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EUWAVE
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« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2015, 05:08:35 PM »

I have just seen in the Advertiser the route for this race on Sunday. It would seem that they are only closing Sutton Road 9 to 12 in one direction. If I read the map correctly it looks like one will be able to turn right out of the High Street into Sutton Road and drive into Maidenhead?

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localmum
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« Reply #46 on: September 03, 2015, 08:29:18 PM »


No, they arrive much earlier than that, my marshal point as they leave Cookham is almost mile 5 and mile 11 and I'll have runners passing me from about 10:15 until at least 12;30. It *is* an inconvenience, but to a small number of people for a few hours, once a year, with enough notice to make alternative plans.

I think you need to check the route as this year it is different from 2014.

I have the complete list of roads and timings in my marshal pack, so I have the most up to date information from the race organisers.  Not sure where you are getting your info from.
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localmum
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« Reply #47 on: September 03, 2015, 08:38:27 PM »

Here you go, from the race website:
http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3217382
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Roger
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« Reply #48 on: September 03, 2015, 10:25:06 PM »

This is a list of the roads being closed. Sutton Road only has it north carriageway closed, so it is still accessable.

http://www.purplepatchrunning.com/images/Schedule1-6.pdf
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EUWAVE
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« Reply #49 on: September 04, 2015, 07:40:41 AM »

If you look in the Maidenhead Advertiser it shows a very comprehensive map detailing the route with purple arrows pointing out where you can drive. If that map is correct it shows Sutton Road being open from The High Street in Cookham to the A4 in Maidenhead, but only in that direction. So you can get to Maidenhead that way but if coming back before 12 you will have to go via Taplow and Hedsor, which adds about 8 minutes to the drive.
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Aries
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« Reply #50 on: September 04, 2015, 09:13:32 AM »

Normally, I would think the 8 mins. for the Hedsor route a bit optimistic but on a quiet Sunday morning may just be possible.

EUWAVE:  Can you find me a route back from St. Elizabeth's RC Church on Lower Road after 10:30?  I can get there for Sunday Mass (9:15) before the roads close but getting back to Sutton Road is a bit of a problem.  Marlow / Bourne End route maybe the easiest - or maybe just sit it out till the roads re-open.  My guess it would take a lot more than 8 minutes.

I would normally walk in good weather but I am recovering (I hope!) from a leg injury and I need the car.
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EUWAVE
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« Reply #51 on: September 04, 2015, 11:33:27 AM »

Going from Lower Road would indeed take a lot more than 8 minutes to get back to Sutton Road. I think you have already pointed out your only 2 options if you need your car.
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Gazzetta
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« Reply #52 on: September 04, 2015, 03:55:09 PM »

I won't get my pre event briefing until Sunday at 8am but the road closures application covers the period 9am until 12pm.   This means the marshals are permitted to close the roads ONLY during this 3 hour period.   In reality the roads should only be closed while the runners are on that particular part of the route. 
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calvin
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« Reply #53 on: September 06, 2015, 08:28:00 PM »

 Sad

it is a pain in the **** the roads being closed,but to make things worse I went into maidenhead avoiding closed roads only to sit going slowly round the multi storey car park cos guess what its now the race day car park ! and totally full with runners cars,thanks for that purple patch ! you also don't seems to give a stuff about the shop keepers either !
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Paris
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« Reply #54 on: September 07, 2015, 12:28:08 PM »

If running round a track for a total distance of 5K is good enough for Mo Farah, why can't they use the athletics track at Stafferton Way?  It sits there doing nothing for the majority of the year, they could park on the other sports fields then and leave the town car park and the Cookhams well alone then.

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jumpingjackflash
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« Reply #55 on: September 07, 2015, 01:54:03 PM »

Nearly got killed walking the dogs around Cookham / Dean on Sunday....

All cars that got diverted were driving rather fast round all the lanes!.... I assume this coming Sunday will be the same yet again, thanks to the 'gravity-race'.....

Watch your feet / elbows and dogs!!!!
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Gazzetta
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« Reply #56 on: September 07, 2015, 05:15:52 PM »

I think the half marathon is a dying fad.  It's being overtaken by this tough mudder craze.
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Paris
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« Reply #57 on: September 07, 2015, 05:31:34 PM »

Hopefully  Wink

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Aries
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« Reply #58 on: September 08, 2015, 07:53:39 AM »

Gazzetta - 'I think the half marathon is a dying fad'

Well not quire yet  There is another one (in fact it's the 33rd!) due, just round the corner:

The 33rd Windsor Half Marathon - Sunday 27th September 2015

http://www.runwindsor.com/

As it is only just down the road - could PharmaLink be persuaded to merge events?
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Paris
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« Reply #59 on: September 08, 2015, 09:42:59 AM »

Merging the two events would make a great deal of sense.  The routes could be alternated each year, lessening the impact on respective residents and mitigating at least some of the bad feeling (I'm sure there will be Windsor residents who feel as I and some others on the board do about having their movements curtailed).
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