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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is in West Glebe Recreation Ground, Corby. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths and 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 Corby 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.
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We hope these tips help to ensure that Corby parkrun is fun and safe for everyone.

Age Grading

All parkrun events use Age Grading to help parkrunners 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

The start is located approximately 50 metres from the pavilion on the main access path that runs through the middle of the park.
The course follows the path uphill on a gentle gradient away from the pavilion, turning left at the top of the park and heading in an anticlockwise direction following the perimeter of the park. The first part of the route starts on a tarmac path, but then eventually leads on to grass. When you reach the pavilion the route takes you around the car park and across the grass football pitches, the end is a fairly steep slope up to the path. Follow the short path back into the woods still following the perimeter of the park in an anticlockwise direction, leading onto the second uphill grass section. The route then heads back towards the pavilion to start the second full lap. The third time you reach the pavilion, head back up the middle path to the finish which is located just past the start, marked by a finishing funnel.
We would recommend the use of trail shoes for the winter months.

Facilities

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts 50 metres from the pavilion on the main access path that runs through the middle of the park.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: West Glebe is located to the south of the Town Centre and is well served by the following bus routes on Cottingham Road: 2, 2B, 8, 67, X1 and X4

Train: Corby Rail Station is a short distance from West Glebe and located on Station Road. Head north on Station Rd/B6461 towards the High St. Station Rd turns slightly left and becomes Cottingham Rd. West Glebe is located along Cottingham Rd on the right.

For more information see the Bus and Rail pages on the Northamptonshire County Council website or the National Rail Enquiries website.

Getting there on foot

From the West (Beanfield): take Cottingham Road (A427) towards the Corby East Midlands International Pool and turn left at the mini roundabout with Corby Boating Lake on your right hand side. Continue on Cottingham Road over two mini roundabouts to find West Glebe Park on your left hand side.

From the East: From Corby Old Village continue along Cottingham Road to find West Glebe Park on your right hand side just before the mini roundabout.

From the South (Oakley Vale): From Lyveden Way follow the Oakley Road (A6014) and onto Elizabeth Street. Continue on Elizabeth Street and you will find West Glebe Park at the bottom of the hill on the left hand side.

From the North: continue on Willowbrook Road southwards towards Cottingham Road. Continue on Cottingham Road over two mini roundabouts to find West Glebe Park on your left hand side.

The park is located on Cottingham Road to the north of the A427. Postcode for Satnav users: NN17 1SZ. There is plenty of free parking at West Glebe.

Getting there by road

From the West (Beanfield): take Cottingham Road (A427) towards the Corby East Midlands International Pool and turn left at the mini roundabout with Corby Boating Lake on your right hand side. Continue on Cottingham Road over two mini roundabouts to find West Glebe Park on your left hand side.

From the East: From Corby Old Village continue along Cottingham Road to find West Glebe Park on your right hand side just before the mini roundabout.

From the South (Oakley Vale): From Lyveden Way follow the Oakley Road (A6014) and onto Elizabeth Street. Continue on Elizabeth Street and you will find West Glebe Park at the bottom of the hill on the left hand side.

From the North: continue on Willowbrook Road southwards towards Cottingham Road. Continue on Cottingham Road over two mini roundabouts to find West Glebe Park on your left hand side.

The park is located on Cottingham Road to the north of the A427. Postcode for Satnav users: NN17 1SZ. There is plenty of free parking at West Glebe.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in West Glebe pavilion - please come and join us!