Porch Field 110921

Facilities

This parkrun is centrally located in the town of Trim and would be easy to get to on foot for local residents. For those travelling from further afield, getting there by car would be the least preferred option as parking is limited. The town is well serviced by public transport however, with services from Drogheda, Navan and Dublin. Cycling is always an option. Public toilets are available in the town but are not close to the parkrun and there are no changing facilities.

Course

This run consists of two laps of a big loop around the perimeter of the park. The run is not entirely flat, with a few small inclines along the way. There are also two dips on the route which are fun when you carry the momentum gained. The surface is mostly paved with a short grass section. The path is narrow however, and narrows quite quickly from a wide start. Therefore, if looking to post a good time it is best to locate oneself at the front of the start line. Also, the surface is unstable off the path, so if avoiding other runners watch out for those ankles. There is one sharp turn on the route as you come on to the riverside path, so be sure to take a wide berth. Points of interest along the route are the River Boyne and the ruins of Newtown Abbey

Coffee

Post run coffee is had in the town of Trim, which is about a ten minute walk from the finish line.

X Factor

Ireland’s largest Norman castle is located in Trim, which even today is an impressive structure. The castle and other ruins in the surrounding area provide an intriguing glimpse of medieval life.

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