What do athletes, participants and event directors say about Exile Medics?
Your participants are our priority, and every single Exile Medics considers themselves part of your expedition or event team. This means that we are invested in the success of your event, and so we work really hard to make your expedition or event as successful as can be.
Exile Medics not only delivers great care, but the runners value the support and interactions that we bring to the race. Some of our runners love Exile Medics so much they they write to us. Here are just some of the comments that have been sent to Exile Medics over the recent past that show how much value participants and athletes get from Exile Medics being there.
Not only is the Exile Medics team a great group of doctors, nurses and paramedics, but they truly understand the heart of an ultramarathon race and what every runner goes through. Whether they are asking questions about hydration at checkpoints, cheering runners on as they make their way across a barren desert, or fixing up blistered feet at the end of the day, they always have the runners' best interests in mind. The team always made me feel comfortable, and more importantly, they made me feel like family!
Adam Kimble, Ultrarunner
We are on bus back to Nairobi and all of us buzzing still. Thank you for these pics!!! Amazing. Words just don’t do it to thank you all enough!!! Not only your level of care but also the spirit and passion that you all have for the race the people wildlife Rangers and how you all made the event so special!! Without you all I would not have got past CP2 on Day 4 and many of the others as well and there would be much more DNF’s. Been in other races and the medical support was not a scratch on you all.
Olly T, For Rangers Ultra Finisher 2018
“Having Exile Medics look after us during the Ice Ultra in Sweden made a big difference to my race. I felt a lot safer pushing myself to my limits in the harsh and unforgiving environment of the Arctic Circle with such a brilliant team of medics there in support. Lovely people too.”
Team GB Ultra Runner
“I love adventure and risk. My passion is running tough 200km + races in extreme environments and pushing myself to the limit. When I know that Exile Medics are supporting the race, I know that I am in safe hands. If things go wrong there are experts on hand to manage the situation in a place with limited back-up or resources. Not only that, Exile Medics are always friendly, helpful and supportive which enhances the whole race experience.”
Ice Ultra 2016
Hi Brett, When your knackered and your hurting with miles to go to be cheered into a checkpoint buy a warm friends face mean more than “normal” people will ever understand. To have the same gang patch me up at the end of each day was simply wounderfull. Thank you and thank all your team for the banter, smiles and fun, what can I say other than Exile Medics rock!
Toby H, 3rd Place Namibian Desert Ultra 2018
I have worked with the Exiles for 2 years now across 3 Continents and trust them implicitly with my own life, but more importantly that of all the runners at our races. No matter the challenge, or the conditions the Impact Marathon team has complete confidence that the Exiles will handle it.
Furthermore, they tackle the challenges with huge positivity as well as professionalism. They bring a lot of fun to our races and adapt to the atmosphere we look to create amongst our participants!
We look forward to a lot more memorable experiences in the future!
Nick Kershaw, Director, Impact Marathon Series
I've worked alongside Exile medics on the spine races for the past 4 years. The team is always professional, committed and fun. The legal of deduction to the racers is second to non and feedback from the athletes and support crew is always positive.
I've personally engaged Exile Medics during a wheel chair attempt by Shaun Gash of Kilimanjaro during the summer of 2016. Helping with the medical needs of 27 clients. During the summit attempt an incident occurred which the medic responded to in a professional manner, which resulted in a positive outcome.
I have no reservation on recommending Exile medics and I will be engaging in future expeditions.
Darren Hunt, Director, Mountains in Mind
Thanks so much to you and the Team from Exile Medics for patching us together with such enthusiasm and unwavering loveliness. When I think back to the Doc Trotters in the MdS in 2003, there’s just no comparison!
'There are a couple of non-flannelette cots for weary runners to sit on, and a duo from the Exile Medics team. The Medics are awesome. I will say this again and again. Simply awesome. They spend the next five days hugging tired runners, sticking feet back together, refilling water bottles and telling us we are amazing. Without them, far fewer of us would make it. They remember everyone’s names. They care. It’s phenomenal.'
Cathy D, CEO Save the Rhino International. Finisher, For Rangers Ultra 2018 Read Cathy's blog featuring Exile medics here
Just to say what a superb email ... I don't think over the last 16 years of intermittent ultra-running I have ever had a follow up email with this sort of simple post race medical advice. I know it's not a lot, but, actually, it is.
Kenneth D, Finisher (wearing a Rhino costume!), For Rangers 2018
World Offshore Powerboat Racing Championships 2018
Wow what can I say? We have never had so much support: I hope you enjoyed your ride with Stoneman! Please thank your whole team wholeheartedly from us.
Literally saved my life in Peru. I managed to cook myself from the inside, if the Exiles weren't there and so on the ball it would have been a very different outcome.
Shaun Marsden, Enthusiastic Ultra Runner
Exile Medics is not the only organisation to offer wilderness and expedition medicine services but it feels unique in the otherwise crowded marketplace.
A relaxed and friendly ethos cannot hide the solid foundation of clinical governance and logistical support behind every the team that flies out to events around the world.
And what a team! Multidisciplinary, enthusiastic, flexible team players. Some with great hats. Others less so.
Exile Medics is about far more than Been There, Done That, Got The T-Shirt. But those who have been there and done that with Exile Medics will wear their t-shirts with pride.
Chris Hewett, Paramedic and Former Camel Trophy Competitor