Heaton Parkrun

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Overview

The course is 5000m (5K) long. The course is in Heaton Park, Manchester and mainly on wide tarmac paths with a small section of gravel around the lake.. Some sections of the course may accumulate mud, leaves and puddles after rain. Dependent on availability, marshals will be at key sections of the course, or signs will be in place.

Course Description

The run starts in the front of Heaton Hall, just before the lions. We set off heading in the direction of the golf course taking a left turn (T1) at the end of the Orangery, and follow the path that loops around the back of Heaton Hall. The path doglegs slightly to the right and then left as we carry straight on down keeping the stables to our right and run down the hill for 0.5km carrying on past the old paddling pool area, past the 1km mark and then shortly after take a left turn (T2) which is opposite the fairground. After turning left we run straight past the café on our left and then through the old finish line and then start line, across the tram lines and follow the winding path around to the bottom of ‘Angina’ Hill and take a left turn (T3) up the hill. We run up the hill for about 100metres and then take a left turn (T4) onto the small. We follow the path straight through the 2km mark at the crossroads at the centre of the wooded copse and run straight down to take a left turn (T5) onto to the starting straight again, opposite the old paddling pool. Running on we bear right at the lake corner instead of going straight on, and now on a new part of the course we run for about 100m before taking a fairly acute left turn at (T5) onto a path which takes us to the edge of the school railings and along a short stretch of rough track through the 3km mark, this path joins our old course again just before the gate post which has the orange cone on top! And we follow the winding path right around the back of the lake. We exit the path at the open gate crossing the tram tracks and take a right turn (T7). Now we follow the path around to the bottom of Angina Hill and take a left turn again (T8) and run all the way up the hill through the 4km mark. When we arrive at the top of the hill we carry straight on to the left of Heaton Hall and then take a right turn (T9) which takes us onto the path which passes the toilet block on our right and then winds around the Bell Tower, with the golf course on our left. We follow this path which rises up to pass the Orangery now on our right and onto the finishing straight in front of Heaton Hall, we finish the 5km run at inbetween the lions again, approx where we started.

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