Rotherham parkrun (4)

Only a week after landing back into the UK, today I found myself wanting to get straight back into running and pick up another parkrun course! Think I can say one of two things – either I’m still suffering with jet lag and I’m not thinking straight, or I’m hooked!

Not wanting to waste the courses closest to me so that I could use them at weekends when I need to stay close to home, I headed up the motorway to Rotherham to complete the course there.

I am so glad I came here because I saw something that made me realise just how amazing and inclusive parkrun really is – a blind runner! He was running with an arm guide and completed the 5km in a very good time indeed.

And although I don’t have children myself, I couldn’t help but notice how this park had everything for the family – from a HUGE play area for the children, to a water play area, a small train and a museum. This is a perfect parkrun for a day out for the family.

THE COURSE:

This is a fairly simple 3-lap course, starting the near the cenotaph and war memorial at the western entrance, following the path round the perimeter of the park. Approx 1km in is a gradual incline for about 0.5km which starts to feel more and more difficult in the latter laps. Upon reaching the war memorial again on your 3rd lap, you carry on towards the children’s play area and take a right hand turn towards the finish.

RUN DETAILS:

  • Time: 29:09
  • Place: 22/31
  • Gender Place: 18
  • Age Category Place (SM25-29): 4
  • Age Graded Score: 44.25%

Full details of my run can be found here:
http://www.mapmyrun.com/workout/303058177

And full details of the results from this parkrun can be found here:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rotherham/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=9

LINKS:

The Facebook page for the course is:
https://www.facebook.com/rotherhamparkrun

And the Course Information page on the parkrun website is:
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/rotherham/course/

Information on the park can be found here:
http://www.cliftonparkrotherham.co.uk/

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