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Old 21.02.2011, 13:51
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The wednesday evening running group will start up again (soon) - when I can sort out a date - this week is out for me.
Hey, start it man, I have been thinking of running but just not motivated to do alone. Didn't help at all that I was ill for a month, so I am currently pretty out of running shape
I am hoping to see a few new faces (apart from the old ones!) this year
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Old 21.02.2011, 14:02
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Re: Is it safe to run after dark (Zurich)?

An acquintance of mine holds a job at IKEA Dietlikon where he has to be at work at 3 AM. He walks 45 minutes every morning at 2 AM to work through some not very well built-in areas. He says he sometimes sees drunken people but that it is it. I would be afraid to do this but apparently his statistics are good...
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Old 21.02.2011, 16:01
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An acquintance of mine holds a job at IKEA Dietlikon where he has to be at work at 3 AM. He walks 45 minutes every morning at 2 AM to work through some not very well built-in areas. He says he sometimes sees drunken people but that it is it. I would be afraid to do this but apparently his statistics are good...
If I understood this thread correctly, it is mostly about women's safety, not that of burly males like Litespeed.
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Old 22.02.2011, 02:49
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If I understood this thread correctly, it is mostly about women's safety, not that of burly males like Litespeed.

I sincerely apologize if you thought this message of mine was totally irrelevant to given topic.
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Old 22.02.2011, 09:18
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Re: Is it safe to run after dark (Zurich)?

There is also:
http://cityrunning.ch/
which has group runs starting at different locations in the city.

Otherwise the Helsana Running Trails on the Käferberg are quite well frequented and there is a floodlit "Finnenbahn" as well.:
http://www.runmap.net/route/515467#l...zoom=15&type=2
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Safe, at any time.


Boring, every time.
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Safety is relative.
True indeed. As it depends on A) where you're running and B) how fast you can run (away)

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Old 22.02.2011, 09:58
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Re: Is it safe to run after dark (Zurich)?

I feel safe running at night in Zürich. I live in Enge and run by the Sihl out towards the countryside. I also find myself walking back from the pub sometimes after the trams have stopped and I've always felt very safe.

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Old 22.02.2011, 10:01
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Boring, every time.
Electrically operated toys can never be nearly as good as the real thing

So boys and girls, here's the real thing. Come and enjoy it. Hopefully it is safer than doing it alone.
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Old 22.02.2011, 10:03
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Boring, every time.
Not if you watch a film at the same time.
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Old 22.02.2011, 10:13
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Think about every crime drama you've ever seen. It's always either the jogger or the dog walker that finds the body. Not that gets murdered.
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Old 22.02.2011, 10:56
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Re: Is it safe to run after dark (Zurich)?

Why can't we have a crime map of Zürich? You know, it plots where incidents occured and you can hover over the spot and find details of the crime. This kind of thing is already working in many cities in the US and the Police Service have caught up too.

http://www.police.uk
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Re: Is it safe to run after dark (Zurich)?

Hi there,
I think a good place for you could be Irchel park (Milchbuck tram stop).
The park is nearby the University and is always filled up with joggers, all time. Also, if you smell some problems you can easily go to the Uni and notice the security team. I work here and is very safe (even at very late hours!)
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