PENARTH RD & MARINA ROUTES SHUT TOMORROW FOR HALF-MARATHON

The leading pack of last year's runners turn left at the Tesco Roundabout

The leading pack of last year’s runners turn left at the Tesco Roundabout into Penarth Marina

Penarth Road – the main route between Penarth and Cardiff –  will be closed in both directions tomorrow morning as will the routes to the Tesco supermarket and through Penarth Marina for the annual Cardiff Half Marathon 

The closures will follow the same pattern as previous years. The route of  the Penarth section of the event is shown on the map below:-

The half-marathon route through Penarth

The half-marathon route through Penarth

Traffic – and buses –  leaving Penarth will be diverted via the Merrie Harrier and Llandough.

The runners leave the Oystercatcher to their left and head down Terra Nova Way

The runners leave the Oystercatcher Pub to their left and head down Terra Nova Way towards the Cardiff Bay Barrage

In the Marina area, Terra Nova Way will be closed as will Penarth Portway and Dock Hill.

The runners will approach Penarth along Penarth Road, cross the Baron’s Court Junction into Penarth, and turn left at the roundabout down into the Marina.

Once through the Marina they will cross the Cardiff Bay Barrage and head  towards Cardiff Bay

As there are usually almost  20,000 runners taking part - pedestrians will find it's impossible to cross the road

As there are usually almost 20,000 runners taking part. Pedestrians and spectators will find it’s virtually impossible to cross the road 

The race starts at 09:50 outside Cardiff Castle with the wheelchair participants being first away followed by the runners in a staggered start commencing at 10:00 .

The motives of the participants vary. A sublime experience for some.  a personal mission for others  - or just a big joke

The motives of the participants vary. A sublime experience for some, a personal mission for others – or perhaps just a big joke

The road network should be back to normal by 15:00  if not earlier.

 

 

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13 Responses to PENARTH RD & MARINA ROUTES SHUT TOMORROW FOR HALF-MARATHON

  1. Martin Coffee says:

    There have been no legal notices of closure along Penarth Portway. As I understand it this will make any closure illegal.

  2. Mgg says:

    I say this every year. It should be called Cardiff and Penarth half marathon we give up our road access for no promotional gain

  3. Sal Greenway says:

    It’s a bit unfair that the residents of Penarth Marina won’t be able to leave or get back into their homes until this is over. Both exit roads will be blocked, will emergency vehicles be able to get in or out?

  4. SYLVIA free says:

    These runners give up their time and energy to collect money to make life a little more pleasant for those less fortunate than themselves. I say go and clap them on their way. Last year my family ran and raised a lot of money for Bobath. Wish I was a Le to join them

    • Jonathan says:

      It’s not as if the runners don’t get anything out of it. Most people run to keep fit. If you asked them to eat 13 odd miles worth of chocolate cake for ‘charity’, I doubt they’d be so willing to ‘give up their time and energy’.

  5. Peter Church says:

    Selfish runners, why don’t they run around Bute Park 10 times.
    Some people have got jobs to, in the morning.

  6. AK says:

    I have a job to go to in the morning. I will leave early or get the train.

    Good luck to all runners, and thank you to all the hundreds of volunteers who make such events possible.

    Take

  7. Monty Zumar says:

    Are Penarth people really as mean spirited as most of these comments suggest? I believe there was a popular TV series featuring a character called Victor Meldrew. He would have been completely at home here.

    • Michael says:

      Presumably all the people supporting these endless events would be at home on Ibiza TV too? Some people get tired of the constant need to have a spectacle to keep the rabble occupied.

    • Simon says:

      Spot on Monty. A fund has been started for a statue of Victor to be erected on the mini-roundabout. Here’s to those of us over the moon that the nights are drawing in – getting everyone back in their houses instead of bothering others with their need for constant entertainment.

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