parkrun organise free, weekly (Saturday at 9.00am), 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome everyone. Over the 38 months of its existence, Pomphrey Hill parkrun (www.parkrun.org.uk/
pomphreyhill/) in Mangotsfield, South Gloucestershire has welcomed runners from 352 different running clubs. 39 clubs, including yours, have been represented by more than 5 different club members. In celebration of their common love of running and the diversity of running clubs in the Bristol/Bath/South Gloucestershire area, Pomphrey Hill core team have designated Saturday 1st July 2017 as a “Club Day” parkrun; all runners will be encouraged to wear their club kit for the run and Club leaders and members are welcome to bring club flags, banners, race flyers and anything else they wish to display/promote/flaunt. They believe that “Club Day” will be a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones whilst promoting the benefits of being a running club member to those who are not members of clubs at present; children are welcome too! They would love to welcome our club members to Pomphrey Hill parkrun; you don’t need to do anything to be part of “Club Day” except: encourage your club colleagues and non-competing club members to come along remember that to participate in a parkrun you need to register with parkrun (www.parkrun.org.uk) and bring along a printed barcode to the event remember that there is a pre-run briefing at 8.45am which will tell you everything they need to know about parkrun Note that parkruns are runs not races and whilst times and finishing positions are recorded, a parkrun is more of a social run with friends rather than competitive event.