Top 10 Tips for Running at NIght

Top 10 Tips for Running at NIght

Ten Tips that will help you run Faster and more Safely in the Dark Be seen. Most of the Wild Night Run Series is off-road. However several courses have short tarmac sections or road crossings and the Burrator Noir 10K is all on road. Wear light or brightly coloured clothing preferably with reflective strips on the back. Some shoes also have reflective strips too and reflective bands on moving parts (like wrists or ankles) stand out particularly well. Think about a hi-viz vest (widely available from about £6). If you’re running regularly on the road at night consider carrying a…

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Top 10 Reasons to run at night!

Top 10 Reasons to run at night!

When I talk to other runners I'm always a bit surprised that some of them still don't run at night at all! So here are 10 reasons to run at night. 1. You see and hear loads of wildlife. I'd only ever seen a badger dead on the roadside until I started night running. I've now virtually tripped over one plus deer, owls and many more. 2. It’s often not that dark. Sometimes there’s moonlight but even if there’s not you’ll often see a silhouette of the landscape or lights in the distance. 'Nautical Twilight', where it's too dark to…

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King of the Night returns for The Wild Night Run

King of the Night returns for The Wild Night Run

After a three year sejourn, our very first King of the Night, Michael Robinson will be returning to take his crown for the Wild Night Run. Last year's King Tom Allan has bowed out through injury and Michael has agreed to act as the target for the 200 plus runners aiming to end his reign. Michael, who is a Tamar Trotter, has been running trail races for about 5 years & made the step up to ultras in 2014 when he ran ten ultras in 12 months. Since entering a 24hr team event in 2012, he has enjoyed the thrill…

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