All pictures by Clemens Möllenhoff
On 11-12 August, Clemens Möllenhoff, a 20-year-old Emergency Medical Responder of Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe Germany in Nuremberg, took the chance to support his colleagues of St John Ambulance in England and in Wales. He provided first-aid and ambulance services at the Wye Valley Challenge in the Midlands. As part of the Ultrachallenge run-series, it consists of an 100km trail along the English and Welsh border through a stunning landscape, an area of outstanding natural beauty steeped in history. The race demands top sports performance from the runners.
St John Ambulance England and The Islands was responsible to take care of the medical wellbeing of the over 1,000 participants. Our English JOIN member was on duty with more than 60 first-aiders and paramedics, who treated about 160 patients during the whole event.
Thanks to the great collaboration, Clemens Möllenhoff gained insight into the medical work of St John Ambulance. He also got valuable information regarding the organisation of St John and the ambulance service in Great Britain. During that weekend, international friendships have been made and further exchanges are planned for the future.