We begin part 1 of 2 on runner safety with special guest, Lieutenant Steve Hammonds, Executive Director of Kingsport 911 and a 23 year veteran of the Kingsport Police Department. Lt. Hammonds teaches self-defense classes to runners and is a runner himself. Some of the topics addresses in this episode include: Dangers Runners Face; Running with Earphones; Running with Others; Picking Running Routes; Avoiding Predictability; Listening to Your Instincts; Informing Others of Your Running Plans; Dealing with Animals; Running Around Traffic; and Are Reflective Vests and Lights a Running Risk?
Web Sites Referenced in This Episode:
Kingsport 911 – http://kingsport911.org/
Kingsport Police Department – https://www.kingsporttn.gov/police-department/
Kingsport Greenbelt – http://www.kingsportgreenbelt.com/
The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence by Gavin de Becker – https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Fear-Survival-Signals-Violence/dp/0440226198