Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #215 10.08.2019

Hold on to your hats -
we're in for a bumpy ride!

A (hopefully) temporary blip in the summer conditions with unseasonably stormy weather gracing us with it's unwelcome presence today. Given the forecast I suspect we actually fared much better and we could have been almost literally blown away but as they say, it's all character building right?
With so many other events in the region it was great that 299 people chose to come and spend their Saturday morning with us here at Burnham & Highbridge.
A special mention goes out to the tourists and visitors with representatives today coming from (in distance order based on my limited geographical knowledge) Minehead, Solihull, Northants, Durham, Carlisle, Glasgow, Malaysia and finally Melbourne Australia!
Good to see you all - go tell your friends how fab it is here!

Fancy taking on another challenge?
If you are looking for a serious step-up or another event in your running challenges, Burnham on Sea Harriers are holding a race on Sun 6th October @11am.

A popular race that's also part of the Somerset series is an event that's been run for over 30 years, the Burnham Half marathon is an almost totally flat loop route. Plenty of prizes on offer for all categories including several exclusively for local entrants.The race starts and finishes at the BASC Sports Ground, Stoddens Road, Burnham, TA8 2DX. The venue has plenty of parking and showers together with refreshments in the clubhouse.

Details and entry link here.

The pics
Whilst you can't see the wind, the effects are quite clear but the smiles are still shining through!    

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All of today's photos were taken by Tim Byrne and more can be seen over on our Facebook & Flickr page.

The Stats
This week 298 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part

We also welcomed 34 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 Jonny REEP with a time of 16:52


First female home was Kathryn ERSKINE with a  time of 20:30


Top age grade was local lady Sue NICHOLLS with 83.71 % and time of 28:27



Most accomplished runner waSorrel Judith LANGLEY-HOBBS who today completed here 328th Parkrun.

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).

The Team
A big shout out and round of applause goes to our volunteers.  Every week come rain or shine, each one of the Hi-Viz heroes give their free-time so this event can take place. Please consider donating some of your time and joining the team at a future event. All the roles are easy to do and best of all you will get a nice warm and fuzzy feeling knowing you're part of the team that enable this great event to happen every week!

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Today's Parkrun was brought to you by the following team of 24 amazing people: Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Richard HARRISON • Sue NICHOLLS • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Mark BENTON • Matt POWELL • Georgina DELLA VALLE • Philip HOBBS • Tracey THOMAS • Jeannine DARLING • Paul YOUNG • Jonathan WICKENS • Roger TOLLEY • Allan PENDLETON • Sally FURNISS • Paul THOMAS • Cecilia YOUNG • Stephen WALKER • Roger PEASE • Tim BYRNE • Sam SMITH • Christine JONES • Sue HAZEL 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 8,812 participants have completed 53,213 parkruns covering a total distance of 266,065 km, including 9,845 new Personal Bests. A total of 496 individuals have volunteered 4,430 times.

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

Phil  Hobbs