Provision of Standby Rescue Cover, Aggies Staircase Fell Race

This evening 29x Team Call Out list members, (Kindly assisted by Robert Leigh, the son of team member Gillian Leigh and her husband, ex team member and former Team Deputy Leader Ian Leigh) in our four Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulances and our Minibus / Crewbus Ambulance, along with team members Steve Nelson’s and Matthew Hailwood’s own 4WD vehicles, provided standby rescue cover for the annual Aggies Staircase Fell Race, organised by Darwen Dashers Running Club, which takes in a route over Darwen Moor and the Jubilee Tower, including the very steep path section above Stepback Brook, known as Aggies Staircase.

Our participation was controlled from our brand new Incident Control Vehicle, which was parked up at the Roddlesworth Information Centre, and in constant liaison with team member Martin Banks at the event Start and Finish in Darwen.
Thankfully the threat of rain stayed off and in generally warm conditions some 137x runners set off, with all but one finishing in tonight’s event which passed very quickly and thankfully without incident.

The team is very happy to be invited to support our valued friends in Darwen Dashers Running Club in this and other local events organised by them.