GWR Guidelines: Health and Safety Concerns
•Before competing, a contestant must be in possession of a document, signed by a medical practitioner, stating that the contestant is fit to participate in the marathon event. This document must be added to the log book and witnessed before the attempt has started.
•No person under the age of 14 may compete.
•Persons aged between 14 and 18 must be in possession of a document signed by their parent or legal guardian, giving them permission to compete. This must be added to the log book and witnessed before the attempt has started.
•A fully-qualified practising member of the medical profession must be present at all times watching the attempt. Each doctor or nurse should not be in attendance for more than four hours at a time: the medical personnel should alternate or rotate in four hour shifts.
•If at any time during the proceedings the doctor or nurse says that, in their opinion, a contestant should end the attempt, the event must stop immediately.