Been there, done that, got numerous t-shirts and for some reason I still
keep going back....."insanity" is the medical term for it, I think.
If you know you're going to judge in advance (and you should), and you know what time of year you're going to judge (and you should), and you know WHERE you're going to judge (and you should), then ask someone who lives there (like the chairman or event secretary, if you don't live there yourself) what the weather is expected to be like. You can prepare to dress accordingly.
I just don't think there's much, if any, excuse for not being prepared to run or judge the test as its format says it will be run, up to and including attire. If someone comes out of the holding blind wearing a bright orange "Harley" shirt or (my personal favorite... :wink: ) a BRIGHT blue "Surf's Up
!" muscle shirt, I'll ask them to find something camo to put over it until they've finished the test. Now, that said, I'll tell someone to put their lead in their pocket if they leave it dangling or pull it out too early for their dog. Am I required to do that? No...but I'd want it done for me. If someone other than a pro or at any level other than Master is about to make a mistake that will require their elimination, I'll warn them beforehand; the first one is on me. After that, they're on their own. One should know the regs/guidelines that require elimination BEFORE they come to the running line.
Knowing the regs/guidelines and playing by them helps build respect for the sport and the titles awarded in it.