The end of parkrun at Fritton Lake

It is with a heavy heart that we have to report that parkrun cannot return to Fritton Lake.
The new business model for the site is as a private members club, which conflicts with opening up to the general public for parkrun.

Although this is extremely disappointing news, particularly for those who have worked hard to try to bring it back, we have to respect the wishes of the Landowner.

The Somerleyton Estate remain committed to finding an alternative course elsewhere on the Estate and if this does launch it will be as a brand new parkrun.

Our thanks go to everyone who has run and / or volunteered at Fritton Lake parkrun to make it such a special event over the last 7 years.

The Fritton Lake parkrun Team


Fritton Lake parkrun under temporary suspension

Dear parkrunners,

Please note that parkrun remains suspended at the Fritton Lake site.

It is important to stress that this suspension is temporary due to building work taking place during the Spring and Summer months.

In the meantime the Event Team, under the leadership of Ashley Johnson, will be working with the Event Support Ambassador, Phil Henry, to re-route the course to avoid the changes taking place on the site.

We will keep you updated with any news when we have something to share.

Thank you,

The Fritton Lake Event Team



PLEASE READ: Parkrun Cancellation On 22 July 2017

Sorry to inform you that Fritton Lake Parkrun is cancelled on Saturday 22nd July 2017.

Due to administration issues, we are unable to process any results on that day.

However this does provide an opportunity to visit the other local parkruns in the area.

Hopefully the issues should be resolved by next week and a parkrun is still planned to take place on 29 July 2017.


Saturday February 25th… Pace Runners

We will have some pace runners at Fritton this Saturday 25th February. Times will range from 24 to 40 minutes with intervals of 2 minutes.

So if you feel like trying for that elusive time and need a bit more encouragement now is your chance!

Of course as always you can run or walk at whatever pace you want.


Saturday 18th February

You may have seen a notice published today that Fritton Lake is now closed to the general public.

The Somerleyton Estate Office has confirmed the good news that they still wish to support us and that we are still able to go ahead with Parkrun.

On behalf of all our parkrunners we would like to thank the Somerleyton Estate for their continued support.

This Saturday is also our 250th event...have a good run.


Christmas Eve Parkrun

Dear Fellow Parkrunners,

There was an 'issue ' with the stopwatch today. I have done the best I can with the data available. If you have a time recorded on your own stopwatch which you wish added please e-mail the office. There are also a few runners with the same times at the end. Likewise please e-mail the office if you wish to change these.

E-mails may not be read until after Christmas.

This just leaves me to wish you all a Merry Christmas.. and see you all again on New Year's Eve!


Entry and Parking Update and Christmas Eve

Entry and parking is now back to normal.
Please park in the small car park beyond the Fritton Arms entrance which is located on the right hand side of the lane.

Remember to bring your Santa hats, reindeer antlers or anything else Christmassy next Saturday, we may even have a few mince pies!


Temporary New Parking and Entry Arrangements

To All Parkrunners:

Please note our temporary entry and car parking arrangements.
Our thanks go to the managers at the Fritton Arms who at short notice have allowed those taking part in parkrun to park in the grass car parking area in front of the Fritton Arms. There is currently no car park charge for this.

Please do not park on the Gravel car park in front of the Fritton Arms.
Please do not use the 'old' swim centre car park.

A Parkrun marshal will direct you at the entrance to the drive up to the Fritton Arms and will also show you how to access the start.

Please keep checking the news items here before you travel in case arrangements change again at short notice.


New Year’s Day

There is no additional Parkrun on New Year's Day at Fritton Lake.


Christmas Day

There will be no additional event on Christmas Day at fritton Lake.

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