Burnham and Highbridge parkrun – Event number 253 – 9th September 2021

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun greeted 245 participants this morning with a very warm and pleasant welcome.  Joining our local and regular parkrunners, we had visitors from Cwmbran, Crewe, Mount Edgecombe, Clacton, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Massachusetts, USA to enjoy the run and gorgeous conditions for all. Thank you all for attending today and we hope everyone had an enjoyable run.

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Congratulations to Pete Gibbons on completing his 50th parkrun today. Additionally, Russell Jones completed his 100th Burnham and Highbridge parkrun. Memorable milestones for both Pete and Russell and many more parkruns to look forward to.

A polite reminder to all our parkrunners please to be mindful of other users when participating in this weekly Saturday morning activity. We don’t have priority over other people when parkrun commences and the section through Apex Park is narrow, especially at the start and early stages of the course where everyone starts on mass. Importantly, we want everyone to enjoy their run, but complete a safe run where we can avoid contact with members of the public who are equally entitled to be in the area and follow their individual pastimes or to enjoy the local environment.

A big thank you to all our volunteers who made today’s event so successful. There are many roles on our offer and the core team will make everyone feel welcome. Some of the roles may seem daunting, but as Christine Hall demonstrated, each role can be very fulfilling. Our thanks to Christine today for putting some of our seasoned timekeepers to shame by accurately recording every runner today. If you could fulfil a volunteer role in future weeks, please let us know by contacting burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.com.

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Our first runners home was Richard Saupe in 18:25, and Charlotte Simmons in a personal best time of 21:42, 23rd overall. However, our thanks go to everyone for making today’s event so successful.

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Todays statistics

This week 245 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 33 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

Adrian DAVIS •  Beverley GORE  •  Cecilia YOUNG  •  Charlotte THORPE  •  Christine HALL  •  Claire WOOD  •  Jeannine DARLING  •  Kathy BEARD  •  Lisa WOOD  •  Mark BENTON  •  Mary CLOTHIER  •  Matt POWELL  •  Michael REEVES  •  Paul BIRD  •  Stephen WALKER  •  Steven DORRALL  •  Sue STEVENS  •  Tawny HARRIS  •  Tony GORE  •  Tracey BENTON  •  Tracey THOMAS  •  Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Colin RUFUS • Claire OLIVER

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 Tango 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 10,524 participants have completed 65,729 parkruns covering a total distance of 328,645 km, including 11,654 new Personal Bests. A total of 595 individuals have volunteered 5,469 times.

Run report written by Steve Dorrall

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun Event #252

Following a break last week to make room in the park for another event, 313 parkrunners made the most of the brilliant September sunshine at Apex Park. The excellent conditions drew visitors from as far afield as Norwich, and enabled a massive 46 people to record a personal best time.

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This week we had 54 first timers join us including a fabulous 15 who completed their very first parkrun today. Welcome to the parkrun family Edward Micklem, Steve Gauntlett, William Cullen, Gordon Paterson, Ruth Goddard, Val Sweeney, Christopher O’Neill, Alice Walton, Rose North, Richard North, Ian Harrington, Julie Grist, Georgia Searle, Karen Searle, and Deborah Dean – your Saturday mornings will never be the same again!

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Three participants chose Burnham and Highbridge to celebrate a parkrun milestone – congratulations to Robert Dowell who celebrated his 10th parkrun by setting a new personal best time, Katrina Bufton who completed her 50th parkrun and Rachel Hill who completed her 100th parkrun overall and her 50th at Burnham and Highbridge – we look forward to seeing those t-shirts soon!

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There was an array of red 50 t-shirts on display today to mark Tony McKee’s 50th birthday – happy birthday Tony, what a great way to start your birthday!

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Our first three male finishers today all set personal best times – congratulations to Peter Morton (16:57), Steve Wood (17.08) and Richard Mulvany (17:14). First female finisher Sonia Standing also set a personal best time of 19:46 on her 10th parkrun. Second female finisher was Katie Kitty Gormley (20:36), closely followed by Grace Baker who also set a new personal best of 20:53. Congratulations all.

Our most accomplished parkrunner today was Mike Harper of Vegan Runners who ran his 408th parkrun but his first at Burnham and Highbridge.

The full list of today’s results can be found here.

