A 10-year-old boy has joined a very elite group after completing his 100th parkrun at Chipping Sodbury on Saturday.

Thomas Potter completed his first parkrun at Chipping Sodbury in February 2015 alongside his mum and dad, Rachel and Andrew.

On Saturday he completed his 100th, becoming only the 4th person in the UK under the age of 11 to do so.

“Originally, he was the reason that we started doing the parkrun,” Andrew explained.

“He was getting older and faster so we thought that we should do something so that we could keep up with him.”

Despite only starting four years ago the family, who are also part of the Frampton Cotterell Harriers, have ran a combined total of 334 parkruns, they have also volunteered 33 times.

“We did our first parkrun on Chipping Sodbury’s first birthday,” mum, Rachel said.

“We love the event and it is a really nice thing to do as a family together.”

Thomas has a parkrun best of 25 minutes and 26 seconds and was presented with a special certificate and round of applause by the 350 runners in attendance

At the finish line, Thomas and his family and friends gave out homemade cakes to other runners.

“It is cool being in the small group of runners to get 100,” Thomas said.

“The parkrun is great because you get to exercise and run around for free.

“I really enjoy it at Sodbury, everyone supports each other and it is not a race.

“I like doing it with friends as well and we usually finish close together.”