Another rest day, another parkrun blog catch-up.
23rd May – Gadebridge parkrun #4
I read the description. There was no mention of rises, no mention of inclines, no mention of undulations, no mention of hills. So I assured Vanessa that, unlike Lullingstone, this week’s parkrun would be flat.
It isn’t flat.
It isn’t undulating.
It doesn’t have inclines.
It doesn’t have rises.
What it has are blooming great hills.
So, in case you’re considering visiting, here is an amended course description:
After the initial 400m section (which ends adjacent to the Piccotts End Road entrance) runners continue straight up a short hill onto the grass and complete a loop of the field before crossing the River Gade and running through the underpass. Runners turn right up a short but steep slope and complete an anti-clockwise loop of the west section of the park (running up a hill for half a mile, along for a bit and then down a short, sharp descent) before returning through the underpass and back to the Piccotts End Road entrance. A second hilly loop is then completed.
Vanessa may never forgive me (though the superb company in the café afterwards did earn me a stay of execution).