Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #207 – 15 June 2019

Happy 4th birthday Burnham and Highbridge parkrun! Where has the time gone? Looking back to our first official parkrun report on the 21st June 2015, we had 144 runners, set off by local dignitaries, and our then parkrun ambassador Geoff Keogh, who returned today. Looking back at our first event, we were worried that nobody was going to attend, but how wrong we were. Not only did people attend that day back in June 2015, but our parkrun has grown massively, just as it has done nationally and globally. Our numbers have grown to having a record turnout of 589 in April and in the 4-years that we’ve hosted parkrun, we've had a total of 8358 parkrunners accumulating a total distance 251,685 km. Both numbers are staggering and a big thank you to everyone that has arrived to run, walk or jog and conquer our parkrun.

Cakes were readily available and fancy dress was on show to celebrate today’s event. Some of the fancy dress on show may be questionable, but you can’t fault the effort or imagination! Nevertheless, it all added to the occasion and a big thank you to everyone for providing the cakes which were very well consumed by everyone at the finish.

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Congratulations also go to all our volunteers for all the support given to our 207 parkruns so far. The idea of parkrun was first considered by core members from Burnham on Sea Harriers back in 2014, and this team has provided much support in making this event a weekly success. Many of those members received commemorative parkrun certificates today celebrating their contribution. Colleagues including Sue Nicholls, Pete Manning and our parkrun founder, Reg Huxtable, are just a few of a large group who have epitomised the parkrun spirit, inspiring new runners and visitors to our event. However, our parkrun journey has received fantastic support from too many volunteers to mention - all of you have contributed and made our weekly event such a success.

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Today, 407 attended our parkrun. Bill Bailey was our first parkrunner home in 16:36, whilst Charlie Hurcum, a Burnham and Highbridge first time parkrunner was our first lady home in 21:04, 23rd overall. Congratulations to all our regulars and visitors today.

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Today's Statistics

This week 407 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 63 were first timers and 74 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 47 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 43 volunteers:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Martin DRAPER • Mike HORWOOD • Sam WHITE • Stephen WILCOX • Christy LONGLEY • Stuart ANDERSON • Sue NICHOLLS • Tracey BENTON • Geoff LEWIS • Brian BEALE • Steven DORRALL • Mark BENTON • Matt POWELL • Kathy BEARD • Georgina DELLA VALLE • Philip HOBBS • Tracey THOMAS • Allan PENDLETON • Max BOYES • Ria May TILLEY • Adrian SMITH • Patricia SEABROOK • Freddie HORWOOD • Jeanine RANSOM • Ella THOMAS • Pete MANNING • Lindsey COX • Paul THOMAS • Kevin ROCHE • Lee WOODLAND • Toni MALLIN • Paul TOMLINSON • Rebecca REEVES • Sarah REEP • Tina BURROWS • Doug WARD • Katrina BUFTON • Stephen WALKER • Georgina HAINSBY • Adrian DAVIS • Jonathan WILLIAMS • Alex HAMILTON

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 8,358 participants have completed 50,337 parkruns covering a total distance of 251,685 km, including 9,445 new Personal Bests. A total of 480 individuals have volunteered 4,214 times.

 

Burnham And Highbridge parkrun # 206 8thJune 2019

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Wild Flower Magic on Display "en route"

Well done to everyone who attended our parkrun this morning, and a warm welcome to all our visitors. A really blustery and challenging morning, with extra forceful conditions on the sea front.

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun 4th Anniversary

Next week reflects the 4th anniversary of our parkrun which first took place on 20th June 2015. To celebrate we are inviting you all taking part to dress up in what ever takes your fancy. Cakes and sweet things always welcome.

Overview

This week three hundred and one (301) people ran, jogged and walked the course.In summary of this number, forty three (43) were first timers to Burnham and Highbridge parkrun, of which 20 were first time ever at parkrun, twenty four (24) recorded new Personal Bests, two hundred and nineteen (219) are previous runners and fifteen (15) 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 (23) volunteers this week in first name order: -

Allan Pendleton, Brian Beale, Catherine Earl, David Cooke, Diane Pease, Freddie Horwood, Jeanine Ransom, Katrina Bufton, Kelly Sherriff, Lyn Jones, Mark Benton, Martin Smith, Phil Cook, Matt Powell, Michael Reeves, Patrick Murray, Paul Thomas, Pete Manning, Sue Nicholls, Tim Byrne, Tracey Benton, Tracey Thomas, Vincent Reginald Huxtable, Zoe Pillar

