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Western women runners

Postby NorrinRadd » Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:12 am

Today - Me and mine walking along a popular river walk where there are always many walkers and runners.

Respecting others, we walk on the far left. Coming up on us from the opposite direction is a WWR, 60-ish, coming straight for us. We stay to the left, there is room on the right, muddy grass on the left. She comes right up to us, causing me to stop walking or run into her, she acquiesces, runs around us to the right, and bellows "oh gawd!", looking back on us in anger.

We shrug our heads and keep moving.

Posting this as there are recent postings about some run-ins with women aggressively pushing prams.

Back to the original question - should we walk on the left or right here, or just haphazardly?

Is there a guideline for running versus walking? I.e. walk with traffic, run against traffic?

Some of these women can be somewhat arrogant.

Not one one or two occasions, this seems endemic with Western women here.

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Re: Western women runners

Postby offshoreoildude » Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:33 am

NorrinRadd wrote:Today - Me and mine walking along a popular river walk where there are always many walkers and runners.

Respecting others, we walk on the far left. Coming up on us from the opposite direction is a WWR, 60-ish, coming straight for us. We stay to the left, there is room on the right, muddy grass on the left. She comes right up to us, causing me to stop walking or run into her, she acquiesces, runs around us to the right, and bellows "oh gawd!", looking back on us in anger.

We shrug our heads and keep moving.

Posting this as there are recent postings about some run-ins with women aggressively pushing prams.

Back to the original question - should we walk on the left or right here, or just haphazardly?

Is there a guideline for running versus walking? I.e. walk with traffic, run against traffic?

Some of these women can be somewhat arrogant.

Not one one or two occasions, this seems endemic with Western women here.


Walk on the left. Do not move. A runner or bike rider or whatever needs to predict your movements to pass them and the more static your path, the easier to predict. Next time that happens confront her and point out that she, as the fast moving item, needs to move past or around you and that the convention here is to walk on the left.
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Postby BillyB » Sun, 21 Apr 2013 12:20 pm

Women over 60 shouldn't be running about Singapore - don't they realise they'll put you off your lunch........

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Postby scarbowl » Sun, 21 Apr 2013 2:26 pm

So can I now complain about the exceedingly slow Asian men & women walkers who show no evidence they are aware of anything around them?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 21 Apr 2013 2:37 pm

What? And show you get just as irritated as everybody else who has ever come to Singapore when it comes to clueless locals on foot. :lol:

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Postby offshoreoildude » Sun, 21 Apr 2013 2:52 pm

BillyB wrote:Women over 60 shouldn't be running about Singapore - don't they realise they'll put you off your lunch........


Asian women never run once they're over a 'certain age' (menopause I'm guessing).
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Postby Brah » Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:42 pm

scarbowl wrote:So can I now complain about the exceedingly slow Asian men & women walkers who show no evidence they are aware of anything around them?

One is passive stupidity from people not taking things seriously enough, the other not so passive misplaced aggression from people taking themselves too seriously.

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Postby scarbowl » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:08 am

Brah wrote:
scarbowl wrote:So can I now complain about the exceedingly slow Asian men & women walkers who show no evidence they are aware of anything around them?

One is passive stupidity from people not taking things seriously enough, the other not so passive misplaced aggression from people taking themselves too seriously.
Minor difference but similar effects. Both are annoying and I run into the slow walkers much more often than the aggressive runner.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:11 am

Shouldn't people keep left when walking? Since that's the side that everyone drives on around here anyway, right?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:27 am

In theory, yes....... :-|

but most seem to meander aimlessly..... :x

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Postby Hannieroo » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:50 am

Meanderthals and people who stop dead in front of you are annoying. But better on foot if they drive the same way.

I think runners in general are rude, it's not race or sex, it's an arrogance felt because they are doing something and you are merely walking. The ones that just like to run back and forth between two points are particularly bad.

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Postby offshoreoildude » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 1:32 pm

Hannieroo wrote:Meanderthals and people who stop dead in front of you are annoying. But better on foot if they drive the same way.

I think runners in general are rude, it's not race or sex, it's an arrogance felt because they are doing something and you are merely walking. The ones that just like to run back and forth between two points are particularly bad.


Oh the stopping and ..... nothing... I've just given up and give them a shove now. No wonder they hate us.
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Postby Hannieroo » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 1:48 pm

People do it everywhere, sadly, moron is a global phenomenon.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 4:16 pm

Hannieroo wrote:Meanderthals


That's a good one! I've always called them walkers.

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 22 Apr 2013 4:46 pm

When you're out running you get into a stride and rhythm, and if there are obstacles to navigate it compromises both. This can be frustrating particularly if you're a competitive enough runner to be timing yourself on a particular circuit, monitoring your pulse etc.

That said, I cannot see that it is for you to be dodging runners. A footpath is intended for walking somewhere, above going and taking discretionary exercise.

Just ignore such people, or as suggested above, engage such a runner in conversation and enlighten her as to why her attitude is misplaced.


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