Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #216 17.08.2019

Once the rain cleared, it was actually quite warm and pleasant for todays parkrun.  We had 427 participants today, with 26 doing their first ever parkrun.  We had 77 first timers to Burnham and Highbridge, with visitors from all directions.  Our numbers were boosted by the local BoS Swim and Sports Academy Triathlete club, with a great turn out of youngsters, and not so young, who cycled to Apex and then ran, but I think declined the lake for the swim.

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There was a great 72 PBs this week, good conditions compared to last weeks gale, so well done to you all. The pacers may have contributed to getting some of you round in that faster time, so a big Thank You to them _MG_2080
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A big Thank You to all the volunteers today, who are here every week in all conditions.  We could do with a few new faces to help out and keep parkrun going, so check out the rota on our volunteer page and send us an Email. 2I0A1469

Todays volunteers were:

Flora JOSEPH • Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Christy LONGLEY • Stuart ANDERSON • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Mark BENTON • John PIPER • Philip HOBBS • Adrian SMITH • Freddie HORWOOD • Jennifer WILLIAMS • Thomas POPE • Sarah MILLER • Helen DAVIS • Paul TOMLINSON • Rebecca REEVES • Mary CLOTHIER • Tina BURROWS • Doug WARD • Ian BOOTH • Georgina HAINSBY • Adrian DAVIS • Morey ANDREWS • Tom SHARP • Jo SHARP • Tom CINDEREY • Sue BAKER • Eddie HALL • Alex BURGOYNE • Gayle BRITTON • John MASON • Cathryn HALL . Phil COOKE

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Congratulations to John Callanan on completing his 100th parkrun today (97 at B&H parkrun).

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Congratulations also to Joy Puddy and Elaine Burgess who both completed their 50th parkrun.  (picture of Elaine Burgess)

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First over the line today was Hannah Taunton, in a fast time of 17:33. She was also our top age grade runner with 84.33% 2I0A1477

First male over the line was Peter Morton with a time of 17:45 2I0A1481

Robin Harper was the person having completed the most parkruns with 363, but a first timer to Burnham and Highbridge.

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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 8,889 participants have completed 53,640 parkruns covering a total distance of 268,200 km, including 9,917 new Personal Bests. A total of 503 individuals have volunteered 4,463 times.

Well done to all the runners today.
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Thank You to Mark Benton for the great photos. These can be seen on our photo page or on Flickr

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See you soon

Stuart Anderson