Clevedon Salthouse Fields parkrun – First Timer Info

For this week’s parkrun we had a lot of celebrating to do. It was my 200th (and 25th Volunteer); one son’s quarter Cowell Tourist destination and our youngest’s birthday. After much thought we decided that Clevedon Salthouse Fields parkrun was the ideal destination.

Clevedon Salthouse Fields parkrun sign

Clevedon Salthouse Park, Clevedon, BS21 7TU (what3words address: ///gums.humble.tribe)

First Timers at Clevedon Salthouse Fields parkrun Information

Here is some information for first timers to Clevedon Salthouse Fields parkrun, and some to remind me if we go again!

parkrun first timers

Getting there

  • There is plenty of parking but a good idea to bring cash or card. My husband dealt with it but said that it wasn’t possible to pay with Apple/Google Pay where we originally parked.
  • You can get there by bus, and the nearest train station (Yatton) is 5 miles away.
  • The event starts at the skate park the briefing is at the tennis courts.


  • Public toilets are available between the bandstand and the marine lake for 20p. Thank you ever so much to the kind lady who gave our teen the money he needed – I was already in the Marine Lake by this point!
  • A good children’s play park is adjacent to the Salthouse Park. There are many cafes and catering vans along the seafront.

Course Description of Clevedon Salthouse Fields parkrun

A three lap route along the edge of the Salthouse Fields Park and along the seafront. All three laps are roughly the same. They go out towards the pier and back and then alongside the iconic marine lake.

When the tide is too high to use the lake path, the upper promenade path is used instead. The paths are all tarmac. The route is virtually flat except for short slopes going up/down to the prom and also up/down to the marine lake. The route takes in views of the Severn estuary.

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed at this event as they are not allowed at the marine lake.

Our Experience at Clevedon Salthouse Fields parkrun

It was an absolute stunner of a day. Being right by the sea and lake I thought it would be cold. How wrong was I! Literally the Marine Lake is right next to it and I didn’t even change into my costume before getting in for a cool down!

It is clear that the Core Team have put a lot of time and effort into this parkrun. With lots of clear signs for just about everything!

Clevedon Salthouse Fields parkrun is 3 laps on path but no dogs

Although initially it felt like it could be really busy I was able to Jeff (a run/walk technique) and everyone was friendly enough with me. I note that they also have pacers ranging from 20-60 minutes to try and be as inclusive as possible.

Some Clevedon Salthouse Fields Stats

There were 399 participants today. Well done to the 91 who achieved a Clevedon Salthouse Fields PB today. Special mention to the first finisher Craig ALLAN who was one of those people today.

242 people got a sub 30. By event 158 the average time was 29:24.

Clevedon Salthouse Fields welcomed 16 people to parkrun for their very first time: Michael NICKELLS, Alex MCDOWALL, Josh LEE, William JOHNSON-PYATT, Dillan FAULKNER, Monty FAULKNER, Jack CHEVIN, George WILLIAMS, Marcus PLAW, Katie FISHER, Thomas HEYSHAM, Chantal DENNIS-SOTO, Emma GREW, Chiara TAYLOR, Kieren MEDCRAFT and Anastacia MEDCRAFT

There were 69 people visiting Clevedon Salthouse Fields parkrun for the first time. These people could have also got an overall parkrun PB – including our son who finished in 20 minutes thanks to Steve Wood pacing for the first time. This was also a new age grading again.

Celebrations and Milestones

Clevedon Salthouse Fields parkrun notice board

Also celebrating their birthday was Rich Wyse.

There were milestone runs reached by Kirsten PUCKLE, Richard FINCH and Jodie PEARCE celebrating their 50th parkruns and Iain MACARTHUR on his 100th parkrun and Peter WHEDDON for completing his 100th last week.

Well done to Jane LANGHAM for the highest age grade (80.39%) and Andy HEYES (78.72%) for coming in second and highest for the males.


Thank you to all the volunteers for making the event possible:

Clevedon Salthouse Fields parkrun volunteer

Sam BACON, Matthew BIRD, Jon BONNER, Iwan BOURTON, Angela BOUTON, Ella BOUTON, Stephanie BUDD, Anthony CARTY, Gregory CONYERS, Chris DAVIES, Donna DAVIES, Paul DAVIS, David DUNN, Steven EDGE, Dylan ELDRED, Ian ELDRED, Andrew FERGUSON, Imogen FERGUSON, William FERGUSON, Steven FLUCKER, Rachel FORBES, Charlotte GOODLAND, Sophie GOODLIFFE, William GOODLIFFE, Heather HALE, Peter HEARD, Shawn HOLLAND, Sarah HOWELL, Martin ILES, Jane IRISH, Joy JACKSON, Diane JAVORIC, Clare JORDAN, Bump MARSHMAN, Jennifer MORGAN, Chris PHIPPS, Liz SHEPPERD, Michael SHEPPERD, Ian SMITH, Adam SPICER, Mark STANFIELD, Barnes STRINGER, Chloe SUTHERLAND, Rachael TAN, Alice WALKER, Peter WHEDDON, Andy WILCOX, Antony WILD, Hayley WILD, Steve WOOD, Jacci YUILL

The nearest other parkrun we have done is Rogiet (10.9m)

2 thoughts on “Clevedon Salthouse Fields parkrun – First Timer Info”

  1. Your son finishing in 20 mins is some going! What an achievement!

    Such a gorgeous setting and you’re right, it was a stunner of a day! No wonder there were 399 people taking part!x


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