Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #237, 11 January 2020

A cold, wintry morning and yet, 420 parkrunners arrived and conquered the elements to achieve another parkrun. Their conquest may have been to sustain a New Years resolution, embark on a new exercise regime, train for an event or simply maintain their normal Saturday morning routine, but it was good to see so many people brave the weather and attend today’s event.

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Among our visitors today was Kirk Shepherd, South West parkrun ambassador. Kirk completed the course in 245th place, in 31:17. I’m sure that Kirk found that today’s parkrun ran smoothly and as professional as ever! Of today’s milestone runners, Graham Turner from Langport Runners completed his 50th parkrun today. Graham completed the course in 58th position in a new PB time of 23:31. Congratulations also to our 40 first time parkrunners. We hope you enjoyed today’s event and picked up the parkrun bug to return again soon.

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Our first runners home were Benjamin Haines in an impressive 17:03. Our first lady home was Hannah Taunton in an equally impressive time of 17:32, 2nd overall. No matter what your time and position was today, we hope you enjoyed today’s event.

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Today’s event wouldn’t take place or run so smoothly without our volunteers. If you thought it was cold waiting around at the start, or as you made the seafront turn and battled against a headwind, give a thought for the volunteers who stood there to cheer everyone on, made sure you were all safe, ensured that the course was suitably set up, times were recorded, barcodes scanned for checking and uploading to the parkrun site after the run. If you’re able to volunteer at a future Burnham and Highbridge parkrun please contact: burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.com 

Today’s statistics

This week 420 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Katie Kitty GORMLEY • Stuart ANDERSON • Sue NICHOLLS • Tracey BENTON • Steven DORRALL • Joanna GULLIVER • Georgina DELLA VALLE • Philip HOBBS • Claire WOOD • Robert JENNER • Max BOYES • Ria May TILLEY • Julie GILFOYLE • Ethan RYLES • Kelly SHERRIFF • Kevin BALE • Mary CLOTHIER • Katrina BUFTON • Mel HUGGINS • Tom CINDEREY • Sue BAKER • Matt CROKER • Harry PETHERAM • Tracy SMITH

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 9,671 participants have completed 59,912 parkruns covering a total distance of 299,560 km, including 10,813 new Personal Bests. A total of 561 individuals have volunteered 5,041 times.

 

Burnham And Highbridge parkrun # 236 4th January 2020

Well done everyone who attended our Parkrun yesterday, and a big hello to all our visitors. A really good attendance to start the year…maybe many are looking to fulfill new years exercise resolutions with parkrun.

We regret the lack of photos this week, we unfortunately were not able to fill that volunteer role. The photographer volunteer role is one that attracts few people to come forward and help, mainly due to its speciality. If you able to assist us in the future please let us know. 

Overview

This week four hundred and sixteen (416) people ran, jogged and walked the course. In summary of this number, sixty (60) were first timers to Burnham and Highbridge Parkrun (of whom a fantastic 22 were running their first ever Parkrun), forty (40) recorded new Personal Bests, three hundred and forty (340) are previous runners and sixteen (16) 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 thirty (25) volunteers this week in surname order: -

Sue Baker, Mark Benton, Tracey Benton, Max Boyes, Ieuan Cornish, David Darling, Helen Davis, Adrian Davis, Georgina Della Valle, Steven Dorrall, Edwin Gaines, Mary Ham, Philip Hobbs, Trevor Hollingsby, Vincent Reginald Huxtable, Bill Monteith, Sue Nicholls, Allan Pendleton, Matt Powell, Colin Rufus, Ethan Ryles, Emily Starling, Tracey Thomas, Ria May Tilley, Stephen Walker

Visitors

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

The Serious Stuff: Statistics

Male placings:

Peter Morton was first over the line in 17:44

William Maine was second over the line in 18:32

Tristan Marshall was third over the line in 19:13

Female placings:

Elise Thorner was first over the line in 18:11

Emily Murray was second over the line in 21:05

Charlie Hurcum was third over the line in 21:47

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Sue Nicholls at 87.56%

Elise Thorner at 82.31%

Martin Smith at 80.71%

Current Records:

The male record is held by Adam HOLLAND who recorded a time of 15:31 on 19th May 2018 (event number 151).
The female record is held by Naomi TASCHIMOWITZ who recorded a time of 16:49 on 31st December 2016 (event number 81).
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 416 people ran, jogged, pushed buggies and walked the course, of whom 60 were first timers and 40 recorded new Personal Bests.

