The following has been posted by Doncaster parkrun following the sad death of a parkrunner in our park this morning on the third birthday run.
The actions of fellow runners at the scene were remarkable. Micheal could not have been in better hands as for 50 minutes together with the ambulance crew attempts were made to resuscitate him before he was taken to DRI.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael’s family, friends and fellow parkrunners.
“It is with deep sadness that we have to report that local runner Michael Wakefield, a member of Doncaster Athletic Club, collapsed at Doncaster parkrun this morning. Attempts were made to resuscitate Michael by fellow runners until an ambulance arrived and further attempts were made by the ambulance crew and at DRI. Unfortunately, despite all efforts to resuscitate Michael, he passed away at 11:11am. I am sure that I speak for everyone associated with our event that our thoughts are with Michael’s family at this very sad time.”