Longford 010717

Facilities

This parkrun is located a short walk from Longford town centre in Albert Reynolds Peace Park, so is accessible to the town residents and is within walking distance of the bus and rail connections in the centre of town. There is a large car park on site also for those who wish to drive to this event. A leisure centre near the start line has toilets if needed.

Course

This course consists of one big lap followed by two shorter laps around the park. The route is well marshalled and there are distance markers along the way to show your progress. The course is mostly flat, but the surface is made up of loose gravel, so for anyone attempting a PB, you may notice a loss of traction now and again. The park itself is well maintained and picturesque with nice trees and a river alongside the park.

Coffee

Post run coffee is in a cafe on the main street in town. Show your barcode and get a 10% discount. Coffee was nice here.

X Factor

Longford was the home of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds and this park is named after him in a fitting tribute to his role in the Northern Ireland peace process. This event has a large number of volunteers which is always good to see.

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