Weymouth parkrun takes place at 9 am on Saturdays. It has a summer and a winter course. In winter, it is run along the Esplanade, starting opposite the Lodmore Pub. While in summer it moves to nearby Lodmore Country Park. We ran the Lodmore Country Park route, but the events are close together and details for both is included below.
Both courses can be accessed via the coast road (B3155), which is around 3 miles off the main road to Weymouth (A354). The courses are around 1.5 miles from central Weymouth and Weymouth Station. Buses no 2, 4 and 10 stop within a few minutes’ walk of the start.
Parking is available at Lodmore Car Park, right next to the start. We stayed at the Premier Inn which offers free car parking. Otherwise, parking costs £1 per hour. It’s basically the same car park.
There is a toilet block in Lodmore Car Park.
The Summer Course consists of a loop round the play park at Lodmore Country Park, followed by an out and back trail section.
The Winter Course consists of an out and back run along the Esplanade heading north east, followed by and an and back run along the Esplanade heading south west.
The summer course (which we actually ran in the winter) is on a combination of tarmac paths and gravel trails. The winter course in on the esplanade.
Winter – trainers.
Summer – I wore trail shoes, but as I mentioned above, we ran the summer course in the winter when it was rather muddy. The summer course in the summer might be better run in trainers.
Run Britain rankings for UK parkruns places Weymouth as 193rd fastest out of 706. The summer course has a total elevation of 19 metres and the winter course has a total elevation of 16 metres.
We had a lovely weekend in Weymouth. Either course provides a lovely scenic run whether it’s round a country park or beside the seaside.
Where We Stayed
We stayed at the Premier Inn Weymouth Seafront, which is pretty much on the start line.
I love the resort town of Weymouth. Apart from its beautiful beach, it also has a pier, a fort, gardens and all manner of entertainment.
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