Dark runs

Dark runs

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Sport is not just a daytime-hobby! How about running at night?

THE IN THING:

With the calendar of daylight-hours races full to capacity, nighttime runs through major cities are becoming increasingly popular.

START RIGHT:

in summer, post-midnight conditions can be ideal: not too hot, less distraction as the city sleeps. Allergy sufferers enjoy the fact that the pollen count is usually lower at night.

WATCH OUT:

Running at night requires greater concentration, because of the darkness. The biological clock also has to adjust to running late, which should be accounted for during training. headlamps and hi-vis kit are recommended.

Dark runs

© Mark Dadswell at the Wings for Life World Run

A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR AFTERWARDS?  

Vanilla Garden

© Fotostudio Eisenhut & Mayer


COCKTAIL: VAINILLA GARDEN

“This drink has an ingredient, parsley, which, at first glance, you’d think has no place in a cocktail,” says barkeeper and cocktailsmith Michael Steinbacher from the Mayday Bar at Hangar-7 in Salzburg.

“However, the herb combines perfectly with ginger ale and Angostura bitters.” An almost non-alcoholic drink (the bitters are 44.7 per cent proof) with a sharp taste at first, the Vanilla Garden develops an incomparably tangy flavour, with parsley and vanilla overtones.

INGREDIENTS:


- 4 lime wedges

- 10 parsley leaves

- 2tsp vanilla sugar

- 120ml ginger ale

- Angostura bitters

- Crushed ice

METHOD:

Muddle the lime, sugar and nine of the parsley leaves in a caipirinha glass. Add a dash of bitters, ginger ale and crushed ice. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Dip the last leaf in sugar; garnish.

 

 

TAKE THESE WORDS INTO THE NIGHT…

“Life is something that happens when you can’t get to sleep”
Fran Lebowitz, American writer
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