Bristol Half Marathon 2012 - weather updates
Whether you are running the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday or spectating, you'll need to keep a close eye on the weather forecast so that you are wearing the right gear.
There have been years when the runners get drenched in a downpour, and others when the sun beats down all day.
This Sunday morning, the forecast is currently looking dry, cool and breezy.
There is no rain forecast at the moment until later in the day, but there should be cloud cover which will keep you out of the blazing sunshine.
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Temperatures for the day will range from 10c to 16c as the day goes on.
Whatever the weather, make sure you plan ahead.
If you're spectating, the best advice if you're not sure how the day will pan out is to dress in layers. Don't forget suncream if you're going to be stood watching in the sun for several hours, an umbrella and waterproof clothing if you think it might rain, or a warm coat if the temperatures look a little cool for your liking. And have a pack of soft, chewable sweets in your pocket - both for you and for the runners who look like they need a little extra help.
If you're running - again, remember your suncream. Consider a long-sleeved top if it looks like it might be a cold day, but don't overdress if the forecast is for blazing sunshine.
Consider a hat with a peak if it is going to be sunny. And think about keeping warm at the start - it might be worth wearing a jumper which you throw to a friend as you start, or a bin bag over your clothes which you can cast off when you're ready.
Choose clothing made from synthetic, sweat-wicking material. The material keeps the sweat away from the skin so you feel dry and don't chafe as easily.
On your bottom half, wear a pair of running shorts or tights. Sweat-wicking socks keep your feet dry for a reduced risk of blisters. Wear running shoes you have tried several times to avoid support issues or blisters.
A headband will help to keep the sweat from running in your eyes, and consider carrying your own water bottle to keep hydrated along the way - although there are water stations along the route.