Water is important for vital body functions. It is important for runners to be able to take on enough water throughout their long and short runs. Or otherwise you’ll end up dehydrated or bonking.
Most amateur athletes don’t drink enough water. Most of them only drink about 1L.
You should drink enough water and water is free all over Melbourne. At many major events there is a water tank for people to fill up their water bottles. Whether it’d be at home or at work. Or at uni. Do carry a 1L-2L bottle of water with you everywhere you go.
If you don’t like water why not have aloe or Herbalife’s tea? Or you can put fruits in it.