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Running Etiquette

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I've been running twice a week since June, and have managed (miraculously) to never need over-taking another runner. However, today I was behind a person who was running slower than I was. I wanted to stick to my target of 25 minutes, and I was not socially awkward enough to run behind him at his pace for the rest of the run. I was, however, awkward enough to detour around him by running behind the treeline and get very muddy and lost and ended up pretty much in front of him.

So after that verbal diarrhoea, is there a particular piece of unspoken etiquette when running behind someone slower?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I believe the socially acceptable move is to shout "boo" and then leapfrog said slow person.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As a slow runner, I'm fine with people overtaking. Even if they have to say, "excuse me" to pass. I understand your anxiety about offending people but really it's fine.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    piccolo wrote: »
    As a slow runner, I'm fine with people overtaking. Even if they have to say, "excuse me" to pass. I understand your anxiety about offending people but really it's fine.

    Same. I tend to overtake slower runners too. Quite annoying having to slow my pace right down because of them.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As long as the slow runner doesn't get angry or break down in tears (as I would), then I shall overtake...
    Mist wrote: »
    I believe the socially acceptable move is to shout "boo" and then leapfrog said slow person.

    I haven't seen this myself, but it sounds fun.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I onve got shouted at for not moving. There was nowhere for me to go. Idiot.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If it's that narrow to the point where there is no conceivable way nobody can pass, I tend to avoid as it's problematic if someone is coming towards you, they would not be able to pass either.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It was during a race.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Usually (as a slower runner) I prefer someone to tell me they're behind me. If they say "On your left" I have no problem sticking to the side and letting them pass. I'm sure the other turtle runners of the world agree with me!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Passing someone isn't a big deal, they'd much rather you do that than you tail-gate them.
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