Burnham and Highbridge parkrun # 212 20th July 2019


 And away they go!!

Welcome and well done everyone who attended our parkrun this morning, and special welcome to all our visitors, we hope you enjoyed the course and conditions!


This week three hundred and thirty two (332) people ran, jogged and walked the course.In summary of this number, thirty six (36) were first timers to Burnham and Highbridge parkrun (of whom nineteen (19) were running their first ever parkrun), sixty seven (67) recorded new Personal Bests, one hundred and ninety one (191) are previous runners and fifteen (15) were unknown without production of a Barcode. 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, ramped up when we have Pacers present. 

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 seven (35) volunteers this week in first name order: -

Adrian Davis, Alex Hamilton, Allan Pendleton, Brian Beale, Cecilia Young, Christy Longley, David Horwood, David Knight, Doug Plume, Doug Ward, Freddie Horwood, Georgina Della Valle, Ian Booth, James Sutherland, John Reeves, Jonathan Williams, Kathy Beard, Katrina Bufton, Mark Benton, Matt Powell, Max Boyes, Michael Reeves, Morey Andrews, Nicola Hamilton, Patricia Seabrook, Paul Tomlinson, Rebecca Reeves, Ria May Tilley, Siobhan Casey, Stephen Walker, Steven Dorrall, Sue Nicholls, Tina Burrows, Tracey Benton, Vincent Reginald Huxtable, Zoe Pillar


Its so easy to volunteer, just enter your name on our worksheets, or offer to help online


To all our visitors, we hope you enjoyed our parkrun and please visit us again. We understand the following club based athletes attended today from Abingdon, Leicester, South West London, Radcliffe, Pewsey Vale, Thorney Peterborough and Ireland.We love to get visitor feedback on how we present against other parkrun's, good or bad, it helps us to keep our event successful. 

The Serious Stuff: Statistics

Male placings:

Bill Bailey was first over the line in17:14

Marko Nurminen was second over the line in 18:37

Kevin Bale was third over the line in 19;08

Female placings:

Michelle Fryer was first over the line in 21:08

Celia Miall was second over the line in 21:14

Katie Kitty Gormley was third over the line in 22:59

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Marko Nurminen at 78.60%

Sue Hazel at 77.63%

Bruce Bourne at 75.81%

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).


This week 332 people ran, jogged, pushed buggies and walked the course, of whom 36 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. 

Representatives of twenty eight (28) different clubs took part.

Well done to our milestone runner this week, Steve Coles notching up his 100th.

Of special mention are those runners who notched another finish adding to their parkrun achievement club totals, thirteen (13) from the parkrun 10-club, sixty seven (67) from the parkrun 50-club, forty five (45) from the parkrun 100-club and one from the parkrun 250-club.

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 8,575 participants have completed 52,059 parkruns covering a total distance of 260,295 km, including 9,701 new Personal Bests. A total of 488 individuals have volunteered 4,350 times.

The parkrun in Pictures:


Bill Bailey was first male over the line


Michelle Fryer was first female over the line


 Happiness! Rebecca Reeves our Tail Walker, whilst baby sleeps



Not everyone was running parkrun


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


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