As well as being effective and fun training needs to be safe.
Whilst trying to get the most out of the light evenings it is easy to get caught out too far from home before night falls. Our tried and tested safety tips are:
Carry a small LED with you red or white, they are a great way to ensure you are seen.
Face the oncoming traffic (unless on a blind bend).
Wear bright clothing with reflective strips.
Stay on a route that has street lighting.
Carry some ID, if you are going to carry your phone make sure you have ICE (in case of emergency) in your contacts.
Find someone to run with. What better way to do that than join our friendly running club? We hold this on a Thursday morning leaving the Reigate shop at 9:30 AM.
By Steve Young (Forever Young)