With the daylight hours shrinking fast our evening runs are happening in a low light conditions. It is just a quick reminder to the ERC runners to switch their mindset and gear accordingly.
Unfortunately the dangers of running in low visibility situation are all too real. Last week the fellow runners from Trent Park RC had two separate accidents in one of which a runner cut his head against the road sign and in the other – two runners were hit by a car while crossing the road.
Please consider the following points when going to your evening or early morning runs:
- Wearing bright coloured gear with reflective strips.
- Using head-torches and flashing light wearables.
- Assuming car drivers and pedestrians do not see you unless you are absolutely sure otherwise.
- Just being more cautious overall.