Burnham and Highbridge parkrun # 172 – 13/10/2018

Winter is here! Well not quite, but Burnham and Highbridge parkrun reverted to its winter finish line in the wake of Storm Callum who left unseasonably warm but very windy conditions for runners today. Talking of winter, Burnham and Highbridge parkrun won’t be hosting a Christmas/New Year special this year, but will be in full flow on 22nd and 29 December.

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Of the 190 runners who ran today, 14 new personal bests were set - I have a feeling they were heavily wind assisted although many runners struggled on the return leg as they ran, walked or jogged against the wind. Where did you find the strength? Nevertheless, congratulations to everyone who came and conquered today’s event. Our first runner home was Mark Williams from Portishead Running club who completed the course in 17:59, sneaking just under the 18 minute barrier. Our first lady home was Katie Seymour, a first timer who completed the course in 22:28, 18th overall.

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A big mention to Sue Nicholls who completed a milestone 50 parkruns today. Sue is one of the core members who helped to organise Burnham and Highbridge parkrun and if Sue isn’t running a marathon somewhere around the world, Sue will be running the parkrun with her family, encouraging the next generation of parkrunners.

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A special mention to our volunteers who are now facing the seasons of wind, rain, gusts, gales and possible snow to ensure that you all successfully complete your parkrun, hoping to gain new standards, personal bests or the simple accomplishment of achieving 5km. If you are willing to brave the conditions and volunteer at a future event please email burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.com. You won’t have to give speeches like our Run Director Dave Cooke gave this morning!

 

Today’s statistics

This week 190 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Shan MCCARTHY • Angela CLARKE • Sue NICHOLLS • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Steven DORRALL • Mark BENTON • David COOKE • Matt POWELL • Len HORLOCK • Jonathan WICKENS • Allan PENDLETON • Max BOYES • Colin HOLDOM • Samantha SMITH • Pete MANNING • Paul THOMAS • Marie CHAPPLE • Katrina BUFTON • Mark COX • Peter WATKINS • Adrian DAVIS

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

The female record is held by Naomi TASCHIMOWITZ who recorded a time of 16:49 on 31st December 2016 (event number 81).

The male record is held by Adam HOLLAND who recorded a time of 15:31 on 19th May 2018 (event number 151).

The Age Grade course record is held by Sue NICHOLLS who recorded 96.67% (23:02) on 5th September 2015 (event number 12).

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 6,572 participants have completed 38,209 parkruns covering a total distance of 191,045 km, including 7,503 new Personal Bests.

Run report written by: Steve Dorrall

 

Burnham And Highbridge parkrun # 171 6th October 2018

This morning the weather caught up with us after many Saturday mornings of nice and dry and warm. Chilly and wet were prescribed by the Weather Person and right they were. The consolation, that once warmed up the morning was great for running. So warm applause for all our finishers.

This is also a most notable morning in that we celebrate International parkrun Day. This day fourteen years ago the first parkrun took place, and from that small beginning has now grown be present in twenty countries around the world.

Overview

This week two hundred and fifteen (215) people ran, jogged and walked the course.In summary of this number, seventeen (17) were first timers to Burnham and Highbridge Parkrun, thirty-five (35) recorded new Personal Bests, one hundred and fifty-nine (159) are previous runners and four (4) were unknown without Barcodes. Well done everyone!

In Case of Emergency (ICE)

We appeal to all Athletes and Volunteers, regardless of which parkrun you are registered, who have not updated their ICE information on their personal profile please do so. Access to your profile may be made from your results E-mail or you may login to parkrun.com/signin. Once into your profile, “my links”, click on update and enter your data.

Our HiViz Team

The hero’s of the day our volunteer team. So as you are running, spare a thought to the marshals, the finish people, the scanners, the samplers, the results processors and all who before and after, put out and collect the kit.

This event is totally and utterly dependent on these dedicated people, offering their time and talents to parkrun each week. Our run requires eighteen to twenty volunteers per week. 

Many of the volunteers are runners who have helped today, so if you are a regular, consider helping once in a while and allow our volunteers to have a run.

Our thanks to twenty-two (21) volunteers this week in first name order: -

Allan Pendleton, Angela Clarke, Cecilia Young, David Cooke, David Darling, Georgina Della Valle, Gwen Froment, Julie Gilfoyle, Kevin Clements, Len Horlock, Mark Cox, Matt Powell, Max Boyes, Nick Ryles, Sharon Crossman, Stephen Walker, Stuart Anderson, Sue Nicholls, Tracey Benton, Tracey Thomas, Vincent Reginald Huxtable.

Visitors

To all our visitors, we hope you all enjoyed our parkrun and please visit us again.

