Runner collapsed at mile 26

Does anyone have any news?

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30/04/2012 at 01:04

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

01/05/2012 at 00:31
how awful dw7 it doesnt bear thinking about, hope her poor family took comfort in it all, glad I didnt know anything about it tbh as it would have played on my mind too while i was running

incredible amount of money raised tho, something good to come out of such a tragedy
01/05/2012 at 16:00

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfYxx7vTQY0

Edited: 01/05/2012 at 16:01
01/05/2012 at 16:54
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.
01/05/2012 at 16:57
Did you do the video Colin?

it is hard to see if she was struggling but look at these young footballers that just seem to collapse all of a sudden, who knows what really happened, just a terrible shame and to happen so near the end too, she had done all the hard work by that point, so sad

hope her family see this, as they may take comfort in it, still cant get the poor girl out my head and her poor family
01/05/2012 at 17:08

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.

02/05/2012 at 10:44

 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.

02/05/2012 at 11:17
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'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. 

02/05/2012 at 11:29

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.

02/05/2012 at 11:46

Wilkie

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.  

02/05/2012 at 11:47

 

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.

02/05/2012 at 12:11

Colin McLaughlin

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.

02/05/2012 at 12:14

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?

cougie    pirate
02/05/2012 at 12:51
Not sure about the video to be honest.

Her appeal is nearing a million pounds though - I've just donated.

The link to it isnt published on the BBC News site strangely - surely that would raise more money.

http://www.justgiving.com/Claire-Squires2
02/05/2012 at 14:32
Has anyone offered it the video to the Family ?
02/05/2012 at 16:55
I think some of the vociferous comments directed at Colin are somewhat unneccesary. There have been two unfounded accusations made of him, namely that he was distributing a video of someone dying (apology later posted)and that he is revelling in how many views he is getting. My interpretation is that his point is that statistically of the number of views, no-one had commented that the video was inappropriate.

Moreover Colin has clearly said that he will remove it if people feel strongly enough, but I think there is a way of providing feedback without attacking the guy with (sometimes) incorrect information and interpretation.

For my part, it is one of probably hundreds of clips that more than likely capture Claire, and I see no reason to remove it. Incidentally, I ran past the spot she collapsed about 20 minutes later and was in such a state of 'when will this end' that I saw nothing, but did donate to her page. RIP.
03/05/2012 at 14:49

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.

03/05/2012 at 14:56
Cathy Walsh 3 wrote (see)

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.

I think this is important. Media interest is still very strong and if they know it's there they will link to it. Colin I accept that you feel this is helpful but I hope you will listen to a friend of the family and take it down for now.
03/05/2012 at 15:43

Cathy Walsh

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.

Edited: 03/05/2012 at 16:35
04/05/2012 at 09:59

As you wish, Cathy.

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