Wednesday, 15 December 2010

EXTREME NIGHTIME RUNNING WITH MAGICSHINE MJ 808 HEADTORCH

Test run on sand dune trails with MagicShine MJ 808 headtorchMagicshine MJ-808
This was pretty cool, running in the pitch of dark round the SANDHILL 6 course.
No one out and about but me and Tess, the trail is very technical with narrow paths and uneven surfaces!
The Magicshine emits a very bright beam that lit-up up the paths well, which let me run along at a easy -steady paces.
Still not quite enough light on the really technical trails to run really fast, so I'm thinking of upgrading to the super powerful 816MagicShine MJ-816 which should allow me to run even faster without problems.
I might rig both lights together giving me over 2000 Lumen of light power!!!
I'm really hooked on this nightime running,I was buzzing as I finished the off road run, figgin amazing, lovin it, great fun:]
Took a video but it did not come out to well as you can see [looks like Tess is chasing a spooky orb, see end of vid]!!!

video

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Training update
Mon
Club fartlek session

Note; last one this year restarts 10th Jan
Good session with the guys.
Ran down and back to give me 1 hour 49 mins
Tue
Sandhill 6 nightime run with Tess.
total time hour 20 mins

4 comments:

Caitlin said...

Good timing! I'm in the market for a good headlamp. (I was in the middle of shopping online when I saw your post) These 4:30 sunsets don't work well for this anti-morning runner. Definitely going to consider this one!

RICK'S RUNNING said...

I think the Magicshine is fabtastic value for the light power!
And a friend has been using one for some time without problems , go for it :]

RICK'S RUNNING said...

P.S.
It goes dark here about 4.30pm too!
I got fed up of running on the road , so the Magicshine headtorch is Fantastic, you can go anywhere no prob.
And if you run on the roads car drivers give you more respect and don't pull out of driveways straight at you :]

Caitlin said...

Thanks for the advise! If I can muster up the money, I think this is something I could use for the rest of my life. It's easy enough to run in the city at dark, but I'd love to hit the trails more often in the dark days of winter.