Brickfields 170218

Facilities

This parkrun is easily accessible by public transport and indeed this would be the recommended mode of transport to this run as parking spaces are limited around the park. There are Dublin Bus services that run nearby, and the red Luas line is a short walk away. Easily accessible too for locals as the park is located in the middle of a residential area. There are toilets available at the park, and also changing rooms.

Course

This is a flat course, paved throughout and so is a good spot for a PB attempt. The run consists of four laps around the outside of the park so it is quite easy to follow, but there are also signposts for the two turns that take you in off the outside path. Because this a a four lap course, however, it can get congested as the faster runners take over the walkers. The park itself has some football pitches in the centre of the park and some nice mature trees around the perimeter. The park is isolated from busy roads, so it can be quite peaceful here, which is a valuable thing in the middle of a busy city.

Coffee

Coffee is provided at the finish line after the run. This is a great place to have a chat and discuss the run with your fellow parkrunners.

X Factor

The volunteers as always provided very enthusiastic support to all the runners, which was very welcome, but I was especially impressed here to see the volunteers pick up some litter around the park before the run. This was a real demonstration of people caring about their community and the place they live, and it was very nice to see.

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