Oct Sunday 10 2010
Today in glorious sunshine, and a temperature which reached 20 degreeC, fourteen team members in our four Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulances were on hand to provide standby rescue cover for an orienteering event being held in the Roddlesworth and Tockholes plantations.
Today’s event attracted over 460 competitors, and was organised by SELOC (South East Lancashire Orienteering Club) with the first competitors setting off at 10.00hrs and all safely accounted for by the event end at mid afternoon.
The woods in Roddlesworth
Through the 1990’s and into the very early 2000’s, SELOC organised many events on our local moors, at which the Bolton MRT provided standby rescue cover, including regular events on Turton Moor, Turton Heights, Winter Hill, Turton and Entwistle and Anglezarke, with today’s SELOC event being the first one the team has been associated with since 2003.
The team vehicles congregated on the course
Thankfully there were no incidents arising on this event, apart from a few minor cuts and bruises dealt with by the organisers themselves.