The Golden Rule of Running Paths
I’ve only been a runner for about a year and a half-ish so I could be completely wrong about this, but I feel like there is a certain GOLDEN rule of the road/trail/sidewalk that everyone should follow.
That golden rule is: if someone faster than you is approaching and/or you and a friend are walking two across, move out of the way of the approaching person!
I am generally in a really good mood when I’m running. If you need to deliver bad news to me, you should do it while I’m running… but when people refuse to move out of the way I get annoyed!!!
The MOST annoying thing is when you are running on the sidewalk and two people are walking towards you. They clearly see you running towards them and yet they do not get in a single file as you approach. They stay two across taking up the whole sidewalk forcing you to go around.
This is, in my opinion, very rude! Not only is it rude because there are two of them taking up the whole sidewalk/path but in general I feel like the faster moving person should get the lane.
If I am walking, I will do what it takes to accommodate joggers/runners so they do not need to break their stride.
If I am jogging, I will move out of the way for runners.
If I am running, I will move out of the way for bikers.
If I am doing any of the above, I will move out of the way of cars because I don’t want to get hit!
I think it is much easier for the slower moving person to accommodate the faster moving person than vice versa.
Am I wrong?? Is there an official rule on this? What do you think?? What is The Golden Rule?