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About this parkrunFirst ever parkrun for me. Of special note is the zig zag climb up some big steps before a nice lap of the lake. Haven't been back since Bedford parkrun started, but I remember it with fondness, especially when there was snow and the lake froze over.
fetcheveryone 26th Dec 2018
An award winning single lap parkrun around Willen Lake - without a doubt road shoes.
• 2018 Womens Running Readers Awards Best parkrun.
• The parkrun Show most Beautiful parkrun
wshippin 27th Dec 2018
A lovely one lap course entirely on good paths. One steep zig-zag after one mile the only climb. Is popular, can get congested.
Mr J 2nd Jan 2019
big event scenic park & lakeside, long queues for an expensive coffee
Foxy 12th Jan 2019
What Foxy said
Hills of Death (HOD) 22nd Mar 2019
One lap course regularly voted best/prettiest parkrun. 600ish runners every week. Single lap. All relatively flat except the famous 'zigzags' just after mile 1 which are the disabled access to the park. Loads to see. Definitely road shoes
DeadDullRacing 28th May 2019
Scenic route taking in the canal and lake. Tends to get a bit bottle necked at the start so unless you're near the front you can lose time there. Zig zags also slow you down a bit but from there it's downhill and round lake. Can get very busy too.
Number1manc 30th May 2019
Tough first half and absolutely stunning second half, what more could you want
Krispy 2nd Jul 2019
Big event, including runs along canal towpath, some steep zig-zags up a hill, then a downhill section before finishing with a lap of Willen Lake. Bandstand finish. There have been different versions of this parkrun, the current route is the best.
crjeanes 20th Aug 2019
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My 44th parkrun, 6 to go! A lovely run with glorious blue skies and sunshine (only the second time that I've been able to run parkrun wearing my sunglasses this year!). I ran on my own and kept to a comfortable pace as it was hot and I've got the Whipsnade Zoo stampede 10k tomorrow. My quad felt fine while running but was sore afterwards. Position - 166, calories burnt - 285, average pace - 8.57 minute miles.
ran progressivly suprised to break 25 mins especially after a 9.09 starting mile.