Today’s event was made possible by 27 volunteers. A massive thank you and virtual high five to Vincent Reginald Huxtable, Sean Lynham, Stuart Anderson, Sue Nicholls, Tracey Benton, Edwin Gaines, Steven Dorrall, Mark Benton, Hannah Smith, Hannah Tucker, Matt Powell, Kathy Beard, Georgina Della Valle, Philip Hobbs, Len Horlock, Tracey Thomas, Allan Pendleton, Julie Gilfoyle, Cecilia Young, Amy Badman, Steve Tucker, Paul Smith, Morey Andrews, Sue Stevens, Alfie Lismore Pope, Julie Lench, and Dennis Peters.

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If you would like to volunteer at a future event, then please email burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.com.

We look forward to seeing you again next week #dontforgetyourbarcode

 

Burnham And Highbridge parkrun Event 251 -21st August 2021

"Staying out for the Summer"

There's a saying that when it comes to excercise - "Getting out the door is the hardest part".

Joking aside it always amazes us at parkrun just how many people turn up every Saturday and put so much effort into the challenge despite the "variable" conditions. Well 283 of you did just that today and even more amazing was that 63 of you acheving Personal Bests!

Given the forcast, we had an amazing turnout today from regulars and visitors alike who all Jogged or walked our wonderful course. Rest assured it's not always this grim in August at Burnham (at least that's what I tell myself!) and we'd love to see you all again!

The pics
The dark and soggy conditions didn't dampen your spirits and the smiles brightened the day better than the what the Sun could muster.
Today's fantastic photos were taken by Stuart Anderson and many more can be seen over on our Facebook page.

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The Milestones
Congratulations to Kay Crooker (Quantock Harriers) who completed her 50th.
Paul Smith and Matt Powell (Burnham Harriers) both getting their 100th in the bag - with Matt also nailing a tasty PB to boot!
Get those shirts ordered whilst they're still free folks!!

The Stats
This week 283 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.
New visitor or seasoned regular, we hope you all enjoyed our fantastic route, be sure to tell your friends all about us!

The results
Todays roll-call:
First female home was regular Billy Jo Hopley (Burnham on Sea Harriers) with a PB time of 21:08

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First Male home was Matthew Lusby with a cracking time (and PB) of 16:15
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Most accomplished runner was Sorrel Judith LANGLEY-HOBBS who today completed her 353rd Parkrun. She also marked the occasion like the others above with a PB!

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

The 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).

The Team
A big shout out and round of applause goes to our volunteers. Each and every one of the Hi-Viz heroes giving their free-time so this event can take place every week and even more so a challenge today. We salute you all!! 

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This week's event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Stephen WILCOX • Stuart ANDERSON • Catherine EARL • Tracey BENTON • Mark BENTON • Hannah TUCKER • Matt POWELL • Georgina DELLA VALLE • Philip HOBBS • Tracey THOMAS • Allan PENDLETON • Robert JENNER • Helen JAMES • Sara STOBART • Sarah FLOURENTZOU • James LUCAS • Ken FRANKLIN • Helen DAVIS • Mary CLOTHIER • Denisa MULCAHY • Richard HALE • Alison OATEN • Nicola HAMILTON

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 difficult.
Remember - No volunteers, No parkrun :-(   

Did you know?
Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 10,437 participants have completed 65,171 parkruns covering a total distance of 325,855 km, including 11,572 new Personal Bests. A total of 590 individuals have volunteered 5,421 times.

And finally..
On behalf of all the team here at Burnham & Highbridge Parkrun have a great week.
Please note we are away next week due to another event in the park but hope to see you in 2 weeks' time!

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Burnham And Highbridge parkrun Event 250 -14th August 2021

Milestone No. 250

Apologies, to all of you taking part this morning on technology letting us down. No matter how prepared, hearing our briefs without the PA System makes it a little frustrating. Not just one box failing but both of them. Huge thanks to Georgina Della Valle our Run Director of the day, in soldiering through with a lusty shout.

As indicated today was indeed a milestone event for us in attaining number 250. Since our inaugural on 20th June 2015, we have hardly missed a beat, now reaching our green number. It was rewarding to see so many athletes wearing green in support of our achievement.

Well done everyone who attended our Parkrun today, and a big hello and thanks to all our visitors for coming to our parkrun from areas of Birmingham, Jersey, Gloucester and the local environs catchment area. A really good attendance, albeit initially, murky and damp, but great for running nevertheless as the weather cleared.

