Runners: ID Yourselves!

Runners: ID Yourselves!
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Runners ID Yourselves
Following the news of a runner found critically ill in Harlow, Essex who is yet to be named, it seems a good time to remind all runners to keep safe and ID yourselves.
The story broke yesterday afternoon of an unidentified man found unconscious in the early hours of yesterday morning. Having suffered a serious internal head injury, he is in a critical condition. And without any knowledge of who he is no family or friends can be contacted, and, even more importantly, no medical records can be consulted.

Do you know who he is?

“The man is described as white, aged between 30-50, is approximately 5ft 10ins tall, is clean-shaven, is of slim build and has brown eyes. He also has brown hair which is greying and receding from the front. He has several moles on his chest. 

He was wearing a white top, black Ronhill running bottoms, white Asics trainers with blue and black markings and a run-365 wrist sweatband.  

He also had a door key and a black entry tag attached to it. 

If you have any information about who this man might be, please contact detectives at Harlow police station on 101.”


Now onto you…

Do you have an allergy? A medical condition? Do you have friends? A family? Then you need ID!
Us runners are known for our pre-run routines, getting our kit ready, lacing up our trainers, putting our keys in our pockets, maybe grabbing a bottle of water, and even latching our Garmins onto GPS! But what out of that really identifies us, or makes us known to emergency aid should we need it?
This is where Road ID comes in. They are an American company, that ship worldwide, providing a variety of different ID tags that can be worn on the wrist, round your neck, round your ankles, or on your shoes. They are very reasonably priced, at between $15.99 to $29.99 (around £10-£20 for us

 Brits). The tags have enough room for five lines of text – enough to put your name and year of birth, emergency contacts, medical information, and even a motivational quote! You can choose from a selection of dif

ferent colours, and you can even buy multiple wrist bands to swap and change the colour from day to day.
Wrist ID – Slim

These would also make a great Christmas stocking filler for the runner in your life – more on stocking filler tips to come as promised!
What reason do you have not to wear one? ID yourselves!


CC Image “Ambulance in Motion” courtesy of

Georgina Spenceley
Georgina Spenceley

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