A cross-country run has been organised to help raise money for charity.

Following the success of the 2017 run, the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mill have announced that they will be organising the 2018 Rayleigh 10k cross-country run to take place on Sunday, April 29, with all profits going to 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 and will be chip timed.

Last year, almost 300 runners set off on the first ever “Rayleigh 10k” cross-country run.

The winner was Chris Hatton, who completed the course in 36 minutes and six seconds, ahead of Southend Athletic Club runners Lee Taylor and Rhys Gillard.

Lee was the winner of the male 40+ category and completed the course in a time of 36 minutes and 27 seconds.

The first female to finish was Joanna Rimmington, who finished in 19th place overall.

Entrance fees: (pre-booked) - £12 (UKA Affiliated, £14 (unaffiliated) plus £1 booking registration fee. Competitors must be 16 and over.

Online Entry at: https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=49946751

For more info visit www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage