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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. This has been accurately measured by us with a professional measuring wheel. The course is at Lingwood Village Hall, Lingwood. The course is run entirely on 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 Lingwood 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 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 Lingwood 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 3 and-a-bit laps all grass on land owned by the Trustees of Lingwood Village Hall. The start is next to the football pitch to the rear of the hall and follows the perimeter of the field in an anti-clockwise direction. It then enters a field where it takes on a real cross country feel for one kilometre of switchbacks and a raised earthen bank along the outer edge before returning to the flat sports field. The finish is just behind the Village Hall where there is easy access to the facilities and car park.


Male, female and disabled toilets are located inside the Village Hall.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts next to the football pitch to the rear of the hall.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: Lingwood is served by the 15A - Green Line - bus service. There is a bus stop opposite the village hall. Please see the First Group website for the latest timetable.

Train: Lingwood train station is a stop on the main railway line between Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Please see the trainline website for the latest timetables. It is a short walk from the train station to the village hall.

Getting there on foot

From Lingwood train station turn right onto Station Road and proceed over the level crossing. The village hall is a short walk away on the left hand side of Station Road, just before the t-junction with Norwich Road.

Getting there by road

If using SATNAV the postcode for the Village Hall is NR13 4AZ.

From Norwich or Great Yarmouth, follow the A47 for approximately 10 miles and take the B1140 turning at Beighton White House towards Lingwood and Cantley. Go past the turning towards Cantley on the left and continue along Acle Road (which becomes Lodge Road and then School Road) towards Lingwood for approximately 1 mile. On entering the village turn left into Station Road and proceed over the level crossing. The entrance to the Village Hall car park is on the left just before reaching the t-junction.

There is a car park in front of the Village Hall, with extra parking at both sides of the hall. Please do not park on Station Road or in the housing estate opposite.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Hug a Mug café - please come and join us!