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Ormskirk parkrun

Being Christmas day, and having travelled to Liverpool to visit family, I decided to attend one of the local events, and fortunately, Ormskirk happens to have been a place where I spent a lot of time in my younger years.

The area

Ormskirk is a small market town in Lancashire, bordering Merseyside. The town's University, Edge Hill University plays host to the town's parkrun within its campus, which is fitting given Edge Hill's historic Health faculty, as well as its much newer Sports Centre, which was opened in 2015.

Flying saucer water tower from the course

The course

The route follows one small lap, followed by two larger laps around the campus playing fields, starting slightly off the main circuit similar to a lollipop style route. The course is mostly flat, and run on tarmac paths, with a section on compacted gravel.

Free parking is available on site, and the sports village cafe is typically available for post-run refreshments.

The run

Rain overnight and during the morning meant today's parkrun was a wet one, and possibly put off some people, making for a very quick event today. The rain couldn't do anything to hamper the Christmas cheer though, with many people wearing fancy dress anyway!

Start area at Ormskirk parkrun

Thank you to all of the volunteers for a very festive event!

After the run

Being Christmas day, I decided to forgo my post-run explorations this week.

Links: Run report | Results | Strava

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