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Notice of road closures ahead of Perkins Great Eastern Run
Peterborough City Council is warning residents and motorists about a number of road closures necessary for this year's Perkins Great Eastern Run on Sunday 12 October 2014.
The half marathon will again start and end at The Embankment. The Anna's Hope Fun Run starts at 10am, which is followed by the half marathon at 10.30am.
The following roads will be closed between 9.30am and 10.45am:
- Rivergate, Bourges Boulevard (southbound) from the Queensgate roundabout, Priestgate, Cathedral Square, Long Causeway and Broadway
- The race will leave the Embankment, turn right on to Rivergate, left onto the southbound lane of Bourges Boulevard and right onto Priestgate
- Competitors will then head to Bridge Street, emerging opposite the town hall, before making their way through Cathedral Square and up onto Long Causeway and Broadway.
The following roads will be closed from 9.30am until 1.30pm as the race will pass through each twice, as runners head both into and out of the city:
- Park Road between All Saints Road and Dogsthorpe Road
- Dogsthorpe Road between Garton Avenue and Lawn Avenue
- Lawn Avenue between Dogsthorpe Road and St Paul's Road
- St Paul's Road between Lawn Avenue and Fulbridge Road
- Fulbridge Road between St Paul's Road and Francis Garden.
The route will also result in the following road closures:
- Park Crescent between 09.30am and 11am
- Broadway from its junction with Princes Gate and Park Crescent between 9.30am and 11am
- Princes Gate and Princess Gardens between 9.30am and 1.30pm
- Eastfield Road from its junction with Princes Gardens to the Boongate roundabout between 9.30am and 1.30pm
- St John's Street and Vineyard Road between 9.30am and 1.30pm.
All roads will reopen as the final runner passes each of the mile markers.
Entries are still available for this year's event, but the closing date is Monday 6 October 2014. There are no entries available on the day.
Annette Joyce, Assistant Director of Commercial Operations at Peterborough City Council, said: "With less than a fortnight to go before the Perkins Great Eastern Run it is important residents and businesses take note of these road closures. The half marathon and fun run is one of the biggest events on our annual calendar, which thousands of people take part in and come out to support. However, we also want to minimise the impact on other residents and visitors who don't want to be involved by ensuring they know in advance about the necessary road closures we need to put in place.
"I am sure the run will be another great success and this is in no small part thanks to the patience and understanding of local residents and businesses that live and trade on part of the route. Residents are welcome to come down to the embankment, or watch runners from their homes and cheer them on. We want residents to post photos to our Facebook page, our half marathon is one of the fastest in the country so should make for a great event."