On Saturday 15th June we did a First Aid Drill to test that the process on the back of the laminated cards works.
Whilst we met the target time for getting the defib to the casualty, the test threw up a few minor issues that when fixed, will make the process much smoother.
On Saturday loads of runners stopped to offer their assistance – Thank You!!
We’ve since been asked, “What should I do if a runner collapses near me?”
Unfortunately, there isn’t a single answer, as it depends on the circumstances and your own experience of First Aid.
However, it’s effectively the same as if it happened in your local High St…
If you think its life threatening, find a way of dialing 999.
If you don’t (e.g. Sprained Ankle), then find a way of getting a message to the Run Director as quickly as possible.
In both scenarios, it’s important to be as specific as possible about the location of the incident and the injuries sustained.
All Marshals have a laminated incident card which contains a Post Code for their location and details of the Run Directors. The First Aid kit contains, amongst other things a Defibrillator.
It is highly unlikely that you will ever need to deal with an incident at parkrun but the instructions above will help you if it ever does.
If you have any further concerns or questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org