Standby Rescue Cover-Two Lads Fell Race

Organised by Horwich RMI Harriers and Athletics Club, and forming part of the Horwich Festival of Racing, 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 117x runners, with all competitors completing the event without incident, just as the rain showers turned a little heavier. 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.

Runners at the top of the climb through Wilderswood

Twenty eight 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 team will be covering another short event tomorrow evening, again within the Horwich Festival of Racing, a Trail Race in Lever Park and through the grounds of Rivington Terraced Gardens. On Sunday 17th June, the team will be on hand for the all day long Horwich Festival of Racing Street Races within Horwich town centre, which is the culminating event of the Race Series.