I’ve been running for 15 years now and those miles have been all over the world. From road to trail, and from my neighborhood loop to China, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and all over Europe. One of the questions I get most often from people, specifically females, is how I feel safe running alone in so many different places. I realize that not everyone feels safe, especially women, and it seems to prevent a lot of people from running.
“There are a few key things you can do to make most of your running safe and comfortable.“
- Amanda Basham
There are a number of factors that contribute to safety while running. If you’re on the roads, it’s typically cars, other pedestrians and reflective gear, or lack thereof, that needs to be considered. If you’re on the trails, it’s mountain weather, terrain, carrying enough food and gear, wildlife and knowing where you’re going. This can all seem complicated and overwhelming but fortunately there are a few key things you can do to make most of your running safe and comfortable.