I just went running with my girlfriend, first time she's come with me too. We took quite a nice route by all accounts, round a big park in the middle of Cardiff, and everything was going well enough, then a mob of townies passed on bikes and smacked us both round the head. We'd moved into single file to let them pass, so I was slightly in front of my girlfriend and hadn't realised they'd hit her too, so I was being pretty philosophical about the whole thing, you know, "Don't worry, they'll probably die of malnutrition or get their legs broken by drug dealers", whatever. I just got really angry when I realised they'd hit her, too. I grew up in Manchester so it's nothing new to me, I just wish all townies would die. And just to make this a group topic rather than a rant, anyone else ever had this kind of nonsense before out running? The thing is, they're not brave souls, and us runners are often out and about on our lonesome, so I wouldn't be surprised if it happened to other people too. I love the country we live in, don't you?