parkrun tourism: Lower Drummans

parkrun #284 event #70

This is a short one, and no photos or lots of access or facilities details, cos it was my first at a closed event. (No mobile phones allowed, nor doggos!)

And what a great experience it was!

I remember first hearing about parkruns in prisons (Black Combe was the original) and thinking what a great idea! We all know running is good for your physical and mental health. And as part of the rehabilitation of inmates, having an activity they can share with friends and family, as well as continue when they are out, is very valuable. The guys take on the volunteering roles, and there are lots of familiar features in the start pop-up, hi-viz jackets and barcode scanning routine.

My 250 shirt drew some attention, and I chatted about how amazing the parkrun community is, no matter where you go.

I’m not going to describe the course in detail, but the views of Binevenagh and Inishowen reminded me how picturesque this part of the world is.

Well done to everyone for getting this event up and running, and keeping it going!

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