Famous people you have seen running

When out running yourself!

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23/04/2013 at 21:47
Only ever seen sportsmen:- Top 3, Gary Speed (rip), herol 'bomber' graham and Carlton palmer. And a few famous female athletes. Anyone else?
23/04/2013 at 22:19

Steve Cram, along southbank last Thursday. Jo Pavey at Waterloo a few years ago ( I was just finishing running, she wasn't)
Saw Gary Speed (and the whole Bolton team) at Lanzarote airport few years back. They also got the same flight home as us. (none of us running though!) 

23/04/2013 at 22:48

I regularly run along the Thames towpath between Hammersmith and Kew and have seen Nigel Havers numerous times, Adrain Chiles, Richard Herring and Pants Man from The Apprentice!

23/04/2013 at 23:17

Ditto Nigel Havers along that same stretch of Thames towpath, also Matthew Pinsent (same place)

24/04/2013 at 06:43

Steve Ovett in Edinburgh out for training run in mid 1980s

24/04/2013 at 06:48

apart from race day where the celebs are plentyful. ive not seen any out running.

I did however run past the top gear team as they drove past in their "british leyland cars" 

PSC    pirate
24/04/2013 at 07:05

famous and celebs isn't the same is it?  Famous is someone who has achieved something through natural brilliance, luck or downright hardwork.. 

Celeb is someone from the telly who will be forgotten the minute they drop of the screen.

as you were............

 

24/04/2013 at 07:32

oh and Gordon Ramsay at Reading one year and also at the Hellrunner (or Grim)

24/04/2013 at 08:23

Only during races.

I live in Northolt - nobody famous lives in Northolt (except me) 

24/04/2013 at 08:32
Used to see Liz yelling a lot on my runs.

Although not running, I did see Paul gasgoine at my gym last week.
24/04/2013 at 08:38
Saw Michael Barrymore a few weeks ago and possibly Sarah beanie in reigate but I may have mis-seen!
24/04/2013 at 09:03

Mo Farah on the telly

24/04/2013 at 09:51

I've seen Eammon Martin out running (the younger forumites might need Google here).

24/04/2013 at 10:02

I haven't seen any celebs running outside of races (even then, only seen Jordan twice) but I have run past Bill Nighy, Peter Jones, Gok Wan and Tamara Palmer-Tomkinson all meandering around Mayfair/Soho.

 

24/04/2013 at 10:05
PSC wrote (see)

famous and celebs isn't the same is it?  Famous is someone who has achieved something through natural brilliance, luck or downright hardwork.. 

Celeb is someone from the telly who will be forgotten the minute they drop of the screen.

as you were............

 

Don't agree: I think fame and celebrity are synomymous. You can definitely be famous without having achieved anything in your life.

Edited: 24/04/2013 at 10:05
24/04/2013 at 10:05

I saw Ian McKellan once when i was on a lunchtime run around Canary Wharf. Also in the same place I saw that woman with the big hair who used to be on the Kenny Everet show in the 80's.

24/04/2013 at 10:15

Kath Jenkins.

Looking good.

 

24/04/2013 at 11:53

I believe I saw Scott Overall a couple of weeks ago running along the Thames Path (although he went past quite fast, but it was DEFINITELY someone I recognised and it looked an awful lot like him). When I told my boyfriend, he said he didn't count that as a "celebrity spot" because he isn't a real celebrity.

24/04/2013 at 12:21

Andi Jones is our local speedster (2:16 marathon). Seen him from time to time effortlessly flashing past me (well, that seriously underplays his speed). He opened our junior tennis court a few years ago, and was referred to as "not famous at the moment, but we're sure he will be" - slightly embarrassing.

24/04/2013 at 12:23

I saw Gary Speed (RIP indeed) a couple of years back running the London Marathon, looking unhappy as a big gang of Welsh fans failed to notice him (they were hugging their own runner to be fair), and also Nell McAndrew last year.  This year I saw Jonathan Pierce (football commentator) looking very tired around mile 18 and Cheryl Baker at the same point with a couple of very glum looking friends.  

While running I've gone past Alan Davies (from QI) outside Highbury tube station.   

Edited: 24/04/2013 at 12:25
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