The top medical & safety points to consider before competing
in any running event...
- If you are concerned about your health in the run up to the event, go and see your G.P. Do not take any chances with your health.
- Do not swap your race number with anybody; it is unique to you. We will not know who to contact in case of emergency.
- Do not take part in the event if you feel unwell in any way on race day.
- Practice drinking on your training runs – hydration is a fine balance. Do not start the race dehydrated, but nor do you need to over hydrate beforehand.
- Drink according to your thirst; do not drink too much water during the race.
- Do not gulp large volumes of fluid after the race – if you need to re-hydrate, try to do so slowly.
- Do not run in new shoes on race day, and if you are wearing fancy dress, make sure you train in your costume.
- Do not take anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen before or during the race. Take paracetamol instead for pain relief.
- Write your name and emergency contact details on the back of your running number. If you have any medical conditions or are taking any medications write them down too.