Salford 19th August 2017
They say clothes make the man / woman
well, whoever wrote that obviously lives somewhere nearer to the equator than i do.
They’ve also never experienced the phenomenon that is Horizontal Rain.
If its sunbathing weather – then obviously i’ll be in shirt sleeves and a pair of shorts lapping up the sun and the blue skies. Dipping my toes in cold sea water to cool off before returning to my deckchair and reading material.
On a Volunteering gig ? then i’ll have the customary event t-shirt and hat and (precautionary) jacket in case of a downpour. Nine times out of ten – i’ve never needed it
If though, the angels working in the cloud – decide the ground needs a shower that waterproof jacket comes in handy….oncoming athletes in a downpour sometimes look on in envy.
As the weather changes – so does the kit. Organising committees on these events have adapted their kits to allow for my hometown’s inclement weather patterns – meaning during midsummer thru autumn , the occasional fleece is thrown in my general direction and unlike the waterproof – these do get used on a regular basis
for after summer – if the rain doesn’t get you – the wind most certainly will.
and you can always take these layers off if the weather improves, it gets warmer, wind drops etc. Its why they issue volunteers with a bag at events.
Notable thing at these outdoor events – how the dress code goes out of the window when the sun has got his hat on, and the ice cream van is doing a rip roaring trade.