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A cluster of parkruns cohabitate in the leafy suburbs of southwest London.
With Richmond parkrun only a tad over one mile away, Old Deer Park offers an alternative route and what it lacks in excitement compared to its more famous neighbour, the pure flat and grass track makes up for in great vibes and a welcoming community feel.
The simple three-looped course is an easy run that escapes the pavement for softer terrain.
From the course, you can see three large stone obelisks, which were meridian marks for the observatory built for King George III. Bring your dog, mingle with the locals and enjoy a coffee after the run across the road at Austins on the Park.
Alternatively, you could continue over to Richmond Park and get some extra miles in for the week.
Getting there is easy.
Take the train or tube to Richmond-Upon-Thames, then it’s just a short walk to the start.
There is also plenty of parking across the road, accessed from the left once you pass the Richmond roundabout.
For more information or to register and download a barcode for parkrun, go to https://www.parkrun.org.uk/olddeerpark/. Source: https://www.richmond.gov.uk/services/parks_and_open_spaces/find_a_park/old_deer_park