Does anyone have any news?
I also saw them trying to revive her as I ran past - can't get the picture out of my head now, everytime i close my eyes i see that pic. It must have been .
It must have been 1.30ish (as i ran 3hrs 59mins) and there were no curtains up then, it must have just happened
Claire came past me at 25.3 miles at about 1.29 p.m.
It's hard to tell if she's experiencing serious distress or not.
duncan watson 7
I ran past at the same time as you and have the same picture of poor Claire sadly. It must have just happened, as there was just the two medical staff at that stage trying so hard to bring her round. My thoughts are with her family and loved ones. She was a local hairdresser to us, and I've spoken to several people who new of her and they all said she was a lovely girl and very fit and healthy. Looking at the video where she looked better than most and how quickly she passed out, I don't think she suffered. We wont ever forget her.
Weeble. wrote (see)
Well I don't think we all need to play coroner and watch that to find out. Utterly tasteless and inappropriate video in my opinion.
I think it's an important piece of film.
I made it silent because then it's a minute's silence, and more respectful.
I imagine her family will see it and be glad to be able to look upon some of her final moments and see she isn't suffering.
Cardiologists may find it useful.
If there's to be an inquest, the coroner will find it useful.
I also added a link to her JustGiving page to the YouTube page. (Just out of view unless you hit the ''See More'' tab.)
But I take your point, Weeble. We'll have to agree to differ. If other people support your viewpoint, or if the family or friends request it, I'll take the clip down.
Weeble. wrote (see)
I'm afraid I have to agree with Weeble here. Its great that you've got a video to pass on to here family and I'm sure they will take comfort from that but keep it private. There's no need for the general public to look at this and comment on whether or not the runner looks like she is experiencing distress. The family may well find this upsetting and I don't think the coroner will be scouring forums for evidence.
I think it's utterly inappropriate to post film of someone collapsing and dying on the internet.
I'm appalled that anyone would be so ghoulish, and then try and justify it as "useful".
It's tasteless in the extreme, and attention-seeking on the part of the person posting it: "look what I've got, look, look!"
I'm quite honestly disgusted.
At least get your facts right . The video shows how well she was running even at mile 25. and is a comfort to some of us that she was not in distress.
Wilkie wrote (see)
I think it's utterly inappropriate to post film of someone collapsing and dying on the internet.I'm appalled that anyone would be so ghoulish, and then try and justify it as "useful".It's tasteless in the extreme, and attention-seeking on the part of the person posting it: "look what I've got, look, look!"I'm quite honestly disgusted.
Who's dying? She isn't dying. She's running.
How would you know if it's attention-seeking or not? Presumably you aren't a mind reader.
It isn't attention-seeking. It's making myself useful. I have information to share, so I share it. That's what helpful people do.
I'm not trying to justify it as useful. I'm not trying to justify it at all. I don't need to justify it. My justification is my own sound judgement.
The clip got 150 hits and two comments since yesterday. No one said it was inappropriate. I suspect you are only saying what you say because of what Weeble said.
But you are entitled to your opinion. I respect your opinion, if genuinely held.
With respect, perhaps it would be better to delete the video until Runners World have checked with Claire's family how they feel about it?. They have to be the one's who decide. We must respect their feelings over everything.
My apologies, I misunderstood exactly what the video was - but I still think it's inappropriate.
Still think it's a case of "look what I've got!" Some people just like to do that. and your boast about how many hits it's had just adds to my view that you're attention-seeking on the back of someone else's misfortune. That 150 people have viewed it doesn't make it OK - some people like to rubber-neck at car crashes.
How is it useful in any way to see someone running who's shortly going to collapse and die?
Colin, I don't think the video is in bad taste. I think it will be in bad taste though if the media get hold of it and one of Claire's family sees it when they're not ready to.
I spoke to Claire's sister about the official pics the VLM take of the runners on the course, and she couldn't bring herself to look at the one's of Claire. I would probably suggest taking the video down and instead let the family know that it's available should they wish to view it. Which they probably will at some point down the line.
I can let the family know if you like. I would just hate them to see it on the news. Which no doubt it will be if the press catch sight of it.
Incidentally as a friend of the family I found it comforting that she looked well, was running well and just seemed fine. Also totally sad that it was her final moments. Bless her.
Cathy Walsh 3 wrote (see)
You are right about taking it down. I also found the video comforting, but everything must be done to make sure her loved one's are not hurt any more than they have been. Please pass on sincere best wishes when you consider it appropriate.
As you wish, Cathy.
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