The Hampshire Hoppit, a popular trail running event, took place recently through the North Wessex Downs, and local traffic management company, Topher Ltd, was on hand to ensure the safety of the runners at key road crossings.
On Sunday June 19, Topher deployed 5 traffic marshals trained to stop, direct and divert traffic through the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS), which is delivered by the Hampshire Constabulary. This authority is essential when management of traffic on the public highway is required.
The organiser of the Hampshire Hoppit, the Basingstoke and Mid-Hants Athletic Club, was delighted with Topher’s service, with Tim Fowler of the club commenting, “The expert operation by Topher was thoroughly professional. I have seen a video of the crossing at Junction 2 on the old Newbury Road, and it was absolutely perfect – exactly how I had hoped that the operation would be run. Safe, efficient, and minimal impact to both the runners and the traffic.”