The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in Gedling Country Park, Nottingham. The course is run on a mixture of gravel trail paths and tarmac paths. 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 Gedling 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 Gedling 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.
An undulating single lap figure of eight course set in the grounds of Gedling Country Park. The course is clearly marked with directional arrows.
The start is located close to the Spring Lane car park. From the start runners head East for 300 metres before turning right at a junction of paths, adjacent to the finish area, and heading in a Southerly direction downhill across the park. After approx. another 300 metres runners then turn left at the next junction of paths to begin the climb up Wicketwood Hill and then run in an anti-clockwise direction around the solar farm. Once runners return to the downhill path next to the finish area, they turn left to follow it again downhill across the park for approx. 300 metres. This time at the junction runners turn right and then take the third turning on the left to follow the ‘main bright’ route clockwise up and round back past the start point and head straight on to the finish.
Spring Lane Entrance: the Nottingham City Transport bus services 47, 47A and 47B all run along Spring Lane from where you can enter either the main car park, the North Western Entrance from Mapperley or the North Eastern Entrance from Lambley. These bus services run from Nottingham city centre to either Lowdham or Calverton. Plesse see the Nottingham City Transport website for details.
Arnold Lane Entrance: the Nottingham City Transport bus services 44 and 44A run along Arnold Lane alongside the junction with Lambley Lane from where you can enter the Lambley Lane Recreation Ground fields and then the Southern Entrance to the country park. These bus services run from Nottingham city centre to Gedling. Plesse see the Nottingham City Transport website for details.
North Eastern Entrance (Lambley): on Spring Lane near to the junction with Lambley Lane.
North Western Entrance (Mapperley): on Spring Lane near to the Lime Tree Gardens housing estate (approximately 300 yards further along after Axmouth Drive towards Lambley).
Southern Entrance (Gedling): located at the far end of the Lambley Lane Recreation Ground fields.
There are two car parks available at Gedling Country Park.
The main car park has space for 40 vehicles and the entrance is accessed via Spring Lane, Mapperley, NG4 4PE. This car park is located within the country park and has dedicated disabled parking.
You can also park at the Lambley Lane Recreation Ground, Gedling (located near to the junction with Arnold Lane). You then need to walk across the recreation ground fields and enter the park through the Southern Entrance. This path into the park from the recreation ground involves crossing stiles so people with mobility problems should use the Spring Lane car park. This car park is approximately 20 minutes’ walk from the start.