It's coming to that time of year again when the nights are getting darker and wetter, training feels tougher, it feels harder to get out the door. But the dark and long nights doesn't mean it's time to stop training. The dark nights give an opportunity. To push yourself when you normally wouldn't, to get out the door when the weather is manky, and best of all - get out and explore those streets and trails in the darkness and see how different they feel.

Trail running at night is a full different experience than tackling the trails in the daylight hours. Apart from the short shorts and the trail shoes required - the next obvious choice of required kit is a head torch.

Running and chasing the illuminated beam in front of you is something worth doing - have a look and see what is available;

At the budget end of the market is the Petzl Tikkina Head lamp.