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North-east rescuers have busy spell with four rural and urban callouts Wed, 15 Jul 2020 20:18:02
Rescue teams in north-east England responded to four callouts in a week, following the easing of coronavirus lockdown.

Volunteers from Northumberland National Park and North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Teams were alerted when a young mountain biker suffered potentially serious injuries in the Wooler Common area of Northumberland national park


Busy time for Edale rescuers with five callouts in 12 hours Wed, 15 Jul 2020 19:53:45
Rescuers in the Peak District had one of their busiest days in recent times, with five callouts beginning in the early hours of Sunday and ending more than 12 hours later.

Edale Mountain Rescue Team was alerted, along with colleagues from the Buxton, Kinder and Glossop teams to the first incident at 3.30am


Lakeland mountain biker dies after incident on Walna Scar track Wed, 15 Jul 2020 19:17:19
A mountain biker has died after an incident on a Lake District track.

Rescuers said the man was with a group of experienced bikers descending the Walna Scar Road track near Coniston on Sunday at the time


Police plead with hill-goers to go prepared after four rescues in southern Highlands Mon, 13 Jul 2020 20:18:55
Police in the southern Highlands have urged hillgoers to plan ahead and go properly equipped, after a series of mountain rescue callouts to injured walkers.

Teams have been called out four times recently to incidents in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs area


Sabrina Verjee ‘happy and relieved’ after posting first female Wainwrights record Mon, 13 Jul 2020 13:17:50
Record-breaking ultrarunner Sabrina Verjee said she is happy and relieved to have completed her continuous round of the Wainwrights.

She entered the record books on Sunday evening as the first known woman to have run all 214 fells in one round


Sabrina Verjee completes continuous run of 214 Wainwright fells Sun, 12 Jul 2020 20:02:22
Ultrarunner Sabrina Verjee has completed her round of all the Wainwrights.

The 39-year-old arrived back in Keswick on Sunday evening after summiting the 214 fells in one continuous round


Woman airlifted from hillside after falling near Lake Vyrnwy Sun, 12 Jul 2020 18:21:15
A woman was winched from a Powys beauty spot after injuring herself in a fall.

Aberdyfi Search and Rescue Team was alerted shortly after 4.30pm on Saturday to an incident at Lake Vyrnwy


Runner Kim Collison beats Lakeland 24-hour record that stood for 23 years Sun, 12 Jul 2020 13:51:05
Ultrarunner Kim Collison has broken a Lakeland record that has stood for 23 years.

Collison summited 78 Lake District fells in 24 hours, extending by one the number achieved by Mark Hartell in 1997


Lake District rescuers field four calls for help in one evening Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:48:22
Rescuers in the Lake District had a busy Thursday evening with four calls for help.

Keswick Mountain Rescue Team was first alerted about 4.25pm after a teenager suffered an injury in Langstrath


Runner Sabrina Verjee ‘feeling strong’ in Wainwrights record attempt Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:58:37
Ultrarunner Sabrina Verjee is making good progress in her bid to complete a round of the Wainwright fells in record time.

The 39-year-old athlete said on Friday she was feeling strong, despite encountering problems with one knee


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