The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Conyngham Hall, Knaresborough. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and trail 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.

Course Safety

The Conyngham Hall 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.
  • Unfortunately this course is not suitable for buggies.
  • 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 Conyngham Hall 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

Starting near Horseshoe Field, the course involves a combination of laps on tarmac around the Conyngham Hall games field and on trail around Horseshoe Field and the adjacent woods and riverside paths. The exact route may vary depending on weather and river conditions. Unfortunately the course is not suitable for buggies.

Facilities

Public toilets are located by the Conyngham Hall car park entrance.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts near Horseshoe Field.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: Take the 1 (a, b or c) bus from either Knaresborough or Harrogate bus stations.

Train: The nearest train station is Knaresborough station, a 10 minute walk to the start line.

Getting there on foot

From the Conyngham Hall public car park, walk right to the far end including the grass area, and the start is through the farm ruins.

Getting there by road

From East (incl NE & SE): Take A1(M) J47 for the A59 towards Harrogate. Follow the A59 along Knaresborough High Street, turning left at the mini roundabout at the bottom. Conyngham Hall car park is signposted approx 400 yds down the hill on the right, just before the bridge.

From the West (incl NW & SW):Follow the A59 through the northern edge of Harrogate. Follow A59 signs to Knaresborough. Conyngham Hall public car park is on the left immediately after the bridge over the river.

Parking: Conyngham Hall public car park. Car parking fees apply.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Black Mulberry café, along Waterside - please come and join us!