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A World Team Bronze

On Saturday, 3 September, I participated in the World Masters Mountain Running Championship in Clonmel, Ireland. I took part because I wanted to experience a World Masters event, and I wanted to find out if I was good enough to take part in events at this level. I have been to Ireland before, but every previous trip has been to Dublin, so this was a great chance to see more of the country. The event was quite a big affair. On Saturday, there was the World Masters race and an open race on Sunday. In the World Masters event, there were over 400 runners from a wide range of countries, including Japan and the USA. Because I made my mind up to take part quite late, the local accommodation was booked, and I ended up staying about 30 minutes away from the event (by car).

A ‘good for age’ week

I had a very enjoyable running time during the week commencing Sunday, 14th August, so I thought I’d share it. Sunday 14th was the British Masters Marathon, which was held as part of the Isle of Man Marathon. In the context of running, Masters refers to runners 35 and older. In terms of this race, the age categories were in five-year intervals, so I was running in the 65 to 69 age group.

Learning about Outdoor First Aid

Wow, that was an intense weekend. I have just finished a two-day (two 8-hour days) Outdoor First Aid course run by Will 4 Adventure. I feel much better prepared now for being able to help people if needed. The skills the course included: CPR, tackling wounds and breaks, and in particular dealing unresponsive patients (i.e. unconscious).

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