Event organisers warning to horse riders and dog walkers


The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill in Rayleigh is warning all horse riders and dog walkers to be extra vigilant when their hold their annual 10 km cross country run at the end of April.

The run is being held on the April 29 on Sunday morning. The run is now full and there is a waiting list. All proceeds will go to the rotary charities.

The course will follow the same route as for the 2017 run, starting and finishing at Belchamps Scout Activity Centre and will follow a circular route through Hockley Woods, Grove Woods and Gusted Hall Woods, using pathways and bridleways.

The rotary club are concerned about horse riders and dog walkers who would usually go walking and riding in the woods on a Sunday morning.

John Cuthbertson of The Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill said:“ We understand that Sunday mornings are very popular for horse riders and dog walkers to go to the three woods where the runners will be and we need them to be aware that there will be over 400 runners taking part in this event and we obviously do not want any accidents involving dogs or horses.”

“Safety for the runners, riders and dog walkers is at the forefront of our organisation. We know that horses and dogs can sometimes get scared and we would ask that any riders or dog walkers please be aware that this event is happening.”



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