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The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. It's run in Pymmes Park, on Victoria Road, Edmonton, N18 2UG mostly on tarmac paths, although some sections of the course do accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain.. 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 Pymmes 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 lymediseaseuk.com 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 Pymmes 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 course is a flat and simple 3 lap anti-clockwise route that circuits the park, pond and ornamental gardens.

Facilities

Toilets are available at our post run coffee venue Cobblers Coffee Shop to parkrunners showing their barcodes, from 08:30 onwards on Saturday mornings only.

Getting There

Location of start

The start is situated by the Victoria Road entrance (east side of the park)

Getting there by public transport

Pymmes Park is situated in Edmonton, near to the busy Edmonton Green shopping area, with one of the entrances in Silver Street. By Bus: numbers 34, 102, 444, 149 and 279 By Train: Silver Street Station (on the Enfield Town to Liverpool Street line) and a 5 minute walk or Edmonton Green Station and a 15 minute walk By Tube: Seven Sisters (Victoria line) and a 25 minute walk. For journey times use the TFL Journey Planner and enter N18 2UG as the closest postcode.

Getting there on foot

Pymmes park is situated near Edmonton Green Shopping area. You can access the Park from Silver Street, Victoria Road, Park Lane or Sweet Briar Walk.

Getting there by road

Coming from the West on the North Circular: follow signs for N Circular/A406 (N) and continue to follow N Circular Rd/A406 take the exit toward Tottenham/Edmonton/A1010 (0.1 mi) slight right onto Sterling Way (0.2 mi) slight left onto Victoria Rd destination will be on the right coming from the East of the North Circular: follow signs for A406/N Circular take the exit toward Tottenham/Edmonton/A1010 merge onto Sterling Way (449 ft.) turn right onto Fore St/A1010 (signs for Edmonton/A1010 (N)) (0.2 mi) turn left onto Park Rd (0.1 mi ) turn left onto Victoria Rd and Destination will be on the left (276 ft.) If using a Sat Nav, please enter London N18 2UG. Please note that being close to Tottenham Hotspur's Football Ground, there are parking restrictions on match day.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at Cobblers Coffee Shop, 241 Fore St, Edmonton, London N18 2TY (next to William Hill) - please come and join us!