Runner collapses and dies in front of other stunned joggers during three-mile Park Run event in his local park
- A man died after taking part in a running event in Stewart Park, Middlesbrough
- Emergency services attended the scene where he collapsed at 9.45am today
- He had been participating in Parkrun – a casual weekly running event
A runner died after falling ill during a three-mile Park Run event this morning.
The man was declared dead shortly after emergency services attended the scene at Stewart Park, Middlesbrough, at 9.45am.
He had been participating in Parkrun, a free and casual volunteer-organised running event that takes place at 9am every Saturday at locations across north east England.
The man was declared dead shortly after emergency services attended the scene at Stewart Park, Middlesbrough (pictured), at 9.45am
Stewart Parkrun confirmed one of their runners was involved in the emergency and later released a statement on social media.
A spokesperson said: ‘It is with great sadness that I am able to confirm that the runner involved in the medical emergency this morning has died.
‘We are unable to identify the runner at this time but can provide assurances that his family are aware.
‘Once again I would like to thank all involved in assisting this morning.
Stewart Parkrun confirmed one of their runners was involved in the emergency and later released a statement on social media
‘Parkrun do have support services in place and if anyone feels like they would benefit from these please do not hesitate to get in touch.
‘Our thoughts are everyone touched by this incident.’
Commenters sent their condolences to the runner’s family and people involved in the run.
Commenters sent their condolences to the runner’s family and people involved in the run
A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: ‘At 9.45am this morning police were notified by ambulance service colleagues that a man who had taken ill in Stewart Park in Middlesbrough.
‘Officers attended but sadly the man was declared dead shortly afterwards.
‘His death is not being treated as suspicious and our thoughts and sympathy are with his family and friends at this very difficult time.’