Runners ready for Striders’ Valentines 30k

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More than 700 runners are expected to take to the roads on Sunday for the 23rd Stamford Striders Valentine’s 30k race.

Last year the race was won by Stamford’s Aaron Scott, of Notts AC, equalling the record time he set a year earlier of 1:37:52 .

There are prizes for first and second place, winners of the age categories and team competitions. There is an additional £100 up for grabs for beating course records. Valentines couples entering the race are also entered in a competition.

Motorists are being advised that four temporary road closures will be put in place during the race.

As in previous years the race will run from the Welland Academy at 11am out to Little Casterton, Ryhall, Carlby, Pickworth, Great Casterton and then back to Stamford via Tolethorpe and Little Casterton on some residential, but mostly country, roads.

In the interests of safety it has been agreed that temporary 15 minute road closures should be arranged in four key locations to ensure the safety of the runners and road users. These will allow the runners to start the race and navigate three road junctions safely.

The closures will be at the following locations: Race start outside Welland Academy Junction of Green Lane and Chatsworth Road from 10.50am to 11.05am.

At the junction of Charles Road and Cambridge Road from 11am to 11.10am

At the junction between Little Casterton Road and Cambridge Road from 11am to 11.15am.

At the junction between Salters Lane and the Great Casterton to Ryhall road from 11.15am to 11.30am.

Race director Steve Parker said: “We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and co-operation in this matter, we will do all we can to minimise any delays and look forward to once again hosting a successful event.”

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