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Kendal mountain rescuers complete non-stop 112-mile marathon
9:27am Tuesday 20th November 2012 in News
TWO members of the Kendal Mountain Rescue Team have completed a non-stop 112-mile circuit of the area covered by the volunteers - on foot, bike and by kayak.
Deputy Team Leaders Dave Howarth and Kath Jackson took 24 hours to get round the team’s operational boundary in a challenge that co-incided with the Kendal Mountain Film Festival.
And just two hours before setting off on the marathon triathlon, the pair were part of a team of rescuers called out to Scout Scar to search for an elderly woman who had gone missing whilst walking her dog. She was found safe and well.
“The reality of the Round is still sinking in,” said Ms Jackson. “Thank-you doesn't sound near enough to say for what so many did to make the Kendal Rescue Round happen”
The pair were on bikes for 56 miles, on foot for 50 miles and in a kayak for six miles.