Provision of Standby Rescue Cover, Aggies Staircase Fell Race, Darwen Moor

This evening twenty two Team Call Out list members and one Team Probationary member in all four of our Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulances along with team members Steve Nelson and Elaine Gilliland’s vehicle, 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 by our Team Leader Garry Rhodes MBE and team member Michael Wakerley, from our Incident Control Vehicle, which was parked up at the Roddlesworth Information Centre, in liaison with team member Paul Brain at the event Start and Finish in Darwen.

A very warm sunny evening greeted the 145x official runners, who set off at 19.15hrs, with all finishing the course by 20.38hrs with thankfully no incidents requiring our attention.Bqgy_W2CAAEyqlE

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.

We would like to express our thanks to our colleagues at Bowland Pennine MRT for yet again kindly allowing us access to use their Winter Hill Repeater radio channel this evening, which greatly facilitated our communications in running this event.