The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in The course is in Bedfont Lakes country Park. The course is run entirely on well prepared tracks . Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.
Please remember that the parkrun uses shared paths. For the continued success of the event, please give way to other park users. This won't hurt your time, it won't stop you from getting a PB and it will make sure everyone continues to enjoy the event.
Please, wherever possible walk, jog, cycle or use public transport when attending the event. If you do have to drive, please consider car-sharing to reduce our impact on both the environment and other park users. Please also watch out for other park users when arriving and leaving. Parking may be limited so try to arrive early.
The Bedfont Lakes parkrun is a fun, free event organised by volunteers for the benefit of everyone. We wish to make the run as safe as possible, so runners, spectators and helpers are asked to take care about the following:
We hope these tips help to ensure that Bedfont Lakes parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.
All parkrun events use Age Grading to help athletes compare results.
Age Grading takes your time and uses the world record time for your sex and age group to produce a score (a percentage). This score allows you to compare your personal performance against other people's performances even though they might be a different age and a different sex to you - the higher the score the better the performance. The scores can also be compared across different race distances - to allow you to, for example, compare a 5km time against a marathon.For more information, please see our Support page.
Facilities include a Visitor Centre and Toilets near the Clockhouse Lane entrance. The visitor centre has information about other attractions in the park such as nature reserve, trim trail and fishing lake.
Car Parking:There are car parks at the Bedfont Road entrance and also at the Clockhouse Lane entrance.
IMPORTANT: PLEASE USE THE BEDFONT ROAD CAR PARK AS YOUR FIRST CHOICE. Parking is extremely limited at the Clockhouse Lane car park and the Park Rangers will not tolerate any parking outside of the normal spaces. Thank you for help - it is much appreciated.
Bus: Route H26 runs between Feltham, Sparrow Farm and Hatton Cross Underground Station. Bedfont Lakes (Bedfont Road Entrance) is on the route.
Route 116 operates between Hounslow Bus Station and Ashford Hospital. Alight at Bedfont Green. The park is a short walk from there.
Tube: Take the Piccadilly Line to Hatton Cross and then catch the H26 bus.
Train: Alight at Feltham Station and then catch the H26 bus.
Bedfont Lakes Country park is accessible on foot from Bedfont Road or Clockhouse Lane.
We strongly advise that you do not arrive by foot if you are coming from Ashford along the B3003 (Clockhouse Lane) - there is no footpath on the bridge over the railway (just to the south of the Princes Club and the run), and it is extremely dangerous for pedestrians. If you are arriving by bike, please take care as you cross the bridge.
From Central London: Leave the M4 at Junction 3 and take the A312 going south. Drive straight over the A4 and at the A30 turn right. Keep on the A30, past Hatton Cross tube on your right and over another set of traffic lights until you come to a roundabout. The Bedfont Road entrance can be reached by taking the second exit off the roundabout. The start is an easy 800m jog from the Bedfont Road entrance.
Travelling from the South, West and North: Leave the M25 at Junction 13 and take the A30 towards Central London. Pass through the Crooked Billet traffic light complex and then over another set of traffic lights by Ashford Hospital. Still on the A30 you come to the roundabout where you should take the third exit into Bedfont Road. The start is an easy 800m jog from the Bedfont Road entrance.