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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Doddington Hall, Lincoln. The course is run entirely on 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.

Course Safety

The Doddington 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.
  • 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 Doddington 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

This is an out and back course along the tarmac path to the National Cycle route 64, turn left and turnaround at the first bridge.

The start is 10m up the Georgie Twigg track which is across the road from Doddington Hall.

Facilities

Toilets are open from 8am in the farmshop courtyard and bike shop. Children changing facilities are also available. Doddington Hall other shops are open from 9am.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts 10m up the Georgie Twigg track which is across the road from Doddington Hall.

Getting there by public transport

Train: Doddington is 20 minutes from Newark Northgate and Lincoln stations, and 40 minutes from Retford station. Trains from London take 1 hour 15 mins to Newark - Virgin East Coast. Please visit the Nation Rail website for train times.

If you arrive by train to Lincoln Central station or Newark Northgate station you can get to Doddington Hall by taxi or hire a bike at the station and join the Sustrans route 64 trial direct to Doddington.

Getting there on foot

The best way to Doddington by foot is via the National Cycle Route 64. Please visit the Access Lincoln website for more information.

Getting there by road

Doddington is five miles west of Lincoln on the B1190. It is signposted from the A46 Newark to Lincoln Road. It is also signposted from the A57 between the A1 and Lincoln. If you are using SATNAV, the postcode to enter is LN6 4RU.

Free parking is in the large overflow car park opposite Doddington Hall. Please park at the back of the car park and walk to the briefing area which will be marked. Please do not park in the farmshop car park.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Doddington Hall coffee shop (inside the bike shop) - please come and join us!