Aldi Ashby 20 – Sunday 19th March 2017 – Roads Closed

The Aldi “Ashby 20“, a 20-mile road running race, will be held on Sunday 19th March 2017, starting at 10am.  About 1,500 runners will take part, and there are road closures for safety, for a likely maximum period from about 8am to about 3pm.

Runners come from Ashby, go down Mill Street, then do two anti-clockwise laps of the roughly-circular course shown on the map below.  The anti-clockwise left side of all roads of the circle are CLOSED during the race. Roads are open in the opposite clockwise direction.  In Heather village, traffic may flow alternately in both directions using Stop / Go boards. At the Bull & Lion on their second lap runners turn up High Street, Packington and on to their finish at Ashby. There is a full schedule of Road Closure details in the table below the map:


Roads affected

Approximate Timings

Ashby de la Zouch

Upper Packington Road from Leicester Road to Lower Packington Road – ROAD CLOSED

09:55 – 10:05

10 mins

Ashby to Packington

Ashby Road from Lower Packington Road to Mill Street in Packington.

10:00 – 10:10

10 mins


Mill Street


9:05 – 10:15

1 hr 10 mins


Measham Road (end of Mill Street) to Five Lane Ends

09:00 – 12:30

3½ hrs

Gallows Lane

Gallows Lane from Five Lane Ends to Swepstone Road

09:00 – 13:30

4½ hrs

Swepstone Road to Heather

From Gallows Lane to Main Street, Heather

09:00 – 13:30

3½ hrs


Main Street is OPEN in BOTH directions with a 1 metre strip coned off for runners, and use of Stop/Go boards

09:00 – 13:30

3½ hrs

Heather to Normanton and Packington

Normanton Road through Normanton to Heather Lane, Packington

9:00 – 14:10

5 hrs


Heather Lane and Bridge St through to Measham Rd

09:00 – 14:10

5 hrs


High Street

09:00 – 14:15


The official Temporary Traffic Order is until 5pm and roads will close and reopen in sequence to keep the closures to a minimum duration.