Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:07
If people are spread out across the whole path, then I do expect them to move - I don't see that I should put myself into the path of cars because they are too lazy to move, the path is for everyone - there should be room for people to overtake or pass if coming from the opposite direction. However, I don't experience it any more when I am running than when I am walking. I live near a school and more fool me if I go out any time near school run time - either walking or running - double buggies and those infernal scooters. The mummies (sadly it is generally the mothers) just expect me to run or walk in the gutter and get run over.
If there's plenty of room or it's a quiet road I'll pass by going into the road and then get back onto the pavement once past. I only get annoyed if they won't give me any room and a car is coming.
When I am driving, I would like to see runners stay on the pavement and not act like cyclists. If there's no pavement, you can't use it, but if there is one, please do.
In return, will drivers please give way to me as a runner (or walker) if you are turning into a side road that I am already crossing, or, hurry up and turn into it and go, so that I can cross. The number of drivers who turn into the road and then crawl past so that I can't cross is amazing. Why do they do that? Get past and out of the way!