Tuesday, 2 February 2016

The Buckinghamshire parkrun Venues

The ceremonial county of Buckinghamshire is made up of Buckinghamshire County Council and Milton Keynes Council.

The pins on the map mark the locations of parkruns within the county. The green pins show the venues I have officially visited while the red pins are venues that I still need to visit. The list below covers 5k events only, not junior parkruns.

Aylesbury parkrun - nr Quarrendon and Meadowcroft Community Centre, Aylesbury
Course: Lollipop with two licks of the sticky part
Underfoot: Tarmac (??)
Profile: Flat
Notes: The original course that I ran was deemed short and subsequently lengthened
Further Reading: My Aylesbury parkrun blog entry

Black Park parkrun - Black Park Country Park, Slough
Course: One 5k point-to-point loop
Underfoot: Woodland paths
Profile: Flat
Further Reading: My Black Park parkrun blog entry

Buckingham parkrun - Bridge Street Skate Park, Buckingham
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED

Linford Wood parkrun - Linford Wood, Milton Keynes
Course: One lap
Underfoot: Tarmac and gravelly paths
Further Reading: Not yet visited (active from 16 July 2016)

Milton Keynes parkrun - Willen Lakeside Park, Milton Keynes
Course: One lap
Underfoot: Tarmac
Profile: Mostly flat
Further Reading: My Milton Keynes parkrun blog entry

Rushmere parkrun - Rushmere Country Park, nr Leighton Buzzard
Course: 2 laps
Underfoot: Forest trails
Profile: Undulating / hilly
Notes: PB gong! (Official address listed as Bedfordshire, but the entire course is in Buckinghamshire)
Further Reading: My Rushmere parkrun blog post

Wycombe Rye parkrun - The Rye, Bassetsbury Lane, High Wycombe
Course: A spirally out-and-back lollipop
Underfoot: Mixed terrain - Grass and various hard surfaces
Profile: Generally flat, but has some a small change in elevation (and some steps)
Notes: The course has steps but buggy runners have an alternative path
Further Reading: My Wycombe Rye parkrun blog post

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