Fuckin dangerous shooting paintballs at folk. Used to paintball in competetions and the muzzle velocity of those markers is up to 300ft per second = 200mph. We used to wear all the protective kit but still got welts and bruises.
If that hits you in your eye it could cause some serious damage, theres some fuckin muppets about there really is
Fingers - where about in Croydon did this happen? Fellow Croydonian so it would be useful to know so that I'm aware and can pass on to other runners in our local running club.
Once I know I'll ensure our club runs go pass the area on a regalur basis so if these idiots are stupid enough to take another pot shot they'll be ambushed by 50 odd runners who will shove their paint balls where the sun don't shine and then string them up from the nearest tree/lamppost as an example!
Possibly, but didn't think that you could get from Addington Palace golf course onto open ground, anyhow, OP will advise.
LOL at imageof your running club helping out.
The police often don't take young people seriously enough in my experience, probably because there's so many toerags out there they assume all young people are the same.
I once had a bike nicked off me when I was about 15, some arsehole punched me in the face and knocked me off my bike and made off with it. They didn't hit me hard but enough to knock me off in surprise. I was about 100 yds from the local police station so I legged it in and the duty officer told me to take a seat and that's where I stayed for the next 45mins before they could be arsed to see me.
Needless to say I never got the bike back. £700 in paper round money down the pan
I take it that must have been on the heath where they ride they non taxed trail bike or failing which somewhere near the borders path Suerunner?
Lovely area to run, well would be even better without the chavs from local housing estates, do a lot of running over that area but have never had any bother even when not running with the pack!
Sorry guys not been in for a few days, but just thought I'd pop by with a couple of answers - Strictly speaking it wasn't Croydon but for those of you that know the area - it was behind Mitcham Golf course, on the road that runs from Mitcham Junction to Hackbridge station. I saw a few runners soon after in fact, I assumed they were Sutton Runners but perhaps not.
Anyhow, I didn't report it to the police at the time as I thought that they probably have enough on their plate to worry about dealing with a lone paintballer gunman. But the funny thing was that later that night there were helicopters and police vans all round the area. In my imagination I had armed police running through the undergrowth searching for them after some pedestrian had reported them.
On a seperate note - I see there are a few runners down croydon way - PM me if you fancy some company on a run.
You do Croydon a misjustice me thinks Fingers! Not even in the borough of and Croydon does have a better class of chave than Mictham after all!
Only venture out that way if we have a club run to Beddington Park and back or perhaps a longer Sunday morning run down the Wandle river, shame as I think Mictham Common would be an interesting place place to run round but its uninteresting run to get there first.
Thanks for the invite but I think I'll turn it around and say come join us if you fancy running in a group, meet every Wednesday and Sunday running out of LLoyd Park.
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