Bicester

There are times when you are just privileged to run at such a lovely park in Langford Fields that is located in the beautiful quintessential English town of Bicester, Oxfordshire.

Langford Fields

The best thing about this park is its design that beautifully incorporates streams, ponds and meadow land, but at the same time it a functional park for people just relax and enjoy it was a sheer joy just to be there let alone run their parkrun!

Special Mentions

Always great to bump into fellow tourists with special mention to Dan Warner from Bognor Regis and Dave Warner RD at Oaklands parkrun 🙂

Big well done to Shelly Everett who selflessly volunteered as a tail walker on her 50th parkrun, you are what makes parkrun so special to me. I hope though you celebrated with cake afterwards 🙂

Shelly 50th parkrun

Course

Bicester summer course map

This was the first time this year they started using the summer course that consisted of two clockwise laps of Langford fields. The terrain was a mixture of grass, gravel and tarmac paths.

On the final lap you peel off and run onto the meadow field where the finish funnel awaits.

Points to note

  • After prolonged rain I can see a few grass sections getting very boggy
  • Position yourself where you think where you think you are going to finish in the event as there is little bit of bunching at the start, but to be fair soon dissipates
  • Always great to run a 2 lap course with in my case not having to worry about faster runners overtaking me multiple times.

Facilities

There is free parking facilities available at Langford Village Comunity primary school between 8:15am to 10:15am post code OX26 6SX

There are no toilet facilities availbe at the school or inside the park, the closest one available is at Claremont car park that is paid parking and is located 12 minutes away from the start of the parkrun post code OX26 6PB

I went with Dave and Dan to FLTR Coffee for our post run refreshments that is only stones though away from the school with free onsite parking available and they make a lovely cup of coffee to finish of a perfect morning!

FLTR Coffee

Final Verdict

A big thank you to today’s run director Kathryn Andrews and her team of volunteers for making us all feel extremely welcome, top stuff!

So, if you want to run on a beautiful parkrun course that is flat as it comes then Bicester is definitely the place to add onto your bucket list!

Finally, I have already picked the next event from my luck dip list and who knows it could be your event 😉

Best Mark aka Silent Runner

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