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Fri, 06 Jan 2012 02:55:13 GMT | By Chris Aaron
The alternative guide to neighbourhood running

It's a jungle out there. Don't forget to bring a stick.



It's a jungle out there. So bring a stick. (© Photo courtesy of Reebok MY)
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Doesn't matter if you're training for a full-on marathon, or just keeping up with regular exercise, there will sooner or later be a point in your life when you'll take to running around your neighbourhood. Or will at least consider it because of the massive convenience that it brings.

If you haven't already noticed, running a marathon is a completely different experience from your neighbourhood run. In an organized marathon, there's a secure and set route. Medical assistance is never far. Water stops along the way. No dogs to bite your feet off.

Neighbourhood runs are quite different. You've got all of those things to worry about and more. So here are some tried and tested tips to help you improve your runs, and keep you safe. It's a jungle out there. So bring a stick.

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