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.

 

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #245

International Women's Day #IWDparkrun
by Becci Reeves

For the first time in what seems like forever, there was minimal wind for our 490 runners this morning at Apex Park. As part of the parkrun celebrations today runners were encouraged to wear purple and our volunteers were mostly ladies :) Before everyone sprinted off the start, run director Tracey Benton gathered some of the volunteers for a photo.

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Thank you to everyone who helped today: Vincent Reginald Huxtable • Stuart Anderson • Sue Nicholls • Tracey Benton • Daniel Anderson • Georgina Della Valle • Tracey Thomas • Hazel Thomas • Colin Holdom • Samantha Smith • Lindsey Ripley • Ruth Anderson • Debbie Ryles • Cecilia Young • Tawny Harris • Nikki Woodland • Karen Oldcorn • Belinda Beake • Rebecca Reeves • Paula Crossman-Jones • Vanetta Merrick • Sue Baker • Alison Monteith • Tracy Smith • Libbie Hall • Katie Boobyer • Oriole Harris

If you would like to volunteer in the future and earn a purple t-shirt in the process (as shown below on a couple of our runners) please see the roster attached the office window on a Saturday morning or pop us an email at burnhamandhighbridge@parkrun.com

When choosing role remember some of them allow you run, like writing the run report ;)

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Now for a shout out to all our runners which included 78 first timers and two milestones

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Of the 490 runners who took part, you were from 44 different clubs and achieved a PB rate 19% with a 91 new PBs!!!

Leading the way with personal bests were our first male and female over the line, Kevin Bale in 16:51 and Kate Drew in 17:45! I hope you both have some 'parkrun prosecco' to enjoy!

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Finally, I'd like to provide my stand out memory from today's event was one of runners today Sabrina Cecconi, who went above and beyond to provide thanks to our volunteers with some beautiful brightly coloured bags. You handed them out with a smile and I'm sure everyone who received one was grateful.

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For those of you interested in some Burnham and Highbridge specific statistics:
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 10,089 participants have completed 63,190 parkruns covering a total distance of 315,950 km, including 11,255 new Personal Bests. A total of 580 individuals have volunteered 5,278 times.

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun Event #244 29th February 2020

Leap Year = !etuoR esreveR

by Alex Hamilton

Today was the first time since parkrun was founded (2nd October 2004) that leap year (Feb 29th) has fallen on a Saturday. The next time this will happen will be in 2048. So to celebrate this rare event it was decided to do something fun and different this week – hence forth came the reverse route! After additional risk assessments and some extra prep work in the morning, we were ready to host!

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As per the norm in 2020, today’s parkrun was in the company of yet another storm, this one called 'Jorge' (pronounced Haw-Hey). The weather before the run was very wet and very windy and many participants were hiding away in their cars. Despite the horrid weather, an amazing 477 people attended our one off special leap year parkrun event. If the weather had been nice we may have been on for a record attendance! The weather reflected this towards the end of the run and glorious sunshine allowed us all to get our barcodes scanned in the dry. Thanks Tim BYRNE for the fab pics!

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Did you know...Burnham and Highbridge parkrun was the 1240th parkrun to be created globally? Today’s run was the 244th event at Burnham and Highbridge!

There was an impressive 46 PBs today – well done everybody!

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This week 57 first timers joined us, of which, 14 came to Burnham and Highbridge as their first ever parkrun. Well done and hope you enjoyed it – the weather isn’t always this bad here – we promise!

We need to take a moment and celebrate the Milestone Clubs that runners have joined from completing this event….well done to those participants below. Get your shiny new shirts on order!

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60 clubs were represented by runners this week. Can you spot your club name in the image below?

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Now for the stats and results! First home today was Arthur DICKSON-BELL – well done!

