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I ran the MK Half on Bank Holiday Monday and at mile 11 I collapsed. I cannot remember anything after mile 10.
I've been running for a good couple of years now and have run lots of 10k's and this was my 3rd half. In the week before the race I tapered and carb loaded for 2 days before the race (pasta, sweet potato mash etc.) I also made sure I drank 2 litres of water every day.
On the morning of the race I ate porridge and a banana and also drank water, which I stopped drinking an hour before the race. 15-30 minutes before the race I took an isogel and I took another at around 45 minutes (6 miles+). I also took on some water at mile 9. I remember being very tired and then remember nothing after mile 10. Next thing I remember is lying on the floor being sick. Then surrounded by people, then later by paramedics and finally being put in an ambulance and on a drip. They said my temperature had gone up to 41 degrees, my blood pressure had dropped and my glucose levels were low.
Is this a classic case of dehydration or something else? It was a warm day. Would love to know if anyone else has experienced this as it scared the life out of me and don't ever want it to happen again!