Is Running At Night Your Thing?

We have all done this but some more than others. Pressing that snooze button whilst the opportunity for that early morning run is passing us by with each press. It’s time to think about changing your running plan and night running might just be the thing for you. Please consider these tips.

Invest in a running head torch, a high-visibility vest and reflective bands for your arms and legs and be mindful of the terrain you are running through. Remember to remain in places which are well-lit.

Be aware of your surroundings and keep your eyes peeled and ears open. Reframe from using headphones as this will deter you from hearing what is happening around you. If you must use a headphone, ensure to keep it at a very low volume.

Run around areas that feel safe to you. Trust your instinct if it doesn’t feel right running down a certain street/s, don’t do it even if that means changing your normal route. Alter your running route regularly so it’s not predictable.

Find a running partner including a dog for your night runs if you can. Inform someone that you are going out for a run and take your phone with you just in case you are stuck and need to get hold of someone. Take some sort of ID with you.

Run on the right hand-side of the road so that you can see oncoming traffic. Take extra care, keep close to the side of the road and look both ways before crossing. It may be safer to cross on the other side of the road well before a sharp right-hand bend so that oncoming traffic has a better chance of seeing you and cross back to the other side after the bend. Ensure to follow all traffic rules and signs.

Some runners prefer night runs over running during the day. At the end of the day, it all comes down to what you prefer.

Happy Running!!!!!