The Serious Stuff: Statistics

Male placings:

Mark Williams was first over the line in 17:17

Bill Bailey was second over the line in 18:09

Mike Jacobs was third over the line in 18:10

Female placings:

Jenny MacNamara was first over the line in19:31

Michelle Flatley was second over the line in 22:46

Lisa Wood was third over the line in 22:58

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Sue Nicholls at 89.89%

Mike Jacobs at 82.48%

Jenny MacNamara at 77.54%

Current Records:

The female record is held by Naomi TASCHIMOWITZ who recorded a time of 16:49 on 31st December 2016 (event number 81).
The male record is held by Adam HOLLAND who recorded a time of 15:31 on 19th May 2018 (event number 151).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sue NICHOLLS who recorded 96.67% (23:02) on 5th September 2015 (event number 12).

Summary:

This week 215 people ran, jogged, pushed buggies and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. 

Representatives of twenty-six (26) different clubs took part.

Special congratulations and well done to seventeen first timers who chose our parkrun as their very first. Hopefully you enjoyed and will come back again.

Of special mention are those runners who notched another finish adding to their parkrun achievement clubs totals, two (2) from the parkrun 10-club, fifty-six (56) from the parkrun 50-club, twenty-one (21) from the parkrun 100-club, one (1) from the parkrun 250-club and five (5) from the V25-club.

Special Achievements

We congratulate Will Hargreaves and Wang Tat Yeung for completing their 50thmilestone

The parkrun in Pictures:

 

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Mark Williams was first over the line in 17:17
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Jenny MacNamara was first over the line in19:31

 

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parkrun under way

Conclusion:

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 6,546 participants have completed 38,019 parkruns covering a total distance of 190,095 km, including 7,489 new Personal Bests.

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun couldn’t happen without the enthusiastic support of our volunteers. Many thanks to the wonderful people who created this week’s event and if you’d like to join the volunteer team, we’d love to have you. Please opt in to receive volunteer emails (via ‘manage my profile’ on any result or newsletter email) and contact burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.comto offer help. Please take a look at the available slots on the rosterand let us know if and when you can help out, and the role that you fancy doing. If everyone volunteered once in every five runs they do, this would help us to ensure that parkrun is fully staffed each week

Don’t forget to follow us on these news pages or on Facebook(Burnham and Highbridge parkrun) for the latest news and information.

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Burnham and Highbridge parkrun websiteBurnham and Highbridge parkrun Results Page.

 Scribe V.R.Huxtable

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #170 29.09.2018

Perfect weather conditions = PB's galore at today's Burnham and Highbridge parkrun.

The good weather tempted an enormous 298 runners, joggers and walkers to start their Saturday off on the right foot.

No fewer than 65 personal bests were achieved this morning and also an amazing 37 first timers joined us, giving bragging rights to at least 34% of you. But you can all feel incredibly proud of your parkrun achievement today just for taking part.

Today's event was only made possible by the following 22 amazing volunteers:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Phil JOHNSON • Clive DICKER • Angela CLARKE • Stuart ANDERSON • Sue NICHOLLS • Tracey BENTON • Edwin GAINES • Matt POWELL • Harriet HOBBS • Philip HOBBS • Len HORLOCK • Robert JENNER • Max BOYES • Patrick MURRAY • Maria ATTWELL • Ella THOMAS • Paul THOMAS • Ruby JOHNSON • Katrina BUFTON • Stephen WALKER • Morey ANDREWS

If you fancy joining the Hi-Viz team now and again you would be very welcome and you'll be given all the guidance and support needed if you've never done it before.

There were a few parkrun milestones achieved this morning:

Marc Stillwell, Rob Owen and George Davies each completed their 50th today and junior runner Jude March has now reached 10 parkruns.

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

For those of you who have trained to run a little further next Sunday is the Burnham Half Marathon. It's flat route, the race starts and finished at the BASC Sports Ground in Stoddens Road. It would be great to see you there.

parkrun in pictures - courtesy of Stuart Anderson all of which can be seen on our flickr site

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Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 6,529 participants have completed 37,804 parkruns covering a total distance of 189,020 km, including 7,454 new Personal Bests.

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #169 22.09.2018

Another great Saturday morning, now known as parkrunday. OK the weather was a bit damp, but this is the gap between the storm of Thursday and tomorrow! Good luck to anyone racing tomorrow or doing Junior parkrun...

Today we had a few visitors, the furthest being Carolyn and Robert Fawcett from Western Australia. parkrun is truly international, when you can look up the nearest parkrun as you travel round the country, Europe, the World, and do your usual Saturday run.

