Join Caroline at this year’s Great North Run

great north run

12 March 2014

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 savers’.

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 London.

If you would like more information about the charity or running to save lives, please contact Siobhan Sargeant Siobhan.sargeant@sja.org.uk for more details.