Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #246; 14 March 2020

This weekend’s sporting news – all high-profile events e.g Football League fixtures, Six Nations, Australian Grand Prix and more have all been postponed, but parkrun remained active and hasn’t succumbed to the national and global concerns regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19). On a serious note though, parkrun events globally have all been cancelled until the end of March at least in an attempt to protect everyone from the spread of this virus. Countries including Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Sweden and USA are among those listed currently by parkrun, and it may only be a matter of time before parkrun events in the UK are cancelled. The health of everyone remains paramount and whilst parkrun provides so many health and community benefits, guidance from professional bodies and health agencies will define future parkrun events.

For the latest Coronavirus news and updates from parkrun, the national parkrun site and Burnham and Highbridge site has the following link - https://www.parkrun.com/news/2020/03/12/covid-19/

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Congratulations to the 322 park runners that did take part today. In perfect conditions, spring felt like it’s just around the corner. Joining the milestone club were Richard Hele 100th run in 26:59 (111th) and Karen Green. You should be able to organise your celebratory t-shirts through your parkrun login soon.

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Our first runners’ home was Kevin Bale from Weston AC in 17:53. Helen Faubel from Cheddar AC was the first lady home in 20:05, 11th overall. We hope everyone enjoyed their parkrun today.

A big thank you to all our volunteers, who without them parkrun wouldn’t go as smoothly as it does. There are many roles to fill, all of which provide value and working with a great team, an offer to volunteer at a future Burnham and Highbridge parkrun would be greatly appreciated. To volunteer, please email: burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.com. A magnificent 23 volunteers contributed to today’s event, and the roll of honour is below.

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Ian HUMPHREYS • Angela CLARKE • Don OLDCORN • Tracey BENTON • Steven DORRALL • Mark BENTON • John PIPER • Matt POWELL • Kathy BEARD • Philip HOBBS • Roger TOLLEY • Samantha SMITH • Pete MANNING • Karen OLDCORN • Mary CLOTHIER • Adrian DAVIS • Paul SMITH • Alex HAMILTON • Sue BAKER • Caleb ANDREWS • Alan BEECH • John WEBB

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Today’s Statistics
This week 322 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 41 different clubs took part.

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 10,120 participants have completed 63,512 parkruns covering a total distance of 317,560 km, including 11,316 new Personal Bests. A total of 580 individuals have volunteered 5,301 times.


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