Burnham-on-Sea running club go the extra mile

PUBLISHED: 16:00 14 April 2017

Burnham Harriers training.

Burnham Harriers training.

Archant

A Burnham-on-Sea running club had a training session with a difference this week as they went the extra mile to learn how to perform CPR.

Burnham Harriers took part in a 6km run and were then trained by a nurse from Weston General Hospital in CPR and how to use a defibrillator.

Eleven runners took part in the training.

This comes after the running club, along with Burnham and Highbridge Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council, raised funds to install a defibrillator at Apex Park in Highbridge.

A spokesman for the running club said: “It seemed a good idea to train members in the life saving skills of CPR and learn how to use the defibrillator should an emergency occur.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Weston Mercury. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Weston Mercury