Spotted this on The Running Bug. Had to post it… Not sure I’m any of these runners although I have encountered many of those on the list.
1. The Poser
Fake tan/ make-up, super-styled hair, colour-coordinated matching running gear, I give you — The Poser.
2. The Singer
Probably the happiest of all the runners, The Singer bounces along roads and trails, belting out their favourite tunes which are blaring through their headphones, completely oblivious that to everyone else they sound like a very loud, out of breath cat.
3. Running Dad
This isn’t dads who run. Lots of dads run. This is the guy you see running and you think: “He LOOKS like my dad.” You know what we mean.
4. The Sweater
It’s a mystery why The Sweater chooses to wear a grey cotton T-shirt when he (let’s be honest The Sweater is normally a he – sorry guys) goes running. Watch out for The Sweater on narrow pathways where brushing bodies becomes unavoidable.
5. All The Gear No Idea
Decked head to toe in the most expensive shoes, shorts, and sunglasses, covered in sweatbands, carrying a protein shake, and hooked up to all the latest gadgets. The ‘all the gear no idea’ runner paints a pretty picture. But can they run? … not really.
6. The Hater
The Hater knows they should run to keep fit, lose weight, and generally be healthy. But The Hater HATES running. Look out for the tell-tale grimace, slumped shoulders, and longing look in their eyes for someone or something, anything, to put them out of their misery.
7. The Chatterbox
The chatterbox sees every run as an opportunity to catch up on the latest gossip, has a ridiculously large lung capacity, and can maintain a conversation even at high speeds, often to the infuriation of all their friends.
8. Mr/ Miss Competitive
Found lurking largely in public parks looking for unsuspecting runners to race up behind, overtake, and demonstrate their running superiority.
9. Lycra King/Queen
The Lycra King/ Queen loves wearing the tightest, stretchiest, lycra and little else. Is it for streamlining, compression, to show off, or a little bit of all three?
10. Forest Gump
Regular runners all know a ‘Forest Gump’. You may not have spoken to them – they rarely stop – but you’ll have seen them running, and running, and running…
11. The Older Runner
You think you’re doing really well, you’re on course for a personal best…. and then an 80-something-year-old sails effortlessly past you, smiling.