Well if the guy tripped you and the fall resulted in bodily injury, then you sue him. That's what the courts are for. Not sure if tripping resulting in an injury is a crime, but it could very well be if the injury was serious enough. You press charges. That's what police and criminal laws are for.
I remember in HS our top 3200 runner got into a shoving fight w/ another runner in the middle of the 3200 in a duel meet. Not sure either was DQed but it was crazy to witness.
Well, it was a duel meet, after all.
"they scared you to death and you're still trembling"
They didn't scare me and I didn't tremble. I'm just wondering what others might do if it happened to them.
I have had a few young men over the years yell derogatory things at me while I ran; actually one yelled and threw a bag of fast food garbage at me out of a truck window! But trying to trip me while I was running fast is a whole other level.
They didn't scare me and I didn't tremble
I have had a few young men over the years
Was this the guy?
Maybe kick his leg a bit next time?
I remember I was running and some kid popped a wheelie on his bike towards me. I think he though I would get out of the way but I was slow to react and bashed my shoulder into the wheel. Long story short, the bike flipped and the kid cracked his skull on the sidewalk pretty hard. Honestly it was pretty satisfying but I did have to help him into a pizza place so he could call his parents and get patched up.
Today I was running at a good clip on a paved path through a park. There were a number of people around and there were these two 20 something guys that were walking from the park on to the path. The one guy grins and suddenly sticks out his foot to trip me. I kind of swerve , give him a dirty lock and just keep going. The guys just laughed.
If he would have tripped me I would have fallen hard. I could have been injured. If I would have tripped what is the best way to handle the situation? I think what I would have done was to have a person nearby call the police and I would have filed a police report. Anyone who would trip a runner needs to accountable. Right?
Someone once elbowed me in the chest as I passed him on the inside lane of a local school track. I was reversing my direction on each repeat for injury prevention. The clockwise laps apparently bothered his rule-oriented personality.
I was on the line separating lanes one and two when he struck me.
I stopped and told him that if he touched me again, I would put him on the ground.
He actually apologized.
The trick with the above approach is that you have to actually mean it when you threaten.
I was very proud of my restraint that day. Remember kids, once a fight starts you can end up in jail even if you are technically in the right.
Crazy. Did the guy explain why he hit you? Why did he even give a sh#t what direction you were running as long as you weren't impeding him.
He gave no explanation and is one of several people over the years who have had a problem with seeing me running clockwise on the track. I, like any runner, am very careful about leaving room in a lane for others, especially if the other person is doing a workout. It's just one of those things. After my first post, I remembered another guy threatening me while walking with his wife, spreading out to block the three inside lanes whenever I came around. Luckily, he did not make good on the threat.
I've been running for decades and have had many of the same experiences others have posted:
bottles and cups thrown from cars, cars skidding close to me, obscene rages because I was running in a heavy snow storm...........
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or when they're not looking anymore stop, walk up close and spit then dash. it's very humiliating to be spit on, especially for r3tards that feel superior like these trash
THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE IS FOR REAL G's ONLY
run away, sneak up from behind to punch or kick them. even more effective, but requires much more of you, is if you push them half from the side half from the back (45⁰ angle) with a run up.
Ah yes, spitting on someone or sneaking up from behind to assault them—definitely the moves of “real G’s” and not spineless trash.
People are acting very strange in this messed-up political/social environment. Just leave it in the past and move on.
maybe I shouldn't call you a moran straight away. what is the reason for your troubles deciphering a joke?
you don't think gangsters themselves are actually trash? they are, fyi
retaliation isn't spineless, and they bring it upon themselves by assaulting him. then your priority is to get away, duh
I already explained why humiliating them would be so good
Don't be dramatic. If the guys just tripped up, think about it, maybe they don't have brains. What police? What are you talking about? You are not injured, and for trying to make you injured - this is a deliberate desire to injure. If you were lying down, someone would trip over you. And? Someone else is to blame, but not you. Don't try to blame everyone for this. Are you meeting morons for the first time in your life? If you pay attention to all the idiots, then you will not have enough life to take revenge When we were traveling with my daughter in Sam's Outdoors, we came across abnormal people on the way on a walking walk who walked dogs without a muzzle. We just asked them to get out of our way and that's it. No police, no showdowns, no statements of accusation.
Sam's Outdoors is about this:
Man, you better watch "The Karate Kid" for a good lesson in how society operates.
This is what I was looking for, just wanted to plunge into the world of England and see what's interesting there...Tired of quarantine, I want to go to nature
Punch him in the face
Carry a bottle of pepper spray and spray the tarnation out of both of them. Follow by kicking them both in the crotch.
I would have swerved too not knowing what he was doing. But I imagine it would be nice to basically plow him over, since you're moving at a good pace and he is standing still it'd be easy to plow him down.
If you’re putting big miles over the years this sort of thing may happen from time to time along with getting stuff thrown at you. At least they didn’t shout, “WHO WEARS SHORT SHORTS??” at you.