Burnham And Highbridge parkrun # 239 25th January 2020

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A very dark and damp river for our runners

Well done everyone who attended our Parkrun today, and a big hello to all our visitors. A really good attendance, albeit, dark, murky and damp, but great for running nevertheless.


This week four hundred and six (406) people ran, jogged and walked the course. In summary of this number, thirty nine (39) were first timers to Burnham and Highbridge Parkrun, sixty three (63) recorded new Personal Bests, two hundred and forty two (242) are previous runners and twenty six (26) were unknown without Barcodes. 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 twenty to thirty volunteers per week. 

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 five (25) volunteers this week in first name order: -

Allan Pendleton, Cecilia Young, Clive Baker, Dawn Angela Bowles, Ethan Ryles, Gwen Froment, Ian Booth, Jake Poolton, Julie Gilfoyle, Kathy Beard, Libbie Hall, Mark Benton, Mary Clothier, Nikki Woodland, Paul Chorley, Peter Morton, Philip Hobbs, Rachel Chorley, Samantha Smith, Stephen Walker, Stuart Anderson, Sue Baker, Sue Nicholls, Tracey Benton, Vincent Reginald Huxtable


To all our visitors, we hope you all enjoyed our parkrun and please visit us again. 

The Serious Stuff: Statistics

Male placings:

Alfie Hocking was first over the line in 15:38

Ben Maliphant was second over the line in 16:01

Ben Hamblin was third over the line in 16:26

Female placings:

Joanna Rich was first over the line in 21:36

Helen Jenkins was second over the line in 22:31

Ellie Steer was third over the line in 22:46

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Alfie Hocking at 87.63%

Chris Walker at 83.76%

Ben Hamblin at 83.37%

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 406 people ran, jogged, pushed buggies and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 63 recorded new Personal Bests. 

Representatives of thirty six (36) different clubs took part.

Of special mention are those runners who notched another finish adding to their parkrun achievement club totals, one hundred and twenty eight (128) from the parkrun 10-club, seventy four (74) from the parkrun 50-club, sixty six (66) from the parkrun 100-club and five from the Parkrun 250-club. 

Susan Harvey leading the way on 339 parkrun's. 

From the results, achieving 10 runs were Ryan Davies, Isaac Partridge, David Harris, Peter Strong, Gemma Denman, Maria Doyle, Mark Price and Phil Cooke, whilst Bev Gore and Colin Lintern achieved 50 runs.

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 9,761 participants have completed 60,753 parkruns covering a total distance of 303,765 km, including 10,948 new Personal Bests. A total of 566 individuals have volunteered 5,102 times.

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Alfie Hocking was first over the line in 15:38, seven seconds off the record

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Joanna Rich was first over the line in 21:36


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 roster and 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 website Burnham and Highbridge parkrun Results Page.