Welcome to Tuesdays on the Run hosted by Patty from My No-Guilt Life, Erika from MCM Mama Runs and April from Run the Great Wide Somewhere. Usually I don’t post Tuesdays but this week is a topic that I love to rant about! Race Etiquette/Pet Peeves!
Okay so where do I start? Let’s just narrow it down to keep it short. Those who just STOP. I’m not even kidding. I know everyone was a new racer once before but I’ve encountered it so many times during races that I get really rant-y about it.
Usually if you read the race etiquette on the race’s website, they tell you if you have to stop, drift to the side to stop. Do not just STOP in the middle of the race with hundreds of people barreling towards you! It’s dangerous for both myself and you! I just don’t understand why this happens in every race I’m in but it frustrates me to no end 🙁 I understand sometimes you just have to stop but it will literally only take 10 seconds to drift to the side. Please 🙁 I don’t want to crash into you. I’m 5’3″ (almost but lets round up) and around 120-125lbs so it may not hurt as much if I ram into you but trust me, there are bigger runners out there (my friend is my height but 130 lbs of pure muscle) that would hurt you more than them if them rammed into you. So stay safe and be aware of your surroundings when you’re at a race (and well… just in general stay safe!) so everyone can finish in one piece!
Okay rant over! Haha.
Another thing I want to quick touch upon is spitting! PLEASE look before you spit! I know it sounds gross but yes, I’ve seen people spit and I’ve had a closer encounter or two and I’d much rather not ever go through that again!
So tell me, what are your pet peeves?