Bushy parkrun was the very first parkrun, founded by Paul Sinton-Hewitt in October 2004 under its original name Bushy Park Time Trial. The event has become a pilgrimage for parkrunners attracting entrants from across the globe
A fast, flat course that runs anticlockwise from close to the Diana Fountain in Bushy Park. After 250 metres or so on grass, running parallel with the play park, the course moves onto a hoggin path towards the Church Grove gate. There is a left turn to take you around the edge of Hampton Wick Cricket Club. Continue towards the Hampton Wick gate and take a left turn into Cobbler’s Walk (also called Nightingale Lane). After passing The Leg-of-Mutton Pond there is a right turn onto a track towards the Sandy Lane gate. On reaching the gate, there is a left turn to take you along the perimeter (hoggin) path towards the Teddington Gate. A further left turn will take you onto the grass of Chestnut Avenue. There is another left turn back onto Cobbler’s Walk. A marshal will indicate the point at which you will make a right turn onto a track to run towards Heron Pond, over a little bridge, round the South side of the pond on a hoggin path or grass (your choice) – the finish is in sight!
Occasionally, the start will revert to the Diana Fountain end of Chestnut Avenue. This may be as a result of other events in the park or dangerous conditions.
As with all races using roads and pavements there are certain hazards to be aware of. We have reduced or removed those hazards that we can. However there will still be uneven surfaces, potholes, bollards and kerbs around the course. There may be a water hazard as you pass under the motorway bridge on station Lane, please be aware of any traffic that may be using the road as you pass it. Through the housing estate in Nursling you will need to cross the road, please follow Marshall directions for safe crossing.
Unfortunately the course is not suitable for buggies or dogs.
New Forest Runners running club invite you to compete with the best and enter their friendly New Forest 10 mile event. Put Sunday July 7th 2019 in your diaries and enter today. The race will be held, as usual, at New Park in Brockenhurst, in the heart of the picturesque New Forest National Park.
As in previous years, there will be children’s ½ mile and mile races on the grass around New Park, as well as a 3 mile fun run for children over 14 and adults. Entries for these races will be on the day only.
Given the good weather in past years, this will be a whole day out for you and your family. As well as a unique and special finishers medal; prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female runners, we’ll have age graded prizes; chip timing complete with a downloadable app so your friends and relations can track your progress; tea, coffee and cake; food from local caterers; a runners pub by Ringwood Brewery, selling local ales and soft drinks; New Forest ice cream; a bouncy castle; free parking; side shows and stalls and finally post-race massage.