Some people say all you need is a good pair of trainers to go for a run, but the majority of us still opt for sweat-wicking running clothing before heading out the door. A man who chooses to run completely naked, aside from his trainers and a running belt has hit the headlines this week, after a woman and her daughters confronted the nude jogger.
According to news reports, 29-year-old Sadie Trigg was out for a walk in the Staffordshire Moorlands at around 7.15pm with her four daughters, ages 11, 10, four and three when she spotted the nude runner. Shocked, she stopped to ask the runner why he was running without clothes on when children were about.
Speaking about the encounter, Trigg said, ‘My two older daughters were walking quite a distance ahead at the time. We tried to shout to them to move out the way.He ran past but when I went to challenge him he stopped. He said “there's no harm, I'm only out for a run, what's wrong with that?”. He said “shall I go and explain to them?”
‘I was in shock. He just kept saying he was doing no harm.He seemed more scared of us than we were him in some ways. He actually went red in the face. I don't think he expected to run into us. If he was that embarrassed he would have covered himself up, but he didn't. We would have taken a photo ourselves but we were just in shock.
‘It's a bit unnerving. I'm not sticking up for the guy but I don't think he was a pervert in any way but I do think it's wrong.’
According to Trigg the man has been spotted before running naked and is in his 30s-40s.
Technically, it is not an offence to run naked in England and Wales unless the complainant can prove the individual had the intent to shock or cause upset.
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