Female top 3

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1st – Hannah TAUNTON – 17:55

2nd – India PORTER – 20:56

3rd – Jennifer MORGAN – 22.25

Male top 3

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1st – Arthur DICKSON-BELL – 16:54

2nd – Jonny REEP – 17:23

3rd – Chris WALKER – 18:12

Most accomplished runner today was Alan WILCOX with 453 runs! That’s 2,265 km and the equivalent of running along the entire length of the Grand Canyon 5 times!

Best age grading today was Hannah TAUNTON with 82.60% for the ladies and Martin SMITH with 78.82% for the gents.

A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers setting up, standing out in, and tidying up in the awful weather. Huge credit to each and every one of you making this event happen and run so smoothly. Without you parkrun couldn't take place. See the volunteers who helped us / you below!

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Please volunteer every now and then to allow our regular volunteers a go! View the future roster here and email burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.com with you volunteer role and date request. Or, fill your name in on the office roster at parkrun on your next visit. Plus, you get an awesome purple milestone t-shirt after 25 volunteer days!

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If you run with a Garmin watch, check out and join the Burnham and Highbridge parkrun group on the Garmin Connect app for some regular group challenges and add connections.

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International women’s day (IWD) is being celebrated at next week's parkrun, with a women's takeover for the volunteer roles. Please wear something purple if you can next Saturday to help celebrate IWD!

 

See you next week!

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Burnham and Highbridge parkrun Event #243 22nd February 2020

The storm with no name…

Whilst thankfully the rain stayed away this week, the wind was definitely an unwelcome visitor to Burnham and Highbridge today making for some tricky running conditions.

Having battled the winds along the coast, there were a lot less smiles, waves and aeroplanes on the way back into the park than usual:

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However, our fabulous photographer did manage to capture lots of flying feet:

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This week, we had 67 first timers join us including a fantastic 18 people who completed their first ever parkrun today! Welcome to the parkrun family Jordan Moate, Ian Manners, George Russ, Steve Bayliss, Jon Burt, Finley Mayo, Dominic Mayo, Wendy Andrews, Jainika Drenkhan, Louis Clarke, Freddie Willis, Beau Bryant, Julie Mayo, Jon Mayo, Sarah Nutley, Jay Foster, Rachel Hill, and Zia Smith – your Saturday mornings will never be the same again!

We also had 5 participants choose Burnham and Highbridge to celebrate a parkrun milestone – congratulations to Finbar Hurley celebrating his 10th parkrun, and to Paul Flint, Lorraine Lintern and Jessica Francis all celebrating their 50th events – we look forward to seeing those t-shirts soon!

The ‘Burnham Breeze’ helped 26 people record a new personal best today. Our first male finisher today was Peter Morton with a time of 18:05, closely followed by Chris Walker in 18:18 and William Gandy in 19:04. Our first female finisher was Emma Kiernan with a time of 19:48 followed by India Porter in 21:00 and Helen Faubel in 21:12.

Our most ‘parkrunniest’ participant this week was Sorrel Judith Langley Hobbs completing her 346th parkrun this morning.

A full list of today’s results can be found on the website: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/burnhamandhighbridge/results/latestresults/.

Today’s event was made possible by 30 superheroes who volunteered their time. A massive thank you to Vincent Reginald Huxtable, Chris Day, Laura Piper, Jason Woods, Clive Dicker, Stuart Anderson, Sue Nicholls, Tracey Benton, Edwin Gaines, Steven Dorrall, Mark Benton, John Piper, Matt Powell, Kathy Beard, Georgina Della Valle, Philip Hobbs, Len Horlock, Allan Pendleton, Cecilia Young, Ian Booth, Amy Badman, Stephen Walker, Georgina Hainsby, Sue Baker, Ed Moll, Phil Cooke, Alan Beech, Libbie Hall, Jake Poolton, and Katie Boobyer.

If you would like to volunteer at a future event, please email burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.com.

