Different than pole beans. A totally different species altogether. Runner, phaseolus cockiness, while pole beans are phaseolus vulgarism. Don’t let the big words bother you. The runner bean is more popular in Europe. They like cool climates and usually have beautiful scarlet, pink, apricot, or white blossoms. Sometimes grown as an edible flower!
The Mountaineer White Half Runner boasts terrific yields of old-fashioned, rich "beany" beans that taste and smell terrific