Visitors

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

The Serious Stuff: Statistics

Male placings:

Bill Bailey was first over the line in 17:26

Joshua Marsh was second over the line in 17:57

Peter Morton was third over the line in 18:06

Female placings:

Daisy Gould was first over the line in 22:31

Gina Vaughn was second over the line in 22:52

Jenny Anderson was third over the line in 

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Gina Vaughn at 82.51%

Mike Jacobs at 81.93%

Keith Paul at 76.99%

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 301 people ran, jogged, pushed buggies and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. 

Representatives of thirty-four (34) different clubs took part.

Well done to our milestone runners this week, Shauna Cross running her tenth and Sally Martin achieving her 50thrun.

Of special mention are those runners who notched another finish adding to their parkrun achievement club totals, twelve (12) from the parkrun 10-club, sixty-five (65) from the parkrun 50-club, thirty-six (36) from the parkrun 100-club and one from the Parkrun 250-club.

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 8,295 participants have completed 49,930 parkruns covering a total distance of 249,650 km, including 9,371 new Personal Bests. A total of 478 individuals have volunteered 4,169 times.

The parkrun in Pictures:

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Bill Bailey was first over the line in 17:26
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Daisy Gould was first over the line in 22:31

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 # 205 – 01/06/2019

Saturday's alright for...parkrun!

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A nod to those who recognized the Elton John reference in the title. We had several of our own Rocketmen (and women) out today, blasting their way around parkrun.
Another stunning day with near perfect conditions and the course looking great at the end of the late spring band holiday week and school holidays with lots of tourists making the most of the beautiful route we are so blessed with here at Burnham and Highbridge. A welcome return to the warm weather means a little more sweat to make you feel less guilty about having that breakfast treat!

Is there a doctor in the house?

As most regular parkrunners know, exercise is not only good for your body and fitness but it's also great for you mind and general well-being so it was with great honour we welcomed  patients, GPs and pratice staff members from Highbridge medical centre who were taking part in celebration the "parkrun GP pledge day". More than 800 general practices nationwide have now signed up to be a ‘parkrun practice’; linking with their local parkrun event to promote the health and wellbeing of patients and staff, and create entire communities centered on wellness. We hope to see many of them here on a regular basis.
For more information head over to the parkrun practice website.

The pics

With the sunshine came the smiles (and just a little bit of sweat)!

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All of today's photos were taken by Mark Benton and more can be seen over on our Facebook or flikr page .

The Milestones

Congratulations to Tracey Cross, Michael Harriot, Richard Harrison, Paul Olney and Jonathan Bowers all completed their 50th parkrun today

The Stats

This week 434 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 93 were first timers and 69 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 54 different clubs took part.
We also welcomed 49 previous parkrunners who were visiting Burnham and Highbridge for the very first time.

New visitor or seasoned regular, we hope you all enjoyed our fantastic route, be sure to tell your friends all about us!

The results

First male and overall home this week was Ben Meliphant with a time of 16:42

First female home was Emma Kiernan with a  time of 19.23

Most accomplished runner was Lynne Barber who today completed her 334th Parkrun.

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).

The Team

A big shout out and round of applause goes to our volunteers. Each and every one giving their free-time so this event can take place.

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Today's Parkrun was brought to you by the following team of 21 amazing people:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Angela CLARKE • Sue NICHOLLS • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Matt POWELL • Georgina DELLA VALLE • Philip HOBBS • Tracey THOMAS • Mark BURGESS • Geraldine HOPE • Allan PENDLETON • Max BOYES • David HORWOOD • Pete MANNING • Steve COPPER • Katrina BUFTON • Lisa PRINGLE • Elaine BURGESS • Hayley WILD • Eleri COUNSELL

Please consider joining the volunteer team by checking out the rota on our volunteer page and send us a message. It's really fun & not a difficult role.

Remember - No volunteers, No parkrun :-(

 

Did you know?

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 8,251 participants have completed 49,629 parkruns covering a total distance of 248,145 km, including 9,347 new Personal Bests. A total of 475 individuals have volunteered 4,146 times.

On behalf of all the team here at Burnham & Highbridge Parkrun have a great week and see you next Saturday!

