This parkrun is central to the town of Borriskane and would be easy to get to for local residents. For those coming from farther afield, the 72 bus will get you into Borriskane on time for parkrun coming from Birr. If driving there is a small car park in the park and lots of on street parking outside the park within a five minute walk of the start. There are no changing facilities or toilets at this event.
This run is made up of three laps altogether, consisting of a small inner loop and then two outer loops. The course is twisty and has a few ups and downs so this is probably not the event to attempt a PB. There is also an out and back section of the course where there is a contra flow of runners so look out for others coming in the opposite direction. The surface is mostly light gravel with short areas of coarser gravel and paving. There are many things to keep you entertained as you go around the course, including carvings of famous quotes and a duck pond.
Coffee is had in a local shop, slightly less than a ten minute walk from the finish line.
I mentioned above that this event is not a great place to attempt a PB, but this is a great event to just go out and enjoy a run. The twisty route will keep you on your toes as you go around and the quote carvings located all over the park will get you thinking. My favourite was from JRR Tolkien: “Not all those who wander are lost”.
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Thank you for your post, we love having tourists and visitors to our park and are delighted you like the quotes.. That Tolkien is also my favourite 😁