Thursday, October 07, 2004

To run or not run in the rain?

In 1997, Thomas C. Peterson and Trevor W.R. Wallis, two meteorologists from the National Climactic Data Centre in North Carolina published a paper called "Running in the Rain". They proposed a theory that in light rain with zero wind, running makes you 16 percent less wet than walking would. And in heavy rain driven by strong wind, running rapidly makes you 44 per cent less wet than walking would.