running club takes part in life-saving CPR training
of Burnham-On-Sea's Harriers running club have taken part in an
extra special training session after their latest run by joining
a CPR and defibrillator training session at the town's BAY Centre.
Debra, a nurse from Weston Hospital, gave the training to 11 runners
with Dr Stuart Anderson assisting with a supply of extra CPR dummies
and a defibrillator.
learned that people who are unfortunate enough to suffer a heart
attack stand an 80% better chance of survival without brain damage
if they are given CPR or their heart is restarted within the first
three minutes of the emergency taking place.
Last year, the Harriers, Park runners, Burnham & Highbridge
Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council raised funds for a new
defibrillator to be installed at Apex Park in Highbridge.
seemed a good idea to train members in the life saving skills of
CPR and learn how to use the Defibrillator should and emergency
occur," says a Harriers spokesman.
The group also organize the popular Apex Parkrun event which takes
place every Saturday at 9am. So far they have clocked up 95 runs
with up to 300 runners taking part in this popular event, covering
a distance of a 5km course on a very picturesque course.