Overview

This week four hundred and ten (410) people ran, jogged and walked the course. In summary of this number, eighty five (85) were first timers to Burnham and Highbridge parkrun, fifty eight (58) recorded new Personal Bests, two hundred and forty three (243) are previous runners and twenty four (24) were unknown without Barcodes. Well done everyone!

Sadly there were “unknown” athletes in the results – this is your friendly reminder that, if you want to record an official finish time, you need to present a PHYSICAL barcode (on a piece of paper or on a wristband or tag – NOT on a phone screen). No printed barcode, no time, no exceptions– please don’t ask us to add you in manually!

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 twenty to thirty 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 first name order: -

Alan Parkinson, Alison Oaten, Allan Pendleton, Cecilia Young, David Knight, Ganesh Gudka, Georgina Della Valle, Georgina Hainsby, Hannah Beech, Hannah Tucker, Hilary Bruce, Jason Woods, Kevin Bale, Mark Benton, Mary Clothier, Matt Powell, Morey Andrews, Philip Hobbs, Samantha Smith, Stephen Walker, Steve Tucker, Stuart Anderson, Sue Stevens,Tracey Benton, Tracey Thomas, Vincent Reginald Huxtable

Visitors

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

Special Mention

This week a plaque was installed at our parkrun turn point on the Sea Front, in memory of Brian Beal, who sadly passed away recently. His contributions to Somerset Athletics, Burnham-on-Sea Harriers and parkrun were outstanding. 

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The Serious Stuff: Statistics

Male placings:

Peter Morton was first over the line in 17:12

Marco Nurminen was second over the line in 17:57

Nick Sanders was third over the line in 18:00

Female placings:

Charlotte Rogers was first Female over the line in 20:39

Tanya Cronin was second Female over the line in 20:46

Sian Jones was third Female over the line in 20:50

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 Tango 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 410 people ran, jogged, pushed buggies and walked the course, of whom 85 were first timers and 58 recorded new Personal Bests. 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 10,392 participants have completed 64,888 parkruns covering a total distance of 324,440 km, including 11,509 new Personal Bests. A total of 589 individuals have volunteered 5,397 times.

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 roster and 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 website 

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #249 07.08.2021

As parkrun gets back to some sort of normality, I have to dig out the old passwords to upload the Run Report, remind myself how to place those pictures in the right place, and get the links to work! Here goes....

After the forecast all week had predicted rain, for once it held off until we had all gone home.  A great turnout today of 369 enjoyed the sun and the breeze.  There were 85 first timers to Burnham and Highbridge parkrun, with a mix of visitors and parkrun newbies.  We hope you all enjoyed our scenic flat course.

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A big Thank You to all our volunteers today, including Katrina who was RD today. The other volunteers were: Philip GRAY • Jason WOODS • Stuart ANDERSON • Tracey BENTON • Mark BENTON • Hannah TUCKER • Matt POWELL • Georgina DELLA VALLE • Philip HOBBS • Tracey THOMAS • Jeannine DARLING • Allan PENDLETON • Sarah SMITH • David HORWOOD • Helen DAVIS • Mary CLOTHIER • Denisa MULCAHY • Katrina BUFTON • Stephen WALKER • Steve TUCKER • Sue STEVENS • Dave MORGAN • Alan BEECH • Daisy BEECH • Archie SMITH
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We rely on our volunteers to keep parkrun going, particularly at this time when people are on holiday or isolating because of Covid. Please check out the volunteer rota and send us a message to volunteer once in a while.

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Todays stats
First male across the line was Philip Nind in a time of 17:03. A first timer to B+H parkrun, but not to parkrun having completed 326 parkruns. First female today was Tori Nixon, also a first timer to us, with a time of 20:30. Top age grade was our very own Sue Nicholls at 88.26%, continuing to excel despite running with a broken arm!
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Well done to all our participants today, whether you ran, walked, both, pushed or were pulled.
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Full results can be seen here:
Congratulations to a trio of runners who completed their 50 parkruns today: Jeremy NEWSOME, Peter LEGGETT and Penny KEY.
Speaking of milestones, next week (15.08.2021) is our 250th parkrun. Since we missed our birthday anniversary, we would like to celebrate this suggesting runners wear green (the 250 colour). Great if you have a 250 T-shirt, but dig out something green otherwise, fancy dress is fine.
Finally a big Thank You to our two photographers Alan and Daisy Beech for taking some wonderful photos today. See them all on our Facebook page.
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See you next week
Stuart Anderson

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