What is the lowest temperature you have run in?

Wondering how low I can go!

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10/12/2012 at 09:45
aimingforfaster wrote (see)

Seems like there is quite a few of us in Sweden! Ryanair is particularly handy for me as only 50 mins from Skavsta but flying with them is a horrible experience.

you think so? ive never had a problem, the planes are basic and cramped but they fly me 1200 miles return for less money than a coach ride to london, its a bus service, if i was paying more than £9.99 each way i'd perhaps have an issue, but since a burger in the airport costs more i'm perfectly fine with it, no check in nonsese, print out and walk through, get there 20 mins before i fly, i think its great. 

cheap and cheerfull. 

10/12/2012 at 11:53

Cheap, yes but certainly not cheerful! You are constantly bombarded by sales messages by staff who if they don't sell enough end up on very low wages and it is horribly cramped. If anything happens then they provide nothing; I was diverted to Valencia on a flight to Madrid where we sat for 2.5 hours on the runway and they would not even sell us water let alone provide it. Two weeks after I also found out that they had to request an emergency landing at Valencia because they do not carry sufficient fuel reserves. Cheap flights can't last forever though so you better enjoy them while you can!

10/12/2012 at 12:04

ive not had an experience like that i must admit, every flight (i fly to and from Vasteras 3 or 4 times a year for 5 years now) has been on time and uneventful, easy way to avoid the sales..ipod on, headphones up, close your eyes. :P

10/12/2012 at 15:46

I've run in  -19 / -20 a few times in Austria. The Yaktrax were fantastic and I never had a problem with slipping.

However, what do you guys use to avoid your drink freezing up in the bladder & tube? I've tried wrapping it in towels etc to no avail, plus it can get quite heavy lol! Thanks

10/12/2012 at 17:45
I don't usually bother with a drink for less than 2 hours or so. But I use a Salomon rucksack that has a 1.5 l bladder and has insulation over the tubing. If the water was pretty warm to start with this doesn't usually freeze. Adding a Nuun salt tablet depresses the freezing point a bit. The exception is the mouthpiece that I might have to crunch to,get going if I don't remember a sip every few minutes. The alternative is to blow back after every drink but I think this makes the whole system liable to fester germs after repeated times.
10/12/2012 at 20:30

Nice to see that some of you know about Västerås. Typically, those who does tend to have been here and worked for ABB or came in with Ryanair. You were no exception... 

A reccomendation for everyone who is running in sub zero temperatures is to bring an emergency blanket. As the running clothing is too thin for the temperature you can be in extreme danger if you fall and injur yourself. To bring your mobile and/or run in crowded areas is also recommended.

For those of you who are in Sweden, Clas Ohlson have emergency blankets for 29 kronor:



Edited: 10/12/2012 at 20:32
10/12/2012 at 21:08
What a rip-off they're 39 kr in Norway from the same chain ! Typical http://www.clasohlson.com/no/view/content/search?gclid=CN-_tqLekLQCFcl8cAodL1AAxQ&N=0&Ntk=All&Ntt=Folieteppe&Nty=1&D=Folieteppe&Ntx=mode+matchpartial&Dx=mode+matchpartial&showTabs=true good idea though. Also you can get little spikes to hang round your neck if you need to haul yourself out of a frozen lake, usually used by skaters and ice fishermen.
11/12/2012 at 18:58

Thanks for the Clas Ohlson emergency blanket link, that is a great idea. I have been running in busy areas just for the reason that I might fall and if in the forest would freeze to death!

12/12/2012 at 09:49

Thanks very much for the tips, Steve C - shall definitely give the Nuun a try next time and going to see whether I can get some insulation for my tube from somewhere.
Enjoy your running all )

12/12/2012 at 12:58
Dean Karnazes (the Ultramarathon runner) ran a marathon to the South Pole with a few other people.
Not sure off the top of my head the temperatures, but think it was around -20C.

The coldest I've run in was about -2C and I had to dodge the snow on the pavement!
12/12/2012 at 16:01

Come next July Ranulph Fiennes will be out in temperatures possibly into the -80Cs if that's any help.  Don't know if he's going to be doing any running while he's there.

12/12/2012 at 16:32
We now have a Clas Ohlson in Leeds !

Does running from the tent to the toilet tent in minus 25 count ?
13/12/2012 at 00:01

Okapi you could always splash out on a Camelbak thermal control kit

Edited: 13/12/2012 at 12:35
13/12/2012 at 19:19

For those of you who have problems with ice in the bottles of your hydration belt: Wear the belt inside your jacket and tighten the drawstring in the bottom of the jacket. 

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