Local parkruns are popular with some members for training or low-key competition
parkrun organise weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone ,all ages and ability, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.
More details and register here, and print a barcode so that your result is recorded.
Walthamstow and Gunpowder parkruns are the closest and most popular with Orion members, but at least six others are an easy drive away.
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Super parkrun debut for Liam Brockway
3rd place at Valentines in 19:42
This is probably the nearest parkrun for most members. Parking is easy. Changing and shower possible at Peter May Sports Centre.
3 lap course, all grass, around sports pitches with one gentle climb each time. Orion members are often helpers or organising.
For more information http://www.parkrun.org.uk/walthamstow/
Only 3 miles from the clubhouse. A 2 lap (and a bit) course in Gunpowder Park, Waltham Abbey. Gravel paths with small uphill bit each lap. Parking area fills up quickly. Toilets available. Usually around 100 runners. Several Orion regulars. Our 12 week beginners course builds to a run here.
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