Next week our event is a leap day special, and so we look forward to a Burnham and Highbridge first - running our event in reverse! Please come and join us, you won’t have another opportunity to take part in a parkrun on February 29th until 2048! #dontforgetyourbarcode

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Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #242

Storm Dennis, you came, you saw, however you did not conquer!
by Becci Reeves

Those of you who are regulars to Burnham and Highbridge know all too well about the infamous breeze. This morning Storm Dennis had other ideas with his own 'breeze' which no doubt made it hard for our 15 pacers and 316 other runners!

The slight drizzle just before 9am cleared for what looked like a windy overcast run, however that was not the case! Heavy rain along with being blown sideways was on the cards for everyone along the estuary path and promenade.

The weather didn't dampen the mood with smiles and jumps from lots of you :)

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Our first finisher today was Kurtis Gibson in 15:48 (PB) followed by Adam Holland in 16:38, who is currently our course record holder. Just behind them having a closely fought battle for 3rd and 4th were Toby Norman in 17:48 and Hannah Taunton in 17:52.

Along with Kurtis we had another 30 personal bests today. Thank you to all the pacers who helped today and congratulations to the two of you who managed to get within two seconds of your bib time.
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We were joined by 60 first timers which included visitors from Taunton, Worcester, Pymnes Park (London), Ripon, Manchester, Cheltenham and Bridgwater Albion Rugby Club. Hopefully next time you visit the weather will be a bit nicer!

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It wouldn't be possible to hold the event without the help of our volunteers who today included some completing their 'Duke Of Edinburgh' award.

Vincent Reginald Huxtable • Ian Attwood • Stuart Anderson • Catherine Earl • Sue Nicholls • Tracey Benton • Mark Benton • Ranolph Yeung • Kathy Beard • Georgina Della Valle • Philip Hobbs • Allan Pendleton • Melanie Young • Adrian Smith • Colin Holdom • Samantha Smith • Melissa Fowler • Patricia Seabrook • Freddie Horwood • Hilary Bruce • Cecilia Young • Bill Monteith • Tony Gore • Helen Davis • Kelly Sherriff • Paul Tomlinson • Rebecca Reeves • Doug Ward • Katrina Bufton • Stephen Walker • Adrian Davis • Jonathan Williams • Vanetta Merrick • Paul Kuht • Tim Byrne • Alex Hamilton • Sue Baker • Caleb Andrews • Alan Beech • Tracy Smith • Emily Starling • Libbie Hall • Jake Poolton

If you would like to volunteer and get a snazzy purple t-shirt after helping 25 times, please see the roster attached the office window on a Saturday morning or pop us an email at burnhamandhighbridge@parkrun.com

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Today's full results can be found by clicking this link:

For those of you who don't know already, on 29th February we are going to be doing something different ... reversing the course! Please come and join in the with fun, as if its a leap year special we won't be doing it again until 2048.

Saving the best news from today's parkrun until last, we were joined by Sarah Flourentzou and massive group of #NoExcuses friends and family. For those who don't know Sarah for the last 18 months she's been going through chemo with her final treatment over the weekend. During this time she's completed all but 4 parkruns and has said "it's helped her to focus and keep going." You're such an inspiration and along with everyone else, I hope we continue to see you every week (unless your touristing at another event)

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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 9,887 participants have completed 61,847 parkruns covering a total distance of 309,235 km, including 11,092 new Personal Bests. A total of 573 individuals have volunteered 5,196 times.
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Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #241 08.02.2020

The lull before the storm...

By the time you read this storm Ciara may have arrived or long gone depending on how keen you are to read our Run Reports that we produce weekly...unknown circulation!  Anyway, conditions at todays parkrun were unusually favourable, with a slight headwind running back along the seafront, which meant 68 PBs out of a total of 367 participants.
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We had 26 First Timers today, 12 newbies to parkrun, and the rest visitors from various places including Norway (which has five parkruns if you are interested in some parkrun tourism!) Hope you enjoyed our parkrun experience.

