IMPORTANT Update to Medical Instructions 2019

19 September 2019

📢IMPORTANT: MEDICAL INSTRUCTIONS FROM OFFICIAL MARATHON DOCTOR

In preparation for race day, it’s essential you read the medical instructions in full HERE.

If you are experiencing ANY of the following symptoms please do not attempt to take part on Sunday 22nd September:

 

❗️Viral illnesses eg diarrhoea, cough, cold, sore throat over the last month

 

❗️Infection

 

❗️Chest discomfort

 

❗️Chest pain

 

❗️Palpatations or breathlessness

 

❗️General feeling of being unwell

 

❗️Any changes in your normal medication

 

❗️Injury in last month

 

‼️ IMPORTANT information for those impacted by the following conditions:

 

  1. Any runners who have Anaphylaxis must carry 2 epipens while participating in the half marathon.  Those with anaphylaxis to food should be aware their are food stalls at the finish area
  2. Any runners who have Asthma should carry their inhaler at all times
  3. Any runners who have Diabetes should run with their BM monitor and glucose replacement.  If using the event High 5 Energy Gels or PowerAde from the energy points along the route - please ensure you have used the brand during pre-event training
  4. Any runners who have Epilepsy should take their medication and have discussed this Half Marathon with their doctor
  5. Any runners with heart conditions should discuss participating in this Half Marathon with their doctor and/or cardiologist

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Dr Aisling Diamond (Official Marathon Doctor) at marathondoctorbelfast@gmail.com

 

**IMPORTANT: PLEASE ENSURE YOU COMPLETE YOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS ON THE BACK OF YOUR RACE NUMBER AHEAD OF RACE DAY**