Runners to hit the streets of Bracknell

22 April 2014

Drivers are advised to allow extra time for their journeys around the borough later this month as runners take to the roads for the Bracknell Half Marathon.

The annual event welcomes keen runners and charity fundraisers to the streets of Bracknell in the 13 mile race.

Teams from the council’s leisure and highways teams have all been working hard to plan the event but are now asking drivers to plan their day too.

The race takes place on Sunday, April 27, starting and finishing at South Hill Park Arts Centre, with around 1,000 runners set to take to the streets.

Although most of the race is run on footpaths and cycleways, there will be a few road closures and other traffic management schemes in place to help with the smooth running of the event.

Local residents and visitors are being asked to allow extra time for their journey and take care when driving near the race.

Cllr Iain McCracken, executive member for culture, corporate services and public protection, said:"30 years ago I took part in the very first Bracknell half marathon and the event has grown into the fantastic event we have today and I'd like to wish everybody taking part a great time. Teams from across the council have been putting together all the plans to create an amazing event and we’re asking drivers to take a moment or two to plan their own route.”

The main road closures will be as follows: Ringmead between Finmere and Earlwood from 8.45am until approx 9.15am for the start of the race in front of South Hill Park; South Hill Road from the junction with Beckford Avenue to Bracknell Leisure Centre from 8.45am until approx 9.30am; Western Road from the junction with Downshire Way to the junction with Easthampstead Road from 8.45am until approx 10.15am; and Binfield Road from the junction with Jocks Lane to Frampton’s Bridge Roundabout (Harvest Ride) from 8.45am until approx 11am.

There will be secondary road closures and traffic control at various points along the route including: Priestwood Avenue between Windlesham Road and Underhill; Moordale Avenue at the end of Jubilee Way/Coppice Green; Warfield Road/Newell Green; Jigs Lane South/Harvest Ride; Julius Hill/Harvest Ride; Lily Hill Road/Longhill Road; Farningham at the footpath/cycleway crossing; and Nuneaton at the footpath/cycleway crossing.

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