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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Cams Hall Estate, Fareham. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, rough trail 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 Fareham 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.
  • 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.
  • Due to the narrowness of parts of the course it is not suitable for runners with dogs or buggies.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Fareham 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

The course is a simple clockwise out and back, course using the Hampshire County Council Easy Access Trail.

From the start outside Cams Mill pub follow the path south adjacent to the private road. Stay to the right of the marker posts - do not run on the road.

After 360m turn to the right and follow the gravel track (Fareham Creek Trail). This track stops 50m from the turn point and becomes a rough unmade path. There is a marshal at the turn point. On the return leg keep to the left until the track again runs adjacent to the private road - do not run on the road. The course then gently slopes down to the finish line which is on a grassy area to the left of the path.

Due to the narrowness of parts of the course runners with dogs or buggies need to take special care as it is single file in some parts of the course and the turn around point is particularly narrow.

Please remember to keep left at all times.

Facilities

There is strictly no parking at the Cams Mill pub or on the Cams Estate.

The pub requires the car park to be clear of vehicles for deliveries.

Parking is at Lysses Car Park, Wallington Way.

Toilets are available in the Cams Mill pub. Muddy shoes will not be permitted indoors, please remove them and leave them outside.
Please do not abuse their hospitality as we are reliant on their goodwill for the parkrun start and finish.

Post run coffee and breakfast are available in Cams Mill pub.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts outside Cams Mill pub.

Getting there by public transport

Train: Fareham train station is served regularly by trains from both Southampton and Portsmouth areas. Timetables can be found on the National Rail website.

Bus: Fareham is served by First Bus Group. Both the number 3 and the X4 routes from Fareham bus station stop close to the start. For timetables, please see the First Bus website.

Getting there on foot

From Fareham rail station walk east along West Street. Carry on to East Street and past the Red Lion Hotel. At the bottom of East Street head east and cross the main roads with care. The footpath will take you over the creek. The Cams Mill pub is on your right. This is a 30 minute walk.

Bus stops are close to the Cams Mill pub and within easy walking distance to the start.

Drivers parking at Lysses Car Park should exit via the footpath at the south east corner of the car park. Head towards the red brick viaduct. Cross East Street and carry on walking south easterly, crossing the main roads with care. The footpath will take you over the creek. The Cams Mill pub will be on your right. This is a five minute walk.

Getting there by road

PLEASE NOTE - THERE IS NO PARKING AT THE START

Drivers should use Lysses Car Park, Wallington Way. Not suitable for high sided vehicles.
Parking charges are 70p for one hour, £1.40 for two hours.
Leave the M27 at Junction 11 and take the Fareham turning off the roundabout.
Stay in the left-hand lane and leave the dual-carriageway towards Portchester.
Take the 4th exit off the roundabout for A32 Wallington Way.
Lysses Car Park is sign posted on the left

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Cams Mill pub - please come and join us!