Burnham and Highbridge parkun #155 16/06/2018

In case you didn't know.........today was our third birthday and it couldn't have been more successful. We are all truly thrilled with how the morning went. We suggested wearing fancy dress and it's always a worry that no-one will participate but you didn't disappoint, with many of the costumes causing ripples of laughter around the car park. What must drivers have thought when they saw an 8ft dinosaur directing traffic on the main road or a group of escaped convicts flouting their new found freedom? The Baywatch lifeguards were there to keep us safe as was Superman. It was great to witness lots of you embracing the fun.

A Beekeeper is a dinosaurs favourite food

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We were inundated with gorgeous cakes of all varieties, who knew we ran with such a talented bunch. Huge thanks to everyone that donated and well done to self-elected cake taster Jon Jacobs who probably sampled most ;-)

Sharon Brotherton's marvellous creations IMG_6276

Today saw our biggest turnout, word had clearly gotten out about the presence of cakes. An incredible 400 walked, jogged or ran this morning. Three years ago this would have terrified us but now we take it in our stride like true professionals. This would not be achieved without our remarkable volunteers who are the true super heroes. Our event has gone from strength to strength and it is these people who we heavily rely upon that make it such a success.

Our Hi-viz birthday hosts were:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Stuart ANDERSON • Sue NICHOLLS • Tracey BENTON • Mark BENTON • Daniel ANDERSON • Georgina DELLA VALLE • Max BOYES • Julie COWDROY • Adrian SMITH • Samantha SMITH • Bernie COWDROY • Patrick MURRAY • Paul THOMAS • Shelley ADAMS-BORDON • Sarah MILLER • Rebecca REEVES • Katrina BUFTON • Tom CINDEREY

Adrian Smith clearly stealing the No1 token:

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Rebecca Reeves proudly showing off the record breaking 400 token: IMG_6734

No-one reached any milestones today but we did have 55 first timers and 76 Personal Bests. Round of applause to you all. Members of Portishead Running Club should be pleased with themselves for successfully completing their first 5k event. IMG_6293For some, this event is difficult enough but others like to just make it that little more challenging. I don't believe in three years have we ever seen a runner push a double buggy with two toddlers in and having their dog with them. Superb effort Roxanne Faulkes. IMG_6699

Well done to everyone who bagged a certificate this morning, big thanks to Stuart Anderson for arranging this and congratulations to both Stuart and Reg Huxtable our Co-event Directors on another wonderful year. Who know's, next year we may break 500!

Mark Benton was taking photos today and if you haven't already seen them then you should, they are worth it.

If you would like to volunteer your help would be appreciated.  Please see our volunteer page and send us an Email.

I asked a few of our regulars at Burnham and Highbridge what our parkrun meant to them, here were their replies:

Paul Young "One of the best schemes ever thought up. Good for heart,lungs and mind. Long may it continue"

Catherine Earl "Lots of my family do parkruns all over the country, it's nice to think they are all doing the same thing at 9 am"

Jon Jacobs "It's an excellent way to get into running and keep you going, really friendly bunch"

Max Boyes "Without parkrun I wouldn't have survived after the passing of my wife"

Sam Smith "Gets me out of bed in the morning"

Adrian Smith "I have met some very nice people and have even joined a great running club who are the core team for this parkrun. It has changed my life to be fair"

Mark Benton "When Reg first talked about setting up a parkrun I was concerned about the level of commitment it would need from us every week. Three years on and although it is a commitment, it's one I look forward to and I'm so pleased we did it"

Once again Thank you to all who participated, volunteered and donated cakes/sweets. See you all next week where hopefully our pacers will be present (I have to grovel to Phil Johnson and friends first) :-)

Tracey

 

 

BurnhamandHighbridge parkrun #154 09.06.2018

Today was a celebration of 70 years of the NHS.  Many parkrunners work in the NHS, and all of us rely on it as patients.  If medical care was needed at todays parkrun there were plenty of staff to deal with the situation, although I wouldn't trust all those dressed in uniform!

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We had another great turnout of 358 participants, with the usual mix of sprinters, runners, joggers, walkers, children, dogs and pushchairs in all combinations.

