Why are some runners so ignorant ?

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10/10/2012 at 10:45
@troy - looking like you do I think I would ignore you !! You have greased back hair on your legs ??
@colinmclaughlin - can you get a special running shirt made for troy ?
12/10/2012 at 22:31
I run regularly with my dog and also used to work at the local secondary school. As such I see people I would always chat to on my dog walk, kids from school and ex co-workers. I always nod/wave/smile etc but soooo many want to stop and chat and I love being friendly but now feel rude when I shout 'can't stop' as I go past! But I always acknowledge people and most runners here do the same but there is definitely the odd misery out there!!!
I still continue to acknowledge them each time I see them as one day I will make them 'break'. They must think 'oh god it's the mad one with the dog!!!'
13/10/2012 at 01:48

It would probably be simplest if troy gets HI CARTERUSM tattooed across his forehead.

13/10/2012 at 16:19

One thing that grinds my gears is a fellow runner who doesn't acknowledge you, where's the politeness? I'm a 'lone wolf' as I'm a lorry driver who sleeps in his cab all week (yes you've seen us on Eddie Stobart Trucks and Trailers and we're called 'trampers') but there's nothing better than sharing an 'alright mate' or 'hiya love' (I'm a northerner) whilst out. Most polite runners I've experienced are from Dunstable, pat on the back for you guys.

13/10/2012 at 19:44

When out cycling, other cyclists always let on and nod etc. When out running it appears there is a 'no eye contact' rule. I can only conclude cyclists are friendlier than runners. Or maybe runners are to knackered to be bothered with friendly gestures? Or perhaps people prefer the look of me with my ridiculous helmet on?

15/10/2012 at 09:00

carterusm... Yeah man I grease my leg hair back for aerodynamics... Iess irritation than the grow back from shaving/ waxing ya know?!


15/10/2012 at 09:58

Jollie I wish my dog would run with me... She's a lazy ol' staffie & I've tried so many times but she jus sits her arse down and looks at me like i'm mental. Running her on the lead she digs her feet in and I have to drag her, good resistance training but I would probably get arrested for cruelty after half a mile...

It's an excuse i'm trying to use to get a cane corso...

16/10/2012 at 00:35
Troy - when I first started running with mine (a German shorthaired pointer) he would go and be sick near the back door. I was never sure if it was the run he didn't like - he loved his 'walks and games' or the sight of me in my ron hills!!!
Perseverance and me not having the time to do an hours walk with him and then a run after meant he had no option - now he loves it!!
Keep trying - dogs are just like humans - they love everything their own way and although they love a good walk, even my energetic breed is a secret couch potato and loves nothing but curling up in the warm!
Don't like to admit I didn't have a clue what a cane corso is ( don't you just love Google) - that's not a dog it's a beast!!! I really don't think you'll get many runners acknowledging you with that monster on a lead!! You might get a few choice words if its off lead

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