wetsuit optional at a open water race
I did the upton upon severn OD yesterday which went well for a B list race for me. But the orgnisers had said wetsuit was optional so I thought I'd give it a go but after a mile walk to the start I found that I was on the only one in my wave doing this. So is it more of an advantage to wear a wetsuit ie more streamlined etc my swim split was about 30 seconds faster than in training which I put down to being downstream. As a b list race I was willing to try out without the wetsuit and just in tri suit but would be interested to know if there is any difference as I have no idea how much the downstream helped plus the water was cold but in someways just right temp wise and I didn't have to mess about taking the wetsuit off.