- Eastern Edge
- April 03, 2013 - 10:12
I have for many years run the streets and trails of St John's and I ran the Tely Teaser this year. Townie has a point, in that some runners do not use either common sense or courtesy and do run four abreast or otherwise endanger themselves and other users of our roads but I think it important to state that, in my experience, these people are the exceptions. Most runners are sensible and, whenever possible, run on the trails or very much on the edge of the pavement, just as most drivers are courteous and are careful not to splash or come too close to us. In both cases, however, there are a few selfish idiots who make everyone look bad. As for running on the sidewalks, concrete is many times harder than either asphalt or gravel, therefore to do so would quickly destroy the runner's knees and other joints. With care and common sense, the roads are wide enough for everyone.
- April 02, 2013 - 09:53
These people need to be aware that this was not the Tely and the roads were not closed. For their own safely they should not have been running four persons wide in some areas of Topsail Road hindering traffic on a morning when driving was already treacherous.