Representatives of forty two (42) different clubs took part.

Well done to our three milestone runners this week, Adrian Aston notching up his 100th, Daniel Barwise his 50th and Oscar Na’im his 10th as a junior.

Of special mention are those runners who notched another finish adding to their parkrun achievement club totals, thirteen (13) from the parkrun 10-club, seventy seven (77) from the parkrun 50-club, sixty three (63) from the parkrun 100-club and four from the Parkrun 250-club. Gareth Tucker leading the way on 337 Parkruns.

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 9,631 participants have completed 59,492 parkruns covering a total distance of 297,460 km, including 10,766 new Personal Bests.

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

 

Don’t forget to follow us on these news pages or on Facebook (Burnham and Highbridge parkrun) for the latest news and information.

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 #235 28th December 2019

Almost Auld Lang Syne Time...

By Alex Hamilton

So...that's another year almost done, but today was the last 2019 parkrun in Burnham and Highbridge.

51 events over 255km have taken place this year which have been completed in glorious summer sun, to the dreaded 'Burnham Breeze', to hailstones and rainbows - Burnham and Highbridge parkrun has had it all. But more importantly, it has had you, the reader of this report, whether you are a regular volunteer, or a regular runner making this parkrun so much fun to participate in. You the people really make this parkrun a special one! The scenery is something to write home about too...as proven by the below image snapped by our very own Burnham paparazzi star Mark Benton.

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This week 355 people ran, jogged, walked and pushed buggies to burn off those mince pies and Christmas booze. 38 PB's were achieved today equating to 10.7% of those who turned out - this 10.7% obviously only had one portion of Christmas dinner!

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41 people were first timers to Burnham and Highbridge parkrun, of which 16 enjoyed their first ever parkrun! Well done on your personal achievement, no matter what your goals or stories are.

First to finish today was visitor Arthur DICKSON-BELL - well done.

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The results were as follows, with the top three ladies separated by only 9 seconds!

Male Top 3;

Arthur DICKSON-BELL - 16:28

Kieron SUMMERS - 16:43

Sam WHITE - 17:36

Female Top 3;

Ali FARRALL - 19:46

Emily CURRIE - 19:50

Ellie OSMOND - 19:55

Top age grade today was achieved by Kieron SUMMERS with 84.85% for the lads and Sue NICHOLLS with 85.36% for the lasses.

The most accomplished participant today was Susan HARVEY with 335 parkruns, which is 1,675 km - equivalent to running in a straight line from Burnham and Highbridge parkrun all the way to Budapest in Hungary! Wow!

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There were lots of milestones achieved today - well done on all your hard work and dedication to achieve them.

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

Most importantly, thanks go to the volunteers who enable this event to happen, without which you wouldn't be able to run. Today saw a particularly amazing achievement with Max BOYES completing his 300th (yes three hundredth) volunteer credit. To put that into perspective, that is the equivalent of volunteering EVERY consecutive weekend for 5.8 YEARS in a row! Max has even squeezed in a run or few in between his superb generosity.

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Please email burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.com to volunteer every now and then to allow some of the regular volunteers (like Max) to have a run....it also counts towards the awesome 25 volunteer purple shirt! If you already have the shirt, then do it anyway to feel even more awesome!

If you're a technophobe and don't do emailing, then please write your name down on your chosen date on the laminated future roster next to the HQ in the carpark on your next visit.

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This week, the volunteers were (in first name order); Alex HAMILTON, Allan PENDLETON, Dave BADMAN, Emily STARLING, Ganesh GUDKA, Georgina DELLA VALLE, Gwen FROMENT, Janine BROWNE, Jon JACOBS, Julie GILFOYLE, Katrina BUFTON, Kelly SHERRIFF, Lucy BADMAN, Mark BENTON, Mary CLOTHIER, Max BOYES, Noah BROWNE, Philip HOBBS, Stephen WALKER, Steven DORRALL, Stuart ANDERSON, Sue BAKER, Sue NICHOLLS, Tracey BENTON, Tracey THOMAS, Tracy SMITH, Valerie NEWMAN, Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE.

And that's a wrap for 2019...happy new running year and I wish you a very happy and healthy 2020.

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See you next year parkrunners!

 

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #234 21st December 2019

'twas the parkrun before Christmas..

...when all across the course, we saw Santa’s and reindeer, as fancy dress was in force! There were some fantastic outfits on display this morning as 337 people got into the Christmas spirit and ran, jogged or walked a festive 5k.

