Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Attacks on trails

Recently, another woman was attacked this time - on the Suwanee trail.

http://www.accessnorthga.com/detail.php?n=223120

News such as this and hearing about other attacks on trails in North Georgia have kept me close to home and on the pavement (not saying it is always safe, but....).

I attended undergraduate university in Colorado, and I don't remember tales such as this. Maybe my memory is limited to the good times, but I would run by myself often. My main fear was lions...

I guess bring mace? To other women who read this - what do you do to increase your safety?

On weekends, I have my trusty pup (actually i am considering adopting another dog to increase safety) who I know provides an extra set of eyes and ears. On the weekends, I know I am more relaxed and enjoying the run in contrast to after work runs when I am tense...

Maybe some more trail runners will move to Gainesville...

3 comments:

David Ray said...

It's a drive but you're welcome to join us any time. We're usually at Yargo or Harbins or Little Mulberry on the weekends. Unless we've got a race. We make most of our plans on Facebook. I've got a race on Saturday this weekend. And then some of us are running long at Ft. Yargo on Sunday morning.

Hook up with us on Facebook through my blog page. Check the right side for the link.

Rosemary said...

I like Ft Yargo! OK. i am going to your blog. Thanks much; I need to meet more folks!!!

David Ray said...

I'm gonna suggest friends for you from the GUTS crowd. I was thinking after my comment that you're too fast for me anyway. :)