The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. It's run at Fleming Park Old Golf Course in Eastleigh. It is run on 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 Eastleigh 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.
  • 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 make sure you’re fit enough to run 5k (3.1 miles). 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.
  • 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
  • This is a free training event, so all run and attend at their own risk.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Eastleigh 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 the Running For Fitness website.

Course Map


View Eastleigh parkrun (changed route April 2012) in a larger map

Course Description

The course is mainly flat with an undulating section and is run on grass.

Start at the green pin. Follow the route south in a clockwise direction until you reach the blue pin. At the blue pin, branch right to complete the first lap.

Repeat this for 2 laps (the course is 3 laps in total).

On the final lap, at the blue pin, branch left to continue north around the old green until you reach the finish (shown with the red pin).

Facilities

TBC

Getting There

Location of start

The course is located on the old golf course which can be found at the back of the Fleming park football fields. Head straight over the fields, cross over the Brook, and you will find the start area on the first fairway.

Getting there by public transport

Fleming Park is easily accessible by public transport from Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford. Both Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford are served by regular train services and bus services.

Getting there on foot

Fleming Park is easily accessible by foot from Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford

Getting there by road

Fleming Park is easily accessible by road from Eastleigh and Chandlers Ford. Please use the postcode SO50 9NL if using a Sat Nav.

Post Run Coffee

Please join us for a coffee at Fleming Park Leisure Centre