Burnham-on-Sea running club go the extra mile

PUBLISHED: 16:00 14 April 2017

Burnham Harriers training.

Burnham Harriers training.


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.”

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