Welcome to the new runners’ medical resource website.
The runners' medical resource is the product of a joint arrangement between leading UK Road Races and Triathlons including the Virgin London Marathon and the Bupa Great North Run. These events combined forces to create a unified stance on medical issues relating to running and triathlon events. The group has subsequently been appointed as the official Medical Advisory Group for RunBritain, UK Athletics' strategic management group for road running in the UK
As you know, taking part in these events is beneficial to your health if you are aware of the correct ways of training, drinking and eating. Participants need to take responsibility for their own health by equipping themselves with the right information. This website delivers in simple terms, how to look after your body to ensure you have a safe and healthy race. Make it your priority to be informed.
"This website is a good resource for runners who may want some guidance in preparation for - and on the day of - a big race. Particularly during this hot weather, it's vital that people are aware of what they should do to stay fit and healthy while they train. With tips on safe training and what to eat and drink, it's an easy-to-use site for anyone out there who wants information on how to run safely." Richard Caborn, Minister for Sport.
Please use the links above to navigate the site.
UK Road Races and Triathlons responsible for the runners’ medical resource:
Virgin London Marathon -
Bupa Great North Run -
Experian Robin Hood Marathon
Bath Half Marathon - Asics Reading Half Marathon - ASICS Breakfast Run
Reebok Bristol Half Marathon - Edinburgh Marathon - The London Triathlon