Thanks guys & gals. I was actually looking at some routes on Garmin Connect last night that the local running club have done over the last year or so (bit of inspiration you see!) and several of their runs have gone straight through these estates!
That's my next few long runs sorted then! Thanks again
I'm fairly new to running (just over a year now) but I'm slowly building up on distance at the weekends. I'm getting bored of the usual loops that I do and want to start branching further out into the leafy suburbs of Surrey / Kent.
A few of the routes I've mapped out on Garmin run through some fairly posh gated residential areas, places where you'll get 2 square kilometres worth of £million + houses on leafy windy roads.
As I said, these areas are gated with signs saying 'Private Road, no driving intuiton" or "Private Road, authorised vehicles only" etc... but the pedestrian gates are nearly always open.
What's the general etiquette of these areas; are they public rights of way? Can I run through them or does 'private' mean private and it's residents only? I'd much rather run through these areas (private suggesting quieter, less traffic and more greenery).
The same thought applies to golf courses too... are they generally public areas?
Hey, I agree with Scott, set yourself little rewards along your journey.
I completed teh C25K back in June 2012 and rewarded myself with a new pair of jeans and some new tshirts as my newly toned up figure meant my existing wardrobe had got loose. I also promised myself a running watch if I kept the running up for 6 months so in November, I bought myself a Garmin 110.
It is great motivation if you know you'll get a reward at the end or at specific milestones.