Welcome return of parkrun at Panshanger Park

August 23, 2021

Panshanger Park is pleased to welcome back parkrun to the park after an extended break.

Temporarily suspended during lockdown, Panshanger’s parkrun has now resumed with a new route. Landowner Tarmac and park management company Maydencroft worked closely with the parkrun team to identify the new course, providing local runners with an enhanced experience.

Parkruns are free community events that take place all around the world, with participants enjoying weekly 5k events on Saturday mornings in local parks and open spaces. The aim of parkrun is to be a positive, welcoming and inclusive activity for all ages and abilities – with no time limit.

Panshanger Park’s latest course starts and finishes on the west side of the park, still incorporating a 5K loop, with some aspects of the old route. New elements include accessing the recently opened Western Drive and a welcome downhill towards the finish.

Michael Charlton, estate manager for Tarmac, said: “It’s great to see parkrun back at Panshanger. The new location on the western side of the park will help relieve parking pressure in the residential streets surrounding Thieves Lane. We hope that people enjoy the new route and we’re pleased to have had encouraging feedback already from local runners.”

Louise Smith and Rab Harley, joint organisers of the Panshanger parkrun, said: “It is wonderful to welcome back the community of runners, walkers and volunteers to this new location and to receive such positive comments about the new course. We are immensely grateful for the support and encouragement of Tarmac in facilitating this move and are delighted by the number of new participants each week.”

To find out more about the parkrun at Panshanger, please click here.