Fell runner injured during race

The Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue team with an injured runner who fell during the Fiensdale Fell Race near Chipping.
The Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue team with an injured runner who fell during the Fiensdale Fell Race near Chipping.
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MEMBERS of Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue team were called in to help a fell runner who injured his leg during a race on Bleasdale fells.

The 47-year-old man from Clitheroe sustained lower right leg injuries whilst descending towards one of the check points during the Fiensdale Fell Race, on the fells north of Chipping, on Saturday.

The injured man was attended to by a three man fast action response team of rescue members who splinted his leg and administered pain relief.

A stretcher party needed the team’s two 4x4 Land Rovers to get as close as possible to the injury scene and following a short stretcher evacuation the injured runner was placed inside one of the vehicles and transferred towards a waiting ambulance. He was then taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

The annual fell race event was this year run in good weather conditions by over 60 runners from across the north west.

The course starts and finishes at Fell Foot taking in Parlick Pike, Bleasdale Summit, Fiensdale Head and Nick’s Chair.