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

We meet every Monday at Parklands Community Centre car park and every Thursday in the Racecourse car park both at 6pm.



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

Parklands Jog and Run aims to help all its 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 aiming to do fun runs, complete OCR’s & set PB’s over distances from 400m to the marathon & even ultra running events.

We also work together with Tough Running Northampton who provide trail running/ fitness sessions geared towards obstacle course racing. Check their Facebook page for training venues and times: https://www.facebook.com/toughrunning/



12 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,

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