Here we go!
Pros of running in urban areas
- There's usually lots to see: shop windows, other people etc.
- It's easy to find somewhere to treat yourself to a cup of coffee.
- If there's a pedestrian area it's relatively safer to run.
- You get to see other runners.
- There 's safety in numbers. Especially for female runners.
Cons of running in urban areas
- You have to be careful of traffic.
- It's often busy, which means lots of people taking leisurely strolls getting in your way! Can't they see you're trying to improve your PR?!
- Traffic lights have a tendency to turn red if they see you coming.
- Pavements are not kind to the knees.
Pros of running in rural areas
- There's less traffic
- It's beautiful: you really get to experience nature and the changing of the seasons/
- There are no traffic lights stopping you! Only you...
- Dirt tracks are more forgiving than pavements.
- It's usually quiet and peaceful. Although some might say 'boring' is a better word.
Cons of running in rural areas
- Why is it that people who live in the country feel the need to let their dogs roam free?! I actually was bitten by a big bad Bouvier last October.
- There are usually no pedestrian areas in the country! So you have to share the road with cars, tractors and vans. That makes you vulnerable.
- Even though there's less traffic in country areas, the traffic that ís out there usually drives quite fast.
Did I miss any pros or cons?