Running at Night Safely

Hey fellow runners, whats going on. Welcome back to my sports and fitness blog, Oldgrounds. Of course I am going to be talking about running again today, but instead of my usual post about training, I have some safety tips for you this time. I have been doing so much work lately that I have no time for running in the day and switched to night running. This can be quite dangerous if you don’t get the proper equipment and follow some basic tips. Make sure that you don’t scrimp when it comes to safety, which is why I bought all of my new safety gear at, which has some great deals on all kinds of clothing. Now I know it is getting late so I will try and spit this out for you all so you can still get a run in before bed.

Reflective T shirt

Reflective Safety Shirt

One of if not the most dangerous part of running in the dark in the risk of being hit by a vehicle. When you are on the side of the road or highway running in your black shirt and black pants you just blend into the darkness. We recommend that instead you wear a shirt with a reflective badge on it, preferably in the shape of an X taking up the back and the front of the shirt. There are some really good ones for sale on at great prices, so take a look there if you are wondering where to find some reflective safety shirts. For you fashionista’s out there that don’t want to sacrifice your look, check out the reflective shirts from Reebok

Colorful running shoes

Colourful Runners

Your feet are (or should be) always moving while you run. There is a constant sole up in the air, and that sole should be noticeable if you are running at night. Again, this means no black on black. You need to have some color on your shoe soles so that people can constantly see there is something moving even in the dark. There are some really colorfull shoes from the Spike Lee Mars collection, and you can take a look at all of the Spike Lee Mars shoes for sale online at The price cannot be beat, and you shouldn’t complain about price when it comes to safety anyways.

night running

Remain Alert

The other big danger when running is unfortunately other people. Always be wary of where you are running and how populated it is, plus where the nearest place to call for help is. This is one reason I prefer running on the sidewalks and streets, as there are doors you can run too and knock on as opposed to trees and benches in a park. I hope that this was a very informative post for everyone, there is a lot of good information in here. If you are wanting to read more about me or my blog, then consider reading my about me to get a better idea of who I am. Talk to you all soon, Anne out.