NWAA Paramedic Breaks Guinness World Record at the London Marathon

Published: 22nd April 2024

An Air Ambulance Paramedic from the North West Air Ambulance Charity (NWAA) has broken a Guinness World Record while taking on the London Marathon.

Caroline, from Clitheroe, took on the 26.2 miles along with thousands of others on Sunday the 21st of April, however, she had to tackle the marathon in her full flight suit.

Finishing with a record-breaking time of 4 hours 36 minutes Caroline has set a new record for the ‘The Fastest Air Ambulance Paramedic to Run a Marathon in a Flight Suit (female)’.

The full suit weighed 4kg in total and included the flight helmet and boots that Caroline would normally wear while working for the North West Air Ambulance Charity.

After months of training, Caroline crossed the finish line on The Mall in London and was presented with her Guinness World Record certificate and medal.

Reflecting on her success Caroline said: “I’m ecstatic about breaking the record at the Marathon, it was tough and a difficult challenge that I didn’t think was 100% possible. But when I was running through the streets and crossed the finish line, I just felt like everyone was behind me!

“I just want to thank everyone for their support before and during the challenge, it’s been an amazing experience!”

Not only has Caroline broken the Guinness World Record but she has raised over £2,500 for the lifesaving charity she works for. In 2023 the charity was called to over 3,100 missions across the North West region.

Caroline has been working for the North West Air Ambulance Charity for over 13 years, she said: “I wanted to take on the Guinness World Record title for a couple of reasons; I wanted to try and raise as much money as possible for a charity very close to my heart.

“As I work for this charity, I see the difference first-hand that it can make to our patient’s lives.”

To find out more about how you can support the North West Air Ambulance Charity, follow this link https://www.nwairambulance.org.uk/

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