I was treating today’s parkrun as a warm up to a Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest Tri-Nations event that I was doing in Nottingham in the afternoon so I took it easy as a nice leisurely run round a great course.
On approach to this event you are not sure that you are in the right place at first as the turn into the park is in an industrial estate, however once you are inside this is a very picturesque course and makes it very easy to forget that you are actually running while on the way round.
Although this is not one of the events I would immediately say is high on people’s tourism list because it is not in the centre of Nottingham (unlike the previously mentioned Forest Rec parkrun) I would definitely recommend it as one of the nice small homely events that parkrun is so great at.
The parkrun is a 2 (and a bit) lap course that starts from alongside the lake on the far side from the car park, next to a children’s play area. From the start you head off with the lake on your right and run round 3 sides of the lake before carrying on the path round the edge of the park. After turning right the path has a bit of a hill and you follow this path all the way round the outside of the park before you reach a very large children’s play area, where you follow the path towards the right and back towards the lake again. When you reach the lake, you then start the second lap and run round the lake again the same as the first lap. When you reach back to this point after the second lap you head back away from the lap towards the start line to finish in a similar spot
- Time: 27:09
- Place: 66/125
- Gender Place: 54
- Age Category Place (SM25-29): 7
- Age Graded Score: 47.51%
Full details of my run can be found here:
And full details of the results from this parkrun can be found here:
The Facebook page for the course is:
And the Course Information page on the parkrun website is:
Information on the park can be found here: