Norseman has become a Mecca for field research. This is why, every year close to a dozen researchers pack their bags, cases and trailers full of syringes, probes, scanners and big machines that goes “ping”. They then relocate to Eidfjord and Gaustablikk. Here the the Norseman participants have proven to be both willing and engaged test subjects.
The RESEARCH CORNER here on our homepage aims to be a source of information about the ongoing projects. It will also be place for our researchers to share stuff that they find relevant and interesting for the endurance athlete.
This has all evolved from our Swim Safety Series
The jump from the ferry in the Hardangerfjord is one of the most iconic happenings in Extreme Triathlons around the world. Have you ever wondered why we spray all Norseman athletes with ice-cold seawater before they jump? One of the reasons is to make cool pictures. However, as you might guess, this is by no means the most crucial purpose of the spray.
We´re not there yet, but we definitely aim to be in the forefront when bringing new technologies in to make our race safer. The new possibilities opening up for making events like ours and the XTRI World Tour races safer is well worth looking into. What is the link between triathlon, research and drones? Read on!
HEAT is a word we seldom use in conjunction with Norseman or extreme triathlon in general. Until now, when the Norseman Research team wants to give it special attention. In this article they will give you some insight into how warm you get during an activity. And how warmer environmental temperatures influences your core temperature. You might be surprised to see that heat, after all, is an important word in the Norseman dictionary.
Have you ever been out swimming in water that is on the chilly side, and sensed that you’re feeling even colder for a while after you exit the water? Science might prove you right. There are several factors behind this mechanism. One of these is called afterdrop. In the following, I will try to simplify what afterdrop is.