Knocknacarra 220417

Facilities

This run in the west of Galway city is located in a busy public park. There is a car park but it fills up quickly with other park users. There is a public bus service from Eyre’s Square in the city centre, close to the train station. The park is located in a residential area so it is easily accessible for locals. There is a large community centre at the park and there are toilets available here.

Course

This course certainly won’t let you take your mind off things, with a lot of twists and turns throughout. One of the unique features of the course is a staggered gate which acts as a chicane. The course is complex but is well marshalled and signposted. The course is mostly paved, but is uneven in places so watch your step. The course takes you around some playing fields and through some nice enclosed pathways surrounded by trees and shrubbery.

Coffee

Tá café ar fháil ins an ionad phobal in aice leis an pháirc carr tar éis an rás. Ní raibh mé ann ach bhí mé ag caint leis na hóglaigh agus bhí siad an caidreamh.

X Factor

There is a sense of wilderness about this place. Maybe it is it’s proximity to the Atlantic or the furze bushes that are scattered throughout the park. Whatever the reason, this sense sets this parkrun apart from others. Adding to this uniqueness is the amount of Irish I heard spoken in the park. This was great and I’ve made my own contribution above.

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