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Yesterday - my first 'off road' run in ages - loved it. Finally dry enough (after the wet summer) to run in the woods.
The evenings are really drawing in now, so it's going to be running in the dark from now on (apart from the sunday am run). I agree with Dual Heritage - my other half thinks the dark, temperatures below 10 degrees, a slight breeze or drizzle are reasons not to run - nevermind he spent 15 years playing rugby in all sorts of weather!
Back on subject - prefer running in Sept / Oct and early spring - love temperatures between 12 - 15 degrees. If it's too cold it takes ages to warm up, and any warmer than say 17 degrees and I find it a bit too hot to run fast / for too long.
That said, my best run this year was last Easter when there was light snow in parts of uk - ran along Hastings prom just as the sun was starting to set and the snow flakes were falling.
I love winter running and fleece-lined tights and gloves make morning runs at 5.45 so much more bearable.
On the running safety for women, if I am running alone, I always take some sort of ID with me in case I am injured or in an accident. I also wear a hi-viz vest and have a light on the back of my rucksack for running in the early mornings/evenings as I had a few close shaves last year with cyclists on the pavements of London which can also be used as cycle lanes.
Runner-bean, I couldn't have put it better myself. One of my favourite things about running is the chance to get outside and really appreciate my surroundings and the changing seasons.
I also like running in cold weather. If it's warm in summer I find that I just get too hot and bothered, whereas I'm always lovely and toasty when I go out in my gloves when it's cold. At this time of year there are some lovely sights too; the colours of the leaves on the trees at the moment are stunning.
Kosie Jelly wrote (see)
Northern lights - I now have the Super Furry Animals song in my head thanks to your user name - I haven't heard it in ages, so thanks
you'll want something different for the weekend.
Looking forward to heading out at lunchtime, weather looks perfect here.
id rather run when its cold than when its warm, no matter what the weather is i need to run in shorts, i just feel better when im cold.
You lot must be mad.
I'll soon be running in sub zero temperatures, max temp tomorrow is -3 and I think -15C was the lowest I ran in last year. Three layers top and bottom with your sweat freezing on the inside of the windproof outer jacket, wearing icebugs or spiked overshoes because of the ice. No thanks I'd swap it any day for the 30+ degrees I used to run in.
Saying that I still think Spring / Autumn in the UK is about the best temperature for running.
half cockney wrote (see)
Can anyone tell me what sort of gloves to wear as the ones I have been wearing make my hands too hot within about 15 minutes? And why do people wear hats doesn't it make your head too hot unless follicularly challenged?
Temperature is not really an issue for me. Hot, cold, warm - it's all good.
The one thing I can't stand is WIND. Rain is fine and even refreshing - it is the wind I can't stand, especially that energy sapping feeling of running into the teeth of it.
I agree - wind is the worst!!! I used to be a fair-weather runner and would never have dreamed of running after dark but I joined a friendly running club and that helps me keep motivated over the winter months and safe after dark.
I don't mind the windy weather as it make4s me laugh when I'm being blown all over the place and see people looking at me in a bemused fashion!!
I've always been a fair weather runner but now that I've joined a club I've started to get used to wet/damp weather running and it's not too bad at all. Hopefully it will mean I keep my running going through the winter months.