Things non-runners say

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Dec 2019
1:36pm, 27 Dec 2019
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mr d
Lent trail shoes to my eldest as Parkrun is a mud bath. He got a blister on his heal due to wearing low cut socks.

"I thought expensive running shoes were supposed to stop that happening" commented Mrs D.
JCB
Dec 2019
2:30pm, 27 Dec 2019
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JCB
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Oct 2022
8:26am, 18 Oct 2022
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3M (aka MarkyMarkMark)
Back to random running supporters signs.

"You're running better than the Government'

Several different times at the weekend!

Although it's a pretty low bar ;)
Oct 2022
8:44am, 18 Oct 2022
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Velociraptor
That one appeared at Chester two weeks ago too, 3M 😀 Verging on the demotivational, but I'll take any sort of spectator interaction in a marathon.
Nov 2022
10:26am, 19 Nov 2022
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Steve NordRunner
“So what was your marathon time as a fifty-eight-year old?”
“Well, it was 3:20”, I replied, with a little pride.
“Huh, your son-in-law ran faster than that while dressed as a flip-flop!”
Dec 2022
7:21am, 6 Dec 2022
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ptr_rnr
I was nearly floored by this one yesterday

"Wouldn't you rather run on a treadmill, so you don't have to go outside?"
Dec 2022
7:26am, 6 Dec 2022
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Carpathius
Er, no?

I'm assuming the person who asked was a vampire.
Dec 2022
8:28am, 6 Dec 2022
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Bowman 🇸🇪
What's your issue, really? Can't be healthy doing all that running..
JCB
Dec 2022
2:10pm, 7 Dec 2022
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JCB
I had my hydration backpack on and was about 20 minutes into a long run when a car drives slowly alongside me.

“I’ll give you some advice, stop running. I used to run and I had to get [such and some other such] done.” My hearing is poor but I think he said something about hips and or knees. I don’t think that’s the first time he has said that, now that I think about it. A year or more ago a driver did and said similar. Couldn’t be more than one such person on an island of less than 10,000 people?
Dec 2022
2:29pm, 7 Dec 2022
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Carpathius
(About my dog, at parkrun)

"Don't you think he probably hates it but can't tell you?"

My dog:

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