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We also had Mike Elliott who usually runs or volunteers at Durham parkrun, but came to do his 352nd parkrun as a first timer at B&H parkrun, our most parkruns runner today.

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Speaking of First Timers we had 4 recorded First Time ever parkrunners, some of you having completed your Couch to 5km and doing parkrun as your 5km challenge. Well done to you all, hope you enjoyed the experience and will come again!

Congratulations to Jon Jacobs for completing his 50th parkrun today, "helped along" by Kevin Clements

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A bigger Thank You than usual to all the volunteers standing out in the rain today.

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They were: Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Katie Kitty GORMLEY • Jason WOODS • Angela CLARKE • Stuart ANDERSON • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Steven DORRALL • Jayne BIDDISCOMBE • Matt POWELL • Philip HOBBS • Tracey THOMAS • Max BOYES • Diane PEASE • Samantha SMITH • Lisa WOOD • Sally FURNISS • Mary HAM • Pete MANNING • Shelley ADAMS-BORDON • Toni MALLIN • Tina BURROWS . Colin RUFUS

If you can volunteer once in a while, it means everyone can have a go at the running bit... Please check out our future rota and send us an Email.

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Todays stats

First over the line was Peter Morton in a time of 17:52, closely followed by Bill Bailey in second.

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First lady and first timer was Rachel Bentley in a time of 21:16. IMG_3663

Best age grade went to our very own Sue Nicholls, with 92.43% , fresh from her Berlin Marathon last weekend!

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Well done to all the runners, and to all the 42 PBs today!

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

The female record is held by Naomi TASCHIMOWITZ who recorded a time of 16:49 on 31st December 2016 (event number 81).

The male record is held by Adam HOLLAND who recorded a time of 15:31 on 19th May 2018 (event number 151).

The Age Grade course record is held by Sue NICHOLLS who recorded 96.67% (23:02) on 5th September 2015 (event number 12).

A special Thank You to Toni Mallin who took all of the wonderful photos today.  She certainly got most of you smiling!  See all of the photos on our photo page 

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A quick shout out for Cancer Research who are holding a woodland walk event around Weston Woods on Sunday 30th September at 1030.

See you next week

Stuart Anderson

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun no.168 – 15 September 2018

Autumn colours are starting to make appearance, but the real colour today came in the form 242 parkrunners that swamped the 168th running of Burnham and Highbridge parkrun in their various t-shirts and running gear today.

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Among today’s runners was Cecilia Young, a Burnham and Highbridge regular, celebrated her 100th parkrun today. Cecilia completed the course in 29:02, 143rd place overall.  Cecilia celebrated by donating tomatoes – a healthy alternative to the cake and sweets commonly on offer, but very well received. Congratulations on your landmark Cecilia.

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Today’s event welcomed 33 first timers who arrived at the Apex asking our friendly marshals on what to do with their barcode, where do we run, how fast can we go? For Ollie Lock, his first time at Burnham and Highbridge was a fast one Ollie was our first runner home in an impressive 17:02. Congratulations also to Daisy Gould, our first lady home in 22:29, 28th overall.  Whatever position you finished, we hope your first parkrun was a memorable one and you’ve gained the bug for taking part at parkrun again; how about next Saturday? In addition, it was great to see many visitors from far and wide attend today’s event. Whether you are a regular, a visitor or a first timer we hope you enjoyed today’s parkrun.

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Parkrun relies on its volunteers to make each Saturday morning happen and run smoothly. Volunteers are always welcome to help and support Burnham and Highbridge parkrun and if you can volunteer please email burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.com

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Today’s statistics

This week 242 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 37 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Maxine BATEMAN • James HOLLIS • Phil JOHNSON • Richard HARRISON • Angela CLARKE • Stuart ANDERSON • Wang Tat YEUNG • Simon SHORROCK • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Steven DORRALL • Mark BENTON • Jill WRING • Philip HOBBS • Mark BURGESS • Roger TOLLEY • Max BOYES • Adrian SMITH • Colin WOOD • Anthony KEYES • Debbie RYLES • Jim THOMPSON • Thomas POPE • Helen DAVIS • Rebecca REEVES • Mel HUGGINS • Adrian DAVIS • Alison OATEN • Antony WILD

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

The female record is held by Naomi TASCHIMOWITZ who recorded a time of 16:49 on 31st December 2016 (event number 81).
The male record is held by Adam HOLLAND who recorded a time of 15:31 on 19th May 2018 (event number 151).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sue NICHOLLS who recorded 96.67% (23:02) on 5th September 2015 (event number 12).

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 6,460 participants have completed 37,258 parkruns covering a total distance of 186,290 km, including 7,348 new Personal Bests.

Run report written by: Steve Dorrall

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