THOUSANDS of runners will take to the streets of Trafford on Sunday for the Greater Manchester Marathon.

Approximately 12,000 runners will be taking part in the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and residents are being warned about traffic disruption.

Spectators usually gather along the route to enjoy the atmosphere and organisers are recommending that they leave the car at home and walk or use public transport to get to their chosen location.

The roads affected include:

Talbot Road (approach to finish)

Brooklands Road / Marsland Road / Hope Road

Timperley Village



The A56 southbound will be closed from 5am to 11am from Bridgewater Way to Green Street, Streford; from 9am to 2pm from Sibson Road to Woodhouse Lane.

Traffic travelling west on Edge Lane will not be able to use the A56 southbound until after 11am.

The A56/Edge Lane northbound junction will remain closed until 4pm.

The A56 northbound will be closed from 5am to 11am from Edge Lane to Bridgewater Way. A two-way system will allow access to and from Gorse Hill estate via Thomas Street and Davyhulme Road East.

From 9am to 2pm, Park Road to Woodhouse Lane will be residential access only.

Residents on the east of the A56 near Eastway / Walton Road will be allowed access using Langdale Road.

There is access onto the A56 in both directions at various points both north and south bound (including on and off of the M60), but this is restricted by the above closures.

Access on and off the M60 at Junction 7 will be restricted but will not affect journeys.

Traffic travelling south east will be directed north on the M60 to Junction 8 where it can then use the slip roads to rejoin the M60 to travel south.

Traffic leaving the M60which is travelling north west on the M60, will be directed north on the M60 to Junction 8, where it can then use the slip roads to rejoin the M60 to travel south to leave at junction 7.

Parking restrictions are in place along the route from 6pm tomorrow to 6pm Sunday in:

• East Union Street, Stretford

• Henrietta Street, Stretford

• St Johns Road, Stretford

• Kings Road, Stretford

• Skerton Road, Stretford

• Ayres Road, Stretford

• Chapel Road, Sale

• Tatton Road, Sale

• Broad Road, Sale

• Temple Road, Sale

• Derbyshire Road, Sale

• Brooklands Road, Sale

• Aimson Road East, Timperley

• B5165 Stockport Road, Timperley, Altrincham

• B5165 Thorley Lane Timperley

• A560 Shaftesbury Avenue, Timperley (Main road, not service roads)

• B5165 Stockport Road, Timperley, Altrincham

• Seymour Grove, Timperley

• A560 Stockport Road/Woodlands Road Timperley, Altrincham

• Stamford Street, Altrincham

• A6144 Marsland Road, Sale

• B5166 Ashton Lane, Sale

• B5166 Carrington Lane, Sale

• A6144 Harboro Road, Sale

• Moss Lane, Sale

• Manor Avenue, Sale

• Carrington Lane, Sale

• B5158 Carrington Road, Urmston

• B5213 Church Road, Urmston

• B5213 Stretford Road, Urmston

• B5213 Urmston Lane, Urmston

• Gorse Avenue, Stretford