Who would they call if they found me?
I think carrying ID is an excellent idea for all lone runners.
I was bought an ID bracelet from this site by my best friend as a Christmas pressie. A slightly more expensive option I know but it was a gift. They do a variety of choices depending on budget from a tenner to £100+.
Don't forget to include if you have any medical conditions on your ID.
Our tri club has all our membership details on the front and an ICE name and contact number on the back of our membership card (which is laminated and slightly smaller than credit card size. We have to take our card to all sessions.
ICE tags - simple
Family & Doctor`s details on the back.
I wear a set of military style dog tags round my neck, picked them up from a military fair for £3. They have my name, DOB, blood group, three contact numbers for my wife and the fact im allergic to wasps!!
I carry a scrap of paper in my pocket with my husband's mobile number on it. If it's a long run or if it's raining I put the paper in a plastic bag to stop the ink running. Pretty hi-tech I think you'll agree.
I only do this so that he'll have less stress if I get squished on the road.
Popsider - true enough but most other places people do tend to have purse/wallet on them with cards inside with their name on (at worst) and their driving licence (at best) so that hospitals would have something to go on.
Though, my little bracelet is quite pretty so I do find I just wear it all the time. (Perfect for if I get squashed by a bus in bed, non?)
billuk wrote (see)
Got mine from www.icetags.co.uk £3.95. It's a plastic tag attached to my shoe with a couple of contact numbers. Hopefully I'll never need it...
seren nos - dyn haearn wrote (see)
now I know what to but my OH for his birthday
I have RoadId bracelet, in case you don't want to carry personal details that anyone could get hold of easily
It has a pin and password on the back and a telephone number that police/hospital can call to obtain all my information including Next of kin, Doctors details etc
The basic info on the front is just my name and blood group.
It's bright yellow too so easy to see and spot.
I have a Medic Alert bracelet and have done for a while - I have underlying medical conditions/medications that might be important for any medics to know about should I get squished/collapse on a run. It acts as my peace of mind that if this happens the info is available to medics and that my husband/parents/best friend (in that order should one be unavailable) be contacted to let them know.
I don't wear it day to day but I do wear it when I'm travelling. In fact that's where I lost it recently - in Italy!
Bought my id wristband from www.mysportidband.com. Arrived the next day and really pleased with it.
Did start another thread where I was asking about them. I have missed this thread. They also do medical wristbands etc. for those who want more than just a sports one.
I thought about this after Steve Cram's brother died running. I just have a personalised key chain which has my name and the phone numbers of my wife, dad and father-in-law. Hopefully one of them would pick up in an emergency. If I do lose my keys then no-one's going to know my address to get up to no good either.
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