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. — WR.

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Roads affected

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

Alexandra Road will be closed to traffic heading towards Alan Paton Avenue, at the French Road intersection. Traffic needing to access the CBD or Alexandra Park can do so via French Road and Prince Alfred Street. Traffic will be allowed to head towards Richmond on Alexandra Road.

College Road will be closed to traffic heading away from the CBD. Traffic will be diverted in West Street right into Prince Alfred Street. Access will only be permitted to Alexandra Park for The Oval Market and the SPAR Weekend Witness Women’s 10/5km. Residents exiting from New Scotland Road area will be permitted onto College Road heading into the CBD.

Topham Road will be closed to traffic heading towards the CBD. Residents exiting from the Dalry Road, New Scotland Road area will be permitted onto Topham Road, to College Road, heading into the CBD.

Access to Alexandra Park will be closed at the Lindup Road, Princess Margaret Drive intersection.

It is recommended that access to The Oval for either The Craft Market or the SPAR Weekend Witness Women’s 10/5km should be via Alan Paton Avenue and Park Drive, which will remain open for the duration of the event with ample parking on the soccer field adjacent to The Oval.

The SPAR Weekend Witness Women’s 10/5km starts at 8 am and all roads will be reopened as soon as the route is clear, but by no later than 10.30 am.

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