An important new rule for all UKA licensed road races comes into operation from April 2016.

 The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic. This restriction does not apply to races held on dual carriageways provided that there are clear, structured separations between the separate carriageways. Competition providers of races held entirely on roads closed to traffic may apply this condition where appropriate to local circumstances.

This rule appears in the new 2016 UKA Rules for Competition book – See below

UKA and IAAF Rule Book 2016-2018