Posted on: Monday 4 July 2022
Road closures will be in place between Blaenavon and Pontypool to make way for the Mic Morris Torfaen 10k race this Sunday.
Around one thousand runners will set off from Blaenavon at 9am and head onto Cwmavon Road before joining Limekiln Road in Aberysychan, where the route will head towards Pontypool and the finishing line in Pontypool Park.
The following roads will be closed between 8am and 11.30am:
• A4043 Cwmavon Road from the junction of Prince Street and New William Street in Blaenavon to Old Road in Abersychan
• Old Road
• Limekiln Road
• Freeholdland Road
• George Street
• Mill Road
• Hospital Road
• The northern section of Osbourne Road to its junction with Riverside
• Park Road leading up to Penygarn Road
Organisers have chosen a route that will still allow traffic to travel between Blaenavon and Pontypool. Side roads will not be formally closed but no vehicles will be allowed to access the route during the race.
Anyone whose travel or caring responsibilities is affected by the closures should call Torfaen Sports Development on 01633 628936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at their earliest convenience, so that arrangements can be made for traffic management on the day.
All emergency services and local care providers have been notified and arrangements are in place to allow emergency vehicles and carers with ID to cross the roads without delay, should they need to attend an incident or a client.
Event organiser and Torfaen Sports Development Officer, Ben Jeffries said:
“We apologise in advance to anyone inconvenienced by the road closures, but hope the advance notice for the event allows residents to make alternative arrangements during the small window of closure. Information will also be posted to residents living on the closed roads. We will of course endeavour to open up each part of the route at the earliest opportunity.”
“This year will mark the 10th edition of the race and it will be great to see people coming back out, enjoying themselves and competing outdoors again after a tough two years for everyone.”
For event information, visit the Torfaen website. For sponsorship enquiries, or if you would like to volunteer on the day to secure a free place at next year’s event, call 01633 628936 or email: email@example.com