MAINTAINING a distance of two metres from other people applies to everyone except joggers, joggers have agreed.
People who run right in the middle of paths are allowing themselves to pass right by pedestrians rather than run the very real risk of momentarily losing pace.
Julian Cook said: “I’m exercising, so I’ve got priority. Now more than ever.
“If you and your family or dog or whatever don’t look around to see a runner coming and immediately jump out of the way, as you would with an oncoming train, that’s your lookout.
“I know I could just ask you to move, but passing you in a wheezing, spluttering cloud of possible COVID-19 will give your trip out that frisson of excitement you’re probably missing.
“We’re doing you a favour, if anything. If you get the virus because joggers have flouted government advice, you’re going to make a valuable contribution to herd immunity.
“And if not, your sacrifice was to maintain my fitness levels and possibly set a new personal best. So it won’t be in vain.”