Catalin Bond wrote (see)
I was stopped and asked if I had a light once... err no I don't tend to have a smoke whilst out on a run (or when not on a run)
Yes the faster you get the less hassle you get.
I think seeing someone run fast sets off a primitve instinct in the viewer that say;
"this person is not to be stopped, but if you want you can help tackle the wholly mammoth and the sabre tooth tiger chasing him"
Imbrace your inner cave(wom)man
Lol to all the door-techniques! To be honest, I don't really mind it that much - they believe they have to do it, and if they can give me a book and go away thinking they are one step closer to heaven then I have something to prop up the table with and everyone's happy.
Maybe slower runners can adapt to this by mastering the look at the watch - "sorry, end of my recovery" technique, followed by a sprint as hard as you can around the next corner?
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