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The busiest months for marathons and charity runs in the UK are April, May, September and October, making March a busy month for either last minute preparation or early training. Keeping hydrated whilst on the move is something that every athlete and runner needs to think about. Leading outdoor retailers take a look at how to make being hydrated easier.

All runners will know it is essential to be hydrated before, during and after a race, or training, but carrying a water bottle isn’t always the best option. Not only are they awkward to carry but also the capacity is often around 500ml, where as for marathon runners the ideal capacity should be between two and three litres.

Hydration packs are an easier and simpler option for marathon training as they leave the runner hands free and fit simply on the back like a rucksack. Also, many feature much more than room for a hydration bladder, all to make a runners life easier.

The Camelbak Octane Scudo bag features an inbuilt bladder and can hold up to three litres of water, making it ideal for long distance runners. It also features a safety whistle, pockets to the hip, a media pocket and overflow storage, meaning runners can store energy bars and essential first aid equipment which is especially important if out training alone.

However, for runners who don’t require as much storage and are after a more lightweight pack, then the Karrimor XLite 2 Plus hydration pack is perhaps more ideal. With a capacity of two litres, this hydration bag boasts a narrow but long design and does feature a zipped pocket to the front where runners could fit personal items and small snacks.

The main points to consider when choosing a hydration pack is that the capacity suits the distance that will be undertaken, and that it has enough pockets and space to store all other necessary items when training, such as food and a mobile phone.

Both hydration packs can be found online at along with’s full range of hydration and rucksacks. Join the conversation on their social networks: and

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