Posted: 17/10/2014 at 13:36
If headphones genuinely endanger others why do race organisers allow folk to wear them and start in them? Try cycling in a an organised race without a helmet. You just won't get past the start line. Try failing to meet the mimimum time for a stretch on a sportive, you'll get put in the broom wagon. How come running can't do same?
If they don't endanger but inconvenience then surely it has to be a case of live and let live?
First paragraph - oh I wish! Just because it's 'all encompassing' the somehow it's OK in running, as compared to other sports. Thats the age old problem of 'your sport' being a natrual human pastime and one thats very popular.
It's when the 'general public' get involved that the problems start. I'm sure Tri organisers have seen a steady increase in rule benders over the last few years..