The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in the grounds of Sewerby Hall & Gardens, Bridlington, and is run over road, path, grass and woodland woodchip path surfaces. 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 Sewerby 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.
  • The course is not suitable for buggies. The wood chipping surface through the woodland plus a few steps in there makes it very difficult.
  • While rare, Lyme Disease is present in areas where deer live, and occasionally passed to humans through infected ticks. See NHS Choices website for more about Lyme Disease, and how to deal with ticks.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Sewerby 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


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Course Description

The course is one lap. Taking in some beautiful scenery the run starts at the main entrance to Sewerby Hall. It starts by curving to the left and following the tarmac path towards the sea. Leaving the parkland bear right and follow the main path (land train road) towards Bridlington (with the sea on your left).
At approximately one mile turn hard left by the coastguard station, rounding the litter bin and the bench to follow the cliff top path back towards Sewerby Hall. Follow the marked loop on the grass to the west of the cricket ground and re-enter the Hall grounds by the same path the run began with.
On re-entry to the Hall grounds follow this path and cross in front of the house and enter the garden in the opposite direction to the start line. In the centre of the garden the course will turn left and return to the path where a further right turn will take participants to a T junction. On reaching the main service road (T Junction) turn left. Continue to the security hut before turning right and following the Woodland Trail in a clockwise direction around the golf holes.
On exit from the woods the course will continue straight on down the service road for approximately 150m, then turn right through a brick arch gateway onto a curving path which leads to a finish on the terrace just below where the start line is.

Facilities

Getting There

Location of start

We start outside the front door of the Hall at the main foyer.

Getting there by public transport

By bus

regular bus services run from Bridlington and Flamborough to the bus stop outside Sewerby Hall’s main entrance (Service 510). For up to date information and times please call Bus Call 01482 222222.

By train

fast and regular inter-city services operate to Bridlington.

By land train

during the peak season the trains run approximately every twenty to thirty minutes along the Bridlington promenade to Sewerby Hall & Gardens. Times vary during off peak. Please contact the Foreshores Office on 01262 678255 for further details.

Getting there on foot

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is located 2 miles North of Bridlington in Sewerby Village. It is just a short work from Bridlington along the promenade and up along the cliff top.

Getting there by road

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is well signposted through Bridlington. Follow the signs for Flamborough, Sewerby and Sewerby Hall & Gardens. Parking is free.

From M62

leave the M62 at junction 37, signposted Bridlington on the A614.

From Scarborough

follow the main A165 road signposted Bridlington.

From Beverley

follow the A1035 to the Leven Bypass then take the A165 signposted Bridlington.

Important note to drivers

In snow & icy conditions the car park will be closed. Alternative car parking can be found on Church Lane.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the Clock Tower Tea Rooms - please come and join us.