Curiously disinhibiting, this running

Running in my local park this evening (35 mins, v good) I crossed the path of a chavvy youthy person. You know the type. Tracky bottoms hanging off his arse, Calvins pulled high in case anyone should inadvertently see his arse (cultural disconnect there? Why hang low if....?). Worse, he had his hand in his Calvins scratching what lay beneath.

Anyway, long story short, I shouted at him. "Get yer hand out of yer pants & stop scratching your knackers" I shouted. And he did. Astonishing. I then started to worry about what would happen if I encountered him again.

Naturally, Mr Sod's law being what it is, I encountered him again on my next circuit of the park. Oooh Er. But I fixed him with my best "Don't mess with me matey, I'm a runner, Laura says" basilisk stare. His hands remained resolutely outwith his trousers and he averted his gaze, cowed by the invocation of Saint Laura.

Just one more benefit of this fabulous programme.

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  • That's the best story I have heard in ages!

  • Glad you like it, and it's 100% true.

  • Awesome!

  • I haven't laughed so hard since I ran 20 minutes - tears and all - last Friday! Thanks a million. Just wait until we get our C25K t-shirts, it'll give us the power of the uniform-wearer!!

  • That is funny...policing the parks and local community...I am only on week2, but I like the idea of being able to run if I have to!

  • Oh so funny! Laura has such powers ;)

  • LOL Good on you Ned!

  • This is funny, but generally I would not recommend Heckling low slung youths! :)

  • Oh that made me laugh! Good for you! :-)

  • Hilarious! Laughing so much.

    I'm a youth worker by training and when challenging a young person you've just got to get it pitched right... That was perfect and I can't stop laughing

  • Love that!!! What is it with young guys and their parts These days. I run along the prom as I live near a beach and harbour. I get laughed and pointed at and just ignore them and rise above it. Getting there with the runs. Week 3 Run 2 tomorrow :-)

  • Fabulous! I wouldn't have the guts but always want to ask why they are always scratching their whatsits?!! ;)

  • Ned you are bloody hilarious... Need a few more like you to keep the whippersnappers on their toes... Or hands where we can see them at least!

  • lol!

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