Clark's donation provides huge boost for Fareham parkrun

JEFF CLARK has presented a cheque to Fareham parkrun that will enable them to purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Wednesday, 7th December 2016, 6:15 am
Jeff Clark, right, makes the donation to Fareham parkrun. Also pictured, from left: John Salt, Daniel Booker, Kathy O'Loughlin, Bella Emmonds and Michelle Clark

The core volunteer team at Fareham parkrun are thrilled and hugely grateful for this donation from Clark, of Rural Running.

As soon as the AED arrives Fareham parkrun plan to arrange a free training session for using the AED and CPR.

This will be open to anyone at Fareham parkrun.

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They hope they never have cause to use the AED but it is reassuring it will be available.

An automated external defibrillator is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart.

It can stop an irregular heart rhythm and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest

Clark said: ‘It’s about the local running fraternity looking out for each other and being able to look after each other.

‘I am overwhelmed by the support the local running community have given to this appeal.’

Meanwhile on Saturday, Denmead Striders’ Jon Sullivan finished first at Fareham parkrun in 18min 28sec.

Daisy Hall was another runner who had an excellent morning.

She finished first lady as she also set a new personal best on the course of 20.14.

Sophie Reynolds crossed the line second lady with a PB of 23.13.

In total 132 runners completed the 35th edition of Fareham parkrun at Cams Hall Estate, Cams Hill.

Junior runner Bella Emmonds completed her 10th parkrun, while Kathy O’Loughlin finished her 50th parkrun.

Daniel Booker completed his 10th parkrun to earn his junior t-shirt.

And John Salt ran his 100th parkrun to join the century club.