On a beautiful sunny day to run Bishop’s park that is a lovely well maintained park next to the river Thames. This park is very close to two iconic London landmarks in the shape of Fulham football ground and the start of the University boat race at Putney Bridge between Oxford v Cambridge.
It was again great to run with company from my club Nikki Cox & Kelvin Chadwick, I hope you enjoyed the parkrun today guys!
A special mention to Fulham Fire station that kindly allowed us to park in their car park and made us feel very welcome, for the record Nikki is a fire officer with the London fire brigade, you do a brilliant job in keeping us all safe!
The route is almost 3 anticlockwise laps of Bishop’s park that is entirely run on tarmac paths, just after the start you run alongside Fulham Football ground then along the footpath that is treelined by the river Thames, at the end of the third lap you finish in the central court area.
Fulham Palace is a very flat course with only a 4 metre gain on its entire length, it gets a bit congested at the start but soon thins out, defiantly a PB course to set a fast time though!
My parkrun time 32:04
There is an excellent cafe for a post run coffee inside the park, not the one they normally use as that was closed for an event. There is also toilet facilities but were closed before the start of the race, we think due to tidying up after the football match that happened the previous night!
Lucky I did not need it on this occasion but if you come by car street meter parking is available on Bishops’ Avenue next to the park.
A beautiful park to run in and is definitely a flat fast course to get a PB on! Thank you very Richard and all your volunteers in making me and my friends very welcome today, top stuff guys!
Mark aka Silent Runner
Run on the 06-08-2016
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