Running and Fitness

The park is a regular destination for runners Southville Running Clubthroughout south Bristol with runners using the park and its paths for training and recreational running. The park is also frequently used by local running clubs for training and events including the Southville Running Club and the Great Western Runners (who use the park as the base for their Tow Path Runs).

FroGS raised the funds to install a trim trail in the park. The trim trail along with the wooden shelter in the park were built by Touch Wood, a play equipment firm based at the bottom of Ashton Court that use local wood from the Forest of Avon.  Touch Wood worked with children from years 7 and 8 at Ashton Park secondary school to complete and install the Trim Trail in the park.

The trim trail has five stations:

  • 3x3m balance beams rising in height
  • 100m run (two posts marking a 100m run length)
  • 16 stepped posts, end up, rising in height – for football training
  • parallel bars
  • pull up bars

The park is also utilised by a broad range of fitness groups and personal trainers who hold regular morning and evening trainings session in the park.

For the past several summers, the park is also home to the Super Human Games, an extreme fitness challenge that has been designed to put participants’ fitness and endurance to the test across a range of disciplines.