Derry City 010119

Facilities

Parking is available at the quayside near the start of this parkrun. It is, however, an urban setting so I imagine that this is paid parking. There is, however, a retail park a few hundred yards downstream from the start line where parking is free. If not driving, this run can be accessed by the city bus services, or by bicycle. There are no toilet or changing facilities available.

Course

This is an out and back course along the banks of the Foyle, starting on the west side of the Foyle and crossing the Peace Bridge to the east side and back again. The entire route is paved. The route is mostly flat but there is a bit of climbing to do to get up onto the bridge from the far side. There is plenty to admire on this run, with a great view of the Derry quays, an attractive wooded area at the far end of the course, and of course the spectacular Peace Bridge.

Coffee

There is a cafe near the start/finish line where parkrunners can enjoy a post run coffee.

X Factor

Derry, the Walled City, has a long and complicated history making it a very interesting place to visit. The standout feature of this run is the Peace Bridge, which is not only very beautiful, but a great symbol of reconciliation after a long history of division in this city.

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