Guidance when running outdoors

Be safe, be seen, be alert

Hi-viz, reflective, light or bright clothing should be worn at all times whether off-road or on-road for the following reasons:

· On-road: other road users will see you from a distance
· Off-road: should you have an accident; you will be more easily located by passersby, mountain rescue teams, and rescue helicopters
· Dog walkers can see you in time to keep their dogs under control
· Horse-riders can prepare their horses to avoid potential panic
· Wild-fowlers, game hunters (yes they are around the Muir) will see you better
· Mountain bikers will spot you, with luck, before colliding with you

It is not recommended that runners listen to music while out of doors

· You can’t hear following cars
· Cyclists yelling to move
· Unleashed dogs
· Horses
· Or any other potential threat

Rules of the road for runners.

· Run on the side of the road facing on-coming traffic
· Don’t make assumptions about drivers- they may not see you
· Take care crossing roads
· Don’t step suddenly off the pavement

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