Is it legal to have somebody hand you a water bottle during the race?
USCF sanctioned, CAT V, 5 loops of 7 miles with a slightly nasty .9 mile hill in the middle. I was thinking on the last couple laps when I'm about to explode it would be easier to climb if I drop the water bottle before the hill, climb a couple pounds lighter, and then have a friend hand me a new bottle at the top. At this point the field will most likely be spread out and easy to do the hand off. Is this legal or not? There is no feeding zone within the CAT V race and it wouldn't be within the designated zone anyway.