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Look after yourselves in the heat.๐ŸŒž

Just a gentle reminder to everyone.

If you are going to Europe or live In Europe be careful with the heat.

In parts of the UK it is hot and getting hotter tomorrow, take care in these conditions.

I have just come back from my run and cut it short at 2.5km. I have had a stressful week, not sleeping and it is hot and we also have a very high pollen count here today, when I get hay fever it Inflames my arthritis. So half way through my run I just thought if I carry on Iโ€™ll push on into an injury and one run is just not worth that.

I know as you are going through C25k the thought of missing or moving a run can be daunting thing but put your health before your run. If the conditions are not right, defer the run. The C25k plan is so flexible it will just move with you.

The French Minister of health has highlighted the dangers of those jogging in the midday sun at temperatures over 40 degrees and I have to agree with her. That sort of heat can be dangerous to run in and as much as we are all runners on here (all of us) we have a responsibility to ourselves to know when not to run.

Be safe and happy runnning when you do ๐Ÿ˜€

Rfc x

Ps, The hydration post, keep yourselves hydrated in the heat ๐Ÿ˜€

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Excellent advice from you Realfoodieclub, roll on 40F not 40C/104F.

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Great advice - thank you for posting !

Iโ€™m postponing my short run today until very early tomorrow morning (although it still says 62 degrees at 5am ! ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜…

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Thanks RFC

I confirm that it's a tad warm here in France :D

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Only 32 degrees here in Majorca ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

As Rfc says, take it easy folks ๐ŸŒž

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No kidding!!

And be aware - when heatstroke hits you, it hits damn hard and ASTOUNDINGLY FAST.

People too often fail to realise you get damn little "warning". One minute you're feeling relatively ok, then a few seconds of "what's happening to me" then blam! You better pray there is knowledgeable help beside you.

Please, don't think it can't happen to you - even over here where high 30s and well into the 40s are familiar temps, every year people die. :(

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One of my friends ended up getting heat exhaustion at the school district sports one year as it had been really hot that day!

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Thank you rfc. Yes very important to keep well hydrated and know your own running limits of it's too hot ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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Great advice..and we all need to read and heed!

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It's high 30s low 40's here in Cyprus - Nicosia and when i run it's very early morning between 0530/0600 and often no more than 20/25 mins max. You need to be sensible, heat stroke is v dangerous

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Yup, our temperature hit 42C this afternoon in south France. Even daybreak temperature is 28C and Iโ€™m not running in that. Big shame as my run in the hills is a big pleasure and challenge. Do they make running sombreros ๐Ÿ’ฅ?

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Iโ€™m getting new shoes delivered tomorrow... so Iโ€™ll have to run! Iโ€™m going to go put them through their paces with an old enemy... W1R1 to keep it nice and short in the heat.

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That's a good tactic :)

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I owe that run a good ass kicking too ๐Ÿคฃ

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Good advice RFC! Agreed 100%

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Parkrunners be safe !

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Thanks for the reminder

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Looks like I picked the best time to be out injured to be honest. Just 2 more runs to do in week 9. Should have been finished tomorrow but laid up with back spasm since Thursday.... and it's getting warmer on the south east kent coast...

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Take care and wishing you a speedy recovery. Rfc x

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I had a hot 6.5 mile walk earlier today which I enjoyed but was really hot afterwards!

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