Colin Glen 120119

Facilities

There is a small car park available at this parkrun, but it fills up quickly before the run so I would recommend getting to the run via other means. Public transport is a great option, with many local buses including the Glider bus service. Toilets are available in the community centre next to the car park, but no changing facilities.

Course

There’s no sugar coating that this is a very tough course. It is very hilly with many undulations throughout the run; but that just adds to the fun. The entire route is paved, and this being a forest park is very sheltered also. There are lots of different paths in the park but in order to keep on the route just follow the yellow arrows, and importantly, remember to do two laps of the pond, not just one. You’ll see when you get there. The park is almost entirely woodland, meaning it is quite enclosed. I like this as it means seeing something new every time you turn a corner.

Coffee

Coffee is had in the community centre after the run, a good opportunity to catch your breath and have a chat after the run.

X Factor

There is a lot of signage around the park which gives a good history of the place. This park was totally transformed by a huge community effort in the 90s I believe, from a wasteground to the thriving woodland it is today. It is now a fantastic resource for people of the area with many activities available there.

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