On the road again for annual race

Alex Wood with his family before the brain injury
Alex Wood with his family before the brain injury

Thame runners will pull on their trainers and take to the streets this Sunday for the annual road race.

The Thame CPM 10km Road Race is now in its 28th year and 1,000 runners are expected to turn out. for what is the town’s biggest participation sporting event.

The race is full so there will be no entries accepted on the day which will start at Thame Leisure Centre at 9.30am carry on through town to Towersey and back along the Phoenix Trail.

There will be a road closure in place at Oxford Road from 9.30am to 9.35am and the ring road from the rugby club to Chinnor Road will be closed from 9.40am to 10.30am.

A number of local charities are running the race including Making Waves for Alex.

A group of neighbours and friends are taking on the race to raise funds for Thame man Alex Wood, who suffered a brain bleed in a rugby accident in October 2011.

Mr Wood lost his sight and much of his speech and movement.

Since then he has been making a slow recovery with his rehabilitation being paid for by a stream of fundraising events.