GEAR road closures in King’s Lynn

GEAR in Kings Lynn ANL-140405-174223009
GEAR in Kings Lynn ANL-140405-174223009
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As this year’s Grand East Anglian Run is set to get into full swing in Lynn on Sunday, there will be a number of roads closed to traffic for the event.

The main roads affected are London Road, Wisbech Road and those in the town centre.

The Tuesday Market Place itself will be closed from 8am to 2pm. From 9.30am to 12.45pm, road closures include Bridge Street, Boal Quay, South Quay. Purfleet Street and King Street.

Between 10.15am and 12.45pm, roads which will be closed are Chapel Street, Tower Street, St James Street and London Road.

A one-way system, going out of town, will be in place along Wisbech Road, from 10.15am to 12.45pm. All car parks will be accessible throughout the run. The Mini GEAR run starts at 10am with the GEAR 10K starting at 10.45am.

This year record numbers of more than 3,000 people have signed up to take part forcing organisers to close entries for the first time ever.

Representatives from the Bespak Grand East Anglia Run went to London on Saturday, to be presented with a trophy for its organisation.

The Bill Reynolds Memorial Trophy is presented by the British Association of Road Races (BARR) to the most improved event in the country.

The trophy was handed over on Saturday by ex-world 10,000m world record holder and former London Marathon race director David Bedford to Roger Partridge, Alive Leisure race director, Pete Duhig, his assistant, and Keyvan Djamarani, managing director of chief sponsors Bespak.

Mr Partridge said: “It was a real pleasure to meet David Bedford. He’s a bit of a hero of mine, not only because of his running career but also because he has been race director of the London Marathon. It was such an honour.”

Paul Wood, chairman of BARR said: “We have watched how the organisers continually look to improve on the way things are done.

“We are delighted to award this trophy to such a worthy winner.”