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depends how knackered i am and at what stage i am into my run, i had a lovely polite hello, and how are you from to lovely ladies at the start of my run at 6am this morning near Tamworth, normally say hello or awright mate,
Ha ha! I haven't had the luck to cross paths with any lovely ladies - at least not since I felt I was running well enough to wave at people without being laughed at.
Edit: Just to clear it up - I mentioned UK runners because all the Americans I've met seem much more open to me so their reaction to waving might well be different.
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If I see another runner I usually try to trip them up or sometimes I just shout insults at them. That's because I only work in London these days. When I used to live in London I would generally hold them up with a knife and take their trainers and iPods.
I once got high-fived by another runner!
I usually try and catch people's eye and smile and nod. I did this once while walking on the pavement and the guy looked at me like I was crazy. I wanted to run after him shouting "it's ok I'm a runner too" but he was too fast!
If I go round the park by the University, everyone I nod or smile at blanks me.
If I go round my local routes, fields, footpaths, villages, I get nods and waves and smiles from pretty much everyone - even the postman and the church go-ers and the window cleaners.
Although my bloke pointed out to me recently that when running my nips go all smuggling peanuts so am bound to get a good response!
A thumbs up is my usual greeting.
Works for early mornings, late evenings, rainy nights, race spectators, the elderly couple who have seen me do 5 laps of the park already and have that concerned " he's going to collapse" look on their faces, the older late starter runner plodding along, the over weight lady who "does not walk hills!!"
Says it all.
Did I see the buytonic boy in the Finsbury Park results this week?
Your bloke BB??? Are you and Pervy Bob an item now?
No no, there is a Mr Bunny at home. He is my cycle alongside coach / race chauffer / post-event career!
Pervy Bob is very disappointed.
I'm always open to offers (if pervy bob can have a go and get a slap, so can anyone else)... my bloke is the type who's head would explode if I mentioned girl on girl!
Although I am not the Hampstead Heath bushes type!
Pah! I never notice people hitting on me. Never! Mostly cause I don't believe anyone would want a weirdo like me
So now i have a nickname...???
Yes that was me in the FP parkrun results this weekend.
Did you run?
No Stevo I just check out the results since some of my old mates sometimes run there. You are the 12.5p buytonic boy remember? Love Finsbury Park but the parkruns only started since I moved.
Cyclist dont chit chat much though I think thats because most of the ones your likely to meet day to day are commuting and its just an A-B thing. It would be like expecting car drivers to wave at each other.
If though cyclists are actually training for like round Regents park or on special rides, (Sky ride, Dunwich Dyno) you will get a friendlier interaction.
As for chatting to runners I have a way of doing it during races. I can be going flat out on the way to a PB yet still pep talk other runners.
Whats that about??!!
I think I get over excited....
is that right Forrest?