The woman was injured above Glenridding Beck, near the Lake District village bearing its name

The woman was injured above Glenridding Beck, near the Lake District village bearing its name

A fellrunner was rescued after falling during a Lakeland race.

The woman was treated by Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team after police alerted them about 3.30pm today.

Fifteen team members went to the site of the incident above Glenridding Beck and were joined by a member of the Kendal Mountain Rescue Team and a colleague from the Langdale and Ambleside team.

A Patterdale MRT spokesperson said the fellrunner had broken her leg and was in severe pain. “The woman was treated on scene, given intravenous pain relief, and transported to an ambulance from the North West Ambulance Service before onward transport to Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle,” the spokesperson added.

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