Posted: 29/11/2013 at 10:38
It seems that plenty of ((((((((((((())))))))))))) are needed! Help yourself to however many you need
Amadax, Enjoy your night run when you setup the torch, try and make sure that the beam falls where your natural eye line falls, makes it much easier to follow. and remember to look much closer to your feet, even if your head is down more.
Agree with Westie, get a good one, I have a few now, a wind up one included! it has a poor rubbish light but never runs out. An Alphakit Gamma http://www.alpkit.com/gamma nice brightish beam pattern but runs on 3 aaa batteries so carry spares! But my fave is similar to this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181231887980?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Its bright white light really works well, and lasts many hours (I have used it for around 4-5 hours with lots left) but you must remember to recharge it. I also have spare batteries and they are not a standard size.
These are still cheap in comparason, and had I not found that last one (reccomended by an ultra friend last year) was about to spend £40-50 on one, which actually turned out not to be as good as the Cree! but better than the Gamma. I now wouldnt pay the £100+ that some of the Petzl range cost ... although they are like minature Sun's on your head.
Had a nice swim yesterday for the first time in months nice to get back in the pool again, although they have now altered lane times so I only got to do 1/2 mile before the kids took it over May have to move my timetable around a bit to compensate.