Kingsbury Water parkrun – 20 July 2013

Lesley Pymm reports:  This was the first running of the Kingsbury Water parkrun and, as I was running again in the evening, I volunteered to be tailrunner.  I was amazed to see that there were 143 people there for the first event.  It just shows that there is a call for it there and so it was worth the hassle that the organisers had to get it off the ground.

The course was lovely.  There is a short tarmac section and then a loop on a trail type path for only one lap and back along the tarmac section to the finish.  It was a lovely morning last Saturday, but this course will be different as the seasons change.  It was very dry on 20 July, but could be a bit muddy in places if the weather is wet.  Those who know Kingsbury Water Park will know that jungle formula is necessary at this time of year, or you WILL get bitten!  There may be some problems with floods if it is very bad, but basically it was a lovely course.

There were good facilities – loos and a cafe, free parking for the run (usually it is £3.50, I think) and a friendly lot.  Most of the volunteers etc were from Badger RC.  I will definitely be back!

2 Replies to “Kingsbury Water parkrun – 20 July 2013”

  1. Hmmm – you’ve got me thinking now, Barrie. As I was walking at the back, there were only the two of us. The paths seemed quite wide enough. Not as wide as the main paths at Cannon Hill, but wide enough for overtaking. Probably as wide as the Rea Valley section at Cannon Hill. It is one lap, so there is no passing runners who are going in the other direction as at Cannon Hill or Bruerton. We were walking next to each other and there were members of the public walking the other way with no problem. I’ll have to pay more attention next time I go as I will be running it then!!!

  2. Thankyou Lesley for your Report on the first Kingsbury Water Park Run. An encouraging attendance which ogres well for the future. A `lovely` course with good facilities and friendly volunteers. Certainly `worth getting up for` ,in spite of the jungle conditions !

    PS. Does the `trail type path` enable reasonable opportunities of overtaking,or is one likely to be in in a queue?