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 (8.2km) including 1200 feet (366m) 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.

27 team callout-list members and six Probationary team members were on hand today along with our 5 team vehicles to provide cover for this event.

The race took place in cold, windy and clearing conditions after some early heavy rainfall, with temperatures at the start of the race of 3 degreeC rising to 6 degreeC by the end of the race.

184 competitors took part in the race, with happily no injuries to report.

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.