Club members will by now be aware, that on the evening of Monday 2nd December 2019,
our Young Athletes Coach Paddy Paulsen experienced a hefty tumble, whilst out with her usual club training group.
Those with her will have also experienced a great deal of shock in witnessing the incident, as there is no doubt that she experienced great pain following her ordeal, and Medical Assistance was urgently required.
It is most fortunate that Caroline Balsdon, an athlete/parent was on hand to call for this in emergency, and the required paramedics were quickly to the scene near Mafeking Roundabout, and that Assistant Coach Chris Elder was also on hand to administer assistance.
Thankfully following this, Paddy was quickly taken to Cramlington Hospital, where her injuries were subsequently diagnosed as a severely broken shoulder, further complicated by a fractured collarbone (clavicle), which have subsequently been operated on.
Paddy currently remains at the hospital, being kept under observation until Doctors
and specialists are confident enough to allow her to return to her home.
In the meantime, she is very much buoyed by all the concerned well wishes she has received,
and would like to thank all those who assisted her at her time of pain,
and also to assure all of her training group,
who may have been somewhat traumatised by witnessing her accident,
that she will return fit and well, to see them, hopefully sooner rather than later.
Morpeth Harriers & AC would wish to convey their best wishes to Paddy at this time,
in the hope that she manages to make a full recovery,
and to extend their thoughts also to her Husband Egil,
and her two sons Hans and Henrik, who are also valued members.
In light of all of Paddy’s recent excellent hard work in organising
our annual Presentation and Fundraising Evening,
this particular setback is most upsetting and untimely for her,
and very undeserved to say the least,
and we all sincerely hope that it is not long before we see her
back with us exercising her cheery and inspirational voice,
and that when she eventually returns home,
that she manages to enjoy a much needed family Christmas,
with plenty of helping hands around her.
If anyone wishes to pass on any personal greetings to Paddy by letter or card,
we can pass details to you at our clubhouse on a Monday evening.
Get Well Soon Paddy
We are missing You.