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As usual we thank the volunteers for looking after the event. DSC_9044

Todays team were:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Jason WOODS • Stuart ANDERSON • Catherine EARL • Sue NICHOLLS • Tracey BENTON • Steven DORRALL • Tracey THOMAS • Max BOYES • Diane PEASE • Colin HOLDOM • Samantha SMITH • Melissa FOWLER • Mary HAM • Helen DAVIS • Rebecca REEVES • Katrina BUFTON • Sarah SEAGO • Delyse TAYLOR • Roger PEASE • Sharon CROSSMAN

If you run regularly, please try and volunteer once in a while, it is great fun and keeps parkrun going, particularly through the summer when people are away on holiday.  Please see out volunteer page and send us an Email.

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We had a family of milestones today with Kate Maliphant (100), Ben Maliphant (50) and Pete Maliphant (an unofficial but worthy 25).  Thank You for the cakes at the finish.  Rachel Chave also completed her 50th today... congratulations to you all! DSC_8959

First over the line today in our 6th ever best time of 16:31 was Robert Stewart.

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First lady over the line was Beth Armstrong with a new PB of 19:45 to enter the under 20mins female hall of fame.

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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 5,837 participants have completed 32,905 parkruns covering a total distance of 164,525 km, including 6,578 new Personal Bests.

A few of you were slowed down by your outfits...

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But everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

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All of todays photos taken by myself can be seen on our photo page

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Next week (16/6/2018) is our 3rd Anniversary, and we hope to celebrate with fancy dress and cakes at the finish.  Please bring along both and we hope to break our elusive 400 record...

See you next week

Stuart Anderson

 

Burnham And Highbridge parkrun # 153 2nd June 2018

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Lovely conditions for our athletes this morning

Fantastic weather for Parkrun this weekend, and also a fantastic new attendance record of 392. We hope you all enjoyed it. That magic 400 gets ever closer…

Overview

This week three hundred and ninety two (392) people ran, jogged and walked the course.In summary of this number, sixty two (62) were first timers, fifty-one (51) recorded new Personal Bests, two hundred and forty nine (249) are previous runners and thirty (30) 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 five (25) volunteers this week in surname order: -

Tracey Benton, Mark Benton, Katrina Bufton, Siobhan Casey, Maria Casey, Adrian Davis, Georgina Della Valle, Vincent Reginald Huxtable, Robert Jenner, Toni Mallin, Matt Powell, Sarah Seago, Emily Simmons, Amanda Smallwood, Paul Smith, Paul Tomlinson, Hannah Tucker, Nikki Woodland, Jason Woods

Visitors

To all our visitors, we hope you all enjoyed our parkrun and please visit us again, great to see some runners from very far afield this week, especially from Canada.

The Serious Stuff: Statistics

Male placings:

Oliver Laband was first over the line in 17:36

Darren Garman was second over the line in 17:42

Bill Bailey was third over the line in 18:10

Female placings:

Joanne Gallacher was first over the line in 19:55

Sophie Hope was second over the line in 22:49

Katie Kitty Gormley was third over the line in 22:50

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Darren Garman at 80.70%

Nick Hides at 80.03%

Nick Page at 79.07%

Current Records:

The male record is held by Adam HOLLAND who recorded a time of 15:31 on 19th May 2018 (event number 151).
The female record is held by Naomi TASCHIMOWITZ who recorded a time of 16:49 on 31st December 2016 (event number 81).

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 392 people ran, jogged, pushed buggies and walked the course, of whom 62 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests.

Representatives of forty-six (46) different clubs took part.

Well done to our milestone runner this week, Paul Tomlinson, who achieved a special double of 50thParkrun and 50thtime volunteering at our Parkrun courtesy of being this week’s tail runner!

Of special mention are those runners who notched another finish adding to their parkrun achievement clubs totals, twelve (12) from the parkrun 10-club, seventy-two (72) from the parkrun 50-club and twenty-six (26) from the parkrun 100-club.

Special mention must go to two of our true stalwarts, Tony Dickinson and Loki the dog, who are moving on to pastures new after completing 137 Burnham and Highbridge Parkruns. You’ll both be missed and we hope you return in the future.

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 5,777 participants have completed 32,547 parkruns covering a total distance of 162,735 km, including 6,513 new Personal Bests.

The parkrun in Pictures:

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First Male over the line was Oliver Laband

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First Lady over the line was Joanne Gallacher

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Somerset Young Ladies RC celebrating their first birthday

Conclusion

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.com to 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: Matt Powell

 

Burnham And Highbridge parkrun # 152 26th May 2018

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Everyone ready to go

This morning the weatherman said it would rain at 10:00, but it came down at 08:30 creating a very grey, damp and drizzly start for all our athletes. Spirits were by no means dampened however, with a happy and enthusiastic turnout.

