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ParkRun UK: Lanhydrock 5km #GetfitWGB

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There are so many ways to get active at Watergate Bay and in and around Cornwall, we’re spoilt for choice. But there’s one thing we’re all into at the moment – ParkRun UK.

 

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It’s quickly becoming a weekend institution. Every Saturday at 9am, thousands of you all around the country grab your trainers and head to the nearest park to run, jog or walk 5km. Young or old, ability is irrelevant and everyone is welcome. It’s free, it’s safe, it’s timed and it’s easy to enter online.

At Watergate Bay, our nearest run is at Lanhydrock, near Bodmin – a 30 minute drive, but it’s well worth it. It’s apparently the second most challenging ParkRun (but also one of the most beautiful) in the country due to the stretching climes towards the end. The run will take you through the Lanhydrock National Trust estate, into the woods and past the river Fowey at Respryn before heading back up the drive to the Victorian house.

And we have no shame is saying that we reward ourselves at the end with coffee and cake at the National Trust cafe.

We love ParkRun and many of our staff take part regularly, so you may see some familiar faces.

ParkRun UK in numbers
39,301 – the number of events in the UK
Around 612,020 runners have taken part
On average, each athlete has taken part in 9.8 runs
Runners have covered a total distance of 29,979,835 km
The total run time for every runner amounts to 310 years, 225 days, 17 hours, 18 minutes and 34 seconds