Maybe there's less blood and oxygen going to the brains when a person is jogging?
No idea of the place mentioned by TS.
But if a tripod was placed on half the path at ECP, there'll be a "rude jogger", "rude roller blader", "rude cyclist", "rude pedestrian", "rude uncle", "rude aunty" threads spouting all over
I jog almost every morning. If I can siam, i will always siam. But if I can't siam i will always bang into those ppl who are really "blind".
Simplicity, it is just an encapsulation of complexity.
Try to understand from the runner's point of view.
Maybe they've already covered 5 or 10 clicks, so quite tired already, no mood to be friendly. Joggers will always try to run in as straight a line as possible because it's easier on the body that way. Every time they try to make even the slightest detour, it represents wasted effort and may break their rhythm of running. It's not just a matter of taking a few steps to the left or right for the jogger.
And also, maybe it's not just you. The jogger might have encountered a few inconsiderate people before you, so by the time the jogger reaches you, he/she might feel very irritated already.
As long as there are people around, tripods are always an obstruction no matter where they are set up. We just have to be mindful to minimise this while using them.