Road closures as thousands gear up for Pennine 10k run

Pennine Lancashire 10K.'Photo Ben Parsons
Pennine Lancashire 10K.'Photo Ben Parsons

Thousands of runners will hit the streets of Burnley this weekend which will mean road closures for some motorists.

The second annual Asda Foundaiton Pennine Lancashire 10k will start around 9-30am as competitors set off from outside Burnley Town Hall on Sunday.

Organisers Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All are advising that a number of routes around the town will be closed or have restricted access to ensure the safe running of the event.

Road closures will begin from 4am and streets will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so, but in the main should be open to traffic again by noon.

Town centre roads affected include Manchester Road, Yorke Street, Church Street, Queen Victoria Road, Netherwood Road, Omerod Street and Deer Park Road.

Tristan Batley-Kyle, Pennine Lancashire 10K event lead, said: “Last year’s event attracted wonderful support from people in Burnley and was a great success.

“Obviously any mass participation event brings a certain amount of disruption but we will be working very hard to minimise any inconvenience.

“We always have to close a number of roads to ensure the safety of our participants and spectators and we ensure we reopen them as quickly as we can. We would, however, like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.

“We would also like to thank everyone for their brilliant and valued support for an event that does so much to benefit good causes.”

The Pennine Lancashire 10K route takes competitors from the start line outside the Mechanics Theatre in Manchester Road, along Church Street towards Thompson Park.

It continues along Netherwood Road and then takes in Brunshaw Road, Deer Park Road, Towneley Park, Todmorden Road, passing close to Turf Moor Stadium, and comes back to Manchester Road for the grand finale.

A full list of road closures is available at