This parkrun is located at the western end of Mullingar town. The town centre is well connected with rail and bus connections and it is about a 25 minute walk from the town centre to the parkrun. There is a car park nearby in the business park. No toilets or changing facilities available.
This is an out and back course and it is flat as a pancake. It is paved throughout and is well sheltered so this is an excellent place to attempt a PB. The course is very straightforward, and a marshal shows the way at the u turn. There are also permanent distance markers. The course goes along by the banks of the Royal canal on the way out and back along a disused railway line. The railway has mature trees on either side and is very straight, giving a tunnel like effect.
Coffee and tea are dished out at the finish line. I was here at Mullingar parkrun’s first birthday so there was also cake, which was a nice bonus at the end of a fast run.
Two international music stars have cone from Mullingar: Joe Dolan and Niall Horan. There were no singers at the parkrun unfortunately, but there was a good community feel to this run with a big bunch of energetic volunteers.