Jun Thursday 4 2015
This very sunny and warm evening the team provided standby rescue cover for the annual Henderson’s End Fell Race, organised as ever by Lostock Athletics Club.
The route this year followed the same route as the previous two years, taking in the Old Kates Dingle track to the Pigeon Tower, along the edge of the Terraced Gardens, over Rivington Pike, Georges Lane to Pike Cottage, Two Lads and thence to Winter Hill summit, returning via the same points to the start and finish location in the vicinity of Rivington Hall Barn.
Some of our members initially met to depart our Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ at 18.30hrs, meeting up with other team members at Lower House Car Park, Rivington, for onward deployment around the course in team vehicles, commencing at 19.00hrs.
Starting at 19.30hrs, this evenings race attracted 104 runners, who all successfully finished the course by 21.22hrs.
In total we deployed twenty three team call out list members to cover this event, all four of our Land Rover Defender Mountain Rescue Ambulance vehicles and our Incident Control Vehicle, from which our Deputy Team Leader Chris Greenhalgh and team member Phil Crook co-ordinated the control aspects of the event, situated at Lower House Car Park, Rivington.
Team members Alan James and Paul Brain, liaised throughout the event directly with the race organisers at the start and finish at Rivington Hall Barn, accounting for all taking part.
Thankfully no incidents required the teams attention.