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Discussion: face covering

in: blairtrewin; blairtrewin > 2020-07-23

Jul 23, 2020 2:17 PM # 
Big Jon:
is a buff not considered acceptable? Most orienteers have dozens...
Jul 23, 2020 8:31 PM # 
Nowhere near as common here as they are in colder places (like Scotland).
Jul 23, 2020 11:48 PM # 
Running with a mask definitely gets complicated:
Jul 24, 2020 4:41 AM # 
Could have got buffs at a national event last year!
Jul 24, 2020 6:33 AM # 
I twisted a few people's arm to sell the Easter Buffs, not sure if I managed to sell on to Blair.
Jul 24, 2020 6:44 AM # 
I'm glad you twisted my arm. I now love that buff.
Jul 24, 2020 7:57 AM # 
I have found that buffs are ideal to wear around your neck when running in Melbourne this week. People seem to accept that runners don't have to wear them, but you don't get as many dirty looks from the walkers if you are visibly carrying a face covering.

I found my 2016 World Rogaining Champs buff. If there are any spare WA Easter buffs around, please feel free to send them my way. We might be needing them for a while unfortunately.
Jul 24, 2020 8:43 AM # 
Most unusual improvisations I have seen are a sleeping mask worn over the nose and mouth, and kitchen paper towel sticky taped on.
Jul 24, 2020 9:43 AM # 
What is concerning to me is that people consider putting "something" over the oral and nasal area and think they are protected.
Jul 24, 2020 9:45 AM # 
If one is desperate for a buff the "local" $2 shops usually have them for about... $2 - basic black. Parkrun were giving them away too for celebratory events.... when we used to have parkrun :-((
Jul 24, 2020 10:08 AM # 
The data indicates that face masks don't stop you getting the virus but can stop you from spreading it if you have it.
Jul 24, 2020 11:34 AM # 
Indeed. The data also indicate that transmission outdoors is almost non-existent, which is probably why most parts of the world that require masks only do so indoors.
Jul 26, 2020 5:12 AM # 
I discovered this week that I have 8 buffs. I may have a problem...
Jul 26, 2020 6:15 AM # 
My latest favourite buff is from the 2020 Vancouver Sprint Camp held on 13-15 March - must have been one of the last events held prior to the pandemic restrictions. You might ask how I got hold of it?
Jul 26, 2020 6:40 AM # 
I wouldn't ask that.

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