Sunday, 31 December 2017

The Hampshire parkrun venues

The ceremonial county of Hampshire consists of Hampshire County Council and the unitary authorities of Southampton and Portsmouth.

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.




Alice Holt - Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak, Farnham, Surrey (the course is located entirely within Hampshire)
Course: Two laps
Underfoot: Forest paths / stony paths / tree roots
Profile: undulating / hilly
Notes: Watch out for high speed deer and gruffalo. The official Forestry Commission address of the venue says that it is in Surrey, but the entire course is run within Hampshire.
Further reading: My Alice Holt parkrun blog entry


Andover - Charlton Playing Fields, Andover, Hampshire
Course: Two laps
Underfoot: Mostly grass. Some tarmac and gravel.
Profile: Flat
Notes:
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED


Basingstoke - The War Memorial Park, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Course: Two laps
Underfoot: Grass and tarmac
Profile: Undulating / Hilly (TBC)
Notes: Occasionally takes place at an alternative venue (Crabtree Plantation)
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED


Brockenhurst - Brockenhurst College TBC (event uses two different venues)
Course:
Underfoot:
Profile:
Notes: Venue changes to Wilverley Inclosure during the winter - One lap / gravel paths / undulating
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED


Eastleigh - Fleming Park Old Golf Course, Eastleigh, Hampshire
Course: 3 laps (one small, two large)(I think)
Underfoot: Grass
Profile: Flat / Undulating
Notes:
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED


Fareham - Cams Hall Estate, Cams Hill, Fareham, Hampshire
Course: Out and back
Underfoot: Easy access trail path
Profile: tbc
Notes: Narrow course - No dogs or buggies. No onsite parking.
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED


Havant - Staunton Country Park, Middle Park Way, Havant, Hampshire
Course: 1 tiny loop followed by two laps
Underfoot: Compacted gravel paths
Profile: Undulating
Notes:
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED


Lee-on-the-Solent - Marine Parade East, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire
Course: Double out and back
Underfoot: Tarmac, possibly with some shingle (tbc)
Profile: tbc (probably flat)
Notes:
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED

Lymington Woodside - Woodside Gardens, Lymington, Hampshire
Course: 2 laps when dry or a 3 lap wet weather course
Underfoot: Tarmac, gravel and grass
Profile: tbc
Notes:
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED


Netley Abbey - Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley Abbey, Hampshire
Course: 3 laps
Underfoot: Tarmac, compacted gravel and grass
Profile: Flat
Notes:
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED


Portsmouth Lakeside - Lakeside North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Course: A non-traditional take on the out and back style course
Underfoot: Tarmac and gravel
Profile: Flat (with a dive-under where the course goes under a road)
Notes:
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED


Queen Elizabeth - Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Horndean, Hampshire
Course: Two laps (one small and one large)
Underfoot: Gravel paths, grass, forest trails
Profile: Hilly
Notes:
Further Reading: My Queen Elizabeth parkrun blog post


Rushmoor - Queen's Avenue, Aldershot, Hampshire
Course: Two laps
Underfoot: Tarmac, grass, canal towpath
Profile: tbc
Notes:
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED


Southampton - Southampton Common, Southampton, Hampshire
Course: One large clockwise lap followed by one-and-a-bit smaller anti-clockwise laps
Underfoot: Tarmac
Profile: Largely flat
Notes:
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED


Southsea - Southsea Esplanade, Speaker's Corner, Southsea, Hampshire
Course: Out and back
Underfoot: Tarmac tbc
Profile: Flat tbc
Notes:
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED


Whiteley - Whiteley Meadowside, Whiteley, Hampshire
Course: 3 laps
Underfoot: Mostly tarmac with a section on grass and trail
Profile: Mostly flat (slight rise at beginning/end of each lap)
Notes:
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED


Winchester - North Walls Recreation Ground, Winchester, Hampshire
Course: Two laps (I think)
Underfoot: Grass and tarmac
Profile: Flat
Notes:
Further Reading: NOT YET VISITED




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