Holiday running.

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Aug 2019
2:19pm, 13 Aug 2019
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Miss Ali Bob
Hi all. I haven't been on the forum for a very long time but I wondered if anyone has ever ran in Cala Millor Majorca?

I'm going there 2 weeks before Cardiff half and I'm nervous of running by myself. Any tips, routes or even (a long shot) running buddy would be most welcome.
Aug 2019
2:29pm, 13 Aug 2019
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K5 Gus
It's always worth checking the Routes feature if you haven't already done so.

Click Routes from the main menu, then put in "Cala Millor Majorca" and it comes up with a few that Fetch users have saved as public routes - most look like they're just variations of along the sea front and back
jda
Aug 2019
2:55pm, 13 Aug 2019
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jda
No specific advice but I often look at the strava heat map before going somewhere new, mostly to check that the routes I've thought of are the most popular ones - and I'm generally right :-) Running is a great way of seeing a bit of a new area (as cycling also is, on a larger scale, but you need to take/hire a bike).
Aug 2019
4:17pm, 13 Aug 2019
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FenlandRunner
Perhaps I'm just adventurous but when on holiday I just explore with no set route.
Aug 2019
5:02pm, 13 Aug 2019
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Love Lettuce
Good advice about checking Routes and S****a. One further thought: if you're nervous about running alone, go out at a time of day when there are plenty of people about so that you are less likely to be approached, and there are plenty of people who you can come to your aid if you need it. When I visit my brother in Spain, I find that hitting the main streets between about 7 and 10 tends to be a good time as it's when the families go for a wander together.
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5:03pm, 13 Aug 2019
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Love Lettuce
*7 and 10 pm that is
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Aug 2019
5:42pm, 13 Aug 2019
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um
Check routes, as above, and also I use mapmyrun for ideas or others routes,
I tend to do the opposite times to LL - and when in (hopefully) hottish places, run early, eg between 6 and 10 am. I have yet to see anyone threatening in early mornings. (but I am male)

The other option is to ask - eg hotel reception or gym (it you're in a hotel) - both for routes, organised runs and options for 'running partners'.

A quick google of 'is it safe to run in ...' didn't come up with anything horrendous, and did link to cycle routes visitcalamillor.com
The pdf does show fairly good promenades along the presumably 'occupied' beach.

Hope the holiday and runs go well

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