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The parkrun weather fairies had worked their magic to ensure we had great conditions and gave us a break from the rain. It was fabulous to see the sunshine – it looked especially beautiful shining on the new course ‘water feature’ as the lake overflowed onto the path!

As usual for the third Saturday of the month, the volunteer team was bolstered by our fantastic pacer team which no doubt supported 42 people to achieve a personal best. Here are some of them before we started:

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There were 44 different running clubs represented at today’s event and we welcomed visitors from Evesham, Torbay, Reading, and London, and a special mention to Scott who visited us from Leicester and juggled his way around the entire course!

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This week we had 32 first timers join us including 11 people who completed their first ever parkrun today – welcome to the parkrun family Elise Thorner, Jacob Forsbrook, Stuart Tucker, Simon Neal, Anna Collins, Richard Hornsby, Collette Hornsby, Ollie Noad, Kate Archibald, Arianna Druitt, and Liz Muckett.

We also had 6 participants choose Burnham and Highbridge to celebrate a parkrun milestone with Adam Hobson, Phoebe Barker, Clive Baker and Alison Salvador completing their 50th event and Mel Bax and Nicholas Partridge completing their 100th – get those shirts ordered guys!

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A shout out this week to local runner James Warren who today ran his 354th 5k of 2019 as he gets ever closer to completing his year long challenge of 5k every day raising money for Cancer Research UK, Mind, and Sands. Well done James!

Results

Top Three Male Finishers:
1. Robert Tuer (17:10)
2. David Searle (18:12)
3. Ollie Campbell (18:32)

Top Three Female Finishers:
1. Elise Thorner (18:01)
2. Katie Kitty Gormley (21:40)
3. Julie Culliford (22:59)

Our most accomplished parkrunner this week was Dominic Hurford of North Bristol Running Group who has completed 355th parkrun today.

A full list of today’s results can be found here.

Today’s event was made possible by 40 high-viz heroes who volunteered their time, and so a massive thank you to Vincent Reginald Huxtable, Stephen Wilcox, Stuart Anderson, Sue Nicholls, Tracey Benton, Mark Benton, Matt Powell, Kathy Beard, Philip Hobbs, Julian Bolitho, Jeannine Darling, Mark Burgess, Roger Tolle, Allan Pendleton, Max Boyes, Ria May Tilley, Adrian Smith, Patricia Seabrook, Ian Humphrey, Deb Panes, Bill Monteith, Alice Panes, Ethan Ryles, John Davies, Helen Davis, Paul Tomlinson, Ian Booth, Jon Jacobs, Katrina Bufton, Amy Badman, Stephen Walker, Elaine Burgess, Georgina Hainsby, Adrian Davis, Paul Smith, Morey Andrews, Jonathan Williams, Paul Kuht, Alex Hamilton, and Sue Baker.

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

A reminder that there won’t be a Christmas Day parkrun at Burnham and Highbridge this year, but if you do fancy a festive 5k to start your Christmas Day, then you can find the list of events that are running here. We wish you a very merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you again on the 28th December.

 

 

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #233 14.12.2019

BLOWN AWAY

The "Burnham Beast" was back, or was it the Quantock Harriers who brought their own "beast", plus lots of volunteers to take over our parkrun volunteer roles.  A big Thank You to our fellow running club, to give their time back to parkrun in this way.  Some of them even ran the course before they started, when it was particularly miserable in the rain as well as the wind. At least it stopped raining for the official parkrun. However the wind continued, It was certainly windy on the sea front!

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Lots of our regular runners were obviously blown away elsewhere, but there were still 187 participants who braved the gale, and managed to just about stay on two feet, unlike the signs.

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Some of you may have caught a brief appearance of a beautiful rainbow over the beach.

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Katrina Bufton was in charge today, with lots of newbies, but they all managed really well, and results were out in record time.

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It's not often we have our rota completely filled weeks in advance, so if you can volunteer once in a while, check out our rota and send us an Email. Make it your New Years parkrun Resolution , particularly if you haven't volunteered before!

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Todays team were:
Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Iain CAIN • Jerome TIMBRELL • Catherine TIMBRELL • Neil HAIGH • Simon HORROX • Deborah EELE • Jason WOODS • Ruth DRAPER • Stuart ANDERSON • Vickie GOULD • Sue NICHOLLS • Tom WERNER • Vikki CASSON • Tracey BENTON • Mark BENTON • Maria HALLEY • Zoe STAINTON • Paul WARBURTON • Kevin ROCHE • Shanta PARSONS • Ethan RYLES • Katrina BUFTON • Sarah SEAGO • Morey ANDREWS • Alex BURDETT • Kay CROKER • Thomas PAYNE • Matt CROKER • James PAYNE • Tracy SMITH. Phil HOBBS

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There was a trio of runners completing their 50 milestone today. Well done to Wendy Wilfan, Stephen Bell and Hannah Smith.

