Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Monday, August 08, 2005

A couple of WOC notes


After being away from the computer for a few days there is a lot of WOC news for me to catch up on. Here are a couple of quick notes from Mats Troeng's WOC blog.

At the pre-start area for the middle qualifying race the runners got a bit of paper that included text in Japanese that said, "I'm feeling sick, please call the following phone number 0536-37-2360." The idea was that runners suffering from heat problems could get help even if they didn't speak Japanese.

I've been interested in the "cooling vests" that are out there on the market. I don't enjoy heat and haven't had many good performances in the heat. The basic idea of these vests is that they cool off your body before you start. I was interested in seeing if any of the runners at the WOC would be using cooling vests. Troeng tested one. He didn't write about how well it worked, but he included a photo of himself in his vest (scroll to the bottom of the page).

posted by Michael | 1:11 PM


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