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Snowdon Race runners to cope the hot weather
The International Snowdon Race this year celebrates its 30th anniversary.
One of Europe’s toughest endurance challenges, the 10-mile race involves running from the edge of Lake Padarn in the village of Llanberis to the highest summit in Wales and England and back down.
It is a 10 mile test of physical and mental endurance spiced with the danger of a high speed tumble on the rocky descent.
The 30th International Snowdon Race was once again a huge success with 430 runners crossing the line, spurred on by masses of spectators lining the route. There have been runners from all over Britain as well as Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Australia, with England winning both the men's and ladies international team category after having three runners in the top four of each.
Snowdon race runners have been urged to cover up and drink plenty of water as the hot weather continues. To help runners deal with the hot weather, organisers have bought in thousands of extra litres of water. Also, a local bottled water company has also donated 1,000 bottles for the race.
The race winner was English international Andi Jones in 67mins 24secs, with Tim Davies of Wales second in 67.55 and missing out in his bid to become the first man to win the race for a fourth time.
The day was slightly overcast but still very hot and with the race at 2pm, the heat was a big factor for the runners.
Runners have been advised to cover up with a shirt and hat. People must drink plenty of water whilst they are out on the mountainside, especially on high temperatures. Hot weather causes dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Exercising in hot weather puts extra stress on cardiovascular system. Both the exercise itself and the air temperature increase the body temperature. To dissipate heat, more blood circulates through the skin. This leaves less blood for muscles, which increases heart rate. If the humidity is high, the body faces added stress because sweat doesn't readily evaporate from skin — which only pushes body temperature higher.
To avoid heat-related illnesses, keep some basic precautions in mind. Drink plenty of fluids. Your body's ability to sweat and cool down depends on adequate rehydration. Drink plenty of water while you're working out — even if you don't feel thirsty.
The quantity of water that is necessary for the body varies depending on the type of activity somebody is making. If a person is very active, especially in a hot climate, he/she should drink more water.
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