Talkback: Your Say: Insults on the run

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29/01/2013 at 15:49
"You're just a fat Mo Farrah, fat Mo Farrrahhhhhh" sung at me by a group of drunks in the park just after the Olympics. On the second lap they seems to take pity on me and offered me a can of special brew, so perhaps they were trying to be nice!
29/01/2013 at 15:51
"You're just a fat Mo Farrah, fat Mo Farrrahhhhhh" sung at me by a group of drunks in the park just after the Olympics. On the second lap they seems to take pity on me and offered me a can of special brew, so perhaps they were trying to be nice!
29/01/2013 at 16:37
I was showered in water from a water blaster fired from a car window as it drove passed me - there were two young girls in the car and they obviously found it hilarious to douse a not-so-young lady runner. At least it was a sunny day so I was cooled - although the initial shock took a while to recover from
29/01/2013 at 16:39

Two memorable ones:


A little old lady making about 1mph with a stick looking at me puffing down the town path and saying kindly 'Don't overdo it.'

An overweight couple again going at a steady snails pace, seeing me in about mile 9 of a half marathon, calling out 'Is it worth it?"



29/01/2013 at 17:44
Sprinting to the top of the hill a women said to me, " Well that's buggered you hasn't it?"
Although a little tired, I'm certain the hill hadn't had anal sex with me.
29/01/2013 at 17:44

Not an insult and as I can run I walk with Nordic Poles and I have had from someone walking towards me- 'The Snow get deeper about 100mtr further one' it was about 28 in the shade!

Oh how it made I laugh. 

29/01/2013 at 18:19
As I was coming up on two speed watchers (who were apparently bored) They turned the radar gun and "clocked" my run all the while applauding and cheering. Kinda cool!
29/01/2013 at 19:39
I'm lucky because I mainly run on a A road following cycle path so only ever really passed by other runners or cyclists, but I do get a lot of tooting & light flashing, especially in the summer. 
29/01/2013 at 19:55

My friend and I were running the other day, in a residential area. It was really cold and snowy, so a couple standing in their garage applauded and kept yelling "good for you!". It was a great feeling...

On the other hand, that same friend experienced two guys driving past her yelling "heffer!"... now, that is not very nice.

I don't know what I would do if someone actually insulted me while I was out trying to be active, healthy, and fit. 

29/01/2013 at 21:14

Only one I had was at the end of a hard run with a bit of a sprint finish I was puffing away catching my breath and as a car drove by one youngish lad shouted out the window " you need to ease off the pies mate". A bit obvious but it made me smile all the same.

29/01/2013 at 21:45
'The others finished a day ago love' whilst out running the day after the London Marathon.
29/01/2013 at 21:47

Not an insult, but I ran several km of a 10k race behind a woman called Eileen, who had her name on her shirt. Every so often someone would should come on to her, then the people around would burst into song.

 I was quite sorry when she slowed down and I overtook her.

29/01/2013 at 21:59

Passed a nasely, junky looking, lay about type whilst running around the park. After screeching at her offspring to hurry up as i ran past, she made out with the remark, "Lets jog like the man in they .......lycra troosers". Without hesitation or drop in pace, i turned the head a rebutted "Looks like you could be doing with pulling the Lycra on, ya fat bint". Her reaction was priceless. "eh......seeee youuuu!!!!!!". I Lol'd.

Edited: 29/01/2013 at 22:00
29/01/2013 at 22:13
Spark - Gosh, you sure told her. How clever you are.
29/01/2013 at 22:37

I was on a training run at the local sports centre when a group of three or four gorgeous young ladies were watching from the side as I ran past. One gave me a smile and said a flirtacious 'hiya', I was on cloud nine for one second until I heard her friend say 'You can't Charlie, he looks just like your Dad!!!'

30/01/2013 at 12:06

Spark - sounds like you were in Dundee. Great city.

I often get 'nice shorts' - which is a nice comment from a shapely gal, but slightly worrisome from a hairy-arsed bloke.

30/01/2013 at 20:25
I had to run through a group of lads and was expecting insults when all they shouted was "118 118 I've got ur number" was giggling away to myself.
01/02/2013 at 07:56

There has to be a link to the No Toes story.

02/02/2013 at 10:01

My favourite from when I did the Portland Marathon: 'it's not sweat! It's just your awesomeness coming out!'  Kept me smiling for miles.

Another one that made me smile was when I was out running in some pretty horrible rain, and a bus driver who passed me almost each day, stopped to tell me he admired my dedication... Which kinda put a halt to any thoughts of asking for a lift LOL.

I've been pretty lucky really. 

03/02/2013 at 15:18

Years ago, I had a Harringey Council bin lorry and team cheer me on my long run. Following my planned route I found I'd run away them then we'd meet again about 15 mins later. I think after an hour they were quite impressed.

I had the obvious "Run, Forrest, Run" while passing a bored group of teens in a tiny village in the Highlands. 

I found the 'wobbling arse cheeks' yelled from a car in London the harshest. They were merely undulating in time with my steps.

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