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Man rushed to hospital after fun run.

A RUR NNER was rushed to hospital after going into cardiac arrest moments after completing the Great Midlands Fun Run in Sutton Coldeld.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle to Allendale Road, Walmley, after the call out at 1.50pm.

A spokesman said: "Crews responded to a runner who had completed the course and was apparently driving away from the event when he collapsed at the wheel of his car.

"e patient, believed to be in his fties, was found to be in cardiac arrest and was initially treated by a police ocer who went to his aid. Ambulance crews arrived to continue advanced life support in order to stabilise his condition before he was taken to Good Hope Hospital for further treatment.'' e sun had shone down as 7,000 runners of all ages crossed the nishing line at the event. Medics treated 25 people, with two requiring hospital treatment.

Serious athletes had mingled with those in fancy dress during the annual 8.5-mile charity fundraiser, which drew cheering crowds from across the region.

Sutton Coldeld Grammar School for Girls had the largest team at the sun-kissed event, having recruited over 300 team members.

Leigh Long, assistant head teacher, said before the event: "Our aim was to eld the largest team and now we need to convert that achievement by raising more than the PS10,000 we raised in 2013."

e school will split its fundraising eort between Breast Friends Sutton Coldeld - a volunteer group based at Good Hope Hospital - and Ronald McDonald House, in Birmingham.

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