Kilmalcolm is an attractive traditional Scottish village popular with commuters working in nearby commercial centres like Glasgow, Paisley and Greenock. Like countless other rural communities Kilmalcolm holds a half-marathon event which is extremely well supported.
Not for the faint-hearted
A half-marathon covers 21km although the Kilmalcolm events offer 3km and 10km, but a full marathon is 42km! Not for the faint-hearted. First devised in 1896, marathon events were named after the Battle of Marathon of Greek classical antiquity, and refers to a messenger who ran from the battlefield to Athens to impart news of the victory of the Greeks over the Persians.
Putting the right foot forward
It takes a great deal for the human body to be fit to run a marathon, and contestants train over years. Training involves running every day, against the clock, rain or shine, heat or cold.
Injury claim in Kilmalcolm
Marathon training and competing is fraught with setback and injury. It’s a tough business. The impact on bones and joints is considerable and there’s always the risk of straining muscles and tendons and succumbing to cramp. It’s important for any sports participant to take the advice of their trainer, to get enough rest and follow the right diet. Another hazard on the day is dehydration.
However, if a marathon runner fell over an obstacle on the route, which the organisers should have removed, or if an unexpected hazard caused a pile-up of participants, then he might just have a valid case for a compensation claim.
We’re not suggesting that an injury claim in Kilmalcolm is more likely than anywhere else, but only want to illustrate how the most unexpected combination of events can lead to mishaps.
If you are seeking to make an injury claim in Kilmalcolm it could be for any number of reasons including:
- Road traffic accidents
- An injury at work
- A slip trip or fall
- Clinical negligence
Accident Advice Helpline
We are experts in personal injury claim cases and if you need help and advice regarding your accident and possible claim, we may be able to help. You can call our professional and helpful advisers on: 0800 689 0500 or: on 0333 500 0993 (from your mobile), and ask us to explain the claims process to you.
Should you decide to start your claim, you can begin with the 30-second test (top right) or you can discuss it with the phone adviser.
We can find you a legal expert proficient in your kind of injury claim in Kilmalcolm if you need one. All our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis. Call us now!
Date Published: 3rd October 2013
Author: Emma Matthews