I might have a bit more sympathy for the Guardian's moral indignation if it had, at any point, defended any of the tabloid journalists being arrested and harassed by the Police on much flimsier grounds.
David Miranda was carrying classified material he wasn't entitled to have and that had been stolen. I thought stopping smugglers was very much part of the responsibilities of the various border agencies.
At the Bath Half last year I did draft a young woman (I'm mid fifties so most of them are young) to get round the far end of the second lap. It was about half a mile and I chose her because she overtook me at just the right point and wasn't too fast. I've no idea whether she had a nice bum or not but it got me through a rougher patch, I thanked her and eased off once we were back on the flat.