I've received the following notification & have passed on our appreciation to the organisers for taking the trouble to let us know.ATTENTION HORSE RIDERS and other Forest Users.
On Sunday March 13th 2011 competitors of the JOHN AUSTIN HALF MARATHON will be using the area between Brockenhurst - Beaulieu. (The map can be seen on the NFED News Page)
There will be up to 500 people using the course but they will get more spread out as the race continues. Competitors will be on the course from 10.30 am until around 1.45 pm.
Marshals and signs will be present on the course and will warn you of the presence of the event if the first runners haven’t arrived at that time.
In the interests of your own safety and enjoyment, as well as the safety of the competitors please can you arrange to not ride or use a different route during this period.
All proceeds are being donated to Oakhaven Hospice Trust. I hope you agree this is a worthy cause and as such will endeavour to avoid the area that morning.
More information can be found (including the full race route) at www.johnaustinhalf.co.uk
You will already be contributing to the safety of the event by avoiding the course during the period of the race but if you would like to get involved further please let me know.
Race Director email@example.com
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2011