“It’s not for when you are running, it’s for when you can’t”

I am borrowing heavily from Bryan Allot’s post on >_iTrainedToday and Owen’s post(s) on Wildrunner. Bryan’s recent experience really highlighted some of the aspects of trail safety I was blogging about in my post Compulsory kit requirements for trail running.

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Mountain Rescue number

“It would be great if you could brief as many runners as possible on the correct phone number to contact in the event of encountering an emergency (Metro control: 021-9370300), that knowledge alone is worth a tremendous amount and is the correct way of reporting a problem, even for activation of the Skymed helicopter (still the fastest means of getting medical attention to a casualty).”

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