LCCC Residents' Magazine : Summer 2024

Ready, steady – parkrun!

We work with local groups, agencies and organisations to improve the mental and physical health, as well as the wellbeing, of our residents.  

parkrun has proved to be a really popular initiative and we have five routes in our area.  

These are fun, free events which are run by volunteers.  Two are for younger residents and three are for all ages.

Remember: parkruns use shared paths so please be considerate towards other users when taking part.

To get involved, all you need to do is sign up and bring the barcode you’ll be sent to each session.  Don’t forget that you can walk the route if you need to or take part in a structured training programme with the Parkrun organisers to set your ‘personal best’.

Sign up and get your barcode here ➡️ https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/?section=form 

 

Lough Moss Junior parkrun

Our younger residents (aged four to 14 years old) can take part in the weekly 2-kilometre parkrun for juniors.  It is held at Lough Moss Leisure Centre every Sunday at 9.30am.

You can view the course on this link

 

Hillsborough Forest parkrun

Our newest 5k-parkrun in Hillsborough Forest takes place each Saturday morning at 9.30am.  Participants will run two laps of the figure of eight course of forest trails to clock up their five kilometres.  

You can the course on this link
 

Moira Junior parkrun

Another one for our younger residents (aged four to 14 years old).  This weekly 2-kilometre parkrun for juniors is held in Moira Demesne every Sunday at 9.30am.

You can view the course on this link
 

Knockbracken Reservoir parkrun

There’s also a parkrun every Saturday around Knockbracken Reservoir (9.30am, Mealough Road, Carryduff).

The course is entirely on tarmac paths – although watch out for mud, leaves and puddles on some sections of the course which can accumulate after rain. 

You can view the course on this link

 

Wallace Park parkrun

And last but by no means least is the most established parkrun, in Wallace Park.  It takes place on a Saturday morning at 9.30am, with the course entirely on tarmac paths.

You can view the course on this link

 

Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!
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