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The Course

The course is 5000m (5k) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. It's run in Frimley Lodge Park and run on a mixture of grass, park paths and canal tow path. 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 Frimley Lodge 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.
  • 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 care of others around you and do your best to start at an appropriate place in the field for your pace.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Frimley Lodge 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 course is two laps. Starting at the middle of the top end of the cricket pitch behind the pavilion (nearest canal), the course goes anti-clockwise heading towards the first football field at the far west side of the park. Going around the perimeter of that field, then turning right onto a path downslope for about 50 metres. Then it's a left turn, following the path east past the pavilion and playground on the left, and continuing along the path to the far corner of the next field. The course then turns left going a slight upslope to the top of the field near a large gate. At the gate turn right across a small grass patch to the miniature railway crossing, then follow the path around to the right at the crossing. Follow the winding path through the wooded area, initially going left following a miniature railway fenceline, until it finally comes to the dog walking field. Follow the path across the dog walking field and through another wooded area with the train line on the right. This path leads to the 'Canal Turn' joining the canal towpath, turn left here and follow the towpath all the way back to the miniature railway area, where there is a sloping path off the towpath to the left. Then continue west along the top of the football field and into the cricket pitch field where the course started. After completing two laps, the course turns left at the top of the cricket field just beyond the original start position, going downslope to the finish area, about three quarters of the way down the field.

Facilities

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts at the middle of the top end of the cricket pitch behind the pavilion.

Getting there by public transport

Buses 403 (Frimley Green - Aldertshot) and 35 (Guildford to Camberley)b both pass close to the event. The nearest train stations are Frimley and Ash Vale, although there is about a mile jog to the start from either.

Getting there on foot

The Blackwater Valley path could be used if cycling from Aldershot, and the canal towpath runs from Woking to Frimley Lodge.

Getting there by road

Drive through Frimley Green leaving petrol station on left. Bear right at mini roundabout leaving The Rose and Thistle pub also on left. Under railway bridge and turning for park is on left just after church. As you enter Frimley Lodge turn left into the Cars and Coach Park If this is full then there are 2 other overflow car parks. Then follow signs to the Pavilion building passing the pitch and putt. We meet behind this building by the picnic tables.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the Basingstoke Canal Centre - please come and join us.