i reckon youre less vunerable if you are running. to attack someone running takes a bit more than just pouncing on a drunken clubber. and dont forget that attacks like this are v rare. most sexual assaults/rapes take place when the parties know each other to some degree.
im going to guess that whoever did this attack had done it before and was quite brazen. hopefully the police may get some dna.
if my wife said she wanted to go out running when its dark i wouldnt worry but would suggest she stuck to well lit places, that she had some sort of alarm and that she went early in the evening. there arent many weirdos about at 7pm
Exactly. I'm in more danger going on a date with a guy than going for a run! But, that said, if I know that an attacker has struck in a certain area, it pays to keep my wits about me when I'm out and about.
Joolska - did you see in the papers that there have been several more attacks (Alma Vale, Hampton Road) and that they believe they are linked?
Also another one in Fishponds but that they don't believe it to be linked.
TBH I've given up trying to figure out what's going on. I'm just going to be careful but keep on running!
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