I've been in a 10k where guys have done that - run straight into the path of anyone that dares to take more than 45mins+ on the course. That is about the only time I've ever shouted at anyone to 'move out of the way you f*cking dick!!'
Pedestrians don't bother me, I usually just run around them. It's hilarious running around here when it snows, for some reason the pedestrian assumes I'm on the 'best bit' of snow, i.e. the least slippy bit cos I'm running on it, so they move over to my side, so I move over to there's, then they realise actually the snow is exactly the same on both sides and want back over to their original side. It's like a little dancing on ice routine!
So now I just run onto the road if I see a pedestrian coming toward me when its snowing !
I hate having to get people in to do work too, much rather try to do stuff myself. I know a good plumber so that is one less thing to worry about, just need to find someone to do the tiles.
Long run today in hideous heat and wind, got some good hills in and then cut it short as the heat was flaking me out.
So yesterday I was down at Rouken Glen park looking for some allotment supplies in the garden centre, mainly netting for the broccoli, walked in the door to be greeted by a line of 1m high illuminated Santa's!!! Yes, it was 22nd August and about 18degrees outside and they have already started their Christmas display ! They had also moved quite a lot of the useful gardening stuff in order to accommodate this tat!!! I think I might have to shop somewhere else on principle...
Ian - I don't think the heat would be too much of an issue at Cape Wrath to be honest .
Guy from my allotment was just back last week from 2wks hillwalking around the Cape, he said it reached the heady heights of 13degrees, continually lashed it down with rain and was so windy he was clinging onto the edges of cliffs for dear life.
But there were no people about, so it sounded like my kind of holiday .