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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Bruntwood Park, Cheadle, Stockport. The course is run entirely 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 Cheadle Hulme 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.
  • 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.
  • You are welcome to take part with a dog, but please keep the dog on a short lead or short 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 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.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Cheadle Hulme 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

This is a 3 lap course. The course is run entirely on grass, it can be muddy and trail shoes are recommended in wet weather.

The start is in the field which is next to the kiosk and adjacent to the west of the main carpark.
Starting in the south-east corner, complete one full clockwise lap around the perimeter of the field. Runners then exit in the bottom west corner, over a bridge and enter a larger field.
Runners then turn sharp left up hill, following the cut-grass path, to start the first of 3 clockwise laps around the perimeter of this field. The cut-grass path turns right and then right again by a large pond. At the next path junction, head left gently up hill. A tarmac path is crossed and runners head towards the north corner of the field, keeping to west perimeter edge of the field. Cones guide the runners around the top corner of the field, rounding 3 trees. Runners then head back along the east perimeter of the field. The tarmac path is re-crossed. Runners then reach the junction by the bridge where they originally entered the large field and the 1st lap is complete. Runners complete 2 more laps of the field.
After 3 laps, runners cross back over the bridge to the small field. Runners complete a final clockwise lap of the small field to reach the finish in the middle of the field.

Facilities

Toilets - located within the Centre of the park, behind the food kiosk and next to the hotel.

Children’s play area - a fully accessible large play area is located within the Centre of the park.

Cafe - The Vinery Café serving hot and cold refreshments, cakes, ice cream counter. Food to eat in (no matter how muddy you are) or take away. Wifi available.

Bike - there are railings outside the café to securely lock bikes to.

Parking - please see directions by car for full details.

Other facilities located within the park:
Hotel - Oddfellows on the park
Food kiosk to take away
Pitch and Put course
BMX track
Archery range
Bouncy Castle
Football pitches
Duck pond
Bouncy castle
Ice Cream van summer months

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts in the field which is next to the kiosk and adjacent to the west of the main carpark.

Getting there by public transport

Train
Cheadle Hulme train station is 1.2 miles from the park.
Heald Green train station is 1.1 miles from the park.
Visit National Rail for the latest train time information.

Bus
Bus routes 42B, 130, 307, 310, 312, 313, 368, 368A & X57 run close to the park. Visit Transport for Greater Manchester or use the route explorer to plan your journey.

Getting there on foot

There are various inlets into the park around the entire perimeter, mainly accessible from Bruntwood Lane, Schools Hill and the subway system near the Cheadle Royal Business/retail area.

Getting there by road

Satnav post code: SK8 1HX

Parking
Where possible please carshare to avoid congesting the carpark, or park close by and walk into the park via the various inlets around the perimeter of the park.

There is a Pay & Display car park within the park, which operates from 09:30am, the rates are as follows:
Up to 1 hour - 70p
Up to 2 hours - £1.00
Ring Go pay by mobile location code - 15018

Cheadle Hulme parkrun is held in Bruntwood park (Postcode SK8 1HX) which lies to the south of Manchester between Heald Green and Cheadle Hulme.

From the south take the A34 and exit at the Cheadle Royal junction which is clearly signposted. Take the fourth exit at the roundabout, towards Cheadle, onto Schools Hill and follow this road around with Bruntwood park on your right. Turn right onto Bruntwood lane and follow this to the Pay and display car park within the park.

From the north and Manchester also use the Cheadle Royal junction and take the first exit at the roundabout, towards Cheadle, onto Schools Hill. Again follow this road around with Bruntwood park on your right. Turn right onto Bruntwood lane and follow this to the Pay and display car park within the park.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in The Vinery - please come and join us!