The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Nant y Pandy Nature Reserve, Llangefni. The course is run on a mixture of permanent paths and boardwalks. 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 Nant y Pandy 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.
  • Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event.
  • Unfortunately this course is not suitable for buggies or wheelchair users.
  • 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.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Nant y Pandy 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 route takes you through red squirrel inhabited woodland on a solid path running adjacent to the River Cefni. A short stretch of boardwalk traverses the river before the path continues through a more open environment to Llyn Cefni. Another boardwalk takes you across the weir and over to the edge of the lake before you loop back along the same path to the finish. There are two short hills in the Dingle/Nant y Pandy near to the start and finish of the course, with plenty of flat terrain in the middle in which to recover and enjoy the scenery! The start and finish is at the entrance to the reserve next to St Cyngar’s church.

Due to several narrow sections, unfortunately the course is unsuitable for dogs, wheelchairs and buggies.

Facilities

There are public conveniences located in the Mill Street car park (LL77 7RT) close to the market and Bulkeley Square. Within walking distance of the start, Llangefni boasts a Saturday market, several cafes, children's play area, tennis courts, an Urban Sports Park, Plas Arthur Leisure Centre, a golf course and driving range and a bowling green. There are also lots of local shops and a number of supermarkets and banks.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts at the entrance to the reserve next to St Cyngar’s church.

Getting there by public transport

The Dingle/Nant y Pandy can be reached by foot from the main bus station in Llangefni situated on the one-way system on Church Street, from which there are bus links to the whole of Anglesey and the mainland. Follow the brown tourist information signs to the Dingle.

Current bus routes serving Llangefni include:
Holyhead/Bangor - 4R / 4B / 4 / X4 / A4, Amlwch - 32, Newborough/Bangor - 42 / 42A, Moelfre - 51, Llangaffo - 54, Pencraig - 36, Caernarfon - 46, Beaumaris - 50, Llanrhuddlad - 52, Pentraeth - 55, Rhosneigr - 45.

Getting there on foot

From the town clock: Cross the road and, keeping Café Mona on your right hand side, walk passed the bus stops and Post Office. At the mini-roundabout, turn your back to the Asda petrol station and cross the road. In front of you is Coed y Glyn Doctors Surgery. Keeping the surgery on your left, take the next left turn into the car park, where you will see St Cyngar’s Church and the start and finish of Llangefni parkrun at the back of the car park.

From Station Yard car park : The entrance to the Dingle/Nant y Pandy is at the back of the car park. Follow the boardwalk into the Nature Reserve, bear left, then cross the bridge. Turn right and either take the boardwalk or tarmac path to the start.

From Plas Arthur Leisure Centre cross the road at the pedestrian crossing and take the steps down into the Dingle/Nant y Pandy. Turn right onto the boardwalk and go under the old railway bridge then turn left to cross the river. Turn right after the bridge and either take the boardwalk or tarmac path to the start

Getting there by road

If using SatNav, the closest postcode for the pay-and display car park adjacent to the start and finish is: LL77 7EA.

Llangefni is served by numerous road links including the A55 expressway. From the A55 - take the A5114 / Glanhwfa Road into Llangefni and join the one-way system, turning right at Lloyd’s Bank and following the brown Tourist Information signs to The Dingle.

There are 6 council-owned pay-and-display car parks within less than 5 minutes walk of the start and finish. The closest postcode for the Dingle car park is LL77 7EA. There is a second car park on the edge of the Dingle/Nant y Pandy at Station Yard (LL77 7EL) which is accessed from the B5111 or from High St. The start is a 0.1 mile walk along the boardwalk from the entrance to the Dingle/Nant y Pandy. There are further pay-and-display car parks between the library and the town hall (LL77 7TX) and limited free parking available on a Saturday morning next to the Llangefni town market, accessed from the one-way system just before the town clock (LL77 7DU). The start and finish is a 0.2 mile walk from the clock.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Bull Hotel, Bulkeley Square, Llangefni - please come and join us!