As part of Infest day 3, Geth and I got up early and went to Horton Park parkrun – a nice convenient parkrun that’s only a twenty-minute walk away from the Jurys Inn, where we stay for the festival.
I did Horton Park for the first time last year, with friends Ruth and Mark (Geth was recovering from injury so didn’t join us). Ruth drove us last year, so the walking route wasn’t familiar to me, and Geth was having some trouble with Google Maps so it took us a while to find the parkrun and we only just made it in time for the run briefing. That’s why you leave in plenty of time when parkrun touristing!
Horton Park is quite a tough route. It’s a three-and-a-half-lap course, with four downhill stretches and three uphills, so not at all a PB opportunity. Still, I got 32:20, which is a big improvement on my 35:44 from last year, so I was very happy!
It’s also a very pretty course, and the multiple laps make it feel quite quick. Definitely my go-to parkrun now for whenever I’m at Infest.