Dr Bradley Allen will be running the New York Marathon this November, to raise money for the West Midlands CARE Team.
Currently working in Solihull Hospital, Dr Bradley Allen is a Junior Doctor and is working towards a career in anaesthetics and intensive care. In his spare time, he works for Immediate Care Medical Services Ltd, which led him to discover the CARE Team.
Since then, he’s admired the work that we do and recognised all of the effort we’ve put in to provide essential emergency care to the public while supporting the NHS.
Now, he’s going to be running the 26.2-mile-long New York Marathon on November 4th to support us and help raise awareness for our work.
Discussing his decision to run the New York Marathon, Dr Allen said: “I want to continue to push myself to my physical and mental limits which is such a rewarding experience.”
After entering the public ballot, he discovered on his birthday that, on his first attempt, he was successful and is now looking forward to the unforgettable experience.
In preparation for the challenge, Bradley has been training, despite suffering with a knee injury from May until August. He is an enthusiastic runner with previous races and marathons under his belt and, whilst he may not be aiming to break personal records, he will be ready and will certainly enjoy the experience.
Dr Allen continued: “Supporting the CARE team whilst I do this will make it easier for me mentally and give me a bit more strength to carry on when it gets tough; moreover, it will help to support the team who provide immediate care which saves our lives.”
From everyone on the CARE Team, thank you Bradley and good luck!