Countdown to Stroud Half Marathon
THE 32nd running of the Stroud Half Marathon organised by Stroud & District Athletics Club takes place on Sunday, October, 27, 10am.
Sponsored by Griffiths Marshall, Chartered Accountants of Gloucester and Lydney, Ecotricty, and Dairy Crest will start at Marling School, Cainscross Road.
The main charity partner is Whitminster-based Teckels animal sanctuary. Runners choosing to run for Teckels should visit www.stroudac.co.uk
As well as the half marathon, junior athletes (between the ages of 9 and 16) are welcome to take part in either the Silver Mile (School Years 7-8 & 9-11) or the 1Km race (School Years 4-6) which starts 15 minutes after the main event on the Cainscross Road.
Entries for either the Silver Mile or 1Km need to be made in advance by contacting Geoff Trueman on 01453 886162. There will be no entries on the day for either of the junior races and entries close on Wednesday, October 23.
In order to ensure the safety of runners, the following roads will be closed at the times given during the Half Marathon: (1) A419 Cainscross Road, between the Cainscross roundabout and the Wallbridge roundabout, from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm (2) B4008 Standish Lane, between Standish Church and the junction with the A38, from 10.20 am to 11.45 am (3) The Nupend (Grove) Lane, running from the A38 at Whitminster to the entrance to the Little Chef at the island on the A419 near Chipmans Platt, from 10.30 am. to 12.00 noon (4) Oldends Lane, Stonehouse, from the junction with the A419 to Midland Road, Stonehouse (over railway crossing), from 10.35 am to 12.30 p.m (5) Paganhill Lane, in both directions, from top to bottom, between 10.50 am. and 12.30 pm.
(As in the past, there will be an exemption for emergency vehicles, who will be given priority in the execution of their duties, and access will be made available for the bus service) (6) Dudbridge Roundabout to Cainscross roundabout, in both directions, between 9.45 am and 12.30 pm.
The Stroud & District Athletics Club would like to apologise unreservedly in advance for the road closures which we accept do cause inconvenience to other road users, but the closures having been agreed with the local authorities as required.
Without the support of the general public this event would not be possible but the club needs marshals to assist on the day.
If you would like to volunteer, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your contact details and somebody will be in contact.
Entry closing dates and any updated information for the Stroud Half Marathon can be found on the club web site at www.stroudac.co.uk.
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