St Albans parkrun is cancelled on 8 August 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

International Women’s Day

Looking forward to the International Women's Day parkrun on Saturday 7th March! See you there!



Festive parkruns

This year, we're holding a parkrun on Christmas Day (9am) and New Year's Day (10:30am)


Festive parkruns

We won't be having a parkrun on Christmas Day, but there will be a New Year's Day parkrun at 10:30am.


Our new course launches on 15 September, 2018!

Here's a film, directions and map to show you the route:


• Start at the basketball court next to children's play area
• Run straight along the central path with the hedgerow on your left
1. After approximately 400 metres turn left at the crossroads and then take the right fork to remain on the raised path above the lake (the causeway). The lake will be on your left hand side.
2. Turn left at the end of this path to join the lake and run once around the lake keeping the lake on your left
3. Exit the lake up the slope and turn right at the junction to run back past the start, continuing past the basketball court along the central path with the hedgerow on your right
4. At the end of the path by the museum carpark turn left
5. When reaching the line of trees on your left, turn left to run along the rear of the tree line and continue in a straight line
6. There will be a very minor deviation as you reach the play park to avoid disruption to other park users
7. Continue straight and, at the end of the last football pitch on your left turn left to rejoin the path and continue on the raised path behind the lake as per lap 1
8. Complete a second lap of the lake exiting up the hill and back along the central path
• Finish near to the museum car park.


This week’s trial course – 24 March 2018

We are getting closer to the end of our trial routes with another different one for this week (24th March 2018). We are doing these trials to future proof against our continuing growth and the congestion that this can cause on the narrow section of the lake when overtaking is in full swing in the mid part of the run. We had lots of positive feedback about the trial route last week although the two way congestion up the hill to King Harry Lane and our domination of the four way junction could prove to be a sticking point!

No automatic alt text available.This week we will do another adaptation of the original lake course.

The route:
We will gather in and around the basketball court just beyond the playground for the start. Marshals will usher you there from the normal starting point so don't worry! From there, we will head to the junction and round the lake once anti-clockwise as normal, before coming back up from the lake and back up the yellow brick road to the old start/finish. Then you'll head left and left again, following the tree line and staying off the football pitches before rejoining the path and heading back to the lake via the carriage way behind the toilets, then round the lake anti-clockwise again before heading back to the hold finish near the Museum car park.

We hope you like it. Be sure to thank all the volunteers, particularly those who've spent a while staking out another potential route, and we look forward to your feedback!


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