Charlton Park footballers get Run to the Beat reprieve

Run to the Beat final route, July 2013
Sunday footballers at Charlton Park and Meridian Sports Club won’t be cut off by September’s Run To The Beat half-marathon, organisers have revealed two months before the race.

Earlier this year, The Charlton Champion revealed plans for the controversial race to be diverted via Canberra Road and Charlton Park Lane, dividing the two green spaces which are packed with sports players every weekend.

But those plans have now been dropped, with the race now running via Charlton Village instead. To make up the lost mileage, the route will run alongside the Thames between Anchor & Hope Lane and Peartree Way, Greenwich, passing the Anchor & Hope pub and Angerstein Wharf.

Details are still sketchy, although some residents have received leaflets warning them of the new route. There’s a more general discussion about Run To The Beat over at 853, but if you’ve any views on how the route will specifically affect Charlton, feel free to share them here.