Dark Matter

Dark matter...

Don’t let the dark stop you from running this time of year.

It can seem a bit daunting but stay alert and follow this advice and there’s no reason you can’t keep clocking up the miles long after the sun sets…

Avoid loud music
Listening to music can help get the bloody pumping and keep you motivated but don’t let it distract you from what’s happening around you. Reducing your hearing means you’re less likely to hear vehicles, people or animals. The Aftershokz headphones range are great for producing excellent sound quality whilst letting you be aware of what’s around you.

Be Seen
Hi-viz clothing is absolutely essential this time of year. Car drivers need to be able to see you so it’s worth investing in some hi-viz running gear that ensures you’re seen from the front and back.

Light it up
If you’re running in rural areas then it’s well worth investing in a running head or chest torch. Not only does it help you keep visible to others, it will help ensure you can see where you’re placing your feet for every step, which is essential in icy, slippery conditions. If you’re trail running then a head torch moves from being a luxury to essential.

Take your phone
Now we know it’s great to get away from technology for many on their run but switch off its notifications and it can be a crucial safety tool in your running armoury. It’s worth considering a running belt you can put your phone in or perhaps an armband.

Mix it up
We all have our favourite go-to route but try not to do it at the same time, every day. Predictability is your foe here and if you don’t feel comfortable running somewhere then don’t. Find a better lit area or head home.

We’re delighted to say our Taverham Superstore is once again open to the public

We are still also offering a Click & Collect service for Online and Telephone orders - please call 01603 868606 to book a time slot. Free Royal Mail 2nd Class Signed for delivery, Next Day delivery (£8.95) and 1st Class Signed for delivery (£5.00) can also be selected.  Please also note that Gait Analysis is also available upon an appointment in-store whilst virtual gait analysis appointments are also available upon request by emailing sales@sportlink.co.uk or calling 01603 868606.  Gift Vouchers unfortunately are not redeemable online but can be used by calling the shop on 01603 868606. For any advice feel free to contact the shop via phone, email sales@sportlink.co.uk or through our social media.  PLEASE NOTE due to new government regulations we are no longer able to accept returned shoes that have been worn outside (even for a gentle mile). Online sales can be returned providing they have not been worn for use other than just having been tried on indoors. In terms of clothing, all we ask is that the item is in its original unworn and unwashed condition with any packaging or tags. This does not include trying the item on, but just as long on as you don't stain with makeup or deodorant, etc. Please note that any refunds via Royal Mail post or home deliveries will be subject to a £5.00 restocking fee. This does not apply to click and collect orders. Here at Sportlink the well-being of our customers, our suppliers and our staff is our absolute priority, and you can be assured that health and safety is of the utmost importance to our company. For delivery and returns information during this time visit our delivery details page. Please read our Covid-19 Safety Policy before continuing.