HOT WEATHER POLICY
The possibility of very hot days, even in autumn, is a fact of life for those of us who live in Melbourne. As in previous years, our heat policy will be in place:
If the forecast is for extremely hot weather on the day of the race, we reserve the right to postpone the event to either later in the day or to a different day. As per the guidelines issued by Sports Medicine Australia, we regard extreme conditions as conditions where the forecast temperature is expected to be 36C or higher. Such a decision would normally be made on the morning of the race. For further reading on this matter, you are referred to http://sma.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/hot-weather-guidelines-web-download-doc-2007.pdf
This is just a heads up in case the worst happens and is an indication of the fact that ultra race organisers now increasingly factor such a ‘duty of care’ into their race plans.