Very true. But it begs the question in a traffic free run how wearing headphones poses a danger. In london there are tens of thousands who run and I guess thousands with headphones but there is no ban and if a ban has some sense behind it, it would be sensible to ban them for london. I guess the ban when it occurs is for insurance purposes and possible cost reductions. Rare are dsq for wearing headphones which in itself is another issue.
People don't get DQ'd at VLM for dropping bottles in the middle of the road, but it still causes injuries and is a stupid thing done by thoughtless people .
But it's not banned, so it must be completely OK and risk-free?
Thankfully mine was only slight. It came up in coversation the other day when my wife reminded me of the time she picked up the phone at work to hear "I don't want you to panic, but I'm in an ambulance". In hindsight, I could have phrased it better.