Grandad celebrates 250th Bramley parkrun – nearly six years after cardiac arrest

250-up: Bramley Parkrunner Arthur Wood. Photo: Martin Gebbett

By Jean Hollings

Back in September 2016 Arthur Wood had a cardiac arrest while running at Bramley parkrun. 

Fortunately they had an automated external defibrillator and a few off-duty medical staff, who successfully saved his life. 

Since then his running shoes have been curtailed slightly, but he’s definitely not hanging them up yet. 

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Pudsey’s Arthur Wood suffered a cardiac arrest at Bramley parkrun

Yesterday at Bramley Park Arthur ran his 250th parkrun in just over 36 minutes, with his daughter, Stacey Kite, four grandchildren and son-in-law, and seemingly a cast of thousands from his running club, Pudsey Pacers supporting him. 

Arthur will be marshalling at the forthcoming Pudsey Legal 10k on the 19th June. 

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