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Who said that?
<turns round and walks away>
If you aren't getting much response from fellow runners to your smile and heloo why not try the "skimpy running knickers" Vickie Probyn is asking about on another thread - you might be pleasantly surprised.
Ouch and a half. I saw a runner in GNR with a thong and thought it looked painful! Guess white van man might approve!
Didnt hurt that much Cinders.
Just have to remember to put it on the right way round next time.
PloddingOn wrote (see)
In my area, everyone greets you while you are running! The tennis club out for their early morning run, people walking to work and cars!! Is great!
Me too, I live in a very rural area, and as such, there are always lots of people out walking, cycling and a handfull of runners, in the spring and summer, not so much in the winter.
I would say 95% of the people always say "morning", "hello", "I bet that keeps you fit!!" etc etc, or give a big smile and a wave.
As said before, it can give you a bit of a boost if you are waning.
Maybe its a geographical thing?
Live out in the country but work in London (city).At home I probably get a 90% acknowledgement rate from other runners, but along the Thames path/Embankment its probably about 10%. I've noticed that ipod runners (that old chestnut) almost exclusively are unresponsive. Or maybe its my skimpy running knickers...
Seems like a common theme here - it would seem runners in London are just unfriendly! Boo unfriendly London runners! Give us a wave!
I used to live in London and was so used to runners never greeting each other I didn't even notice. I've moved an hour outside of London and runners nearly always nod/smile or greet. I felt positively dejected when I was running in London a few weeks ago. Back to 100% ignore rate.
Saying that though, it seems to be central london that is the most unfriendly, as I used to run around Wanstead flats too and I had about a 50% acknowledge rate there. So bah! to central london runners! I suppose if you are running along the Embankment at lunch time you don't want to be saying hi every few seconds. So that is understandable but if you're the only two runners for miles then whats not to like?
They are a bunch of miserable buggers in Aberdeen especially along the beach where i tend to run. Not one single runner has ever acknowledged my attempts to smile or say hello, they dont even look in your direction! Its quite rude!
Is it maybe because im wearing sunglasses? Thats what ive put it down to
I usually give a smile and a hello when I go hill walking. One time however I was out on the Pennine Way and some sort of organised event was coming the other way.
After the first half hour of smiling and saying hello every 10 to 15 seconds, I thought "OK that's your lot" and stopped. I overheard the very first person I ignored call me a "miserable git"!
I run in Brighton. I always try and catch people's eye, but they're normally looking away from me so I rarely get a hello. And I don't think anyone has ever said hello first either. But then I think I either run in weird place or weird times cos I rarely see a fellow runner.
Used to run in Richmond PArk on a Sunday morning and nearly everyone said hello.