Incident No: 98
Date: 7 July 2018
Time: 14.25 hrs
Location: Harthope Valley and Wooler Youth Hostel and Shepherds’ Huts
On Saturday the Team provided rescue and medical cover for the 2018 Chevy Chase. This challenging fell race through the stunning Cheviot Hills attracts some 300 runners each run.
Whilst it doesn’t look like it from the photograph, the weather was very hot especially for those looking to complete the 22 miles of the race. All the runners heeded the preventative advice for heat exhaustion and heat stroke, but nevertheless the Team’s medics had to deal with a couple of competitors suffering from heat exhaustion. They also had to deal with a retiree from the race who was suffering from a probable sprained ankle.
Thanks to the North East Ambulance Service Community Paramedic from Wooler for their assistance too.
By the end of the day all competitors were accounted for and those we treated were given advice should their condition worsen. All in a days’s work!
We’re glad everyone had a great day and many were able to enjoy England’s win over Sweden. #ItsComingHome
The incident involved 4 Team members for 3 hours 45 minutes.