The pavement surely is half the person walking one way and half the other?
Here's where your fundamental misconception comes in, Mr Soft.
The pavement is just pavement. It's non-allocated space.
So if people coming one way want to take up the whole width of it, strictly speaking they aren't doing anything wrong by doing that. There isn't any law that says, budge over a bit and give the other guy half of it.
You need to realign your conceptions with reality rather than trying to adjust reality to meet your perceived needs.
And no one was forcing you into the road either. Stop pretending you had to go into the road. You could simply have ground to a halt (inconvenient for a runner, I know. All those seconds down the drain) and waited for the obstructors to pass you by, as eventually they were likely to do.
Pedestrians have right of way over everything. They probably assume that you have seen them and are preparing to stop.
Where is Colin McLaughlin when you need him? He thrashes them to within an inch of his imagination.
I am pretty sure that Colin has been in a bunker with a tin of baked beans since the attacks in Paris.
Yeah, just pretend it's all a big joke. (Still the big joke it was to you back in September despite all that's happened in the last four months.) Attacks in Paris, Russian plane downed in Egypt, tourists shot in their hotel/at their resort, Americans at a party shot by Muslims, big shootout killing terrorists in Paris, Belgian tube shut down for days for fear of bombing, German tourists blown up in Turkish tourist resort this week, bombing in Beirut, 600 more police having to be trained to use guns in London, official advice changed from "be alert but not alarmed" to "run, hide, tell", terrorists planning to bomb the London underground convicted, German railway stations closed for security reasons on New Year's Eve, bombing in Indonesia this week, British police admitting they foiled 7 terrorist attacks this year, another terrorist in Paris shot dead, a million potential suicide bombers simply given a carte blanche by thick stupid governments to wander from Syria into Europe unvetted, etc etc. Just all a big joke, isn't it? Nothing to concern yourself about at all if you're brave and right-thinking like, er, Screamapillar!! Take the piss out of anyone who thinks, actually I should be more careful in all of this. And when things change drastically in four months, Sept 2015 to Jan 2016, just ignore the facts, all the recent events, and carry on with the BIG JOKE. (Ha fucking ha.)
And surround yourself with arseholes to agree with you and take the piss here, why don't you? Do you ever notice there's a clique here that posts but hardly anyone else dares, you have the place to yourselves?
Life's hilarious until it hits you in the face. Hopefully it will do that to you personally before long. It won't just be someone else. (Maybe then you'll change your tune. Assuming you're even alive.)