Valley 131018

Facilities

There is a lot of activity in this park every Saturday morning so although there are a lot of parking spaces, they fill up quickly. Buses are available from the city centre, and the park is an easy walk from nearby houses. There are toilets available near the start line and there are changing facilities also, which were very welcome after a wet and muddy run this morning.

Course

This course is mostly made up of two laps around the park, with a little spur at the beginning and at the end. The course surface is a mixture of paving and gravel. There is some climbing to be done in this run, but it is very gradual. The park has lots of mature trees and paths that go through the wooded areas. This is especially nice at this time of year, when all the leaves are brown and the skies are grey. Makes you start California Dreamin

Coffee

Parkrunnners gather near the finish line for a drink of water and a chat after the run.

X Factor

This park has many facilities for different sports and is a very busy place on Saturday morning. It is great to see so many people being active and taking party in sport. There are also many interesting sculptures around the park which are nice to look at and consider.

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