Quick Note on Cayman Islands Half Marathon
Came in at 2:00:53 (per results at allsportcentral.com). Had a long break somewhere after mile 12.
I came up on a fellow who'd dropped to a walk, and he was weaving some. I dropped to a walk with him and eventually decided to sit him down rather than accept the injury risk if his leg buckled (though we were close to the finish he was weaving more and showing little peripheral awareness). One runner pledged to send someone back for us, and soon Coach Jerry Harper showed up on his scooter. Coach went off to get us more support. A volunteer equipped with a radio arrived and called in. Next to arrive was a police car, and the officer was set to get the fellow to the nearby hospital (although not all that much further back of his car I did see an ambulance coming our way). With the fellow in good hands I went off to finish my run. I was hanging around after the finish when the police officer stopped by to report to the event organizers, so I was able to get the assurance that the fellow was on an IV drip at the hospital with no known serious complications.
A good run (average heart rate 175) with the local peeps, great support from the volunteers, and I even got to help with keeping it a safe and friendly event (yea me). My thanks to the organizers, sponsors, and volunteers!