Gloucester North parkrun takes place on Saturdays at 9 am on Plock Court Playing Field in Longford, 2 miles north of the centre of Gloucester.
The playing field is just off the A40 (Elmbridge Court Roundabout). Bus no 71 from the city centre stops nearby.
Free parking is available near the start in the University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Campus.
There are toilets in the nearby Oxstalls Sports Park.
The course consists of three laps of a playing field. The exact route may differ slightly depending on the amount of mud.
It’s a field. Its only redeeming factor is that the mud is flat.
It’s all on grass, so it depends if the grass is wet or dry.
Run Britain rankings for UK parkruns places Gloucester as 325th fastest out of 706. It has a total elevation of 7 metres.
I wasn’t really enjoying running round and round a muddy field. Then I got attacked by a dog. Probably my least favourite parkrun. Definitely in my all time bottom three.
Where we stayed
There is a Premier Inn really close to the start (Premier Inn Gloucester Longford). We chose to stay at a different, more centrally located Premier Inn, which brings me on to…
We were keen to visit Gloucester Cathedral while we were here. If you’ve watched Harry Potter (and who hasn’t?) then the cloister of the cathedral will be familiar to you as the corridors of Hogwarts.
Gloucester Cathedral is pretty spectacular both for its gothic exterior and its intricate alabaster tombs, stained glass windows and frescoes.
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