If you’re heading to Knysna to take part in the Forest Marathon or Half Marathon, come prepared! The forecast isn’t looking great.
Precipitation & Wind
Total: 43 mm / 24 hours
05h00: 12.9mm; Wind: 38km/h (gusts of 43km/h)
08h00: 9mm; Wind: 37km/h (gusts of 48km/h)
11h00: 2.4mm; Wind: 35km/h (gusts of 45km/h)
Try to keep as warm as possible while waiting at the start. Pack bin bags, old clothes (or buy “cheap” layers from Pep or something similar) to discard en route.
Think about what’s going to be exposed: hands, ears, nose! Two “buffs” can be fashioned into a balaclava of sorts, that will keep your face warm and prevent your nose from freezing (and getting, er, crusty).
Try two pairs of socks with a layer plastic between to keep your feet dry and prevent blisters when you actually start running.
How are you planning on surviving the weather? Any tips to share with crazy fellow runners? Comment below!
For more tips on Knysna Half Marathon, click here.