Playing Pakenham parkrun Tourists!
In case you missed it, we are a family of 5 who have recently decided to sell everything, buy a caravan and travel around Australia! As a bonus, we will be checking out all of the best running locations our country has to offer! We have decided to plan our trip largely around the location of Australia’s hundreds of parkruns so that we are able to enjoy as many Saturday mornings as ‘parkrun tourists’ as possible!
Our Local parkruns
What better way to begin sharing our journey then by starting by reviewing our very own local parkruns! Currently living in Melbourne’s South-East, we are lucky to have access to 4 very different parkruns, all within a 20km radius! This is a review of our local Pakenham parkrun. It is located at the Toomuc Reserve, Rundell Way, Pakenham, Victoria. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
The course is a simple out and back concrete path which meanders through leafy gum trees between residential homes and a small creek which you really don’t get to see much of on your run! There are a couple of small picturesque dams on course and the 1 kilometre checkpoints are nicely signposted. It’s a super fast and flat track, especially great if you’re out to grab your elusive parkrun PB! It just so happens that this is where my now seemingly unattainable PB was achieved a few years’ back! There’s one tiny incline which takes you through the rail underpass. The kids think this is really cool, especially if they are lucky enough to run underneath a train as it passes over!
Our Pakenham parkrun Review Ratings:
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More parkrun Reviews?
Would you like more fun parkrun reviews based on parkruns around Australia? Have we visited your parkrun yet? Drop us a line anytime and tell us what you think of our reviews or why we should come and visit YOUR local parkrun! Check them out all out here!