parkrun tourism: Leazes

A few weeks ago, I tried out Leazes parkrun for the first time, on what was only its second event. It’s so nice to have an extra parkrun in central Newcastle!

Leazes Park, Newcastle
The park is beautiful.

Leazes is a three-lap course around a leafy park with a pretty lake, so in terms of parkruns I’ve done before it was kind of a cross between Perry Hall and South Manchester. The lap has a steep downhill at the start (so it’s very easy to go off too fast) and a steep uphill at the end – it’s a shame it couldn’t be the other way round, but you have to make do with the park you have!

I didn’t manage a particularly fast parkrun on this occasion due to having run a 12-miler the day before, but as it’s a local parkrun for me I’m sure I’ll be back to beat my time sooner rather than later.

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