Parkrun at Plym Bridge

Parkrun organise weekly 5km timed runs which are marshalled and free to enter – they are a great organisation designed to encourage people who are new to running a safe and friendly start.

Today a new venue was launched at the National Trust woodlands at Plym Bridge. It was a glorious morning with lots of sunshine and over 50 people came to take part including three of us from the Trust.

Steph Rodgers, our Community Ranger in the Plym Valley, me, Rob Joules, the Trust’s Sports Partnership Manager (funded by Sports England) and Jim Pascoe, our Outdoors Consultant in the south west.

Runners gathering in the meadow

The start

Looking good 1.5km in!

Jim Pascoe brings the first dog home

Sometime later I finish – happy really – havent done much (if any) running this year and managed to finish in 29 minutes 48 secs

So Plym Bridge’s Parkrun will now happen every Saturday at 9am at Plym Bridge, Plymouth. To find out more visit the Parkrun Plym Valley website here. Plym Bridge is located on the northern edge of Plymouth – details here. Remember Parkrun is open to everyone – its not about elite runners going like the wind – if you have been thinking about start running or want a bit of encouragement to keep you going then this is for you – give it a go.

Thanks to Gus Fergusson, Head Ranger South Dartmoor for taking the photographs (saved him from having to run I think).

2 thoughts on “Parkrun at Plym Bridge

  1. Nice to have another NT parkrun in Devon… and I did enjoy running in Plymbridge woods again (I was brought up just a few miles away). Wouldn’t it be great if the NT hosted parkruns all across the two counties? We had a discussion afterwards about Lanhydrock… a key site for a Cornish NT parkrun, AND don’t forget that Arlington Court has hosted Cross Country races in the past – a key NT parkrun for North Devon perhaps. As long term NT members we enjoy Killerton immensely, but do hope that more NT parkruns emerge. Regards to all the NT team…

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