Farnham Half Marathon
Farnham Pilgrim Marathon, The sands
Farnham Pilgrim Friends
St Marthas


Farnham Pilgrim 2019

CONGRATULATIONS all you runners you are all now PILGRIMS.

Big thank you to all that helped …….. and are still out there Clearing the Course etc….. great day seeing people achieve goals, the happiness on the finish line was so AMAZING you are all Winners today …… roll on next year …. Round the other way??????

Congratulations to Marathon Winners

1st Male – Joe Morwood (Aldershot Farnham & District AC) 2:48:13 (on that course !!!)

1st lady the outstanding Sarah Hill (Farnham Runners) 03:16:09 Another crazy time 5th 03:16:13

Results for Marathon

Congrtulations to Half Marathon Winners

1st Male – Stephen Fabes (Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC) 01:22:30 (NEED more hills 😊)

1st Female – Helen Barran (Haslemere Border AC)              22nd overall – 01:37:59

Results for Half marathon

Lovely comments received

Tina Jæger Acock I loved it backwards, pls do that again next year

Ryan O’Neill A superbly organised and run event. Genuinely enjoyable. Thanks to the organisers and also ALL of the marshals taking time out of their days to help run the event. Cheers!

Susan Woods What a superb event , look forward to next year

Karen Jones Me and Archie loved being the last runner half marathon. Thank you to all marshals, loved our chats and thanks for all the snacks. The look of relief when i popped round the corner made me chuckle and was lovely to have some walking company albeit short from one of the 4th Farnham Scouts, good luck with the fundraising. Great event, might just run it next year 😁

Darren Woods Very first time doing this race(marathon). Very impressed with the marshals and organisation. A top race, great goody bag 💼 and loved the water stations very adequately stocked.

Rachel Cooper Many thanks to the Marshalls-absolutely amazing! Brilliantly stocked water and feed tables 😊 event organisation top notch as ever! An amazing day!!

Hannah Carver It was so good thank you from tadley runners best run ever

Helen Collett I was pleasantly surprised to see so many marshalls and such great feed stations. (Sorry to the guys at the one where I tripped over a tree root and almost landed on their table!)

Rufus Flack I didn’t get lost! And I get lost a lot! The course was brilliantly marked out, thanks!!!🙂

Lisa Woolnough Thank you everyone involved – a great race as usual. This was my 8th year and I’m sure I will be back next year too. Even the live music kept going and going – brilliant x

Kerstin Johnson I liked it this way around ❤️

San Jay Roy Amazing day! Thank you to all the marshals and volunteers! You guys rock. Special mention to two marshals in particular: 1) The lady at the top of the first ruin singing “Don’t stop me now” by Queen – that was awesome!… 1

Gary Caswell So well organised as it is every year. Great big thanks to all the marshals and all the cake makers 👍😎

Ben Williamson Huge thank you to everyone involved who put in so much work! Amazing course made easy by so many water stops and wonderful Marshall’s! Will be back for sure

John Payne Super event! Count me in for 2020.

Nicola Stott My first time, v impressed by the organisation, cheery marshals, well stocked feed stations, and what an amazing course 🙂 … now to recover!

Nicola Randall What a superb event, organisation, course, scenery, and the brilliant marshalls! Thank you. X

Charlie Horrell A huge thank you to all the Marshals and organisers and everyone else who helped to run such an amazing event. Everyone round the course was so lovely and supportive. Great drinks stops too, plenty on them and very well stocked.

Fiona Henderson Great day marshalling the happy souls as they got to St Martha’s hill. Hope you all got up, down and back along the course safely. Lovely to have such courteous and appreciative runners.

Jules Fish Thank you to everyone involved. Amazing event, well organised, brilliant marshalls!

Bianca Junge What a great race. Thanks to all the lovely marshalls. Looking forward to next year.

Andrew Brooks I thought the reverse course for the half was slightly easier…..so yes, back to the usual route next year! Thanks to all the organisers and marshals again.

Richard Castle Fantastic day; thank you. A special note of gratitude to all the marshals and people who put the signposting out; exemplary organisation.

Patricia Langley First timer. Blown away by the whole event. Organisation, facilities, goody bag, scenery but most of all your amazing marshals. That took a lot of work and it showed. Thanks again x

Gayle Harvey PT Best course ever!

Sarah Oakes We loved it! Thank you to all the marshals!

Nathan Persaud Thanks so much to everyone, it was amazing!

Nick Silvester Great route

Jane Knight Simply the best event I’ve done!! Could not fault it. Fantastic scenery, great views. Fabulous friendly and encouraging marshal’s, loads of well stocked aid stations. Can’t ask for more. Well done all involved. I’ll definitely be back!!

Gareth Davies thank you the Pilgrims Marathon organising team for an excellent and enjoyable event – the marshals and checkpoints and signage were brilliant – and the scenery was amazing today – thank you everyone at the event making runners feel so welcome and encouraged!


Farnham Pilgrim Marathon ( or Half Marathon) is possibly one of the prettiest trail Events in the UK. It is set to be one of the “must-do” events of the year again! The route is going the other way this year so equally challenging but rewarding after all it is the Surrey Hills! 

The Farnham Pilgrim was awarded a trophy for the “Best New Event” after its inaugural running in 2010. Since that date it has been consistently highly-rated by participants. This is no ordinary Trail marathon, Its more of a Pilgrimage taking the Pilgrims way and North downs Way, passing 4 churches, manor houses, ponds, rivers, even Llamas on the Marathon! with stunning scenery. It is a unique, bespoke event with the option of a Half Marathon Run or walk and Family Walk. The Marathon halfway point, reaches the amazing St.Marthas church.

With a whole lot of other activities to keep your supporters happy. The Farnham Pilgrim was awarded a trophy for the “Best New Event” after its inaugural running in 2010. Since that date it has been consistently highly-rated by participants, and Runners World places it in the TOP TEN marathons for 2015.

  • There will be a Free Family Fun Walk (Donations to charity)
  • Children’s play area on site. 
  • Bacon sandwiches available from Woodlarks, plus a coffee van.
  • Free supervised parking. 
  • Loads of toilets.
  • Changing tent with bag store. 
  • First Aid and radio support.
  • Marked and well-marshalled route (the maximum distance between water-stations is 2.4 miles!)
  • Massage service available.
  • Bespoke Medals to all finishers, with a 10th year Special Memento.


Men – 1st 2nd 3rd place + 1st place only in Veterans V30-39, V40-49, V50-59, V60+

Women – 1st 2nd 3rd place + 1st place only in Veterans V30-39, V40-49, V50-59, V60+

Team first 3 over line with same TEAM Name
(other prizes depending on number of entries in each category)

Start/Finish: The Sands Recreation Ground (opposite The Barley Mow pub), The Sands, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 1NE. OS Grid Reference SU 883464

Sponsors of the Farnham Pilgrim Marathon


Previous reviews from Runnersworld

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