I've done the survey, but do wonder if there's a bit of a myth that lone female runners are somehow putting themselves in grave danger of something or other. Would be interesting to see how male responders answered the same qs.
In 10 years of mostly solo running I've never felt the slightest bit threatened - literally not once. Maybe I'm just lucky (or too old and ugly to attract much interest!)
Literatin you are a spoil sport there's nothing better than treating yourself to a bit of new kit when you get into something new (am talking RUNNING here)
Btw I love the buffs from Aldi only about 3 quid and just as good as the real thing maybe a bit more lightweight so perfect for running and so versatile. So a gilet and a buff and you're all set
We've had a long,warm summer, so anyone who is a regular runner and trained adequately shouldn't have been too troubled by the heat at Ealing and elsewhere, surely? It's the spring races where suddenly a hot day pops up after a winter of cold weather training that I struggle with more. So I think a lot is down to inexperience. I did notice that Ealing had a stern warning in their publicity about a hm being a significant challenge which shouldn't be undertaken lightly, which was good (and unusual?) to see.