I love to run through the dawn, setting off while it is dark and returning in daylight. Unfortunately, it is still too dark in the mornings at 5 – 6 AM to do that at the moment and I have to be satisfied with pitch black!
Boy it was dark this morning. The streetlights hadn’t been turned on and if it wasn’t for my head torch, I would have found great difficulty navigating the light-industrial area between Dunston and the Metro Centre. The chorus that greeted me as I enjoyed the otherwise quiet and deserted streets was not birdsong but the characteristic bleep, bleep, bleep of trucks reversing. I thought this was very evocative of this urban man-made environment and it also showed that at 5:50 AM, when not even the dog walkers were about, the chorus of industry was showing our modern world awakaning. The 24 hour Asda of course was already awake and I popped in for a few things at the end of the run.
When I go running first thing in the morning, I do see what seems like a different world and I am really looking forward to running through the dawn soon!