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  • Hadrians Wall Half Marathon

    Hadrians Wall Half Marathon

    posted on 2nd July 2014  |  Not tagged.

    This was the 4th running of this event which started and finished at Edges Green on Sunday 29th June. From Edges Green the run went out east toward Steel Rigg, along the line of Crag Lough then north along the Pennine Way into Wark Forest before turning West back to Edges Green.

    The event is the brainchild of Ian Cowell a Tynedale Harrier and an ex-fell runner himself. He still competes in road races and mountain marathons and set up this event in 2010 to take in some of the most beautiful Northumberland countryside in the setting of The World Heritage site of Hadrian’s Wall. It attracts national interest and the event has grown since 2010 to now host the maximum of 500 competitors.  ‘This year’ Ian comments, ‘ is the biggest and best.’

    As a Venture Scout Leader and lover of the outdoors Ian has made the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team (NNPMRT) as the main beneficiary of funds raised by the event.  He says that ‘he wanted to put something back into a group of dedicated professionals that are available to help people involved in outdoor activities; it is reassuring to know someone is there to help when needed.’

    Pete Roberts, Team Leader of NNPMRT said that ‘increasingly we see it as part of our role in preventative mountain rescue to support such events’ and noted that, ‘ the Team would benefit from a donation of about £1600 from the organisers’.  The Team is a registered charity and the two fully equipped Landrovers they had at the event cost in the region of £120000, paid for by fund raising events and charitable donations.  

    This year’s winner was Conrad Franks, a Gateshead Harrier, who completed the course in 84 minutes – Conrad won in 2012 and 2013 - Pete was pleased to welcome Conrad home as he taught him at Gosforth High school about 10 years ago.

    Ian Cowell, the event organiser, thanked the National Trust, Northumberland National Park and English Heritage for their support and cooperation in staging the event and added a big thank you to Willie Wetherson the farmer at Edges Green who not only made his land available but acted as a marshall to park the cars and fetched the water for the Teas Coffee!

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  • Fundraising Bungee Jump

    posted on 22nd April 2014  |  Not tagged.

    Maria Mawson, the daughter of Michael Mawson who the team were called out to search for in February is set to take part in a Bungee jump with her friend Lauren.

    They are very kindly donating what the raise to the team in memory of Michael.

    Please help them out by donating via the link.

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  • Lyon Equipment Training Day

    Lyon Equipment Training Day

    posted on 18th February 2014  |  Not tagged.

    The team fhave recently been across to Tebay to train with Lyon Equipment at their pupose built facility.

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    from 2nd September 2017 to 2nd September 2017

    Cheviots Challenge 2017

    Saturday 2nd September 2017 join us for our 36th Cheviots Challenge. 

    Take one of two challenges and help raise funds for the mountain rescue team; click here to go to the Cheviots Challenge page and entry details.

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  • Casualty Care Exam

    posted on 18th December 2012

    'Congratulations to team members Andrew Brunt, Paul Freeman and Fiona Thompson who re-sat and passed the Mountain Rescue Basic Casualty Care exam on December 2nd 2012 and to Jamie Pattison who passed for the first time.
    By all accounts the practical scenarios were particularly challenging this year since trauma and medical were combined in each scenario.'

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  • Great Outdoors Support

    posted on 16th January 2013

    Throughout 2012 Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team have been the chosen charity for the Great Outdoors Superstore in Shiremoor.

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