2019 will be the 34th year that the Whissendine 6ix running road race will have taken place during the Feast week celebrations, this year on Friday 5th July.
Due to the requirements of both Health and Safety and our Insurers, things are required to change this year. Previously, we have managed the flow of traffic and runners by use of volunteer marshals who encouraged drivers to moderate their speed and take due care around the runners.
For this year, we are being required to operate a full road closure protocol for the duration of the race, so approximately 1 hour, between 7.30pm and 8.30pm. this will mean that runners will not encounter traffic head on and be put at risk, however, it will mean a level of disruption to yourselves as residents if you are returning to the village during this time window. The road blocks will be on Melton road, Stapleford road, Oakham road and Station road, as well as out on the course at the Whissendine station junction and the small island at the junction of Holygate road and Stapleford road. Once the last runner has cleared the roadblock , the road will be re-opened.
We would ask for your co-operation as it is only once a year, and the race contributes greatly to the charitable fund raising of feast week, and supported the purchase of one of the defibrillators in the village. Any queries please contact Ian Arnold on 474645.