Team provides Standby Rescue Cover for the Annual Easter Saturday Rivington Pike Fell Race

With a long history of team involvement, today 13 team members, in three Land Rover Mountain Rescue Ambulances, provided full Standby Rescue Cover for the incredibly long established (Over 100 years!) Annual Rivington Pike Fell Race, for a very long time now run traditionally on Easter Saturday.

Organised by our friends and supporters at Horwich RMI Harriers and Athletics Club, the excellent dry and sunny conditions this year attracted a large number of runners and spectators.

Three junior runs were held, Under 10’s with 16 x runners at 12.30hrs, Under 12’s with 8 x runners at 13.00hrs and under 14’s & 16’s together with 9 x runners at 13.30.

The Senior Race took place at 15.00hrs with 258 x runners, taking in a course from Lever Park Avenue to Rivington Pike summit and return.

Team members and Team Vehicles were placed along this short but very steep Fell Race route today with just one incident dealt with at the finish line (see incident 30/2015). The last team vehicle departed at 16.10.