SOUTH CAVE 10K – INFORMATION FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS
The first ever South Cave 10K is currently being organised and will take place on Sunday 25th July, with around 500 runners leaving the grounds of Cave Castle at 9.00 am. For safety reasons, there will be some temporary road closures and this notice is intended to give advance warning to residents on the race route so that they will suffer the least possible inconvenience.
Warning signs will be placed on affected roads a couple of weeks before the event and the official notices will be added to this website as soon as they have been agreed with County Hall. The route the runners will take can be seen on the map below which shows that they will head down West End after leaving the Castle, then turn into Pinfold and Annie Med before turning right into Ellerker Lane to cross the A63 and run round Common Lane.
After entering Ellerker at Ings Lane, and doing a circuit of the village, the runners will turn onto Cave Lane and return to South Cave (with a detour up Stone Pit and down Willow Flats). After coming back into West End, they will finish the 10K by turning right onto Church Street before running up behind the school and completing a circuit of the field.
The race will end next to the bench outside the Pavilion which commemorates a well-known local runner, Bob Reay. His widow, Pat, will later present the Bob Reay shield in his memory. The earlier parts of the route will be closed to traffic from 8.30 and will reopen as soon as possible, and no later than 9.30. Further round the course, the closures will start at 9.00 and again will be reopened as soon as the runners have cleared the area. Church Street and Church Hill will reopen by 9:30 with traffic lights in place between Wadley Plump and West End until 10:30. All roads will be back to normal by 10.30 at the latest.
All road junctions will be manned by volunteer marshals, who will do their best to deal with any problems, and provision has of course been made to allow access by any emergency vehicles should the occasion arise. All participants arriving by car will be directed by marshals to turn into Wadley Plump and will park on the field or in the car park on the left going up the hill (not the one behind the tennis courts). They will be told in advance not to attempt to park elsewhere in the village.
If anyone has further questions about the proposed route, they should send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to help.