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 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.