Air Ambulance paramedic on the run

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Critical care paramedic Paul Maskell is getting set to take on the London Marathon in his full Cornwall Air Ambulance kit.

Maskell, who represents Team GB in the 24hr Ultramarathon World Championships, will be taking on the challenge to help raise vital funds for the charity’s #HELi2 Appeal.

The appeal is aiming to raise £2.85 million to help secure a second AW169 helicopter for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Maskell said: “Our critical care paramedic uniform is heavy, non-breathable, fire retardant and generally not that flexible. Without a doubt, it will be a gruelling challenge. The heavy and cumbersome nature of the kit adds an extra layer of difficulty. Yet despite the challenges, I’m determined to achieve a sub three-hour finish time.”

You can support Maskell’s fundraising, ahead of the London Marathon on Sunday April 21, via his Just Giving page.