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Roads Close For Bracknell Half Marathon
Organisers advise drivers to allow extra time for their journeys as hundreds of runners take to the roads for the Bracknell Half Marathon.
The race takes place on Sunday April 28th starting and finishing at South Hill Park Arts Centre, with around 1,000 runners set to take part.
Although most of the race is run on footpaths and cycleways, there will be a number of road closures and other traffic management schemes in place to help with the smooth running of the event.
The road closures will be kept as brief as possible with roads re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so. Traffic will be allowed to pass, but only when it is safe.
Organisers are asking local residents and visitors o allow extra time for their journey and take care when driving near the race.
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 Souh Hill Park;
*South Hill Road from the junction with Beckford Avenue to Bracknell Leisure Centre from 8.45am until approx 10.15am;
*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;
*Nuneaton at the footpath/cycleway crossing.
Chris Vaal, Leisure Development Manager and Race Organiser said:
"We put the road closures in place to help in sure the safety of the runners. We are aware that there is a certain amount of disruption for local residents, but we will be working with our traffic management company to keep the disruption to a minimum.
Roads will be re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so. We would just ask that drivers allow a bit more time for their journey and that they take care when driving near the race. The race receives fantastic support from the local community, which I know the runners really appreciate."
Cllr Iain McCracken, Executive Member for Culture, Corporate Services and Public Protection added:
"Runners training for this event will be starting to taper down now, and will be making final preparations for the big day.
Good luck to everyone taking part in this sell-out event."
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