St. Lucia Triathlon Association Medical Advice.
Discuss any medical problems with your General Practitioner (GP).
- Completing a triathlon, and training for a triathlon is physically demanding, and as a competitor it is important that you are physically capable of undertaking a challenge of this nature. This advice supplements anything your GP may tell you.
- See your GP if you have a problem that makes it a risk to take part in the Triathlon.
- If you have any known medical condition (such as diabetes, asthma, allergy to penicillin, etc) inform us prior to the race by entering it in the box provided on the online application.
- In addition, please write all medical details on the back of your race number and put a small indelible red cross on the front of your number.
- Whether you have a medical condition or not, if you feel unwell on race day – don’t race.
- Avoid wearing new running shoes on race day!
- If you have flu, a feverish cold or a tummy bug, do not train until you have fully recovered. Then start gently and build up gradually.
- Do not attempt to catch up on lost mileage after illness or injury – this may cause further damage or illness. To reduce injury risk, train on soft surfaces when you can, especially on easy training days. Vary routes; do not always use the same shoes and run on differing cambers, hills, etc.