Hello, I have just recently started running after a pretty long absence. Used to run for my local club as well as the school cross country and athletics team about 11 years ago (easy to estimate my age then!) I have been training for about 6 weeks and am going to try for my first 10K on 22nd September. I haven't really done the distance work - oops!- but am keen to run it anyway! To be honest I am experiencing something I NEVER had when I ran previously and that is stomach problems. I have been looking throughout the various threads and it does seem to be commonplace but mines is becoming so bad now when running I am going to docs to see what she suggest (she is also a distance runner). This has had put a dampner on my training and I am sure if I was 100% healthwise I would be fully prepared for 10K. Anyhow now it is starting to get a bit darker at nights and I am not so keen to run when its very dark (after being harassed by a male in a car at 3pm in the afternoon!)I can see i may have to use the treadmill occasionally - I don't think that it is as 'difficult' to run on these, can anyone give me any suggestions what to do in the winter months as I won't be able to go for many long runs in the area once the clocks go back.