A HOSPICE was forced to cancel their fundraising race due to Storm Dennis.

St Luke's Hospice, based in Basildon, had to cancel their Test Track 10 event, scheduled for Sunday, due to "adverse weather conditions."

The Test Track 10 event  sees competitors raise funds for the hospice, and race around Ford Dunton's two test tracks.

Runners would have either raced the 2km fun run, or the 10 mile race, and have been told by the hospice that they can complete the Virtual Test Track 10 event in their own time.

St Luke's Hospice issued a statement on Saturday morning. They said: "We are very sad to announce that this year’s Test Track 10 has been cancelled due to adverse weather."

"Cancelling the event was by no means an easy decision – we know how hard you have trained and how far some of you will have to travel – but our main priority is the safety of those taking part, and it simply wouldn’t be safe to let the event go ahead on Sunday 16 February.

"All places will be automatically deferred to next year’s event.

"You also have the option to complete your 2km or 10 mile run in your own time by taking part in our Virtual TT10, and still receive a TT10 2020 Medal or Family Fun Run Medal. Please just wait until the bad weather has gone before running."

"Please go to: https://stlukeshospice.com/event/test-track-10-2020 where you can see more information under Frequently Asked Questions.

"Thank you so much for supporting this event and for supporting St. Luke's Hospice."