Wokingham Half Marathon road closuresBy Laura Herbert
February 08, 2013
Thousands of runners will line up to take part in the Wokingham Half Marathon on Sunday.
All 3,000 entries were snapped up by early January by runners keen to complete the 13.1-mile course, which starts at Cantley Park, in Twyford Road, at 10am.
This year’s event is again sponsored by Mizuno, David Cliff, Zone Securities, Mazfit, Rodger Duckworth and Mitsubishi Motors, who helped launch the race with Wokingham Borough mayor Councillor Bob Wyatt on January 21.
Last year’s winner Phil Wicks, who set a course record of one hour, three minutes and 11 seconds, will not be competing to retain his title.
Traffic may be heavy from around 8.30am until the start time and between 1pm and 2pm. Parking is not available at Cantley Park, but free parking can be found at town centre car parks and Emmbrook School, in Emmbrook Road.
A number of roads will be closed. They are:
Bell Foundry Lane
Warren House Road
Forest Road from A321 Twyford Road to Binfield Road
B3018 The Straight Mile from Maidenhead Road to Hinton Road and to Darvills Lane
Hungerford Road between Darvills Lane and B3018
Broadcommon Road from Wokingham Road to Nelsons Lane
Islandstone Lane from Broadcommon Road to Nelsons Lane
Nelsons Lane excluding the section to Pound Lane
n Broadcommon Lane
For more information, visit www.wokinghamhalfmarathon.co.uk.