“This parkrun never stops being challenging, with continual hills and especially tough terrain when wet!”
Gadebridge is my one of my favourite and most attended parkrun courses.
The course is a 2 lap figure-of-eight, mainly on grass but with a few paved sections including an underpass. It’s not the fastest but this parkrun never stops being challenging, with continual hills and especially tough terrain when wet! I have seen a few buggy runners, but you’d have to be brave to do it on this undulating, uneven surface. Trail shoes are a necessity in the winter months.
Numbers are generally around the 100s and there is enough space to overtake on the route apart from when going through the underpass. It’s a well supported and marshalled parkrun by two local athletic clubs and they make a good fuss about tourists and milestones.
Facilities wise: free and plentiful parking; toilets 100m from start; large playpark for children by the start/finish; and cafe ‘Pie in the sky’ 400m away for afterwards.
PB – 24:09
Best Position – 23rd
Times run – 36