Q What kit is best to avoid over­heat­ing?

Jon Bur­dock, Belfast

Trail Running (UK) - - Training -

A

“Be bold, start cold is an adage I stick to when train­ing or rac­ing and it works a treat for stop­ping you sweat­ing pro­fusely once warmed up,” says GB in­ter­na­tional Rob­bie Brit­ton. “Even rac­ing in -23 de­grees C in the Arc­tic Ul­tra in 2016, I started quite cold in just a merino base layer and light wind­proof jacket, then soon warmed up and stayed warm thanks to my wind­proof keep­ing the tem­per­a­ture in.

“Just have a think about your race and if you in­tend to be work­ing hard through­out, then dress min­i­mally. If you know you might be stop­ping at check­points or walk­ing up a long hill, then use an arm warmer or carry an ex­tra top.”

Min­i­mal lay­ers will stop you sweat­ing - even on cold days

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