Runners Notes
By Heather Cass Erie Times-News staff blogger
If you want to know anything about the local running scene, ask Heather Cass. A member of the Erie Runners Club for 10-plus years, she is immersed in the local fitness culture, and she's taking your questions.   Read more about this blog.
Posted: November 30th, 2012
Unwritten Rules for Runners

After reading SAUR’s 15 Unwritten Rules for Runners, I asked area runners to ask me what they would add to the list:

When running a country route, do a drive by first–not for mileage—to look for unleashed farm dogs. I have found people with shepherds and pitbulls rarely put them on leashes….and they aren’t interested in the least in dog biscuits. — Eloise

Don’t draft—-running so close on my heels that I feel the need to pick up my pace even more to get out of your way! Kept it up in one training run only to have that person tell me they “loved” my pace after I got to the end of my run—thought I’d choke them if I had any energy left! — Sarah Rose

My addition would actually be directed to walkers who walk the same race that runners run in.  Walkers, please…..don’t walk 4 and 5 across during a race where people are also running.  Nothing sucks worse than having to slow your pace or stop completely because walkers are hogging up the lane.  Actually this can apply to runners as well, I suppose.  Thank you. — K

 

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