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Some reminders for hot weather events:
- Start your day hydrated
Drink water when you get up, and in the morning before it gets hot. Showing up dehydrated puts you behind the curve.
- ...and stay hydrated
Take drinks of water regularly, whether you are thirsty or not, standing in the sun or not.
- Shade your head
There is a lot of blood flowing to your head and neck. Wide-brimmed hats and cool, damp towel/wraps will help your comfort.
- Bring (fresh) sunscreen
If it's expired or more than a few years old, throw it out.
- Re-apply sunscreen throughout the day
Sunscreen doesn't work after it has been sweated off.
- Make shade
If you are not working course, seek umbrellas and ez-up shelters.
- Cool your racecar's interior
When not making runs, use window shades and towels over seats and steering wheels.
- Report heat fatigue
If you feel nausea, dizziness, headaches, or other trappings of heat exhaustion, let an event official know. Your health is more important that falling down during a work assignment.
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Jim Rowland - Your friendly OMR volunteer at large
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