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Cemetery jogging

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Rapunzel88 Sat 21-Jan-17 13:17:04

Is it acceptable to go jogging in a cemetery, or could it be considered disrespectful? Am thinking about trying a new route.

TheNaze73 Sat 21-Jan-17 13:18:04

Don't see a problem, as long as you stick to the paths

Sirzy Sat 21-Jan-17 13:18:18

I don't think I would but I don't know why.

I guess as long as you stick to paths it's fine

kierenthecommunity Sat 21-Jan-17 13:18:42

Assuming you're going to run on the path and not actually on the graves I can't see an issue smile

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 21-Jan-17 13:19:04

I hope not. I ran with a small running group through a churchyard twice today. It didn't seem disrespectful.

FondantNancy Sat 21-Jan-17 13:19:30

I just watched the episode of Fleabag last night where this was discussed!

I don't think it's disrespectful, so long as you don't use the headstones as parkour training.

Princecharlesfirstwife Sat 21-Jan-17 13:19:54

I run through a cemetery on one of my routes. I don't think it's a terrible faux pas? Plenty of dog walkers and schoolchildren seem to use the same route.

minesapintofAFwine Sat 21-Jan-17 13:20:24

Well the inhabitants won't care! Seriously though I think its ok but maybe avoid if there are mourners (though it wouldnt bother me) certainly avoid if its a funeral.

Does your new route have to go through it can you jog around it?

RachelRagged Sat 21-Jan-17 13:20:24

No,, I don't think the deceased would have an issue .

I have family buried in cemeteries and personally wouldn't really mind or care to be honest if people wished to jog through on paths.

Cornettoninja Sat 21-Jan-17 13:23:33

I think it depends on whether it's a churchyard or a stand alone cemetery. The second one I wouldn't tbh.

I don't have an issue with people taking a quiet stroll through a cemetery but I do think it's distasteful to go running through one and I think I'd raise an eyebrow if I was attending someone's graveside or a funeral (which there will be more of than your average churchyard) and someone bobbed past in their lycras and headphones.

It's up to you, but if you decide to give it a go I would try and be aware/take note of how you're received and be prepared to reconsider.

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