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.

28 team callout-list members and one Support Group member were on hand today along with our 5 team vehicles to provide cover for this event.

The race took place in cold and windy conditions but with clear skies and plenty of sunshine.

179 competitors took part in the race, with happily no injuries to report. At the conclusion of the race the team was asked to attend an incident nearby to the Start/Finish at Sunnyhurst Wood, involving a member of the public who was unconnected with the race (see seperate report for incident 70/2011)

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.