The Spar ‘Weekend Witness’ Women’s 10/5?km race to be rerouted

2011-09-02 00:00

THE Spar Weekend Witness Women’s 10/5 km race on Sunday has been rerouted because the N3 will be closed due to the demolition of the Chota Motala bridge.

The race starts at 8 am on Sunday.

The route for the race has been adjusted to avoid the detour for N3 traffic via Alan Paton Avenue.

The event starts in Park Drive (close to Princess Margaret Drive) and turns left into College Road, running with the flow of traffic to Topham Road, where it turns right, again running with the flow of traffic.

At John Barker Avenue the competitors turn left proceeding through to Alexandra Road where they turn left, running with the flow of traffic until they get to the Princess Margaret Drive entrance to Alexandra Park.

They will then turn left and then immediately right into Princess Elizabeth Drive, heading down the hill into Park Drive and returning to The Oval.

The five-kilometre competitors turn into The Oval’s West (main) gate and onto the field.

The 10 km competitors complete another lap.

This is a different, more friendly course from 2010 and excludes the steep climb in Princess Margaret Drive and includes a long downhill section from the 2,5 km point to the finish. Participants are advised to allow time for traffic congestion in the city because of the N3 closure.

About 3 000 women are expected at this year’s race, as well as a number of their male friends and family members.

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