Race organisers warn there could be delays this weekend

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MOTORISTS are being warned they could face major disruption this weekend with the staging of one of the biggest 10km road races on the south coast.

The Stubbington 10k has attracted a field of 1,800 runners for the event on Sunday, featuring many of the region’s top road racers, as well as hundreds of club and fun runners.

Organiser Stubbington Green Runners will close 8km of the route to traffic from 9.30am on Sunday morning.

It means that Titchfield Road, Bridge Street, parts of Titchfield including Coach Hill and Posbrook Lane leading down to the Meon Foreshore will be closed at least until 11am.

Runners will then head along Crofton Lane and Bells Lane, which will not be closed to traffic, but will still be subject to some delays.

Stubbington Square will be closed until 12.30pm, and there will be restrictions along Stubbington Lane leading to the Red Lion roundabout throughout the morning. Diversions will be put in place

Two years ago, the Stubbington 10k was cancelled for the first time in its 25-year history because of snow.

Race director Gary Littlecott said: ‘The weather forecast is predicting temperatures will get warmer by Sunday, but it is likely to rain. Just so long as we avoid the snow.’