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Lifestyle08 Dec 2020

Five tips for discovering running routes in new surroundings - lifestyle


Remember the days when we could jet off at a moment’s notice to some far-away place, without worrying about social distancing, quarantine or self-isolation?

Those days of travelling freely feel like a previous universe now. But, as with many things we have had to forego during this pandemic, travelling may be something that we will all really appreciate, value, and look forward to when it fully returns. Of course, the reduction in travel world-wide has had some positive effects too – less air pollution, fewer carbon emissions which cause climate change, and less noise.

One of the things I absolutely love about travelling is combining it with running. Whether it’s for a race or training, running in a new environment and discovering unfamiliar places is a special treat. Taking in all the sounds, sights and smells of an unknown place as you run is just magical and always throws up a few surprises!

But to enjoy this unique pleasure, it’s worth taking a few simple steps to ensure you can do it safely and without any mishaps. Over the years, I’ve always run on trips away, and from these experiences I’ve distilled what I’ve learned into these five tips.

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