Q What kit is best to avoid overheating?
Jon Burdock, Belfast
“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