11 Types of Annoying Runners

We love all runners, of course, but some have, well, quirks that can make training with them less than ideal. See if any of these sound familiar ...


Scott Douglas |

We love all runners, of course, but some have, well, quirks that can make training with them less than ideal. See if any of these sound familiar … – By Scott Douglas

Annoying 1

 

1. The Hypochondriac

Has had every running injury in the book – just in the last three kilometres.
Annoying 2

2. The GPS Town Crier

Knows precisely how far and how fast he’s gone.
Annoying 3

3. The Autobiographer

Always able to pass the talk test if the subject is himself.
Annoying 4

4. The Social Media Obsessive

Documents every moment of every kilometre.
Annoying 5

5. The Frequent Pit Stopper

Always, um … on the go.
Annoying 6

6. The One Stepper

Always just slightly ahead, just slightly pushing the pace.
Annoying 7

7. The Space Invader

Frequently bumps elbows, clips heels, and shares sweat.
Annoying 8

8. The Excuse-o-matic

Always would have set a PR, except…
Annoying 9

9. The Chronically Tardy

Allows time for a full warmup, and then some.
Annoying 10

10. The Chronically Farty

Breaks the wind even when not in front.
Annoying 11

11. The Historian

Always says running was so much better decades ago!
Annoying 12

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