Another beautiful day in paradise Event #287

Another beautiful day in paradise

Saturday morning at Pomphrey Hill was glorious as always and we had 310 people run, jog or walk our parkrun today which is a lovely number of people.

Firstly, I would like to start with saying a massive thank you to all of our volunteers who give up their spare time to make parkrun happen as well as make it so enjoyable for the Run Directors. If you too would like to be a Hi-Viz hero you can email the core team in at

We were quite busy with milestones at Pomphrey this week, we had Peter Atkinson running his 50th parkrun. Vince Lunn, Kate Flemans and Pete Blanchard were the terrific trio completing their 100th parkrun. Well done to all of you.

We also had one of our Duke of Edinburgh volunteers completing his bronze award this week. This is what Edward had to say with regards his time helping us at Pomphrey Hill parkrun.

I have learned many things whilst doing my bronze DofE at parkrun. I think it really helped me with my communication skills and working in a team. I got better at explaining what I mean to people and by the end I found it easier to convey my ideas to them. I had a go at being a time keeper, a marshal, a tail runner and many more jobs. Every parkrun was fun with a different job each week for me.

One thing I loved about parkrun was the support and strong bond between everyone. There was no discrimination or arguments, it was just a fun time. Everyone was there to just do parkrun and it didn’t matter if you ran, jogged or walked. I didn’t mind the cake at the end either!

I’d like to thank the parkrun core team for all their help and making my time there as fun as possible, especially Ris Scott as the DofE coordinator for taking the time to explain things to me.

This Sunday a group of parkrun volunteers  raised money for parkrun by marshalling the Great Run Bristol Half Marathon, we had parkrun volunteers all along the route which was lovely for the runners to see friends along the way. Also big thanks to Meryl Grimshaw and Charissa Scott for being Lead Marshall's.


See you all soon

Anne Burge Co-Event Director

Pomphrey Hill parkrun
Event number 287
14th September 2019

This week 310 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Steven BURGE • Karen DYER • Serena GRIFFITHS • Anne BURGE • Alan COOK • Jackie THORNE • Rose BURCHILL • Andrew BOYNTON • Ris SCOTT • Dave HORNE • Ashley TODD • Andy BUSH • Pat DAVIS • Trudy REED • Kerry WARD • John WALSH • Michael WALKER • Brian DALY • Sarah COOK • Emily JEFFERIES • Nikky COX • Paula SELBY • Mike DIMOND-JONES • Edward GRAHAM • James BOYNTON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Pomphrey Hill parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Patrick MARTIN who recorded a time of 15:37 on 4th February 2017 (event number 156).
The female record is held by Charlotte Emily TAYLOR-GREEN who recorded a time of 18:00 on 27th October 2018 (event number 243).
The Age Grade course record is held by Simon ANDERSON who recorded 86.78% (17:16) on 13th August 2016 (event number 130).

Pomphrey Hill parkrun started on 1st March 2014. Since then 9,790 participants have completed 67,780 parkruns covering a total distance of 338,900 km, including 12,589 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,025 individuals have volunteered 6,518 times.