Road Closures & Diversions

There are a number of temporary road closures in the Fleet area on Sunday 18th March 2018 to ensure the safety of runners in The ASICS Fleet Pre-London Half Marathon.

pdf2018 Road Closure Order

Fleet & Crookham AC would like to thank the residents of Fleet and the surrounding area for their support over the years of this great community event. To make yours and our lives easier on this day, please be aware that the following roads will be affected and if you can avoid driving between the time indicated it would be advisable.

The race route has been designed with the co-operation of Fleet Town Council, Safety Advisory Group (SAG), Hart District Council, Hampshire Highways, and Hampshire Police. It is hoped that the rolling road closure and re-opening will provide as little disruption as possible to local residents. Diversions will be signposted. All roads are closed prior to the arrival of the first runners and re-opened as soon as the final runner has gone by. The full list of road closures and anticipated closure times are as follows – please note these times are approximate and could change and some roads will have traffic flow in one direction.

2018 sees a new partnership with William Ford Traffic Management Ltd who will be managing the road closures for the event on behalf of Fleet & Crookham AC.

RoadRunners' arrivalAnticipated re-opening
 Reading Road North (Southbound) Reading Road North  (Northbound from Oatsheaf to Tavistock Road)

 10.00 (closed from 9.30)

 13.30
 Tavistock Road  10.00 (closed from 9.30)  10.40
 Merivale  10.25  10.40
 Leawood Road  10.30  10.45
 Crookham Road (Eastbound)  10.30  12.00
 Fleet Road  10.30  11.40
 Elvetham Road  10.30  11.15
 Minley Road (B3103) Towards Minley  10.45  12:00
 Blackbushes Road (westbound away from Fleet between Minley Road and Rotten Green Road)  10.50  12.15
 Rotten Green Road  10.55  12.30
 Pale Lane  11.00  12.30 
 A323 (Hartley Wintney to Fleet) (Partial opening to Fleet)  11.00  12.45
 Pale Lane  11.00  13.00
 Pilcot Road  11.05  13.15
 Hitches Lane  11.20  13.30
 Fitzroy Road 11.25 13.40
Tavistock Road (section between Fitzroy Road and Reading Road North only) 11.25 13.40

The roads will not all be closed at the same time – these times are for guidance only.  Drivers will on some sections of the course be allowed to travel in the opposite direction to the runners.

The roads which will be open in one direction are:

  • Reading Road North (varies throughout the race)
  • Bottom part of Fleet Road (once runner numbers have thinned)
  • Minley Road
  • Blackbushes Road
  • A323
  • Hitches Lane
  • Sunday’s forecast - Less than 5% chance of rain, 10 degrees but feels like 6. Bit windy. Race is going ahead.
  • Lead car prepped and ready.
  • A thought for next year, could there be a number collection desk in say Hart shopping centre on the Sat so that local people can collect their numbers the day before. I know this means volunteers for an extra day but would reduce the rush on the Sunday. I know that Maidenhead Half do this.
  • Ok, so pretty soon the admin team will have to stop answering some of the emails. Race notes were sent out via email last weekend and our website answers most questions. Jim Trott can answer most other questions.... https://youtu.be/3Z0QUygjr2w
  • Could be a touch windy on Sunday... then again, it could be 10 degrees with a light easterly breeze, who knows.
  • We’ve just posted a link below to our race results and there should also be a link on our website home page to the results. PLEASE don’t message us on Sunday to ask where/when the results are. Please also note that when the results are posted initially they are classed as PROVISIONAL results until we’ve confirmed that everything was fine and there were no discrepancies. Things can and do go wrong in a race, for example a single 10k runner crossing the finish line after only one lap pushes everyone down one place and plays havoc with prize awards too. I hope you all have a great race and that your hard work and training pays off and most importantly that you enjoy the day.
  • Retweeted SportSystems (@SystemsSport): @Fleet10k Results links for #Fleet10k https://t.co/sdU1uES2uc and #Fleet5k https://t.co/YkYkWfY90J on Sunday Have a good run! https://t.co/TGzjkSFDda
  • Hi, please can you tell me what time you're closing the roads on Sunday? We are coming from the m4 to twesledown so want to make sure we get through before. Thanks
  • Hi, please can you advise which roads in Fleet will be shut on Sunday? I can't find the informatin on your website or anywhere else. TIA
  • Thanks to @CllrSteveF for reporting some of the potholes on the race route. Hopefully these will be taken care of before race day