Team provides standby rescue cover to Darwen Gala fell race

Today the team provided standby rescue cover to the annual Darwen Gala fell races, held during this very sunny day in conjunction with the Darwen Gala, now in its 44th year, and which attracted many hundreds of visitors and families.

17 team members and three Support Group members were present for the Gala and fell race safety cover. The races attracted 203 runners in 5 races over 7 race categories, of which 125 runners competed in the main race towards the end of the day.

A small number of runners required our assistance today, one of which required hospital treatment (see article on #article#2572#Incident 64/2009#).

The team wishes to extend its thanks to the Darwen Gala and fell race organising committees and look forward to working with them again next year, where hopefully the weather will again be as sunny as this year!