Clonbur Wood 250519

Facilities

This rural parkrun is not accessible by public transport so for those travelling by car, parking is important. There is some parking available at the entrance to the woods, but there is plenty more available on the streets of the village. The village of Cong is nearby, which is accessible by public transport and is connected to Clonbur via off road trails. There are no changing facilities or toilets available at this parkrun.

Course

This is a very peaceful run located in the middle of Connaught in the west of Ireland. The woods are quite secluded and quiet, so much so that you can get a great sense of serenity as you run around. The course is mostly flat, but there are a few short climbs which can be very challenging when running at a high tempo induced by the flatness. The surface is mostly gravel, with some large loose chipping, so watch your step. The trees offer good shelter from the wind and the rain.

Coffee

Parkrunnners go for coffee in a local cafe, where there is a great deal available on coffee and scones.

X Factor

The nearby village of Cong offers some terrific history and fantastic sights. Cong was the seat of the last high king of Ireland, Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair, is the location of the beautiful Ashford Castle and grounds, and was the main filming location for the movie The Quiet Man, and is well worth a visit.

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