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.