Parklands Jog and Run is a mixed ability running fitness group. Our members range from complete beginners to top level club runners.

The group is part of Run England’s project to get the whole country active. All our sessions are designed to suit all ability levels.

We meet every Monday at Parklands Community Centre car park and every Thursday in the Racecourse car park both at 6pm all year round. In the lighter months we train on the grass, when it’s too dark we move to the fully lite, traffic free paths.



Parklands Jog and Run aims to help all our members achieve their short & long term fitness targets however big or small they may be. Some of our runners train with us for general fitness, enjoyment & weight loss. Others are regulars at parkrun & want to set PB’s over a wide range of distances.

no membership is required, you can just turn up to any of our sessions on the night but if you do want to get in touch and follow our progress the best way to do so is by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593185477630100/?ref=share


22 Responses to About

  1. Gareth Meech says:


    When are your OCR training sessions? A group of is have just done a rock solid and are hooked on getting wet and muddy!

  2. Leanne Buckley-Thomson says:

    Stumbled across your group. Just thought I would comment and congratulate you on what looks to be a fantastic success. I no longer live in Northants else I would be very tempted to take up running again via your group.

    (Leanne Buckley) 😀

  3. Sarah says:

    Hi Chris

    I was thinking about coming along to a Thursday session at the racecourse. Can I just turn up?



  4. Sarah says:

    What sort of distances do you run,and do you have children in the group? Our ten year old runs with my husband and does the parkrun in around 25.30.

    • Hi Sarah,

      The distance varies depending on the session but time wise it’s normally around 20 mins of good effort with recoveries inbetween.

      We do have children but if under 12 they need to be accompanied by an adult & are 100% your responsibility as we are only ensured to coach 12 years and older.

      Hope that helps,

  5. Claire says:

    Hi, do you allow junior runners if they come with an adult? Age 9?

    • Chris Lamb Racing Diary says:


      We do as long as the adult is aware that they are fully responsible for them as we are only insured to coach from 12 years.


  6. Matt Cooper says:

    Looking to join your Monday sessions. How does it work? What’s the cost etc please

    • Chris Lamb Racing Diary says:

      Hi Matt,

      That’s great. You can just turn up on the night. We meet at 6pm at Parklands community centre car park on Monday’s. It’s £2 per session paid on the night.

      Hope to see you on Monday,

  7. Katty says:

    Hi …I would like to join the group as beginner . Is there any procedure to join the group?? H please let me know
    Many thanks

    • Chris Lamb Racing Diary says:

      Hi Katty,

      That’s great. No, you can just turn up on the night to any of our sessions.

      Please do let me know if you need anymore info.


      • Katty says:

        Hi Chris…Thanks for your reply …would please tell me when is the new batch for beginners is starting and what are the procedure (registration)???
        Many thanks

      • Chris Lamb Racing Diary says:

        All our sessions are sutible for all ability levels but if it is a complete beginners couch to 5k course you’re looking for then our next one of those will be in Jan.

  8. Tony Powell says:

    Hi Chris

    Long time no see and you would know me from Northampton Road runners etc . Ran many marathon over the years . In the last eighteen months have had ill health but now back on track . Lost a lot of confidence and would like to start running again. Are you able to fit me into the club please? I live on Parklands so happy to turn up when you meet .

    • Chris Lamb Racing Diary says:

      Hi Tony,

      Absolutely. You can just turn up to any session. We meet in the community Centre car park at 6pm on Monday’s.

      Look forwards to seeing you soon.


  9. Janet CORBETT says:

    I haven’t run before and desperate to start. Can a beginner join in or be completely left behind?

    • Chris Lamb Racing Diary says:

      Hi Janet,

      Feel free to join us. Nobody gets left behind. All our sessions are designed to suit all ability levels.

      The only one acception to that will be Mon 13th May as that’s our 8th Anniversary session so we are doing somthing a little different so maybe don’t make that your first session. Any other one on either Monday or Thursday (or both) you’ll fit right in!

      Hope to see you soon.


  10. Ruth Ellis says:

    Hi there.

    I would love to join a running club and I love running. I have done 5k 10k and a half marathon. But I’m very very slow and hate to hold anyone in the group back. Do you have a group of slow runners. ☺️


    • Chris Lamb Racing Diary says:

      Hi Ruth,

      Great to hear that you’d like to join us. All of our session are designed to suit all ability levels from complete beginner upwards so you’ll be fine. The sessions are set out in a way that nobody could ever hold anyone back so don’t worry about that.

      Hope to meet you soon. Please let me know if you need anymore info.


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