Malaysia’s Fastest Marathoner in 2016 & SEA Games 2017 Marathon Qualifier Edan Syah give runners tips to improve their running performance
Lucozade Sport™, the No. 1 sports drink in the United Kingdom (UK), hosted the “Run & Hydrate with Edan Syah” that saw avid runners from Smart Athletics Club, Pacesetters Athletic Club, Tadonamo Triathlon Club, as well as the media gathered at the break of dawn to run the trails of Kepong Metropolitan Park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Edan Syah, Malaysia’s Fastest Marathoner in 2016 and SEA Games 2017 Marathon Qualifier who is also a running coach, lead the Run & Hydrate clinic giving training guidelines using proven methods based on his experience to improve the runners’ performance.
His knowledge sharing session included various aspects for different levels of runners; fun runners who wanted to advance to longer distances, strategies to combat fatigue, and more. Runners were also advised to plan their runs and hydration intervals, where the key laid in knowing the routes and positions of the water stations along the route. The distance and climate should also be taken into consideration.
“Hydration is important in everyday life and especially important during strenuous activity. Dehydration can have a negative impact on your performance. For long distances or endurance training, your body loses fluid and vital electrolytes through sweat, and burns carbohydrates as fuel to supply energy,” said Edan during the training.
Edan also added that, “It is important to choose an isotonic drink that contains a well-balanced blend of electrolytes and carbohydrates to help your body recover from the stress of the race, and replenish your body’s need for hydration and healing.”
With most of the runners in training for the upcoming Standard Chartered KL Marathon on 21 May 2017, Edan took the opportunity to share tips on how to conquer the routes with effective planning. Beginner level runners were also accompanied by more seasoned runners to help them achieve the desired pace during the clinic.
“Our tip for runners is to stay hydrated with Lucozade Sport, and replenish your body fluids to make the most of your active lifestyle. This is especially important for longer-distance activities, such as marathons like the Standard Chartered Kuala Lumpur Marathon, whom Lucozade Sport have partnered up with to keep runners well hydrated,” said Rodney Tan, Head of Marketing, Suntory Beverage & Food Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
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