Running, in essence, is the same for everybody. Whether running for fitness or toward an ultramarathon finish line, as long as you’re putting one foot in front of the other, you’re accomplishing something. But it’s also safe to say that the more you run, the more you notice the odd tendencies of other runners—or yourself—while out on the road or trails. Check out these 16 quirky runner types to see where you or your running pals may fit in.
The day is ruined if a predawn run does not start on time.
Always up for a run—as long as it’s 72 degrees and sunny with low humidity and no wind.
If a run isn’t posted on social media, did it really happen?
No matter the location or dire situation, every run ends up being one of the best runs of this person’s life.
Even under the best of conditions, this person is always “forced” to do this horrible thing called running.
Rackin’ up the kilometres one fist bump at a time. They might even do some burpees afterward.
Those 23-year-olds who train full-time right after their university running careers can’t understand why everyone is so slow.
Those were the days!
Would have set a PB, but so many things derail this runner.
The great thing about running is that all you need are good shoes. Well, and …
Good at running, even better at hopping on bandwagons.
More concerned about what they’re wearing than the actual run.
It’s all about getting back to nature—even if it means driving two hours to find it
It’s all about getting that hardware.
This person is a runner—and don’t you forget it!
When not running, this person is always talking about running.