Is running the Tough Guy in a wetsuit a good way to stay warm or a duff idea?
The short answer was "it's a duff idea".
But that would have made for a far less entertaining thread
I would suggest you never wear a wet suite,
PMS 'f'ing laughing! I'm up for Tough Guy on Sunday and thought I'd take a read of this....OMG...hilarious!!!
....but, gloves, check, dry hat, check, wetsuit.....urrr maybe not....
Is it a good idea to ware a wet suite for Tough Guy?
Does Billy Wilson live up to his description?
I've done Tough Guy a few times and I'm in charge of the 130 Loughborough Students taking part this year. I have seen a few people do it in shortie wetsuits but not many. My 2 pence worth for kit is make sure you have good shoes and I've always covered my knees and elbow with skins so that you don't get horrid cuts that can get horribly infected.
As for Billy Wilson... I know Billy reasonably well and he certainly is eccentric, we interviewed him just before Christmas and you can view it here at our team website http://toughguy.lsrag.co.uk/. He doesn't change when he's off camera either, it's pretty genuine.
Good luck to everyone for Sunday and look out for the sea of pink that is Loughborough.
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Hello again. 427 posts later after starting this thread.... I did Tough Guy, it was a doddle compared to wading through this lot.. For the record, it was a flippin FREEZING day, and I am glad to report that you lot who thought a wet-suit would be a duff idea were badly mistaken. I wore one (ok, I know that misses the point, but I am not very tough, more like a delicate spring flower than Spartacus), it was lovely and toasty warm and I felt pretty smug after all the enforced head-freezes that I didn't have hypothermia.So if you got it, wear it.THE END
I know this is an older thread but I wonder if you could tell me whay type of wetsuit you wore for the race?
I am not familiar with the TG race . I did the Tough Mudder in November at 42 degrees, it was 10 miles with water hazards about every 3/4 of a mile or so. Due to the number of runners, lines began to slow at the obstacles (40 of them) so time was spent waiting and turned what should have been a 1 1/2 hour or so run into 2 1/2 hours of exposure. In short it was damn cold. I suppose that that is the point though.I was considering the neoprene cap and gloves with the under standing that the glove will not likely survive the run.Thanks for the input.
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