A chat with a friend recently brought a stark fact into realisation for me.
In the case of an accident, while out training, how will people know who we are?
It’s a scary thought...
Scenario 1: We are out running and not feeling too good, the next thing we collapse and there is no way for anyone to know who our nearest and dearest are.
Scenario 2: Out for a ride and we are clipped by a passing car knocking us unconscious into a hedgerow. Mobile phone smashed in the process – leaving no access to the ICE contact which you may have set up.
These two scenarios may occur when training a lone – but they could also easily occur when training with others. In that case though, you may think your friends and club mates know you…
But think about it. They may know you because you tur up at the club most weeks. They may have you mobile number to allow training sessions to be arranged. They may even know where you live, because they’ve picked you up before…
Think a little more. They may have your number but not your partners or home number. They might be able to drive to your house but could they rime off you address. Not too optimistic is it? And let’s not go into the problems of the worst happening when training alone.
I would everyone to think about wearing a wearable ID bracelet. There are a number available from the likes of Road iD and OneLife iD. Wearing a personal emergency ID ensures immediate identification, and quick communication with your next-of-kin. All providing peace of mind to you and your love ones.
Stop Messing about and get it sorted.