Standby rescue cover and casualty care provision at Horwich Carnival Races

Held for the last nine years and with continuous team involvement since 2004, the Horwich Carnival Races are a day long culmination of running and cycling events over the previous week, held within Horwich Town Centre which uniquely is completely closed to traffic for the day in order for the races to be run in safety.

Races around the town centre circuit included road walking and running events, fun runs, various youth and senior cycle races, and the Horwich Town Council British Cycling National Paracycling Circuit Race Championships.

In total 21 team members were present around the course, in four team Land Rover Ambulances, and the teams minibus, (Appropriately equipped for the event). Our involvement was co-ordinated from our Control trailer, with direct links to the Races Marshal Team. (With very experienced team member Mike Marsh in charge of the team)

Lucky for all, the morning sunshine stayed with the event throughout the day, with the spectators present being treated to some fantastic athletes in a very varied selection of events.

Thankfully all the events largely passed without any requirement on our services, except for a young 11 year old girl cyclist who suffered grazes and bruises in a fall, and a 21 year old male cyclist who fell in the last race. (Neither have been recorded within our Incident listings, these incidents are listed here for information only)

The organisers and co-ordinators of this annual event, Horwich Carnival Races Committee, Lostock Athletics Club, Horwich Cycling Club and Horwich RMI Harriers and Athletics Club alongside Horwich Town Council and the event sponsors are to be congratulated on their skills and abilities on putting on such an event within their local community that attracts a great gathering of renowned sportsmen and women. (not forgetting all the Junior Athletes)

The team welcomes the opportunity to be associated with this local event and looks forward to next year’s Horwich Carnival Races.

See the link to Horwich Carnival Races for more information.