Last Saturday at Wilverley we unfortunately had our first injury due to an uncontrolled dog belonging to a member of the public.
Caroline Barnfield was running with her own dog on a short lead when the loose dog left it’s owner and tripped her.
Caroline has emailed to say:
‘I just wanted to thank other runners last Saturday, 12.01.19, especially the kind man who stopped and helped me to the finish after I was knocked over near the last T junction by a large loose dog.
I have numerous facial lacerations, a broken nose and swollen knees. I don't know how I managed to finish as I felt very dizzy and concussed. Also thank you to Mick for the first aid!
We hope that all dog walkers are aware of their responsibility to control their dogs in the Forest. However this incident shows that it is imperative that we all take great care in the presence of uncontrolled dogs.