Why autumn is the perfect season for running

Often at the beginning of every year people set New Years resolutions, and make grand plans for the year ahead, however 2020 has proven itself to be a year of inaction due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Although we had to spend summer 2020 in lockdown, it proved as a catalyst for many to pick up running – as you may remember in the early days we were only allowed one hour outside a day, which many used for physical activity.

While running in the sunshine is appealing, in reality autumn’s lower temperatures are much kinder- as the temperature is more comfortable, you’ll be able to start the run without shivering, but you won’t get too hot when you get going.

However, if you want to continue running comfortably this season, you may want to update your workout wardrobe as autumn weather is known to be unpredictable; and so far this season we’ve seen crisp air, blue skies and sunshine turn into torrential rain and gale force winds brought on by Hurricane Epsilon.

As the temperature starts to drop, runners can start to have more fun with their wardrobe, while summer is great your wardrobe is limited as we restrict what we wear to stay cool. While, in autumn and winter we can begin to layer our apparel, and use different styles and colours to keep things interesting – there are no rules in autumn.

However, you may want to consider a few things when you’re getting dressed before a run. For instance, while the weather is an obvious one you will also want to consider the time of day, if you find yourself up early or out late and it’s still dark incorporating reflective gear into your outfit so you’re seen by vehicles and other hazards is a good idea.

Whether you are a recreational runner just getting out there and enjoying yourself, or a competitive runner training for your next marathon stay safe and happy running.

Candice Farrow

Fashion and lifestyle blogger from North East, England.

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