course | Belton House parkrun
 
 

The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Belton House, Belton. The course is run on a mixture of trail paths and grass. 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.

Course Safety

The Belton House 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:

  • Please be considerate to the park and other park users at all times.
  • Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied (within arm's reach) throughout the run by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent's choice.
  • Please arrive by foot, by pedal-power or by public transport if you can - your efforts help to reduce our impact on the park and the planet.
  • Please consider volunteering to help occasionally - this event survives only because of your generosity - please visit the volunteer page for more information.
  • Take care near roads and car parks - some vehicles drive very quickly. Please congregate away from the cars and be careful in particular if you have children. If you’re driving to the run, please drive carefully even if you’re late!
  • When running, take care on uneven surfaces - whether on grass or on tarmac. Watch out for cyclists, other runners, pedestrians, children, dogs, wildlife, park animals, vehicles, park maintenance work, falling branches, bollards, posts and other obstacles around the course.
  • Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us. Health advice about running can be found at the excellent Runners' Medical Resource website (although this external website focuses on preparation for a race and does not describe parkrun events).
  • Remember to warm up before the run.
  • If you see a runner with a serious problem, please stop to help them out and get help as soon as possible.
  • If you’re watching, keep clear of runners on the course, and look after any children and dogs you may have with you.
  • It is not permitted to run with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.
  • Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or harness and under control throughout the event. Please also review the parkrun support page article about running with a dog at parkrun events.
  • Runners pushing buggies are also welcome, but please take extreme care of other runners around you. If possible start from the back of the field and try to keep to one side of the main body of runners.
  • Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Consider protecting yourself by wearing repellent when at parkrun events in grassy or wooded areas. See lymediseaseuk.com for further details.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Belton House parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

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.

Course Map

Course Description

The course consists of just over two anti-clockwise laps of the grounds of Belton House. Please take care there may be sheep and deer around the course. There may also be rabbit holes.

The course starts adjacent to the car park with a 150m initial straight before turning right onto a stone track to head towards the back gate (Lion Gates) for approx 500m. The course then turns left onto grassed parkland and eventually follows a wooden perimeter fence. Runners then head back towards the house, eventually following the line of the electrified fence (do not touch!) and rejoin the stone path in front of the house. The route then passes the start (and then finish line) before embarking on the second lap of the course. After completion of the second lap, the finish line is adjacent to the sentry box just beyond the start line.

Facilities

Toilets and Stables Restaurant for a post run tea/coffee and bite to eat.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts starts adjacent to the car park.

Getting there by public transport

The entrance to Belton House is situated in the village of Belton which is approximately 3 miles (5km) northeast of Grantham on the A607

Bus: The number 1 route from Grantham to Lincoln. The bus leaves Grantham bus station at 8am and arrives at Belton Post Office at 8:15am. Pick up points at Highcliffe/Longcliffe Rd (8:10am) and Manthorpe village (8:12).

Train: The nearest train station is Grantham. It's then a 10 minute walk to Grantham Bus Station.

Getting there on foot

The entrance to Belton House is situated in the village of Belton which is approximately 3 miles (5km) northeast of Grantham on the A607. There is a pathway along the road (A607) from Grantham to Belton.

Getting there by road

The entrance to Belton House is situated in the village of Belton which is approximately 3 miles (5km) north-east of Grantham on the A607.
Postcode for sat navs NG32 2LS.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Stables Restaurant - please come and join us!