The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. It's run at Fritton Lake Country Park, Beccles Road, Fritton on gravel paths and off-road.. 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 Fritton Lake 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.
  • By request of the landowners, dogs are not permitted at our location.
  • 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 for further details.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Fritton Lake 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

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Course Description

A 2-lap course starting on the gravel path by the adventure playground, continuing on grass behind the Fritton House hotel for 380m and then on woodland pathways alongside the lake for 1.5km. Returning via tarmac drive for 320m and then an unmade track for 300m for the second lap.


Getting There

Location of start

From the main or designated car park, enter the country park via the gate for the open water swim centre. Start line is by the Viking statue behind the Visitors Centre

Getting there by public transport

No's 577 and 581 to Fritton on the Great Yarmouth to Beccles service

Nearest station Haddiscoe 2.25 miles with regular service from Norwich and Lowestoft

Getting there on foot

This is an out of town venue and can be accessed by the public transport / road routes described

Getting there by road

The park is on the A143 between Great Yarmouth and Beccles and is well signposted on approach roads Post Code for satnav: NR31 9HA

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the on site cafe - please come and join us.