WEATHER ALERTS – 30th November 2016. Temperature -6 degrees in Essex. DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE cold water and cold winds.
It is time to get ready for winter OCR races, with your Cold Water & Cold Weather Training Plan!
For those of you who raced at last years UK Champ and Nuclear Fallout you will know what I am about to say. The temperature plummeted the day before and there was an icy chill! So many people suffered because the weather had been so mild up to then and were not prepared or kitted out. Lets not make 2016 a repeat of last year.
Early is the key word to preparation for your winter races. Although we have experienced milder winters for the last 3 years we must not forget that the winters can hit us hard. Back in 2012/2013 it was –8°. The reason I remember it was because I was running Tough Guy on January 29 2013 it was -10° in the water and the ice was 2cm thick. So do not be deceived by the last 2 winters, plan and prepare for the worst, and you will be in a good standing for your winter OCR races.
Just note we don’t need frosts for the water temperature to rapidly drop. Similarly when going in and out of the water the wind chill factor can really affect our comfort zone and can lead to cases of hypothermia. Also do not underestimate how the temperature of the lakes, ponds and rivers will slowly drop from September/October.
Race Safety is No. 1 when it comes to OCR Racing!
Cold Water Weather Acclimatisation Workshops are a great opportunity to get together with other winter obstacle runners where you will discuss the training plan in fine detail, sample kit and do a supervised cold water immersion.
Workshops are on the following dates from 12-2pm and cost just £17.99 including the 4 week training plan. Mega value and no more frozen balls!
Sun 11th December 2016
Sun 15th January 2017
Sun 12th February 2017
For FOR FULL WORKSHOP DETAILS and BOOKINGS click here.
We don’t want you to have balls of ice we want you to have balls of steel. And for you ladies we want to just as much look after you!
How race ready are you for your winter races? Now is the time to start your cold water weather acclimatisation training.
Cost just £9.99 and we guarantee your winter races with be more fun and easier!
Training Plan £9.99. Click to book.
Training Plan plus workshop £16.99. Click to book.