Peterborough’s biggest and best running event the Perkins Great Eastern Run takes place on Sunday October 13 and we’re all being urged to support the runners pounding the city streets.

ESP’s very own Mikey Clarke will be one of the fun runners raising money for Anna’s Hope and thousands more will run 13.1 miles around the city to complete the main half marathon.  We wish every one of them success and salute their determination!

ESP’s photographer will be there to capture the action and you’ll be able to see the images on our Facebook page and in the November issue of ESP Magazine.

Our columnist Darren Grigas has participated many times and says – “The PGER and Anna’s Hope Fun Run are amazing community events but also attract huge crowds from out of town too. The route is always lined with relentlessly supportive crowds come rain or shine.

“Last year we had a constant downpour throughout, but that didn’t stop it from being a fantastic event, and I believe the wet weather helped keep me cool to successfully complete a sub-2-hour half marathon with a 20kg pack on my back. Not something I would’ve managed in beating sun, I’m sure. Heavy packs aren’t essential or recommended, but that was one of my fundraising stunts at the time for Anna’s Hope.”

Both the half marathon and the Anna’s Hope fun run will start and finish on The Embankment. The 5km fun run starts at 10am on Sunday October 13 and the half marathon follows at 10.30am.

So please support the runners and give them a cheer along the route, and check out the road closures below or find out more on the website.

Good luck everyone!

Head to www.perkinsgreateasternrun.co.uk to enter and find out more.


The following roads will be closed from 6am on Sunday 13 October:

Embankment Road *

Long Causeway *

Broadway (Westgate to Burghley Square) *

The circulatory carriageway of the Fulbridge Road Interchange roundabout (Junction 19).

The slip roads leading to and from the A47 at Junction 19 and Fulbridge Road Interchange roundabout.

To be implemented from approximately 8.30am on Sunday 13 October:

Rivergate *

Broadway *

Lawn Avenue

Bourges Boulevard (north side) *

Park Crescent

St Paul’s Road


Park Road

Fulbridge Road

Upper Bridge Street*

Dogsthorpe Road

Topmoor Way

Arundel Road

Goodwin Walk

Paston Ridings

Corfe Avenue

Fulbridge Road

Hallfields Lane

Amberley Slope

Gunthorpe Road

Holland Avenue

Church Street

Haveswater Close

Croyland Road

Lincoln Road

Donaldson Drive

Mountsteven Avenue

David’s Lane

Paston Ridings

Footpath running parallel to Topmoor Way under A47 into Francis Gardens

Francis Gardens

Dogsthorpe Road

Eastfield Road*

Fulbridge Road

Park Road

St John’s Street*

St Paul’s Road

Princess Gate

Vineyard Road*

Lawn Avenue

Princess Gardens*

Bishop’s Road*

Footpath parallel to Frank Perkins Parkway leading to the Embankment*

(* indicates those roads that form the route of the Anna’s Hope Fun Run)


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