Overview

This week three hundred and and eighteen (318) people ran, jogged and walked the course. In summary of this number, sixty one (61) were first timers, forty five (45) recorded new Personal Bests, one hundred and ninety four (194) are previous runners and seventeen (17) 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 (20) volunteers this week in first name order: -

Allan Pendleton, Antony Wild, Daniel Anderson, Doug Plume, Hayley Wild, Jason Woods, Jeannine Darling, Katrina Bufton, Mark Benton, Mary Clothier, Matt Powell, Max Boyes, Nick Hides, Pete Manning, Philip Hobbs, 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:

Gavin Moorhead was first over the line in 18:05
Bill Bailey was second over the line in 18:10
Ben Maliphant was third over the line in 18:23

Female placings:

Jenny McNamara was first over the line in 19:36
Rachael Flinders was second over the line in 21:08
Sophie King was third over the line in 22:25

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Gill Constable at 79.37%
Sue Ridsdale at 79.22%
Nick Page at 77.90%

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 318 people ran, jogged, pushed buggies and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 45 recorded new Personal Bests.

Representatives of thirty seven (37) different clubs took part.

Of special mention are those runners who notched another finish adding to their parkrun achievement clubs totals, twelve (12) from the parkrun 10-club, sixty five (65) from the parkrun 50-club, twenty two (22) from the parkrun 100-club and one (1) from the parkrun 250-club.

We congratulate Christine Adams, Tina Burrows and Hamish Harper who completed their 50th parkrun, and Edwin Gaines who completed his 100th parkrun today.

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 5,712 participants have completed 32,155 parkruns covering a total distance of 160,775 km, including 6,455 new Personal Bests.

The parkrun in Pictures:
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First man home was Gavin Moorhead
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First lady home was Jenny McNamara

Conclusion:

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.com to 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.

 

 

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun – Event number 151 19th May 2018

A new course record in glorious conditions set the tone for another memorable parkrun this morning. Adam Holland, came ran and conquered the course in a fantastic 15:31 and looked like he had just completed a casual jog in the park. Well done Adam and we hope you enjoyed this morning’s event. Congratulations also to our first lady home, Joanne Gallagher, in 19:55, 20th overall.

IMG_5341Adam led 361 other runners, joggers and walkers around the course this morning in warm and sunny conditions, taking in some early morning exercise before the temperature of the day rose and to arrive home in time for today’s Royal Wedding. Welcome to a large contingent of Sedgemoor Striders who joined the masses on what has become routine for many people now on a Saturday morning. IMG_5301

IMG_5323Among those participating today were six landmark runners. Adrian Aston, Jason Woods, Georgina Rutter, Stephen and Melanie Coles and Nikki Woodland all joined the parkrun 50 club this morning, whilst for 62 it was their first time completing Burnham and Highbridge parkrun and 75 personal bests were set, including Adam. We hope you all enjoyed the event and didn’t find the warmth too taxing! Some notable forthcoming dates for your parkrun diary. On the 9th June, the NHS is celebrating its 70th anniversary and parkrun is supporting this special occasion. Parkrunners are welcome to participate in fancy dress, bring cakes or symbol to signify the NHS’s birthday. On the 16th June, Burnham and Highbridge will celebrate its 3rd birthday and similar theme will be promoted for this special event as well. IMG_5290

Finally, a special mention to everyone that volunteered and made today’s event so special. 28 volunteers gallantly supported the event, cheering and encouraging everyone along. If you can volunteer at a future parkrun please email: burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.com

Today’s volunteer roll of honour:
Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Katie Kitty GORMLEY • Phil JOHNSON • Wang Tat YEUNG • Simon SHORROCK • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Steven DORRALL • Mark BENTON • Lauren SUMMERS • Matt POWELL • Georgina DELLA VALLE • David DARLING • Max BOYES • Colin HOLDOM • Pete MANNING • Gill CONSTABLE • Monique BOON • Shelley ADAMS-BORDON • Tim WICKENS • Lee WOODLAND • Rachel FLINDERS • Sarah NEILD • Sarah SEAGO • Beverley GORE • Morey ANDREWS • Roger PEASE • Dawn Angela BOWLES

Today's statistics:
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 5,651 participants have completed 31,837 parkruns covering a total distance of 159,185 km, including 6,409 new Personal Bests.

Run report written by: Steve Dorrall

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