Ballinamore Greenway 220709

Facilities


There is a small car park at this venue which would fill up quickly on a busy day, but there is plenty of street parking nearby. Public transport is not an option to make the 09.30 parkrun start time. There is a toilet available in the community hall next to the car park but no changing facilities.

Course


This run goes through a greenway which may make you think it’s flat but there is actually a fair amount of climbing to do in this run. The path is mostly gravel, with the final few hundred metres on grass. The route is a simple out and back along the greenway with a short lap around a pitch to finish off. Despite starting in the middle of the town the run quickly takes you into the countryside and there are nice views and greenery there.


Coffee


Post run coffee is had in the community hall next to the car park, a great place to gather and chat to fellow parkrunners.

X Factor


The final lap is a nice feature. It made me think of John Treacy running into the Coliseum Stadium in 1984 and doing one lap of the track before winning silver in the marathon. A wonderful moment in Irish sport.

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