Phil  Hobbs

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #204 25.05.2019

Another Bank Holiday weekend and what could be better than kicking it off with a fabulous parkrun?

We were delighted to welcome 354 runners, joggers and walkers to the 204th Burnham and Highbridge parkrun that included lots of visitors. 52 first time at Burnham and Highbridge, 15 of whom were completing their first ever parkrun. We hope you enjoyed it.

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It was great to see regular volunteer and ex-Olympian hurdler Max Boyce getting his trainers on again and taking part once more. Max naturally wishes he could be as fast as he was in his prime and this has held him back from taking part. So it’s a fantastic “hurdle” he’s overcome to take part. Well done Max.  

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Our fabulous volunteers do a great job week in week out to make sure parkrun runs smoothly. Today was a milestone volunteer day for no less than 3 of our regulars. Len Horlock and Steve Walker today notched up 25 volunteering occasions and Tracey Benton a massive 200. Well done and thank you all.

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parkrun is for everyone and it’s always good to see the young ones taking part even if being pushed by mum or dad in the buggy.  

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On the 15th June we will be celebrating our 4th birthday so please join us for some birthday cake and fancy dress.

This week 354 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 52 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 44 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Stephen WILCOX • James SUTHERLAND • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Steven DORRALL • Jessica DOMINGO-MOLYNEUX • Mark BENTON • Matt POWELL • Philip HOBBS • Len HORLOCK • Mark BURGESS • Allan PENDLETON • Ria May TILLEY • David HORWOOD • Pete MANNING • Kelly SHERRIFF • Katrina BUFTON • Stephen WALKER • Elaine BURGESS • Georgina HAINSBY • Theo GASKIN • Doug Plume

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 8,157 participants have completed 49,195 parkruns covering a total distance of 245,975 km, including 9,278 new Personal Bests. A total of 472 individuals have volunteered 4,125 times.

Report writer Mark Benton

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #203 18.05.2019

Another great parkrun, with our second highest ever turnout of 428 participants.  The numbers were boosted by 107 First Timers (probably another record).  27 of these were doing their first ever parkrun,  the numbers are still growing. Hope you enjoyed the experience, and will come again.

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There were loads of visitors, and we had our first coach load of 29 parkrun tourists from Les Croupiers Running club in Cardiff on their way to the Plymouth Half.  They even brought a cake to celebrate Helen Hubbacks 100th parkrun with us, which was greatly appreciated by the volunteers.

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We had 37 volunteers today boosted by our ever popular pacers (most kept to their correct times) and helped those keen to get a PB this week.

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Thank You to all the volunteers today:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Philip BLAND • Tom POPE • Christy LONGLEY • Stuart ANDERSON • Steven ALDER • Simon SHORROCK • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Mark BENTON • Matt POWELL • Kathy BEARD • Georgina DELLA VALLE • Philip HOBBS • Allan PENDLETON • Max BOYES • Adrian SMITH • Colin HOLDOM • Patricia SEABROOK • Lisa WOOD • Freddie HORWOOD • David HORWOOD • Jeanine RANSOM • Pete MANNING • Paul THOMAS • Vicky BATCHELOR • Paul TOMLINSON • Mary CLOTHIER • Doug WARD • Ian BOOTH • Katrina BUFTON • Mel HUGGINS • Georgina HAINSBY • Theo GASKIN • Adrian DAVIS • Jon WILLIAMS • Alan PARKINSON

If you can help out occasionally with volunteering it would be a great help. Please look at the rota and send us a message.

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Helen Hubback was our only milestone runner today achieving her 100th parkrun, well done and thanks again for the cake.

First over the line today in the ever increasing competitive front few was Bill Bailey with another great PB time of 16:40, closely followed by Ben Maliphant with a PB of 16:41. Well done also to Daniel Maydew in third, a junior 11-14 runner with a time of 17:00.

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First lady today was Felicity Knell in a time of 20:37.

Mike Jacobs was our highest age graded runner with 84.61%.

Well done to all you runners, particularly the 89 who achieved a great PB today.  We certainly had lots of smiling faces...

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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).

We were lucky to have several photographers today, Philip Bland and Alan Parkinson.  You can see all the great photos on our Facebook page (and hopefully on Flickr once they get loaded).

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A date for your diary.... Saturday June 15th will be our 4th Birthday event... doesn't time fly.  We will be celebrating in the usual way, and keep you posted on the fancy dress theme for this year.

Stuart Anderson

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