A lot of casualties at Ealing half on Sunday too, one pretty serious near the finish - unseasonably warm weather and lots of 'undulations' maybe catching people out. Not exactly the challenge of a marathon but still a reminder to respect the distance.
He was in cardiac arrest and they were giving him CPR when I went passed - not nice to see. I've read he's ok but genuinely feared the worst.
I've spoken to 2 friends that did Nottingham and both commented on the attrition rate but doubt it came close to Hackney where there were fallers everywhere - horrible experience.
There have been a few fatalities this year (Reigate and Southend spring to mind) and I do think it's at least partially down to the relatively warm summer that we've had this year. But I think people under estimate the demand of running a half, for most people it's around 2 hours and that isn't easy. Also as a cyclist, I think runners race fueling is stuck in the dark ages