Larne 190119

Facilities

This parkrun is on the outskirts of Larne town and despite the relatively rural location there is a bus service that passes by the park which will get you there from Larne town by 9:30 in the morning. Otherwise, there is a large car park next to the start line. There are public toilets in the car park but there are no changing facilities.

Course

This is a lollipop shaped course, with an out section to begin with, then two laps of the course loop, and then back to the start. The entire route is paved but this is a hilly one with many hairpins and chicanes so this is not the parkrun to attempt a PB. The varied route does make for a fun run, however, with lots of distractions along the way, including a miniature railway which was my favourite. The park is very nice, with a walled garden and a lot of nice trees and hedgerows, plus the park is located on the coast so there are some nice views out to sea along the run. However, the coastal location does mean wind, so wrap up well on those wintry days.

Coffee

Coffee is available in the hall that is kindly made available by the sea cadets.

X Factor

Because of the many twists and turns on this route there are many signs to erect every Saturday morning and many marshals needed to show parkrunners where to go. The large effort required to host this run is very impressive and much appreciated.

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