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We had lots of milestones today, but few people let us know for a shout out at the Run Briefing, and a personal round of applause... you deserve it!  So I have to look you all up later on the results, and applaud your achievements:

Completing 50 parkruns today were Chris Townsend, Michelle Townsend (inseperable), Jean Bailey and Dawn Bowles (or Goddard as she is presumably called now)

Completing 100 parkruns were Steve Clarke and Nicola Fulstow. 

Completing an unofficial parkrun milestone of 200 was Adrian Smith, most of these at Burnham and Highbridge parkrun.

Our volunteers today were wearing the new parkrun colours of a sort of raspberry colour... not sure why the change, but they all looked great, and performed a great job as usual (more applause).  A special Thank You to Reg, Tracey and Mark Benton who set up the course before you all arrive...  every week!

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Todays volunteers were:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Jason WOODS • Clive DICKER • Stuart ANDERSON • Tracey BENTON • Mark BENTON • Matt POWELL • Kathy BEARD • Philip HOBBS • Tracey THOMAS • Jonathan WICKENS • Claire WOOD • Allan PENDLETON • Robert JENNER • Samantha SMITH • Colin WOOD • Colin LINTERN • Lorraine LINTERN • Cecilia YOUNG • Bill MONTEITH • Karen OLDCORN • Ethan RYLES • Mary CLOTHIER • Nick HEMMINGS • Katrina BUFTON • Stephen WALKER • Alex HAMILTON • Caleb ANDREWS

We are always in need of volunteers, so if you can volunteer every so often then everyone can run as well. Check out our future rota and send us an email.

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Talking of volunteers, on 7th March 2020, parkrun is celebrating International Womens Day by encouraging women to participate in sporting activities. We are having a women volunteer takeover day, so if you would like to volunteer on that day let us know (if you are female).  It is also a day to wear purple.

Another special event is 29th February 2020, that extra day to catch up our planet earths rotation (365 plus a quarter day) around the sun every 4 years.  This is the first ever leap year parkrun day, and the next will be in 2048, so we are marking this special occasion by running our course in reverse. It has not been tried before, and you may have to wait another 28 years before we do it again.  We are also encouraging marriage proposals in true leap year tradition, so come and celebrate with us...

Todays results:

Todays results finally appeared after a short delay due to national parkrun IT issues.

First over the line was David Searle in 17:23 with a PB.

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First lady over the line was Ella Hansen in 21:17

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Martin Smith was our best age grade today with 80.98%, also with a PB of 20:09 in the VM (60-64 age group)

Timothy Jones was our most accomplished parkrunner with 346 parkruns, also with a PB of 20:43.

Well done to all those taking part today.

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 9,827 participants have completed 61,516 parkruns covering a total distance of 307,580 km, including 11,060 new Personal Bests. A total of 572 individuals have volunteered 5,154 times.

A big Thank You to Alex Hamilton for some great photos today, which can be seen on our facebook page.  His children enjoyed a more leisurely parkrun being pushed by Nicola Hamilton rather than their more frantic father.

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The aeroplane mode of running (or take a picture of me looking like Phil Johnson, who should have taken out copyright)

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seems to be catching on.

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Hope the storm isn't/wasn't too bad, and see you next week

Stuart Anderson

 

 

International Women’s Day parkrun

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun will be supporting International Womens Day (IWD) on the 7th March. IWD is actually on Sunday 8th March, but parkrun's, who have opted in to this concept, are celebrating on the Saturday.

We are being encouraged to celebrate International Women’s Day, as research shows that, across the world, women are less likely than men to take part in parkrun. Despite the fact that females make 54% of registrations, they are less likely than men to take part in parkrun and to continue participating. IWD parkrun is a fantastic opportunity to encourage more women and girls to participate in parkrun events all over the world.

So lets get recruiting and find as many ladies and girls to come along and run, jog or walk on the 7th.

Guys, you are not left out and we want to see as many of you as possible to come along and take part in support of the IWD initiative.

