Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

‘A cock pheas­ant got amorous with my new turquoise Inov-8s, hun­ker­ing down and nib­bling at my laces.’ – Am­ber Lans­ley ‘I was at­tacked by a buz­zard on one run.’ – Keith Thompson ‘We passed a llama be­ing taken for a walk on a lead in the Worcester Half Marathon.’ – Philippa Lord ‘I once saw a huge pike leap out of the Leeds and Liver­pool canal and snaf­fle a poor lit­tle duck­ling.’ – Sylvia Ross ‘I’ve had squir­rels throw acorns at me.’ – Helen Carr ‘A camel. It was part of a vis­it­ing cir­cus and had been let out in a field to graze and stretch its legs.’ – Fran Par­sons ‘About a mil­lion frogs on the path at dusk in spring.’ – Ali­son Cartwright ‘Me and my part­ner got knocked fly­ing by a wild boar dur­ing a night trail race in the For­est of Dean!’ – Sarah Fergie Hud­son ‘I reg­u­larly get di­ve­bombed by a very ter­ri­to­rial robin.’ – Maysie Packer ‘A cow swim­ming in the River Thames. I waited un­til it was on dry land be­fore I car­ried on.’ – Kelly Rook ‘A turkey at a bus stop at 5am on a Sun­day morn­ing.’ – Ben Evans

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