The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in Temple Newsam Estate, Leeds. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac paths, gravel paths and trail 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 Temple Newsam 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 lymediseaseuk.com for further details.

We hope these tips help to ensure that Temple Newsam 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


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Course Description

This is a 2 lap course. Starting at the benches near farm, at the start keep on the path towards the house then a right and left turn through the orchard towards the pathway down towards motorway,then turn left and following the gravel path into Charcoal Wood before turning left to complete the first of the two laps. Toward the end of the second lap runners turn right at the bottom of the hill following the path alongside the ponds before turning left to finish which is located by the lower set of benches from the start.

Facilities

  • Parking: There are several car parks on the estate. Parking is free until 10:00.
  • Temple Newsam House: One of the most celebrated historic houses in the country, this Tudor-Jacobean mansion has over forty restored rooms open to view. Please visit the Temple Newsam website for more information about the estate itself: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/Temple-Newsam.aspx

Getting There

Location of start

The run starts at the benches near farm.

Getting there by public transport

Train: Limited services run directly to Temple Newsam in the summer. Please contact Metroline for up-to-date travel information on (0113) 245 7676. The nearest train station is Cross Gates, located 1.5 miles away.

Further information can be found on the Transport Direct website: http://www.transportdirect.info/Web2/Home.aspx?&repeatingloop=Y

Getting there on foot

From Cross Gates Station: Head south on Station Road toward Station View. Turn right toward Hollyshaw Lane. Turn left onto Hollyshaw Lane. Turn left onto Selby Road. Turn right onto Colton Road. Go straight ahead into Temple Newsam Estate.

Getting there by road

Follow the signs from Leeds city centre to York, on the A64 keep in right-hand lanes then at traffic signals turn right onto the B6159. Keep in right-hand lane then branch right onto Selby Road sign posted Temple Newsam.

There are a number of car parks on the estate. Parking is free before 10am however after that the only free car park is Home Farm Car Park close to Home Farm and the walled gardens. For more information see the Estate’s website: http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/Pages/Temple-Newsam.aspx

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in Temple Newsam Court Yard Café - please come and join us!