Incident Report #15 1975

A 24 year old fell runner from Oswaldtwistle who was competing in the Fairfield Horseshoe race slipped and fell at High Pike, Ambleside and broke his ankle. A contingent of the Langdale/Ambleside team joined with Kendal to bring him down the fell on a stretcher and he was treated by a local doctor. Footnote: This is one of the very few times that a fell runner has come to grief, and the standards and equipment of these runners is first class and there are stringent safety rules which are observed. However, accidents do happen from time to time. The weather was very warm and clear and dry, with sunshine.
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