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TRAVEL - ROADS: Oxford Half Marathon road changes

One lane closed due to Oxford Half Marathon on A4142 Eastern By-Pass Road Westbound between Horspath Road and Sandy Lane West. From 9:00 until 10:45 on Sunday 14th October.

Watlington Road in both directions closed due to Oxford Half Marathon between Grenoble Road and Berry Close. There is also no access onto Watlington Street from Oxford Road, Garsington. From 9:00 until 10:00 on Sunday 14th October.

New route for Oxford race

Runners in last year's Oxford half marathon Credit: ITV Meridian

The route of the Oxford Half Marathon has been changed for the 2012 race to make it more appealing for runners.

Two thousand people took part in the inaugural event last September, which started and finished at the Kassam Stadium.

Organisers said when it returned on October 14 it would take in Christ Church Meadow, the Thames Towpath and the Cowley Mini plant.

Up to 6,000 people will be able to take part. Race organisers have also promised to sort problems with parking and traffic which delayed the race last year.

By holding it in October rather than September they hope to attract more students. The 2011 half marathon raised £16,000 for Helen and Douglas House charity.