Health AdviceDehydration can be potentially lethal, particularly if you over extend yourself in hot and/or humid conditions. However, the body can still overheat even if climatic conditions are only moderate. Ensure you drink plenty of water throughout the day prior to the event and drink early in the event before you become thirsty. Stop, walk or at least slow down at drink stations to allow adequate rehydration. DO NOT compete if you have had diarrhoea within 48 hours prior to the event or are suffering from a viral infection or feeling unwell.
REMEMBER to also drink plenty of water AFTER the event.
If you feel distressed, dirorientated, dizzy or excessively tired SLOW DOWN or rest for a while. If you do not improve, WITHDRAW.
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