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Short run this morning to try my new chest torch out:

FlickM3
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Birthday present from my lovely daughter. It’s a Kalenji one, same one she asked for last year for her birthday. It has three light intensities, can be angled, has a flashing red back light, and uses USB charging. Verdict: I don’t know how I managed without it till now. It was slippery with frost this morning and I was able to see and avoid the worst bits, plus could avoid potholes and uneven bits of pavement and road.

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Oldfloss
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Flick...illuminated..go you xxx

FlickM3
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in reply to Oldfloss

Positively effulgent, me 😎

cheekychipmunks
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Oh I love hearing about new running gear. None of it was on my radar, nor had I even heard of some of it (“buff”) 7 months ago! That light sounds like a game changer.

Is it your birthday? (🎂 🎉 at the ready!) 😀

FlickM3
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

My birthday was in the 2nd (I was very modest and didn’t announce it 😉) but I only just got around to trying the torch out x

cheekychipmunks
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in reply to FlickM3

Well sorry, you’ve been outed! Happy Birthday for last week! 🎉🎂🎉🥂🎈😀🥂🎉🎈

Mine’s next week. I move up an age grade at parkrun! 🏃‍♀️ Not sure if that’s good or bad. 😅

FlickM3
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Happy birthday in advance (are you Capricorn or Aquarius?) 🎂

cheekychipmunks
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in reply to FlickM3

Capricorn. 🐐 😀

FlickM3
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

Greetings fellow 🐐 x

cheekychipmunks
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in reply to FlickM3

Us stubborn goat runners! 🏃‍♀️🐐🏃‍♀️🐐🏃‍♀️

FlickM3
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in reply to cheekychipmunks

We are classy 🤩

misswobble
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Happy birthday shug. Your torch sounds fab! You’re gonna get a lot of use out of it. I’ve done a torch light run last week. It was way dark 👀. I wore my new “winter radiance” tights too. I could be seen from Mars 😃

Have fun 👍

FlickM3
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in reply to misswobble

Thank you 😊❤️

Yes, I did wonder if I was making myself to every axe murderer for miles! But it will be brilliant night tow path running when we move to Abingdon 😊

misswobble
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in reply to FlickM3

Oh it’s all hearsay. I was told the other day that there had been muggings on my trail. I think it’s tittle tattle His wife was saying her husband won’t “let” her run on there. I suggested he go with her if he was so concerned 😁.

FlickM3
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in reply to misswobble

No specific incidents in mind. Oddly I’ve never really been worried running alone. I go to all sorts of off road remote locations in summer

misswobble
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in reply to FlickM3

Me too. That’s the joy of it. Complete freedom

Great gift Flick! Happy Birthday.

I have had one of these for a couple of years, to keep me safe . I love it!

Enjoy 🏃🏻‍♀️

FlickM3
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in reply to Millsie-J

Honestly I have no idea how I managed without it. Street lights are sparse here and disappear in places, and pavements and some roads are atrocious

Millsie-J
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in reply to FlickM3

I have similar problems. I find its great when folk are pulling on/ off their drives too....,, Im here matey...,, sort of thing xx

FlickM3
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in reply to Millsie-J

I do wonder if I’m dazzling people. I inadvertently distorted my eyesight for ten minutes when I first turned it on 😳xx

Fabulous450
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Woooh sounds good Flick!! I have only tried the head torch once and I’m not sure that’s for me. I still don’t think it lights the way enough! Great idea!! 😁❤️

FlickM3
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in reply to Fabulous450

This chest torch is easily bright enough. I didn’t want a head torch as I hate wearing things on my head (which is a shame as I vainly think I look cool in traditional hats 🤠 🤪) and I thought it would almost certainly give me a headache ❤️

Fabulous450
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in reply to FlickM3

Im sure you do look fab Flick!! Belated happy birthday to you too!! ❤️

FlickM3
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in reply to Fabulous450

Thank you Fabsy xxx

orangeguy
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Are there dipped and full beam settings? 😂😂

FlickM3
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in reply to orangeguy

Actually sort of. Three light intensities and you can angle it 😂

davelinks
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If you need a new bulb Halfrauds will change it for you, but it'll cost £8!😁 Happy belated birthday! 52 isn't it!?😉

FlickM3
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in reply to davelinks

Oh, that’s good to know. Can’t I buy a bulb and change it myself? And it’s an LED, so will it need changing? Very often anyway. And ha jolly ha! 😂

mountaindreamer
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Sounds like a cool present, Flick! Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday! 😃❤️🎉🎉🎉⭐️⭐️

FlickM3
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in reply to mountaindreamer

Thank you x

Sandraj39
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Oh, I have one of these too Flick - and have recommended posted the link for it many times on here! It is just fantastic and I love plodding along through the dark with it, safe in my own little spotlight! Happy running!😀

FlickM3
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in reply to Sandraj39

It’s fab isn’t it? I don’t know why I didn’t get one before! X

Katnap
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Sounds very swish! 😸

FlickM3
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in reply to Katnap

It’s only a cheap one, but it’s really useful 😊

alisonx
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Happy belated birthday Flick! Hope you had a wonderful day

Thanks for sharing this, as i had briefly looked into lights so i could do my morning runs off road but had no clue what i was looking for lol. Now i can go searching :-) and see where i am running!

FlickM3
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in reply to alisonx

Thank you. Birthday was 8 days ago so seems ages 😉

My daughter asked for this model herself last year because it had good reviews. Apparently it’s unusual for them to have the facility to be angled. Anyway, good luck with your search 😊❤️

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