Make sure you’re taken on enough water when you start but not excessively. Staying hydrated will help you keep going as you near the finish, and also prevent cramp. Try not to drink a lot of water in one go as it can make you feel ill – little and often is best.
We would advise runners to apply adequate sunscreen. The British Skin Foundation recommend an SPF of 30 or above.
Walk if you need to
We would advise runners to walk any part of the course if you need to, it is not a race, Big Fun Runs are very much about taking part and enjoying every moment. If you become unwell at any time during the race, STOP RUNNING and speak to one of the course marshals.
Wear loose, breathable mesh exercise gear in warm conditions. If it’s an excessively hot day, try to jog in the shade where possible. Wearing a breathable hat may help keep your face in the shade.
If you need to, seek medical help
If you’re well prepared for the event it’s unlikely you’ll need any medical attention, but if you do feel ill or suffer an injury, full medical care is provided by the event medical team. If you become unwell at any time during the race, STOP and speak to one of the course marshals.