Help & advice Personal safety Running Safely Personal safety whilst running: Let someone know where you're going and for how long. Consider downloading a running tacker app on which a trusted family member or friend can trace your movements. Plan your route before hand, taking into account whether it will be a busy or well lit area. Consider running with others if possible, or joining a running group. Consider carrying a personal alarm, to enable you to get away from an attacker by distracting and disorientating them. If running when it is dark, consider carrying a torch - a head torch is a hands free option. If running when it's dark along the road, wear reflective clothing so that road users can see you. Carry a small amount of cash, or your card, to enable you to get home should you need too. If you feel uncomfortable, or at risk, seek a place of safety, such as a shop or anywhere where there are other people, and tell someone what's happening/has happened.