The trouble with people shouting at runners is lack of originality. They think they are being original and witty, not realising that you have heard the same thing numerous times before. I have lost track of the number of people have said to me 'you look hot'. Of course I do, it's summer and I am running. What I would like to hear is someone say 'you look hot, would you like an ice lolly?'.
I agree that it is a good opportunity for up and coming atheletes to be given a chance on the world stage, but it doesn't diminish the enjoyment for spectators.
I am looking forward to the womens steeplechase tonight. Local athelete Pippa Woolven is competing for England. She recently set a new course record at my usual parkrun (Black park 28th june) and hammered everyone out of sight. Being Scottish I never thought that one day I would be cheering for England at the commomwealth games, but I guess that is progress.
There appears to be a recent trend of resurecting threads which were long dead and buried. Are old threads coming back to haunt us all? Are they trying to take over the forum? Who is behind this undead menace? Do RW towers need to call in an exorcist?