Random sights

things you see when out for a run..

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12/12/2011 at 12:20
Run away....!
http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/148209/Gallery/imagesCA1AUJ21.jpg

12/12/2011 at 12:24
You'd definitely need beer goggles to go there!!! 
Edited: 12/12/2011 at 12:24
12/12/2011 at 12:25
and beer nose pegs...I really can't say it enough they stink!
12/12/2011 at 13:00
do ilamas/alpaca's have fighting teeth that you need a vet to file down? Or have I made that up?
12/12/2011 at 13:18
Night running in Manchester, by the canal! you're either very brave, very fast or from out of the area,
12/12/2011 at 13:22

Good knowledge HP!!

Llamas/alpacas/guanacos - my favourite camelid! -/vicunas do have fighting teeth or 'fangs', - modified canine and incisor teeth which erupt in males around 2-3yrs and slightly later in females. Some vets do advocate removal of these, especially from males, as they can injure other males with them.

12/12/2011 at 13:25

My thoughts exactly ECG!

Check you two out with your factoids.

12/12/2011 at 13:29

Sadly my factoids are limited to a single area - weird animal facts - which while great for two minutes of the pub quiz, doesn't help with much else! Ah well, we all have our uses..

12/12/2011 at 13:57
Another camelid factoid; cmels milk curdles when used in coffee!
12/12/2011 at 14:07

I was up visiting my parents and I took the dog out just before going to bed at around 11:30, and a man came past, running down the white line in the middle of the road, backwards.

And last week running round Virginia Water we were confronted by about 300 Santas.

12/12/2011 at 14:19
Haha EG Graham, I'm not brave, or fast, but I am not from Manchester! I have lived here for nearly 7 years now though!

I used to live by the Ashton Canal (that runs from the city centre to the Etihad stadium and beyond) and used to run at night fairly regularly down there, and never seen a soul excluding security at the city grounds.

I live nearer the Oxford Rd train station now, and the canal takes you down by Dukes 92 direction, and it was the eye opener!

Honestly, I've never felt unsafe at any point when I've been running in Manchester!
12/12/2011 at 15:23
Neily - I lived there at one time and it's a strange place, one other thing, when you run around in the dark, you don't wear a balaclava and gloves do you?
12/12/2011 at 15:28

I've seen a weasel, a slow worm, a badger, deer, hares, buzzards, and a cuckoo (which you normally hear, but don't often see).

There was a bloke on a three-wheeled chariot-type thing being pulled by dogs, another time I saw a chap (adult) on a tricycle with racing handlebars, and most random of all, a pair of aircraft seats which where by the gate to a farm field.

These were gone by the time I came back past half an hour later (some people will nick anything!)

12/12/2011 at 15:57
On mentioning dogs you reminded me, that I went past a full pack of hunting dogs out for the morning excercise, must of been over 100 on a narrowish bridleway. controlled by two handles on horseback.  With a quick shout the all filed left so I could pass, no trouble from the dogs a cordial "morning" from the handlers.  It made it so clear it's never the dogs but the owners when yo're attacked.
12/12/2011 at 15:59
did see a courting couple years ago and the odd pair of ownerless knickers. Generally not much else.
12/12/2011 at 16:57

So STU would that be ownerless knickers AND knickerless owners then?

Ba dum tish

12/12/2011 at 17:31
As long as they didn't belong to the wildlife - I'm happy!
12/12/2011 at 17:36
Half_Pint wrote (see)

So STU would that be ownerless knickers AND knickerless owners then?

Ba dum tish


lol   Found money too but that isn't exciting really.
12/12/2011 at 17:38
Sleepy Bear wrote (see)
As long as they didn't belong to the wildlife - I'm happy!

sleepy I have now gotta image of a cow in a pair of drawers that wont leave my head   (and I don't mean my ex)
Edited: 12/12/2011 at 17:39
12/12/2011 at 17:41
Bah! Wilkie! wrote (see)

I've seen a weasel, a slow worm, a badger, deer, hares, buzzards, and a cuckoo (which you normally hear, but don't often see).

There was a bloke on a three-wheeled chariot-type thing being pulled by dogs, another time I saw a chap (adult) on a tricycle with racing handlebars, and most random of all, a pair of aircraft seats which where by the gate to a farm field.

These were gone by the time I came back past half an hour later (some people will nick anything!)


Dry land mushing; like Sled dog mushing, but with wheels and usually no snow.   I do that with a couple of my dogs.  (And it's the reason I started running with them, in an attempt to give them and me more exercise when we can't get out mushing.)  The "chariot" is known as a rig.

 I think possibly when I'm out running I am the strangest sight out there, with a belt and bungee line on attaching me to a hyper husky at the other end of the line....

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