Standby Rescue Cover-Two Lads Fell Race

Organised by Horwich RMI Harriers and Athletics Club, and forming part of the Horwich Carnival Race Series, this annual Fell Race takes in a course that commences in Horwich, ascends through Wilderswood and Wilders Moor onto Adam Hill and White Brow, thence to Two Lads summit and descends back into Horwich.

The race, commencing at 19:30 attracted a very large field of 211x runners, with all but one competitor completing the event without incident. (See Incident Report 40) As in previous years the Team was on hand to provide back up to the marshal’s at the various marshal’s points and to provide standby rescue cover in case of any incident.

Thirty team members attended this standby rescue cover event, together with our four Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulance vehicles and our Minibus, with our involvement co-ordinated from our Control Trailer.

The event on this warm summer evening also included a very heavy rain shower, but thankfully running conditions overall were quite good.

The team dealt with one incident on this event, see Incident Report 40-2011.
On Sunday 19th June, the team will be on hand for the all day long Horwich Carnival Races, which is the culminating event of the Race Series.