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The Running Etiquette Guide

The Bears have pieced together some top tips for staying safe whilst out and about…

  • Run against traffic so that you can see and react to any potential harm advancing (although as advised by runbritain.com when you come to bends on windy country roads you should cross onto the other side) 🏃‍♀️
  • Allow for at least three feet between you and a passing vehicle 👣
  • Use hand signals to show which way you plan to turn 👈
  • Wear bright clothing to make sure you’re seen🌞
  • If you run with headphones, make sure you’re extra vigilant as to what’s going on around you – we also don’t want any bumps with fellow runners/cyclists etc. 🎧
  • Never assume a driver can see you 👓
  • Run with ID that clearly shows who you are and who your emergency contacts are 🚑
  • Make sure to look out for people pulling out of their driveways, they may not see you 🏠
  • Acknowledge your fellow runners with a little nod or smile 😊
  • Stop at Junctions – and ensure incoming traffic is aware of you before crossing the road – don’t assume cars will stop if you are entering a crossing ✋
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