Machine will keep runners pumping at parkrun

A defibrillator was presented at Stanthorpe parkrun on Saturday.
A defibrillator was presented at Stanthorpe parkrun on Saturday. contributed

A DEFIBRILLATOR was on hand at Stanthorpe's parkrun on Saturday.

Donations collected in recent months have paid for the defibrillator which will be taken to the weekly events to ensure emergencies can be handled properly.

"I hope that we never have to use it, but it's just that extra peace of mind if something nasty occurs,” co-event director Glen Brunckhorst said.

"Thank you to everyone who made a donation. A special thank you goes to Lions Club Stanthorpe for its donation.”

Harlen McBean completed his 10th parkrun, as part of a 45-strong group.

Male placings: Kevin Muller was first over the line in 18:04, Adrian Jannenga was second in 18:45 and Bart Verschuuren was third in 19:40.

Female placings: Marina Waterworth was first over the line in 22:01, Amanda Gempton was second in 23:34 and Hannah Debnam was third in 24:44.

Welcome to first-timers Kevin Muller, Sean Cole and Colleen Petzler. We hope to see you again soon.

Congratulations to those who set new personal best times: Bart Verschuuren, James Fox, Marina Waterworth, Alun Roberts, Nicola Cobon, Natasha Blackwood and Declan and Harlen McBean.

Thanks to all volunteers: Brigid, Erin, Kayelene, Liam and Maggie O'Dea, Glen Brunckhorst, Kim Micke, Margaret McKillop-Lawson, Shane Dachs and Sharon Newlands.

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