 

Burnham And Highbridge parkrun # 240 1st February 2020

Should we stay or should we go?..

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They say that getting out the door is the hardest part of exercise and joking aside it always amazes us at parkrun just how many people turn up without fail every Saturday and put so much effort into the challenge. Seeing so many new faces is always great and another large group today gave us all added enjoyment that someone else has joined the community!

Unseasonable mild conditions today favouring a healthy turnout today of 396 people all hot-footing their way around the course with as much vigour and enthusiasm as Nigel Farage legging it out of Brussels.

Not just ANY volunteer
As most are aware, we have a huge number of volunteers who basically "put the show on" every week but did you know that in addition to the regular high-viz heroes we also have several that partake in association and as part of the Duke Of Edinburgh award scheme? For those who don't know what this brilliant scheme is, the D of E charity works with organisations across the UK to help young people gain essential skills, experience, confidence and resilience to successfully navigate adult life. As part of the process, awards are given upon completion of various tasks and several young people have come to support parkrun as part of their chosen community volunteer project.
Today Ria May Tilley added another role to her impressive tally and has completed her task  - well done Ria and congratulations from all of us here!
For more details of this great scheme and to see more of what they do take a look here: DofE

It's a bit of a squeeze
With success comes increased numbers of participants and whilst we commend everyone who comes this does put an increased strain on the infrastructure and facilities not least the toilet queue!
One area a lot of you will have noticed the strain is the parking - in particular during the winter months when we loose a large grassed overflow area which for obvious reasons (and a request from the council) is placed out-of-bounds. This means the car park is full very early and those arriving later have to find alternative spaces nearby.
Please can we ask that those parking outside of the park are mindful that the local residential roads, in particular the one to the rear of the houses next to the Fire station are left clear for residents. It has been reported to us that in some instances, private driveways and spaces have been occupied thus causing issues with residents.
Whilst we are confident this is a simple misunderstanding, we do not want to create unnecessary problems and would like to think we are good neighbors to all.

The pics
Fantastic views across the riverbank and bay today, once again highlighting the beautiful location we have! 
All of today's fantastic photos were taken by Paul Smith and more can be seen over on our Flickr page.

 

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The Milestones
Congratulations to Lee Wood who completed his 100th today and celebrated by bagging a PB too!

The Stats
This week 396 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 24 vistors attending for their first visit to B&H
43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 40 different clubs took part.
New visitor or seasoned regular, we hope you all enjoyed our fantastic route, be sure to tell your friends all about us!

The results
Scoring a hat-trick of top results today with first overal position, first female AND top age-grading of 83.77% was Hannah Taunton with a time of 17:40
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First male home was regular Chris Walker with a time of 17:46 
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Most accomplished runner was Marie Malloy who today completed her 351st Parkrun.

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).

The Team
A big shout out and round of applause goes to our volunteers. Each and every one of the Hi-Viz heroes giving their free-time so this event can take place every week.  

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The event was made possible by 24 volunteers  -this weeks roll of honour:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Mike HORWOOD • Sue NICHOLLS • Tracey BENTON • Mark BENTON • Kathy BEARD • Philip HOBBS • Allan PENDLETON • Ria May TILLEY • Adrian SMITH • Samantha SMITH • Michael REEP • Paul TOMLINSON • Sarah REEP • Paul SMITH • Alison OATEN • Rachel SEARLE • Sue BAKER • John DAVIS • Trevor HOLLINGSBEE • Harry PETHERAM • Alan BEECH • Libbie HALL • Jake POOLTON

Please consider joining the volunteer team by checking out the rota on our volunteer page and send us a message. It's really fun & not a difficult role. Remember - No volunteers, No parkrun :-(   

Did you know?
Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 9,801 participants have completed 61,149 parkruns covering a total distance of 305,745 km, including 10,991 new Personal Bests. A total of 569 individuals have volunteered 5,126 times.

