Crikey, there are some scary stories here! Not a nice experience at all, especially where actual physical assaults have taken place. That's really nasty and makes me even more certain that many humans haven't evolved at all.
I occasionally get comments, in most instances it's good humoured stuff. I passed a rather rotund gentleman some months ago who said "I'll start running tomorrow." I have had some negative comments. One man said "doesn't seem to be working does it?" Then another lad said "You should stop running you've lost your t*ts" Thanks guys.
More often than not I've found most teenagers to be quite respectful. They will move out of the way and I always say thank you. One young lad said "you're mad" when I was out running in a horrendous downpour. I think he was probably right about that though. lol.
His TV personality is just a commercial product that seems to work well and enables him to get more shows. I used to watch him before he really ramped up the swear words. It's not that I found it offensive, just irritating.
I prefer Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, he's nice and fuzzy and I want to give him a hug.