Burnham & Highbridge parkrun #222 28/09/2019

With Event Director Reg unable to be here this week due to injury, the core team arrived early only to find the padlock number had been changed denying us access to the office. After several calls to various on call assistants there was only one solution - remove and replace.
Two heroes stepped forward; Kev Clements came to the rescue with his bolt cutters and and Pete Tilley from Proper Job kindly supplied a sturdy replacement lock. Thanks chaps.


The Burnham breeze was back and a high-tide made for some spectacular scenery this morning. Thanks to Stuart Anderson for today's fab photos and for capturing these views.


With the inclement weather and Clevedon parkrun kicking off its second week, the turnout was less than usual with 255 people who turned up and ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 28 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

Only a handful of the 28 were actual first timers and joined the first timers brief to get the low down on the course, the bar code scanning process and how the results come through. Always good to see new faces - hope to see you back.


Julie GILFOYLE and Anthony KEYES both celebrated their 100th parkrun milestone in style with special celebration wear. Look out for your email with details on how to claim you 100 parkrun tee shirts. Well done also to Patrick PIGGOTT, Tanya BOOBYER, Sandra HEALEY for all achieving their milestone of 50 parkruns.


Thanks as always to our wonderful volunteers who make parkrun possible. This week our 23 hi-vis heroes were Sean LYNHAM • Angela CLARKE • Stuart ANDERSON • Sue NICHOLLS • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Edwin GAINES • Mark BENTON • Matt POWELL • Georgina DELLA VALLE • Philip HOBBS • Len HORLOCK • Allan PENDLETON • Ria May TILLEY • Samantha SMITH • Maria ATTWELL • Cecilia YOUNG • Mary CLOTHIER • Katrina BUFTON • Stephen WALKER • Morey ANDREWS • Sue BAKER and Doug Plume.

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 9,232 participants have completed 55,836 parkruns covering a total distance of 279,180 km, including 10,299 new Personal Bests. A total of 515 individuals have volunteered 4,618 times.71209705_1242756525907900_8884552538003603456_o

Run report written by Tracey Benton