Do you carry any ID with you?

Discussion in 'General Running Discussions' started by Fresh Start, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Fresh Start

    Fresh Start Member

    Sorry if this is a bit morbid. I saw someone running in the dark and rain a few weeks ago down an unlit country road and as we passed I wondered what would happen if they got knocked down by a car or something. Do you all carry ID with you when you go running?
     
  2. Drhysted

    Drhysted Regular Member

    Yep, if I’m not carrying my phone (which has emergency contacts on the lock screen) I wear a onelife ID bracelet.
     
  3. TriTom

    TriTom Active Member

    I never have carried ID, and only really have my phone on a run more recently since our secon child was born 6 weeks ago but that's just in case my wife needs me back home.
    Although I don't run on unlit country roads, but that doesn't mean they will no who I am if I keel over.
    I may invest in an ID tag for my trainers or something just for peace of mind, but again that won't bring me back if I'm dead.
     
  4. carlp

    carlp Active Member

    Nope, nuffink. No phone. Possibly my Garmin watch might have info on it.

    It’s a bit of a worry really.
     
  5. StephenR

    StephenR Active Member

    Location:
    Midlothian
    Only during events but that’s due to my number being traceable back, or my barcode during Parkrun.

    I try and remember but forget to as I’m more focused in making sure I have keys to get back in the house.
     
  6. WiltshireWonder

    WiltshireWonder Active Member Staff Member

    I (nearly) always bring my driving license. For long runs I also take my bank card - you never know! My bike broke on a long ride once and I had to get an Uber home (it needed serious work).
     
  7. Flatflr

    Flatflr Regular Member

    Don't carry ID as such but always have my phone with me. I keep a couple of notes in the phone case, have decided to put my EHIC card in there just in case.
     
  8. StephenR

    StephenR Active Member

    Location:
    Midlothian
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2018
  9. Tennersee

    Tennersee Regular Member

    ID no. Phone, yes. Never really thought about it in terms of not making it home from a run though. Do they do ID bracelets for men?
     
  10. Redbadger

    Redbadger Regular Member Staff Member

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  11. Stig-OT-Dump

    Stig-OT-Dump Regular Member

    I travelled to a wedding once, left my car at the reception but stayed with family nearby. The next morning I ran to pick up the car. A passing car threw up a stone that hit me in the eye; it hurt, and I couldn't keep it open to see out of. A passing car say me struggling to stay upright and stopped to help. They were an off duty nurse and police lady - and they decided I needed to go to A&E.
    I didn't know my wife's mobile number, and couldn't remember my bro-in-law's address. The only numbers I could remember by heart were my mum and older brother - both went to voicemail.
    In the end I had to describe how I would drive to my B-i-L's while they looked at Google Earth so that they could suss out where his house was (I couldn't see, sou I couldn't point it out to them). They then drove round to let my wife know I was in the hospital and would need picking up.
    After that I started wearing an ID bracelet, although I have fallen out of the habit. I guess I should start again.
    It was the Vital ID bracelet - http://www.theidbandco.com/Sports-Safety-ID-Wristbands
    You write your details on a waterproof slip that fits inside. It means if I am overseas work I can put the insurance/ hotel details on it.
     
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  12. Luckyfox

    Luckyfox New Member

    Location:
    North East
    Yes always. I print out & laminate cards for the beginner run group peeps. I’d rather they be safe & know from the start good habits.
     
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  13. Tennersee

    Tennersee Regular Member

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