Call out for year: 18
Time: 7:50 pm
Grid ref: SK0122 7779
Type of incident: Fell runner, Injured, (1)
Number of team members involved:
Time taken: 40 mins
Total man hours:
For the last 6 years Buxton Mountain Rescue Team have been providing help and support to Wilmslow Running Club with an annual fell race in the Goyt Valley. It is usually without incident.
This year, 22 members attended the race control at Errwood Sailing Club and manned the 10 marshalling points on this years course around Fernilee Reservoir and Taxal areas. The race covers 10 kilometres along tracks and paths. Nearly 200 runners were taking part in this event.
Part way through the event a runner became injured. He was a 42 year old male from Kirmincham, Congleton. We understand a recurring knee injury, leading to a dislocation of the knee cap occurred on the route at the north west corner of Fernilee Reservoir. The runner was immobilised and in severe pain. His companions stayed with him whilst we were notified. Torrential rain and cool winds impacted on all 3 runners and they were becoming very cold.
Team members, including a doctor together with a medical professional were on scene very quickly, providing first aid including pain relief, splinting and bandaging. We also provided additional warm and dry clothing together with a box tent. A team ambulance was sent to the scene and all 3 runners were recovered to the race control. The casualty declined hospital treatment, preferring to be driven home by car. He was however advised to attend his local hospital as soon as possible.