It is time to get ready for winter OCR races, with your FREE Cold Water & Cold Weather
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With winter OCR races already on the go it is time to acclimatize to the cold weather and cold waters. DOn’t be caught out by last years mild winter. For those of you who were racing with Coach Michael or Pete (Mudstacle) on 29 January 2012 at Tough Guy it was -10° and the ice was 15mm thick! For the Nuts Challenge in March 2013, it was a meagre 1°. Believe it or not on 30 March Coach Michael was racing at The Reaper in East Sussex and it was snowing. On 30th Jan 2014 the ice was 10mm thick and it was -1° in Essex.
Even though last winter was mild, we could see this winter hitting us like it did in 2012, where we saw 000’s of cases of hypothermia, injuries and cramping including many elite racers!
Cold Water Temperatures
15th December 2014: Hampstead Heath Ponds, London – Temperature is 5°. That means in the country its at least 3-4 degrees cooler. Plus the deeper the lake/pond the cooler it gets.
Race Safety is No. 1 when it comes to OCR Racing!
So have you got balls of ice or steel?
How race ready are you? How much cold water / cold weather acclimatisation training have you done?