Be Safe, Be Seen, Be Considerate
The weather is turning and nights are drawing in. It's that time of the year that our training often takes us out at dawn and dusk when visibility is at its most challenging for pedestrians and drivers.
While running in the dark can be a challenge, it’s not impossible – you just have to be safe and smart about it. Fact: A car traveling at 57 mph needs at least 200 feet to stop. To allow enough time for the driver to react and stop, you need to be seen at well over 300 feet. By pairing bright colours with strategically placed panels of dark fabric, cars (and other potentially hazardous elements) can recognise body movement and identify the runner sooner.
- run on paths/trails that you are familiar with
- wear reflective clothing
- carry an ID
- ditch the music