John C. Kirk (johnckirk) wrote,
John C. Kirk

I'm now back from doing SJA duty at the London Marathon. I was posted at the 8 mile mark last year, and the 9 mile mark this year, so I'm gradually working my way along the course... Actually, last year's Marathon was my first official duty (i.e. as a first aider rather than an observer), so I've now come full circle. Mind you, I also remember that I did last year's duty in shirtsleeves, whereas today I had shirt/jumper/coat on, so I'm not sure what's going on with the weather this year. Anyway, it was a pleasant duty (aside from the "getting up at 6am" aspect), and I was impressed by the guy I saw in a Dalek costume.

Meanwhile, I've borrowed an ambulance manual to do my pre-reading, which is about 2-3 inches thick, so that will keep me busy for a while. Once I've done the test papers, I can be booked onto an AA1 course, so hopefully I'll be able to do that in October. I'm also doing my driving theory training in 3 weeks, and we'll be doing radio training/assessments on a couple of class nights soon, so my "personal development plan" (or whatever it's called) is coming along quite nicely.

Aside from that, I'm still working on the division's website, although I think it will be at least another month before that's ready for me to show it to everyone else.
Tags: marathon, sja

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