The Course

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is at Tyne Green, Hexham. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac 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 Tyne Green 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 Tyne Green 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 at Tyne Green, Hexham. The start and finish is located between Café Enna and the children’s play park. The course is run on a mixture of tarmac 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.

Facilities

Public toilets are located near to the start, opposite the children’s play park.

Getting There

Location of start

The event starts between Café Enna and the children’s play park.

Getting there by public transport

Bus: Hexham Tyne Green parkrun is served on Saturdays by trains from Sunderland through Newcastle, Metrocentre and Blaydon and from Carlisle through, Haltwhistle, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Corbridge, Stocksfield, Riding Mill. Cross road at crossing and turn right towards Rotary Way. At mini roundabout, cross over Rotary Way at crossing. Turn right and head 100 metres towards mini roundabout, then take first road on left, signposted Tyne Green Country Park/Auction Mart.

Train: Hexham Tyne Green parkrun is served on Saturdays by trains from Sunderland through Newcastle, Metrocentre and Blaydon and from Carlisle through, Haltwhistle, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Corbridge, Stocksfield, Riding Mill. Cross road at crossing and turn right towards Rotary Way. At mini roundabout, cross over Rotary Way at crossing. Turn right and head 100 metres towards mini roundabout, then take first road on left, signposted Tyne Green Country Park/Auction Mart.

Getting there on foot

From Hexham town centre follow signs to Hexham train station.
From station, follow signs to Tyne Green Country Park.

Getting there by road

If using SATNAV, the nearest postcode is NE46 3SG. Note: this takes you to Hexham Mart. Do not turn left into the mart, but continue to follow the road to the right towards Tyne Green. If using what3words, the location is ///required.fruits.legs.

Coming from the north/east: Take A698 follow signs towards Hexham. At Hexham roundabout, take the first exit onto Rotary Way. At the first mini roundabout, take the third exit to Tyne Green. Your destination is on the right.

Coming from the south/west: Take A698 follow signs towards Hexham. At Hexham roundabout, take the third exit onto Rotary Way. At the first mini roundabout, take the third exit to Tyne Green. Your destination is on the right.

There is free parking along Tyne Green as well as next to Tyne Green Golf Club/Café Enna. Overflow parking is located at Hexham Mart (NE46 3SG) a five-minute walk to the start. parkrunners will not be permitted to park at Hexham Mart during machinery sales (dates when parking is not permitted will be listed on website). You may also park in the Wentworth carpark (10-minute walk to start). A parking disc must be displayed. Participants may purchase a disk (£1) from the Wentworth Leisure Centre, Wentworth Café or Waitrose.

Post Run Coffee

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in the Café Enna - please come and join us!