Burnham and Highbridge parkrun – Event number 221, 21 September 2019

As the Rugby World Cup commenced in Japan this weekend and fixtures are played out in the early hours of the morning, Burnham and Highbridge parkrun welcomed 382 early risers for its 221st event. Our parkrun had no oval balls, rucks or mauls, although some runners may describe our start akin to a scrum it begins with a narrow path; nevertheless, everyone set off and returned celebrating another successful 5km.  

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Among our attendees it was 100-up for two of our stalwarts. Paul Tomlinson (154th in 26:55) and Tracey Benton (170th in 27:40) and Angela Clark (324th in 36:21) all celebrated a century of parkruns. Congratulations to you all, and a big thank you to Paul as he completed his run as a volunteer pacer. Tracey is a core member and regular volunteer, organising the weekly roster consistently filling many of the required roles (when she's not running), helping to make this parkrun such a success. If you can volunteer at one of our future events please contact burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.com

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Congratulations to our first runner home, Ben Maliphant, in an impressive time of 16:24, whilst Joanna Rich was our first lady home in 21:24, 31st overall. To all our visitors, regulars, club runners and those participating for the first time or just for fun, we hope you all enjoyed today's event, run on very a pleasant September Saturday morning.  

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Today's statistics:

This week 382 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 76 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Christy LONGLEY • Simon SHORROCK • Sue NICHOLLS • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Steven DORRALL • Emily BENTON • Mark BENTON • Georgina DELLA VALLE • Tracey THOMAS • Jeannine DARLING • Allan PENDLETON • Ria May TILLEY • Adrian SMITH • Samantha SMITH • Freddie HORWOOD • David HORWOOD • Cecilia YOUNG • Helen DAVIS • Paul TOMLINSON • Rebecca REEVES • Michael REEVES • Ian BOOTH • Katrina BUFTON • Richard HALE • Stephen WALKER • Georgina HAINSBY • Adrian DAVIS • Paul SMITH • Ian PORTEUS • David PORTEUS • Jonathan WILLIAMS • Alex HAMILTON • John LANG • Harry PETHERAM

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 9,204 participants have completed 55,581 parkruns covering a total distance of 277,905 km, including 10,261 new Personal Bests. A total of 515 individuals have volunteered 4,595 times.

Run report written by Steve Dorrall