Organisers of the third annual Sir John Talbot’s Whitchurch 10k road race have confirmed road closures for the event.

The race takes place on Sunday, April 7, and will see roads closed at 9.45am and then re-opened under two hours later.

Race director Hayley Alldridge, who works comments ‘’The Whitchurch Whippets have been a great support with the training runs they have hosted and I know many participants have taken part this year.

"I hope residents will support the runners as they make their way around the town – each year the support gets better and better.

"Three years ago, I never imaged just how popular this event would be. I am proud to be part of it and seeing so many people take up an active lifestyle in order to take part.

"We really do have a delightful town to take in the sights of along the way.’’

Anyone wanting to travel out of Whitchurch will be directed during these times up to the bypass if it is safe to do so.

Please see the route (pictured) and the list of roads closed are as follows: Prees Road, Edgeley Road, Wayland Road, Station Road, London Road, Bargates, High Street, Green End, Bridgewater Street, Newport Road, Dodington, Watergate Street, Castle Hill, Sherrymill Hill, Smallbrook Road, Chemistry, Wrexham Road, Highgate, Alkington Road, Beech Avenue, and Queensway.

The race is being supported by Agro Merchants and a number of businesses in the area, which has doubled in size since the first race in 2017. Starting and finishing at Sir John Talbot’s School, the course is mainly flat but does have some short hills just to keep the participants a little challenged.

It is confined to roads within the boundaries of the historic market town. The town centre, with its half-timbered buildings, bustling pubs and the imposing Georgian Grade 1 listed St Alkmund’s Church will form part of the course, where it is hoped the residents and visitors will cheer all the runners.