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Hot Weather Advice


If the weather is looking hot for the Cheltenham Challenge event with temperatures of over 25 degrees predicted:

  • Please ensure that you are well prepared to run your own event.
  • Ensure you are hydrated before you start your race.
  • Don’t race if you feel unwell or have been unwell in the week preceding your event
  • There are regular water stations, please make sure you take on fluid as needed. If you become thirsty you are already dehydrated.
  • Carry your own reusable water container and sip regularly to remain hydrated through the race. Take care not to over hydrate.
  • Wear high factor sun cream that’s suitable for your skin type.
  • Wear a sun hat or similar.
  • Slow down. You are unlikely to get a PB in 26 degrees.
  • Walk up steep hills.
  • Take breaks in the shade – you don’t need to run all the way.
  • Ask for help from a marshal if you feel unwell.
  • We advise that dogs should not be run on distances greater than 10k in the heat. There is a big risk of heat exhaustion with dogs.
  • While we do supply water for dogs the temperature is such that dogs may suffer unnecessarily on the day.
  • We reserve the right to ask runners with dogs who look like they are suffering to stop running.