On behalf of all the team here at Burnham & Highbridge Parkrun have a great week and see you next Saturday!

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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.

Overview

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

Visitors

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).

Summary:

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

Conclusion:

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.

 

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #237 18th January 2020

 

Pacers and....Rhino's?!

by Alex Hamilton

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-2°C improving to +1°C during a run can only mean one thing...thermal underpants! It was a cold, icy and damp start to Burnham and Highbridge parkrun today, but the forecast was dry and the event enticed 435 runners, walkers and rhino's (yes a rhino) to turn up.

Matt POWELL had the Run Director shirt on today and we thank him and all of the other amazing volunteers for setting up in the cold ready for us all. Also announced, were the milestones that were achieved today. Today saw 1 new member for the junior 10 milestone, 2 for the 50 milestone and 5 yes 5! for the 100 club! Well done all, go get those shirts on order!

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This week was pacer week! Everyone loves pacer week! It's a chance to put all that hard work to the test and give it everything you have to chase down the blue shirts to get that almighty PB (Personal Best). Thanks to all the pacers this week, sorry not all of you heard the shout for the photo!

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If you wondered why there was a Rhino at parkrun today, then this was Andy HUMPHRIES training for the London Marathon...to run in that costume! To see more about Andy's story please visit his fundraising page... https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andyhumphriesrhino

The cool weather clearly helped a lot of people today as there was an impressive 72 PB's achieved today which was 16.55% of the total turnout. Well done for smashing it!

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There was representation from 35 clubs today...can you see your club below?

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First to the finish today was Sam COTTERELL for the lads, Katie Kitty GORMLEY for the lasses and Andy HUMPHRIES for the rhino's – well done.

Male top 3
1 – Sam COTTERELL – 16:46 (PB)
2 – Kevin BALE – 17:15 (PB)
3 – Peter MORTON – 17:38

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Female top 3
1 – Katie Kitty GORMLEY – 20:43 (PB)
2 – Helen JENKINS – 22:17 (PB)
3 – Geraldine HOPE – 23:09

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Rhino results
1 - Andy HUMPHRIES - 34:41

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Top age grade today was achieved by Marko NURMINEN with 80.02%, and Sue NICHOLLS with 88.32%.

Most accomplished participant today was David BESSANT with 393 parkruns, which is 1,965km and the same distance as running the entire length of the M5 motorway 7.5 times!

Random stat of the week - Lyn JONES came in 88th place today which also marked the 60,000th individual 5k run at Burnham and Highbridge parkrun!

If you run with a Garmin, check out and join the Burnham & Highbridge parkrun group for some regular group challenges and add connections https://connect.garmin.com/modern/group/2816812

Please email burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer every now and then to allow some of our regular volunteers to have a run….it also counts towards the awesome purple 25 volunteer club shirt too If you’re a technophobe and can’t do emails, then please write your name down on the laminated future roster located outside of the parkrun HQ in the carpark on your next visit.
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Adrian ASTON, Adrian DAVIS, Adrian SMITH, Alex HAMILTON, Alison OATEN, Allan PENDLETON, Bill MONTEITH, Cecilia YOUNG, Colin HOLDOM, Colin WOOD, Diane PEASE, Emily STARLING, Ethan RYLES, Freddie HORWOOD, Georgina HAINSBY, Jonathan WILLIAMS Julie BIRD, Katie SMITH, Lewis PERRY, Lisa METHLEY, Mark BENTON, Mary CLOTHIER, Matt POWELL, Morey ANDREWS, Patricia SEABROOK, Paul YOUNG, Philip HOBBS, Ria May TILLEY, Samantha SMITH, Stephen WALKER, Sue BAKER, Sue NICHOLLS, Tina BURROWS, Tracey BENTON, Tracey THOMAS, Tracy SMITH, Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE.
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See you next time; and don’t forget your barcodes and smiles!

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