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millwalki8
millwalki8Graduate
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Is it just that we are runners we notice more runners?

I counted 18 runners on my commute through Cambridge this morning :)

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no-excuse
no-excuseGraduate

Yeah I see loads now, where do they all come from? Even my husband shouts out 'runner!', which has me rushing to the window to see if I know them x :-D

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

On Hove sea front it sometimes seems like there are more runners than walkers!

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misswobble
misswobbleGraduate

Runners flock to Cambridge cos it's flat! Nah only jesting. I think the sudden warm spell has made folks rush to get in their runs before the weather breaks again.

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RainbowC
RainbowCGraduate

I'm apparently known to one local dog owner not as 'the one with that little terrier', but 'the one who's always running around the village', as a friend told me (after meeting her while walking my dog!)... There aren't many runners out here in the sticks, but I definitely notice them more nowadays than I used to. :)

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Dunder2004
Dunder2004Graduate

Possibly weather related?

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Michael_W
Michael_WGraduate

Yes, I think runners notice other runners but it's also true that running is increasingly popular.

How about this: my wife can spot runners that she knows just by their gait. It's a kind of magic!

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millwalki8
millwalki8Graduate
in reply to Michael_W

True, when my wife was pregnant there seemed to be loads of mothers to be around.

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BoPeep9009
BoPeep9009Graduate

I was recently in England (for a race) and thought the place was positively swarming with runners! From Brighton to Northampton they were everywhere!

Also that new grad girl, ridingstar, she seems to have got a fair few out there and I bet each of us has, wittingly or unwittingly, influenced at least one person to start running ... Its like pyramid selling without the money!!!

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goonkeepgoing

My friend who has been running for years tells me that this is the most popular time of year for running. She assures me (unfortunately) that come October I will be running in virtual solitude again for 6 months!

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Curlygurly2
Curlygurly2Graduate

I think Cambridge runners must all go out in the early mornings. I generally run about 10 AM and rarely see another runner.

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millwalki8
millwalki8Graduate
in reply to Curlygurly2

You can't see a lot through the Afro :)

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