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Godiva Half Marathon 2008

On Sunday 19 October 2008 Coventry’s Godiva Half Marathon route will be coming through campus. The following roads, routes and car parks on and around campus will be closed:

  • Kirby Corner Road
  • University Road (one-way system in place from before car park 15 to Gibbet Hill Road in that direction)
  • Health Centre Road (all vehicles must be removed by midnight on Friday 17 October)
  • Gibbet Hill Road (from the entrance to Gibbet Hill Campus to the Kenilworth Road)

The only way on to campus will be via Westwood Heath Road.

Vehicle access to the following areas of campus will be blocked (except to emergency vehicles):

  • Westwood (beyond car park 14)
  • Car park 13
  • Gibbet Hill
  • Car park 1 & 1a
  • Car park 6
  • Car parks 8 & 8a
  • Car park 15
  • Car park 12

The car parks will be closed from midnight on Saturday and the roads will be closed from early Sunday morning. It will not be possible to move any cars still in a car park after midnight on Saturday until after the race.

The restrictions will be in place until at least 13:00. The route, and therefore the restrictions, may still be subject to alterations.

For the full Marathon route, see

The Route Through Campus

  • From Charter Avenue through the rear gates at Norfolk Terrace onto Westwood campus
  • Past Bericote and off Westwood at Willow
  • Along and across Kirby Corner Road and left along the path down the side of University House
  • Along the Boulevard to University Road
  • Down Health Centre Road, turning right into Rootes residences J-P
  • Turning left by International House
  • Up through Tocil Woods to Gibbet Hill
  • Out of Gibbet Hill along the Gibbet Hill Road to the Kenilworth Road

Off Campus Road Closures & Diversions

For a full list of closures PDF icon and diversions PDF icon please see the Lady Godiva Half Marathon website.

  • 9.30am - 1pm Canley
    Charter Avenue between Wolfe Road and Sir Henry Parkes Road (A45 bound side of dual carriageway open from John Rous Avenue to Sir Henry Parkes Road)
  • 9.45am - 1pm Westwood/Cannon Park
    Kirby Corner Road (Access to athletics track from Westwood Heath end)
  • 9.45am - 1.30pm Kenilworth Road
    Gibbet Hill Road (access is available to the University from Westwood Heath Road, traffic will be one way from the Cryfield (carpark 2) roundabout exiting only away from the University to the Kenilworth Road) (access is also available from Moreall Meadows from Heritage Court to Riverford Croft) Kenilworth Road (between Gibbet Hill Road and A45)

For further information on the Godiva Half Marathon visit

Disruption to bus routes

For information on Travel West Midlands services, visit or contact them on 0121 254 7272

For information on Stagecoach services, visit or contact them on 01788 535555 between 0900 and 1500, Monday to Friday.