Follow the tips so you don't dehydrate during Bath Half Marathon
Organisers of the Bath Half Marathon have put together a list of tips on how runners can remain hydrated during the race.
Take plenty of non-alcoholic drinks with you when you run, especially when training in hot weather. Drink enough to keep your urine a pale straw colour. Also, drink plenty of liquids after training – especially after long runs – and practise drinking during longer training runs. You could also try drinking sports energy drinks in training to see if you like them.
Drink plenty of fluids and preferably no alcohol in the two days before a race. Do not drink excessively before, during or after a race, as you may get the condition hyponatraemia.
When it comes to race day, make sure you start off well hydrated by slowly drinking up to half a pint of water or Lucozade Sport in the half hour before the start. Don't be tempted to be greedy and take extra water from drinks stations during the race to pour over yourself, as you may be depriving slower runners of much needed drinks. If it is unduly hot, additional water will be provided and showers will be set up on the course – so use these to cool yourself.
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There will be frequent water stations on your race route, but you do not need to drink at each one. Instead, just swallow a mouthful of water occasionally. If you like Lucozade Sport, and have tried this in training, have one of these instead of or as well as water.
After finishing a race, don't be tempted to drink large amounts of water. You can only rehydrate gradually over the next 24-48 hours. Eat some salty food as well as spacing out your drinks; by doing this you reduce the risk of getting hyponatraemia and replace the water salt and glycogen lost when running the race.