David Staff Memorial Charity Fell Race

Today the team provided standby rescue cover for the David Staff Memorial Charity Fell Race.

This fell race takes in a course over 5.1 miles including 1200 feet of ascent, centred on Jubilee Tower, Darwen and Darwen Moor.

The race organised by Jonathan Stubbs of the Darwen Dashers Running Club. (who are long time friends and supporters of the team) has an important aim in raising money for the childrens cardiac charity C.R.Y.

23 Full Team Call Out list members, one member of the Support Group and Paul Lawrence (a friend and supporter of the team) were on hand today along with our 4 team vehicles to provide cover for this event.

The race took place in poor conditions of low cloud and the ever present threat of rain and sleet showers.

149 competitors took part in the race, with one competitor suffering an ankle injury on the course, thankfully nearby to one of our vehicles, which transported him to the finish. A further two competitors received treatment for knee injuries at the event finish. (thanks to runner Mike Eaton of Wakefield, who kindly donated £10 to the team following treatment for his knee injury.
The team would like to wish all associated with this event all the best with their fantastic efforts with supporting the charity C.R.Y.

Next years event is scheduled for Sunday 28th November 2010.