Sound vs Silence

To run with music or without? Join the debate

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22/07/2008 at 20:43

By the way...its ears and balance that are related...not hearing as such.  Its something to do with the fluid in the long as thats ok, balance is cool...get an infection (labrynthitis) and then your balance goes.  You are perfectly capable of listening to something and balancing at the same time otherwise we'd all fall over everytime someone said something to us.

22/07/2008 at 20:49
Crash!! (falls on the floor!)
22/07/2008 at 21:19

Take yer ear phones out CJBA!! lol!

.............. I'm not expert you know!

LIVERBIRD    pirate
23/07/2008 at 07:27

Didn't David Bowie have Labyrithitis?

(You're right Simon - probably have lost it)!

23/07/2008 at 13:18

LB when David Bowie had Labyrinthitis he couldn't walk on the floor so he had to walk on the ceiling

23/07/2008 at 13:51

Wan't it Lionel Richie who walked on the ceiling?  Don't forget though, David Bowie was a lad insane, perhaps because he used to run listening to music too, particularly if he used those wonderful tape-recordermatrons that they used in those days.  Imagine the damage you could do with one of those in each ear!

Whoops, seem to have dragged a perfectly serious topic down to the level of the "pun" thread!

Horses for courses - a bit of tolerance all round is no harm. 

23/07/2008 at 14:32



LIVERBIRD    pirate
23/07/2008 at 14:33
Banshees. Now they really should be banned..........
23/07/2008 at 14:39


I have a thought...have two starts for each race....the no ipodders can go first, as of course, them being serious runners are bound to be faster than us heathen ear crutched brigade and then we can go next....say give them a 5 minute head start.....

23/07/2008 at 14:40
Wrinkly that why his hair stood on end? ....David Bowie that is
23/07/2008 at 14:48
LIVERBIRD    pirate
23/07/2008 at 14:53
I can't believe there are eight other Barry Smiths on here.....
23/07/2008 at 14:57

But, FF, if what they say about those of us who listen to music is true, then we'll never know when to start as we won't be able to hear them say go!!!!! Or we'll be so busy falling over......................!!!

  Perhaps they need one of those starting pistols that they have in cartoons that go "bang" - they could change it to read "go!!!"    That's always assuming that those of us who listen to music can also read........................

23/07/2008 at 15:32

...Doubt it

Do I detect a hint of sarcasm directed at the no brigade? ..tinker......

23/07/2008 at 16:01

That could work CJBA!! Then we could meander our way to the finish line without anyone having to try to take us over on our crooked paths....there would be deathly silence as none of us would be talking to each other....but of course that will be compensated for by the lively debate and conversation going on with the socialable runners ahead of us....and if we overtake any of them....well they can't possibly be serious runners if that happens can they....  And as for those of us that don't hear the marshall warning of a cliff edge and fall to our demise with a beat in our ears....well we've all got to go somehow

Sarcasm Simon??? not sure what you mean

23/07/2008 at 16:11

FF - didn't hear a word he said!

At least we'd go with rythm in our souls!!!  And a smile on our faces!

04/08/2008 at 14:13

Those last few posts made me laugh and did raise a bit of a point, sarcasm maybe the lowest form of wit but it is still funny..........

 Whilst on holiday in Cornwall I went on one coastal run, Ipod as usual. As my volume is sensible, I said hello to all the others walking on the path, thanks the ones who made way for me on the narrow bits, joked with others about nearly being there blah blah. When I got a to a road at the bottom of the path I had to virtually stop behind a party of folk, loudly chattering and who had spread themselves out to the extent that I could not get past without "battering" into them. I slowed right down to a deep breath, I could not be cross they were as entitle to use the path as I was, then one of them looked round, made a roadrunner "meep meep" noise, encouraged the rest to let me through, I thanked profusely and went past.

So on my way back 10 minutes later, they were all still in the road, but seeing me approaching they all moved out the way and encouragement and laughter, with a clear passage, I went through no problem and continued on my merry way.

 So this proves sound or the lack of it is not the problem its visibility that makes you react.......

Which is why all emergency vehicles use flashing lights before noisy siren systems.

So I postulate now, quick runners should be fitted with a flashing light, and that will help them get past anyone MP3 geared up or not................

Staggered start though seriously is a good idea, for those of us not keen to run without music can still put in our bests and I reckon 5 minutes wont be quite enough for all, but as we all talk here about the right to choice, it provides one, which has to be a good thing,


04/03/2009 at 18:26

I run in the US and the majority of Races attempt to ban headphones, but rather enter into a conversation about why, most of the organisers state its an insurance requirement. so does this mean that Deaf people are banned from racing?. if people want to run with headphones then let them. cant we all just run along and enjoy it our way?

31/07/2009 at 13:02
Any device that impairs hearing is banned in cycling andd triathlon on H&S grounds.  I would rather peopleran with headphines in than adopted the latest craze of walking round with a mobile phone speaker on full pelt.
07/01/2010 at 14:44
i can not run without music, its the only thing that helps me hide the pain i'm feeling and gives me motivation.
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