Take a close look at the picture below.
Did you see anything?
No? Well, that’s exactly what a driver would say if they’d hit a runner wearing dark clothing whilst out for an evening run.
Don’t put yourself in that position. Try to wear bright clothing during training runs, even more so throughout the winter months when it becomes dark much earlier.
The essential item of clothing is the running top, as this is the largest bit of kit and can be seen the most effectively. Whether it’s a t-shirt, jacket or bib, first and foremost it should be bright. White, fluorescent yellow or orange are ideal colours.
Other items to consider are the run of the mill hat and gloves. Not only ideal for keeping you warm, but in the right colour they can be an additional visibility tool during a run.
However, if you find putting on all these items of clothing tiresome, you could always try a colour ‘bodysock’.
But be warned, although everyone else will see you from a mile away, you probably also find that none of your club mates will want to run alongside you during a session