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First over the line today was Chris Walker

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First lady over the line was Emily Murray

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Sue Nichols was our top age grade runner with 80.78%, and Dave Denning was our most accomplished parkrunner having completed 285.

There were 3 runners new to parkrun, welcome, and we hope you enjoyed your experience.

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There were 10 first timers in total, a big welcome to all the visitors.

Well done to all the runners today in challenging conditions. There were even 9 PBs, a particular well done to you!

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 9,495 participants have completed 58,384 parkruns covering a total distance of 291,920 km, including 10,646 new Personal Bests. A total of 552 individuals have volunteered 4,924 times.

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We are not hosting a parkrun on Christmas Day or New Years Day, so if you are that keen, you can check out the local parkruns close by. However, next week (21st December) will be our Christmas parkrun party, so come in fancy dress, bring edible Christmas items, and have fun.

See all the photos on our Facebook page.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Stuart Anderson

 

Burnham & Highbridge parkrun #229 7th December 2019

Autumn fades but parkrun shines

title With Christmas shopping and a multitude of other events around this time of year all vying for your time it was great to see so many people today putting in the miles and effort today and get another parkrun in the bag! In addition, forecasters had been predicting in-bound storms so it was a pleasant surprise to be greeted with great mild and clear conditions today, just a light wind on the river bank and seafront helping to keep the sweat at bay just a little longer!

Date for the diary
We've been asked by a few people recently whether we will be holding a Christmas day / New years day special events - unfortunately as in previously years, we will not. As i'm sure you'll agree, our amazing team work hard every Saturday so deserve a glass or 2 of sherry and the day off! If you are determined to get away from the in-laws and out for your parkrun fix why not look here for other events within the region who will welcome you with just as warm a welcome as we do every week: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/

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HOWEVER - Just because we are not here on the big day itself does not mean we are all Bah humbug though! So the 21st Dec will be the B&H parkrun's very own Christmas special edition - Everyone is welcome and actively encouraged to get into the spirit with themed dress and mince pies - do your best to impress!

The pics
Fantastic views across the riverbank and bay today, once again highlighting the beautiful location we have! bank scenrgroup duo buggy beaten
All of today's fantastic photos were taken by Stuart Anderson and more can be seen over on our Facbook page.

The Milestones
Congratulations to 2 of our regulars today - Mary & Mat Clothier who both clocked-up their 100th. A right pair of Wallies so it would seem ! 100th
Brilliant  - get those tee-shirts on order to beat the Christmas post rush!

The Stats
This week 209 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 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
First male and overall home this week was  Peter MORTON with a time of 17:35
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First female home was Tracey POLLARD with a time of 20:05 a new PB too! 1st lady
Top age grade was current record holder Sue NICHOLLS with an amazing 88.43 % and time of 26:56
Most accomplished runner was Susan HARVEY who today completed her 333rd 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 22 volunteers  -this weeks roll of honour:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Stephen WILCOX • Angela CLARKE • Stuart ANDERSON • Sue NICHOLLS • Mark BENTON • Philip HOBBS • Tracey THOMAS • Jeannine DARLING • Claire WOOD • Allan PENDLETON • Max BOYES • Diane PEASE • Helen JAMES • Gill CONSTABLE • Mark PICKERING • Susan PICKERING • Ethan RYLES • Paul TOMLINSON • Katrina BUFTON • Michelle SMITH • Andrew HAMILTON . Colin RUFUS

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 9,485 participants have completed 58,197 parkruns covering a total distance of 290,985 km, including 10,637 new Personal Bests. A total of 537 individuals have volunteered 4,893 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 # 231 30th November 2019

At last a dry Saturday morning for parkrun, albeit on the chilly side. Once warmed up, the run, no problem to all our participants.

