Join Caroline at this year’s Great North
Runner Caroline Linares will complete the Bupa Great North Run in
September to support St John Ambulance (SJA,) after being
helped by the charity’s first aiders during the Virgin London Marathon.
Caroline, 35, was treated by volunteers after collapsing
from heat exhaustion and dehydration two miles from the finish
line, at the 26 mile marathon in 2012. She is fundraising to ensure
that in a crisis, everyone who needs first aid can be
treated by someone around them.
Running to save lives
‘I have never been able to thank St John
Ambulance enough for the help of their wonderful volunteers who
probably saved my life that day,’ said Caroline. ‘I decided to run
for SJA to raise money to invest in more life
First aiders came to Caroline’s rescue by
cooling her down and replenishing her lost fluids when she
collapsed. With support from a nearby doctor, the charity’s first
aiders attended to her until she regained consciousness.
As the nation’s leading first aid charity, SJA
provides fully trained and equipped first aid personnel at public
events across the country, and has been providing first aid support
at the London marathon since its launch in 1981.
Join Caroline in Bupa Great North Run
half marathon on Sunday 7 September 2014
in Newcastle upon Tyne, or the Bupa
London 10,000 (10km) race on 25 May in
If you would like more information about the
charity or running to save lives, please contact Siobhan
for more details.