parkrun Review: Rother Valley

    PB Potential:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)
    Beauty:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
    Uniqueness:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
    Accessibility:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
    Average:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

    A popular parkrun located to the east of Sheffield near the m1 making it very accessible to a very large amount of people.

    This is a very flat parkrun with no need for pesky laps. The only things preventing a PB are the rather ‘pot holey’ footpaths and a very sharp turn near the finish. Also due to it’s popularity it can be difficult making a fast start so make sure you start near the front if you want a good time.

    Due to the location it seems as though most people drive to Rother Valley, parking is usually charged at £5 which is pretty steep but parkrunners can park for £1 when showing their barcode. There are also large, clean toilets and a cafe near by.

    The course is one lap of the big and small lake, keeping the water on your right hand side the entire way. The footpath starts of quite wide and does narrow a bit as it goes on. The start and finish is in approximately the same location and there is even a dedicated area to leave jackets etc.

    Over all this is a very accessible fast parkrun with the usual smiles and friendliness you would expect from Yorkshire.


    Total distance: 5007 m
    Max elevation: 43 m
    Min elevation: 32 m
    Total climbing: 29 m
    Total descent: -30 m


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