Johnstown 180217

Facilities

This parkrun is very accessible to local residents. There is a large car park at the park, though with the big crowd it gets quite full. Despite this being a rural parkrun, there is public transport to the park from Wexford town centre. Just note however that this needs to be arranged the day before. There are also toilets available near the start line

Course

The course is made up of three laps around the very picturesque grounds of Johnstown Castle. The course is mostly flat, and has a mix between tarmac and gravel surfaces. There are a lot of turns but the route is well signposted and there are distance markers for 3 and 4 k.

Coffee

The Peacock café is right next to the finish line in a pretty old courtyard. The coffee itself was a bit hot I thought but it was fine. Next to the café is a shop as part of the Irish Agricultural museum, and there are a lot of interesting books there on Irish history and the local area.

X Factor

This run is very well organised. The volunteers man the car park before the run to ensure that as many cars as possible fit in. There is a big participation in the run and an encouraging crowd with many shouts of support as you run around the course.

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