everyone moved to the side to allow me to hurtle by!

 

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