The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at King George V Playing Fields, Pwll, Llanelli. The course is run entirely on tarmac paths. 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 Llanelli Coast 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.
  • Runners wishing to run with a dog are welcome, but please keep the dog on a short lead or 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 also 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.
  • 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 Llanelli Coast 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 Llanelli Coast parkrun is an out and back route and is based at the King George V Playing Fields in Pwll, Llanelli.

The tarmac course starts on the cycle path, near the tennis courts & park, heading west towards Bury Port, keeping to the wide tarmac path at all times!

At the halfway point, a Marshal will be present to turn the runners around the wide turning circle to head back to the finish just outside the Pavilion Café.


Llanelli Coast parkrun is based at Pwll park, just outside Llanelli. We use the facilities of the Pavilion Café, where there are toilets, hot and cold refreshments, a play area for children, cycle racks and there is a large free car cark, with overflow options available.

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts on the cycle path, near the tennis courts.

Getting there by public transport

Trains to Burry Port station & Llanelli railway station by Arriva Trains Wales. See the Arriva Trains Wales website for details.

A regular bus service passes the entrance to the park, from Swansea & Carmarthen. It is the X11 service, calling at Llanelli (westwards) and Burry Port (eastwards), during the journeys. See the Bus Times website for details.

Getting there on foot

Walking or cycling from Burry Port take A484 Pwll Rd.

From Llanelli Railway station Pwll proceed west down Railway Terrace, High St and Albert St turning left at the end onto A484 Pwll Rd.

Getting there by road

Travelling from the east take M4 Junction 48 to Llanelli via A4138 and A476.In Llanelli take a left turn onto the A484 signposted Burry Port. Continue for almost 2 miles until the distinctive Pavillion Café appears on the left. Parking is accessed by the next left turning after the café. All parkrunners shall be encouraged to use this larger carpark as the café car park is to be kept for staff and regular customers.

From Carmarthen direction, take A484 south from A40. This leads to Burry Port and finally Pwll with King George V Playing Fields car park on the left.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Pavilion Café, King George V Playing Fields, Pwll Rd, Pwll, Llanelli, SA15 4BA. The main car park, can be found via Tramway road, which is just past the main entrance to the park, just before the traffic lights - please come and join us!