Goyt valley

  • Call out for year: 18
  • Date: 26/04/12
  • Time: 7:50 pm
  • Grid ref: SK0122 7779
  • Type of incident: Fell runner Injured(1)
  • Team members involved:
  • Time taken: 40 mins
  • Total man hours:

Incident report

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.

One comment

  1. admin

    Message received via email:

    Hi, I am Jon H., the runner injured and rescued during the WRC fundraising Goyt Valley 10k run last Thursday 26-4-2012.

    I just wanted to update you, that I did attend Macclesfield A&E Friday morning where a severe right femoral spiral bone fracture was diagnosed. I underwent complex orthopaedic surgery followed by 5 days hospitalisation and am now back home to recuperate.

    I wanted to thank all those who not only marshalled the event in such foul conditions , but especially those who attended to me and my fellow runners, providing the necessary warmth , shelter and transport off the fells back to the carpark. I feel particularly guilty that since a young boy, hill walking, low/high level, home and abroad, trekking from deserts to high altitude I’ve always carried gear to help in any emergency and the one time that I needed help, we were supposed to be fundraising for you! Not putting your resources to the test!

    Anyway, I have nothing but praise and heartfelt thanks for the efficient, calm manner in which your team dealt with me and if possible I hope to race again specifically to raise funds for Buxton Mrt
    Many thanks

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