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 children’s cardiac charity C.R.Y.

22 Full Team Call Out list members and 11 of our new Probationery team members were on hand today along with our 5 team vehicles to provide cover for this event.

The race took place in very cold conditions but with clear skies and plenty of sunshine (the temperature still stayed below freezing for the event).

139 competitors took part in the race, with one marshall suffering a facial injury following a fall, and after initial treatment by team members he was transferred to Royal Blackburn Hospital A&E in our BM1 vehicle (we have not listed this within our incident figures)

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.