Friday, 15 December 2017

Road closures on Sunday for Henley Half

DRIVERS are being warned that road closures will be in place on Sunday for this year’s Henley half marathon and 10km race.

Marlow Road will be closed from the Toad Hall/Icehouse Lane junction along with Bell Street, New Street and Thames Side as well as the eastbound lane of Henley Bridge.

Peter Wilkinson, of the Rotary Club of Henley Bridge, which organises the event, said: “The closures will be in place from about 9.20am to 9.45am when they will be lifted once the last runners have safely negotiated the town centre. We acknowledge that some delays will occur so apologise for any inconvenience in advance.”

The half marathon course starts at Henley Rugby Club and follows a route over Henley Bridge, along Remenham Lane to the Flower Pot pub at Aston, back along the towpath and over the bridge. The runners then go along Marlow Road, up Icehouse Lane to Fawley, down Fawley Hill and then back to the start via Fair Mile.

The 10km course also starts at the rugby club and follows the second section of the course from Marlow Road.

Charities to benefit this year include PolioPlus, Bishopswood School in Sonning Common, the Chiltern Centre for disabled children the Rivertime Boat Trust and the RNLI.

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