SABAH ADVENTURE CHALLENGE 2006:
Each team in the Sabah Adventure Challenge is required to have a medical kit and the teams are required to carry a basic
medical kit such as the one listed below, with them when racing.
While some medical
assistance will be available and will be provided for emergencies during the race, participants should be aware that there
may be times that medical assistance may not be immediately available should an injury take place in a remote area.
will be available at the base camp for all participants. If a participant requires further treatment or requires treatment
that is not available at the base camp, the medical team and organizers will arrange for the participant to be transported
to the nearest hospital.
The medical team
at the base camp will not be responsible for handling routine foot care (treatment of minor blisters etc). These are the responsibility
of the race participants themselves and participants should ensure that they have enough blister dressings to last the full
duration of the race.
have known allergies should inform the Race Doctor of these, before the start of the race.
intravenous fluids/rehydration at anytime during the duration of the Sabah Adventure Challenge will be automatically disqualified.
The decision of the
Race Doctors or the Race Director to stop a participant from continuing the race or to disqualify the participant on medical
grounds shall be final and non-disputable.
The use of all stimulants
(e.g. caffeine tablets) is strictly prohibited.
Medical Kit for
- 3” x 5ft roll of stretch gauze bandage material (e.g. Crepe, ACE wrap, Coban or Peha-haft).
- 3” x 5ft roll of non-stretch Sports Strapping tape (NOT duct tape).
- 2” x 3” non-adherent wound dressing (e.g. Melolin).
- 3” x 5” pressure dressing for heavy bleeding.
- Electrolyte replacement tablets or sachets, minimum sodium content: 400 mg each. Table salt is not
- Water purification tablets or equivalent in liquid form.
- Anti-histamine tablets (non-sedating anti-histamines are recommended e.g. Clarityne, Aerius/Clarinex,
- Blister dressings (e.g. Compeed, Moleskin). Each team should ensure that they have enough for three
- Antiseptic solution (e.g. Betadine, Iodine).
- Anti-itch cream or gel (e.g. Eurax, Hydrocortisone, Eumovate).
- Anti-inflammatory tablets (Ibuprofen, Synflex, Feldene, Aspirin etc).
- Anti-diarrhoea tablets (e.g. Lomotil, Imodium).
- Anti-bacterial ointment or cream (e.g. Bactraban, Neosporin).
- Sunblock (SPF 30+) and lip balm with sun screen.
- A small pair of scissors.
- For those with known medical conditions: appropriate quantities of their required medication.
As the race may
involve traveling in or traversing rivers and streams, race participants and volunteers are advised there may be a slightly
increased risk of contracting Leptospirosis. Leptospirosis is caused by a bacterium and is usually transmitted to humans through
water contaminated with urine from infected animals.
There is no vaccine available to prevent leptospirosis. Participants might benefit from chemoprophylaxis. Until further data
becomes available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta
recommends that travelers who might be at increased risk for leptospirosis be advised to consider chemoprophylaxis with doxycycline
(200 milligrams orally, once a week), begun 1 to 2 days before exposure and continuing through the period of exposure.
Participants should consult their own doctors about this before arriving for the race. The Organisers and the Race Medical
Team will not be providing race participants with any prophylactic medication.
not pose a major problem as the race will not be held in known malarial areas but as always, there is a very small amount
of risk involved and participants, especially those from overseas, are advised to take malaria prophylaxis. They should consult
their own doctors on this matter, for appropriate prophylaxis