Talkback: Your Say: Insults on the run

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03/02/2013 at 15:40

Running along the towpath last year, I run passed a group of park-bench drinkers.  I got a shout that really summarises the mentality... 'Go Lance Go'.   Clearly I had no counter-reply, but his companions set about correcting his sporting knowledge as I ran out of ear-shot!  I think I didnt stop smiling the whole way home.

03/02/2013 at 16:30

Until earlier this week it was nothing more than the usual 'get those knees up' nuggets of orginality from local pre-teens.  I was running up the main street on Wednesday night and a charming young man hanging out of the window of a people carrier called me a 'stupid slut'  

I can usually let the piss taking comments roll off me but I thought that was just nasty and uncalled for. 

03/02/2013 at 17:20
My boss was running in the park when a small child turned to his mum and said "mummy, why is that man running so slowly?!" Boss was not pleased, but did gone into work and tell us about it!

I mostly get positive comments. or ones like knees up/keep going etc.
03/02/2013 at 18:10
Bounding along feeling particularly gazelle-like during what was (and still remains) my fastest ever 10k race, I heard one of the water station ladies say to her friend 'oh dear, do you think she's all right?' .
03/02/2013 at 19:42
Running rodent - the lead lady in the last 10k I did looked like she was dying! But she did put in a good time!
04/02/2013 at 22:37
Not quite a yelled insult but i had a guy throw a lit cigarette butt out of his car window at me a few months back, luckily I was on quite a long run and had a large bottle of water in my right hand, Gave his car a nice dent in the door panel, rather immmature but cheered me up no end!
05/02/2013 at 05:33

Never had any real insults whilst on the run apart from the usual mouthy chavs, but I very often get abuse on the bike. My all time favourite was "get of the roads you twat hat" whilst attempting to mate his wing mirror with my brake lever. Its amazing the damage a well used cleat can do to a rear wing ...... 

05/02/2013 at 16:26

Just this lunchtime I ran past a complete stranger who called me a 'chav '!

Is it possible to be a chav if you're in your mid 30s, married and an accountant?


05/02/2013 at 19:25

Did you have your Burberry leggings on?


05/02/2013 at 20:58
I haven't had bad comments, but when I was starting to struggle on a run when it was snowing and I was contemplating givin up and going home, I got a big beep and wolf whistle from lorry driver. It cheered me up and motivated me to finish the next few miles!

I am quite shocked by some of the comments made though
05/02/2013 at 23:46
All I get is the elderly dog walkers smiling at me encouragingly.

I suppose I am optimistic, but even the guys singing the chariots of fire them ("da da da da daaaa da, da da da da da") at me, I take as a compliment.

Had one lovely lady the other day say 'you're doing really well".
06/02/2013 at 09:21
Xyloid wrote (see)

Did you have your Burberry leggings on?


No Burberry anywhere! No onesie, hoodie, medalion, or Oasis beanie.


06/02/2013 at 09:41

Never seen so many first time posters involved in one topic.  Interesting.

07/02/2013 at 11:06

Very good one yesterday running past the high school at go home time, large group of teenagers started to sing "I see you baby, shakin that ass, shakin that ass"

Its not that big !!!! it make me laugh out loud and after a wave and a thumbs up I got a massive cheer and a clap  ..... brilliant.

07/02/2013 at 17:22

i came up behind some elderly walkers on a trail run and thought they'd spotted me but clearly hadn't as one old duffer seemed shocked as i passed him. he then began to shout at me saying i should follow the 'countryside code' and make a loud noise to warn them of me. i shouted back something to do with victor meldrew and kept running.  

08/02/2013 at 22:15

The general consensus of opinion from men in cars is that because I run I must masturbate a lot or I should go and masturbate or words to that effect. I do but not on request.

Also I run with my dogs, one of which is three legs which is more noticeable when we slow down or stop so I have received dozens of suprised comments. Oddly "That dog has one leg" is by far the most common  or people tell me your dog has a leg missing" in a tone that suggests I need to run back and find it.

Being told I had "nice trousers" by a pensioner at a bus stop whilst staring directly at my lycra clad groin was disturbing. Credit where credit is due she must of had good eyesight, after a 15 miler she'd have needed it.

10/02/2013 at 15:47

I got a fairly explicit business offer from some spotty teenager a couple of years ago.  I blinked confusedly for a bit and then told him he couldn't afford me.
I'm not really sure whether it was the tatty polo shirt, frizzy hair or baggy jogging bottoms that screamed 'prostitute' at him.

17/02/2013 at 22:51
On a long run round and round the park I passed a few few spotty teenagers. At the time I still listened to music to block out any comments that might be given. On my fourth pass there was a lull in the music and I heard one shout: 'come on you, fatso!' (yes, well, I did weigh ±16 stone at the time). Immediately followed by the other one's comment: 'but she's doing well, like!' Made me smile and run on!
24/04/2013 at 14:37

Like others in this thread I've heard many children telling me to "KEEP THOSE KNEES UP"

I was also compared with Mo Farah when a young boy in a nearby estate told me to do the Mobot when he saw me running past.

One high school boy shouted over to me, "How do you get your feet into those?" (He was commenting on my Vibram FiveFingers)

I was jogging barefoot around the local park one hot day but the only question I got was from and old man on a bicycle, "Are you doing the Olympics?"

Usually I just smile and keep going

24/04/2013 at 15:55

Last week I was running along a forest path. I stopped off the trail to stretch a bit and take an energy gel. A grandmother and two toddlers walked by. I hear one of the wee kids say, "What's he doin'?" She says, "He's drinking something but I don't know what it is" and then hurries them along. I wonder if she thought I ran all the way up there to take drugs.....

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