Watch 3D video of new Run Norwich route as organiser is confident roadworks will be removed by race day

PUBLISHED: 17:29 03 August 2016

The 2016 Run Norwich 10km road race. Photo: Steve Adams

The 2016 Run Norwich 10km road race. Photo: Steve Adams

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The organiser of Run Norwich 10k is confident roadworks along part of the city centre route will be removed by race day.

The annual sporting event in the city is in its second year and takes place on Sunday.

Between 4,500 and 4,800 runners are expected to take part, compared to 3,200 who completed last year’s race.

Contractors are carrying out work on Castle Meadow near the Bell Hotel and Red Lion Street.

Adey Ewing, course director, said the affected areas needed to be resurfaced.

He added that the roadworks “looked a bit of a mess” but was confident “all the stops would be pulled out” and the roads would be reinstated before the run.

The work is part of the ongoing pedestrianisation of the city.

Mr Ewing said: “It is full steam ahead. It looks like it will be a fantastic day.

“I’m sure the race will go on for many years and will become a main event in the city and sporting calendars.”

Roads around the route will be inaccessible for motorists between 9.15am and 11am on race day.

The Norwich Community Foundation event raised £70,000 for charity last year.

All places have been taken up for this weekend’s race.

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