Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the editor...Roadways are for vehicles, not runners
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 28 Feb 2007, p. 6

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Dear editor, Whilst I applaud people who like to keep fit, can I ask why `runners' feel the need to run in the road? When driving down a narrow side road I drove round a bend in the road to be confronted by three runners, not in single file but running `abreast' (good job I was doing UNDER the speed limit). Another vehicle was coming the other way and there was not room for all of us, so I came to a stop to give way to the other car. This did not please the runners who then pounded on the roof of my car and told me in no uncertain terms I had ruined there running rhythm by making them stop! Perhaps they would have preferred it if I had run them over, putting a permanent end to their running rhythm! If this had been early in the morning or late evening when it would have been almost dark things could have been a lot worse, especially as they were in their rather fetching black lycra. Actually I can think of something worse, and that is the three-wheeled baby buggies some like to push while running. What a risk you put your children at! We do have running tracks in the area so why not use them and get your exercise in a safe environment and leave the road to the vehicle licence-payers.

Couzins, Pat
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Letters to the editor...Roadways are for vehicles, not runners