THE aftermath of Storm Dennis continues to be felt with the decision to cancel the River Avon Trail 10k multi terrain race on Sunday (February 23rd).
The race, which is one of Westbury Harriers’ championship races, is currently 70 per cent under water forcing the organisers, Aspire Running Events, to call if off.
In a statement issued on their website it was also made clear that there was no chance of holding the event later.
‘Sadly, our 2020 race calendar is now secured and there is unfortunately absolutely no scope to slot this event in later in the year,” read the statement.
‘Therefore, all registered runners will be directly transferred over to the 2021 event which will be held on Sunday 28th February.
‘Should you no longer be able to commit to or attend the new date, you now have the option to transfer to another of our 2020 events (free of charge) and you will also have the option to pay the difference should you wish to be added to either of our Bristol Epic races instead.
‘If you would like to defer your place now but are unsure of which event you wish to transfer too, we will happily cancel your entry and add you to our unknown transfer list and we will await you emailing us back when you have made a choice.
‘Our races can be viewed here (although to note some of the latter year races are not open to online entries yet): https://www.aspirerunningevents.co.uk/races/
‘We are sorry for this dreadful news but to reiterate that the course will still be unsafe next weekend, we know some of you love the mud and water features our off road events seem to attract but on this occasion we have to be sensible and we hope you will understand the multiple reasons why this sad decision has been made.’