Usually my perspective of runners is from in the midst of them – either in a run or watching a race. Recently I spent a day working in the IAWR booth at the Yonge Street 10K Race Expo – an interesting opportunity to watch runners – when they’re not running.
- Running people find it strangely surprising and exhilarating to see each other in real clothes with their hair down and make up on. Even after years of knowing each other, they will comment on how different they look with ‘clothes on’.
- New runners (racers) are usually giddy – either from excitement or fear. It comes across the same way, and can end up with the same results on race day.