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    Survivor guide: BUPA London 10,000


    The BUPA London 10,000 race is one that is presented by the London Marathon. Although it may be too late to take part in the 2014 version, there is plenty of time to consider signing up to take part in the 2015 event which will kick off in May 2015. Taking part in a marathon is always a fun and admirable thing, but if you’re considering taking part next year, make sure you follow these safety tips to ensure you cross the finish line healthy, safe and happy and without a sports injury.

    Train before the event

    It may go without saying, but if you aren’t used to exercising or running or walking a long distance regularly, it may be a good idea to train for a few months before the event itself. Accidents regularly happen at marathons and sponsored runs such as slip, trips and falls, and these often happen because those running aren’t used to the actions and the speed of running for a long period of time. Start small, and gradually build up the length of time and distance you run to help you prepare, and this way, you aren’t at a high risk of suffering a slip or trip during this exciting event.

    Eat a protein-heavy breakfast before you set off to avoid fall accidents

    A lot of trips and falls happen when runners are feeling slightly worse for wear, such as tired or dizzy. Before you set out on the BUPA London 10,000 , make sure you have a breakfast that is high in protein and potassium a couple of hours before the run itself begins, as well as plenty of water or a sports drink. This will help you stay energised and awake during the run, minimising your risk of suffering a public place fall in front of all of those cheering crowds.

    Lace up

    It may sound obvious, but shoes are very important in running and marathons. Making sure you have proper running shoes can go a long way when it comes to making you comfortable and safe from a trip or slip on the racing trail, and ensuring your laces are tightly tied and tucked away is also a safety tip that should never be forgotten.

    Claiming compensation for a slip, fall or trip accident

    Slip injuries can stop you carrying out normal, everyday activities and nobody should have to suffer with these symptoms. Accident Advice Helpline’s advisors are waiting to take your call, and if the accident wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation for the injuries inflicted on you.

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    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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