Organised by 7th Dronfield Scout Group
A one way system will operate in a clockwise direction around the race route which will provide access to all locations from around 09.00am onwards. Diversions will be signposted. Journeys are likely to take longer so please allow more time for your journey. We will do everything possible to keep traffic flowing. An experienced professional traffic management company are employed to carry out this important role.
The race starts at 10am, and lasts for about 1 hour 15 minutes.
Road closures are permitted between 06.00am and 12.30pm, although we will limit the closure times to the minimum times possible in order to minimise disruption.
Please remember that if road closures are ignored, this can lead to prosecution and importantly can invalidate your vehicle insurance policy. Please help us to manage traffic effectively and ensure safety by observing the road closures. Our marshals will provide guidance upon where you need to go.
If you follow the one way loop you will be able to reach your destination.
We would ask for your assistance in avoiding parking on the race route on the morning of the race from 06.00am to 12.30pm. There will be parking restrictions in place in advance of the race on Pentland Road, Leabrook Road, Gosforth Drive, Gosforth Lane, Stubley Lane. No parking will be allowed on roads subject to closure as this will prevent traffic flow around the one way system.
The police will be in attendance to enforce no parking restrictions.
The following road closures will be in place (times may be subject to adjustment due to events on the day):
Pentland Road - Between Gosforth Drive and Carr Lane
Full road closure in both directions between approximately 09.00am and 10.30am. Access only for local traffic from roads off Pentland Road between 09.00am and the start of the race (10.00am) will be via Carr Lane / Stubley Lane.
Half road closures will occur during the race from around 10.30am with a one way system operating allowing traffic to travel from Gosforth Drive to Carr Lane only. No parking on this route.
Carr Lane - Between Barnes Lane and Leabrook Road
Full road closure in both directions between approximately 09:00am and 10:20 am. Diversion via Northern Common and Longcroft Road.
No exit from Wentworth Road, Oxclose Lane and Great Croft during closure.
Access only entry / exit will be available to Carr Lane, Oxclose Lane and Orchard Square except when runners present. Please use caution and wait off Carr Lane when runners are present.
Leabrook Rood - Between Carr Lane and Gosforth Drive
Half road closures will occur before and during the race with a one way system operating allowing traffic to travel from Gosforth Drive to Carr Lane only. No parking on this route from 6:00am to 12:30pm.
Gosforth Drive - Between Leabrook Road and Gosforth Lane
Half road closures will occur before and during the race with a one way system operating allowing traffic to travel from Gosforth Lane to Leabrook Road / Pentland Road only. No parking on this route from 6:00am to 12:30pm.
Access to/from Coniston Road will remain open at both junctions with Gosforth Drive. These junctions will be managed but delays will occur so please allow extra time for your journey or avoid the period from 10.00am to 11.15am.
Gosforth Lane - Between Gosforth Drive and High Street
Half road closures will occur before and during the race with a one way system operating allowing traffic to travel from High Street to Gosforth Drive only. No parking on this route from 6:00am to 12:30pm.
High Street - Between Gosforth Lane and Wreakes Lane (between the two roundabouts outside Sainsbury's)
Half road closures will occur before and during the race with a one way system operating allowing traffic to travel from Wreakes Lane to High Street only. There will be no access to Sainsbury’s car park directly from High Street. Use High Street, Sheffield Road, Wreakes Lane as alternative route from High Street to Sainsbury's. No parking on this route.
Stubley Lane - Between Wreakes Lane and Stubley Hollow (section past the Bakery)
A full road closure will be in place in both directions with no through traffic on race day. No parking on this route from 06.00am to 12.30pm.
Traffic will be allowed for access to residences on Stubley Hollow, Stubley Lane (this section only), Gunstone’s Bakery, Stubley Place, Summerwood Lane and Summerwood Place, using a one way system with entry via Stubley Hollow only. No entry from Wreakes Lane. Exit will be via Wreakes Lane only.
Stubley Lane - Between Stubley Hollow and Pentland Road
Half road closures will occur before and during the race with a one way system operating allowing traffic to travel from Pentland Road to Stubley Hollow only. No parking on this route from 6.00am to 12.30pm.
Stubley Hollow - Between Stubley Lane and Wreakes Lane.
A road closure of Stubley Lane will occur at the junction with Stubley Hollow before and during the race. Stubley Hollow will not be available for through traffic. A diversion will be in place at the junction with Wreakes Lane to divert traffic onto the one way loop and to avoid traffic becoming trapped at the top of Stubley Hollow. Please observe the diversion which will allow you to gain access to all locations..
Only local access traffic for Stubley Hollow and the lower portion of Stubley Lane (the section from Stubley Hollow to Wreakes Lane outside the bakery) will be allowed to travel up Stubley Hollow. Any other traffic trying to use this route will not be allowed through.
Access to/from Coniston Road will be retained at both junctions with Gosforth Drive. These junctions will be managed but delays will occur so please allow extra time for your journey or avoid the period from 10.00am to 11.15am.
The only route for access into Sainsbury’s car park between 09.00am and around 12.30pm will be via Wreakes Lane.
Traffic leaving Sainsbury’s car park will be able to exit left either via High Street or Gosforth Lane, or right onto Wreakes Lane. Please note that there will be no access from Wreakes lane up Stubley Hollow to Dronfield Woodhouse. For Dronfield Woodhouse please follow the one way loop onto Gosforth Lane and then Gosforth Drive.
Some limited buses will continue to operate through the road closures before the event where these do not impact upon the running of the race. Specific diversions of bus routes during the race have been agreed with the local authority and will be signposted on bus stops by them in advance of the event. It is likely that you will need to use alternative bus stops during the race as most buses will be diverted around the one way loop.
Please contact your bus company before travelling
Road closures will operate again this year. The details below are from the 2017 race. Full details for 2018 will be published here when available, but are expected to be very similar.