A new weekly ‘Parkrun’ for local runners and joggers is to begin in Little Stoke Park on Saturday 3rd November.
Parkrun is a free, weekly 5k timed run, which takes place all over the UK and beyond, every Saturday at 9am, all year round.
News of the start of the regular weekly session follows a successful trial event in the park on Wednesday 22nd August, attended by around 80 runners.
Feedback received from participants in the trial was generally positive, with praise for the flat course and good marshalling.
Concerns that the course had too many sharp turns and might become slippy in wet weather have been addressed by adjusting it to make more use of the tarmac paths.
The revised course now consists of three laps on tarmac plus an 800m finish section partially on grass.
Runners are asked to register in advance via the Parkrun website.
Post-run coffee and cakes will be available in the Community Hall.
The results from each run are normally published on the website by the following day.
Another local parkrun, in Bristol’s Ashton Court, was established in April 2011 and now regularly attracts more than 100 entrants.
More info: Official Little Stoke Parkrun webpage
More photos from the Parkrun trial event in August on PicasaWeb.