2015 ANNUAL HORSHAM RIVERSIDE WALK

The 2015 Riverside Walk  event was held on Saturday 25th July. Again it was a great success with well over 150 people taking part and many walkers came from outside the district to take part. A group of Horsham Joggers set off first from the start at Horsham Rugby Club. 

The 5th/10th Horsham Weald Scouts used the event to raise funds through sponsorship for their international scouting activity trip next year to Belgium. Seven disabled ramblers in rough terrain buggies led by a specific walk leader completed the 13 mile route as well as a visually impaired runner who was accompanied by a special guide. Our new local MP Jeremy Quinn and a number of Horsham District Councillors including Jonathan Chowen, HDC Cabinet Member for Arts and Leisure were also part of the walking group.

For those who decided not to walk the whole 13.5 mile route a minibus hired from Horsham District Community Transport ferried people back to the start at the Rugby Club.  The driver Kevin commented "That whilst those returning to the Rugby Club were tired after such a long but very pleasant walk, everyone enjoyed the day and had seen places in Horsham that they had never seen before".  
 

Although it definitely wasn't a race, the group from Horsham Joggers completed the entire route within 4 hours and some of the first walkers to arrive back at the Rugby Club completed the entire walk in just 5 hours including refreshment stops!  At the end of the walk there was lots of excitement as the Scouts and disabled ramblers returned in pretty good time, too.

Chair of HTCP, Jane Apostolou said "Everyone who took part should be congratulated, however far they walked and particularly to the family who walked the whole route with a young child in a buggy, although the child toddled over the winning line".