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from one of those metal rings you get off car wheel trims that flipping come off.I had occasions when out running, then suddenly the foot gets caught in the ring, then you down in agony and pain. Bloody hate drivers. Evil fu***ers!
From the one liner of this thread, have you ever tripped while running, I was thinking..has anyone who runs managed to not trip! Amazing if there is anyone who hasn't.
But yeah those bloody metal wheel bits. I remember politely stepping aside to let some big fat oaf on a bike have the path...whilst I heroicly stepped aside onto some rougher grass, only to be tripped by some invisible but dangerous bit of metal rimming.
Aforementioned oaf, just carried on without even a word, defying science with his massive weight on this poor little bike.
Not on a bit of wheel trim, but I got trapped by some discarded fishing line last week. Walking along minding my own, and suddenly I couldn't movemy right leg.
Bloody careless fishermen, clear up after yourselves!
I went out a month or so ago to do a trial run round the block after a course of acupuncture on my back. my back was still a bit sore but had been given the ok to run again. (damage is in the small of my back), there's me trotting along very very carefully to not jar it and I caught my toe on a raised drain cover, yeeeee ouch, did a comedy flailing of arms and legs but by some miracle stayed on my feet
back survived the incident as well
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I thought this was going to be a thread about finding some magic mushrooms whilst out on a run.
I tripped and slightly (thankfully) twisted my ankle on my way to the starting line at yesterdays Keswick half marathon!
Worst ever was last summer though. Running on a perfectly flat road out of the blue I went flying. No idea what caused it and didn't have time to break my fall with my hands, so used my teeth and face instead . I'll always be thankful to the kindly van driver who saw what happened and ran me home afterwards despite me bleeding all over his passenger seat.
Frequently - usually over nothing so obvious as a chunk of anything.
I've skinned the palm of my hand, my right knee has a permanent pale patch where I've skinned the same place several times, and currently my left shoulder is a bit iffy from tripping over twice in ONE RUN (my excuse - there was snow on the ground and it hid things!)
As the weather got drier in March, I decided it would be nice to run along the Thames path and across the surrounding footpaths near Cookham. First time out tripped on uneven ground and broke my little finger on my right hand.
Never fallen before in 2 years of running, only just had the wires taken out.(ouch)
OMG.. searched for "tripping over wheel trim" and got your guys. Yes, this past weekend was out for a 10 miler and at 6.5 miles my ankles were trapped ("foot-cuffed" I guess) and fell face forward. Luckily I had some thin gloves on and my hands were only mildly scraped with blood. Hit my chin a little but thank God I braced myself with my hands... Worst part was my left bicep hurt for a while from the impact of bracing myself. My knee was banged up a little; but was able to finish my run. A very rare occurance as you would have to hit the wheel trim on the right spot to flip it up... but looks like you can google anything and find commonalities these days. Always good to stay alert out on the roads. Best to all that had this happen.
Tripped while running along the edge of a beach as the water had coved a small hole. My foot went onto it and of course I fell into the water and I got soaked !
I stood up and bowed to the two people who were on the beach at the time who both laughed and then clapped me
Running a night race over the Brecon Beacons raining all day and night 16 ish miles into it, approaching another runner whilst going down hill, tripped landed on my back and passed him head first, must have slipped in the mud for 10/15 metres he did ask me if I was ok tho while we were both laughing.
I've never actually gone over as the result of a trip, but I have hit the deck from slipping in mud, both times going down steep hills. The first time must have looked brilliant as I landed on my left butt cheek, left hand also on the ground. It was chucking it down and I was going a smooth grassy hill. I slid for ages in that position, before somehow managing to get back on my feet without actually stopping and straight back into running again.
The second time was not so graceful. Feet out from under me and I went down like a sack of spuds. No injuries to speak of from either occasion.
Never tripped on the road but then, I spend most of my time on trails so I'm used to looking where I'm going! Tripped loads of times on the trails but never fallen.
I tripped on the pavement near my house, catching me completely my surprise and slamming my face and right hand into the pavement. The most expensive bit was scratching my main glasses and needing completely new lenses.
It was my own fault. There is a woman who walks her dogs near me, with a permanent scowl and always complaining at the dogs. I was too busy looking at her and wondering if she had ever been happy when...bang. To her credit she did stop to check I was okay.
I've had lots of trips and falls. The funniest was not really a trip - I ran into some strands of barbed wire which I didn't see stretched across a small gap. I was lucky not to damage some near waist height delicate parts of my anatomy.
Two years ago I slipped on a wet drain cover while cornering when picking up speed towards the end of a Parkrun. I came down hard on my side and fractured my elbow (olecranon) which acts as the cup part of the joint.
It's a bugger to fracture and one I would not recommend breaking! The recovery process was long involving lots of painful physio. I now have the range of movement limited somewhat at both ends of the range and hence cannot straighten my arm anymore. Apparently, I am lucky in that I do not have any stiffness (or pain) so I am very thankful for that. I am planning to return in a few weeks time to the same course for the first time since that accident!
My right arm and shoulder have a few scars from me taking a tumble when out running. For some odd reason when I go down I twist my torso in mid-flight so as to land on my right instead of doing a straight flop onto my front.
The best one was a proper flyer at the end of a 16-mile hard trail run (the 2012 Midsummer Munro Olympic special). With a couple of hundred yards to go, I tripped over something and down I went, onto a stony and gritty chalk trail. I was only wearing a singlet on top so I skinned my shoulder and half my arm.
I've come a cropper similarly on a coastal path, and landed not that far from the edge of a very high cliff. And another time I managed to stay upright throughout a half marathon across uneven fields, only to trip on the ledge of a wooden bridge across a culvert. Splinters in my long-suffering right arm, lovely.
I tripped over a root during a 10K on Clapham Common a few years ago. I was distracted by a big-bottomed girl in front of me and I was thinking "wow, she's got an even bigger bum than me, how can she be in front of me?" and down I went. Karma.