Well thats the first run done and im feeling great. Was very unsure about going out running solo, decided to do it last night under the cover of darkness!! Ecountered quite a few people out running (although they did look way fitter, almost quite olympic looking) it was nice to see others out. Looking forward to run 2 now, bring on thursday.
For anyone else who's maybe not feeling that confident about running the streets solo, just go do it. After a few minutes you will be too busy concentrating to worry about anything else.