Overview

This week two hundred and thirty-seven five (237) people ran, jogged and walked the course. In summary of this number, twenty three (23) were first timers to Burnham and Highbridge Parkrun, thirty-six (36) recorded new Personal Bests, one hundred and sixty nine (169) are previous runners and nine (9) 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-four (24) volunteers this week in christian name order: -

Allan Pendleton, Brian Beale, Cecilia Young, David Darling, Ethan Ryles, Georgina Della Valle, Gwen Froment, Harry Petheram, Jeanine Ransom, Katrina Bufton, Mary Ham, Matt Powell, Max Boyes, Paul Young, Philip Hobbs, Richard Harrison, Stephen Walker, Stuart Anderson, Sue Baker, Tony Gore, Tracey Benton, Tracy Smith, Vicki Davies, Vincent Reginald Huxtable

Visitors

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

The Serious Stuff: Statistics

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Of very special mention, is that Naomi Taschimowitz was not only the first Female to finish but the first overall finisher, in a handsome time of 16:59, just 10 seconds short of her previous best and record of 16:49
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Chris Walker was second over the line and first Male

Male placings:

Chris Walker was second over the line in 17:39

Kevin Bale was third over the line in a new PB of 17:45
Peter Morton was fourth over the line in 17:58

Female placings:

Naomi Taschimowitz was first over the line in 16:59
Tracey Pollard was twelfth over the line in a new PB of 20:34
Katie Kitty Gormley was twenty first over the line in 21:56

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Naomi Taschimowitz at 87.14%
Gill Constable at 84.49%
Martin Smith at 80.78%

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 237 people ran, jogged, pushed buggies and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests.

Representatives of thirty (30) different clubs took part.

Well done to our milestone runners this week, Claire Wood notching up her 100th, Trev Hollingsby and John Davis notching up their 50th.

Of special mention are those runners who notched another finish adding to their parkrun achievement club totals, four (4) from the parkrun 10-club, fifty-six (56) from the parkrun 50-club, forty-eight (48) from the parkrun 100-club and three (3) from the Parkrun 250-club. Sorrel Langley-Hobbs leading the way on 339 parkrun's.

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 9,470 participants have completed 57,988 parkruns covering a total distance of 289,940 km, including 10,604 new Personal Bests. A total of 535 individuals have volunteered 4,871 times.

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

 

Don’t forget to follow us on these news pages or on Facebook (Burnham and Highbridge parkrun) for the latest news and information.

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 – Event number 230 – 23rd November 2019

The pounding of feet, along river paths and streets,
under autumn skies, 280 parkrunners complete!

Another successful parkrun at Burnham and Highbridge as 280 runners made their way around the course on a cold November morning. It would be good to have given a warm welcome to our visitors from Enniskillen, Edinburgh, Aylesbury and Caerleon, but the weather had other ideas. Nevertheless, conditions overall were good for running with 34 personal bests set today.

Celebrating a significant milestone today was Tracey Thomas, running her 100th parkrun. Tracey is a stalwart of Burnham and Highbridge parkrun, either running or volunteering on a regular basis. Tracey completed her parkrun in 26:09, finishing 103rd overall. To our 23 first timers, visitors and regulars, we hope you enjoyed today’s event.

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It was a Clevedon 1 - 2 at the front as Sam Tabberner (16:07), closely followed by Luke Murray (16:11) provided an exciting finish to the run. Congratulations also to Hannah Taunton, our first female home in 17:58, 5th overall. Hannah proudly wore her GB uniform for today’s run, celebrating her magnificent 5th place in the 1500 metres World Para Athletics Championships earlier this month.

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Our weekly shout for volunteers doesn’t go unnoticed. Effectively managed by today’s Run Director Mark Benton, our volunteers braved the cold, avoided the wet and made sure that today’s event ran as smoothly as ever. Volunteers are always required and welcome, so if you’re able to lend a hand at a forthcoming parkrun, please contact burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.com.

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Run report written by: Steve Dorrall

Today’s statistics
This week 280 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 45 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:
Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Jason WOODS • Angela CLARKE • Sue NICHOLLS • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Steven DORRALL • Mark BENTON • Matt POWELL • Kathy BEARD • Georgina DELLA VALLE • Philip HOBBS • Geraldine HOPE • Allan PENDLETON • Max BOYES • Julie GILFOYLE • Lindsey RIPLEY • Ethan RYLES • Ian BOOTH • Michelle SMITH • Vanetta MERRICK • Tim BYRNE • Sue BAKER • Innes MACKAY
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 9,447 participants have completed 57,751 parkruns covering a total distance of 288,755 km, including 10,568 new Personal Bests. A total of 535 individuals have volunteered 4,847 times.

 

Burnham & Highbridge parkrun #229 16th November 2019

Roll up your sleeves, its pacer week!

By Alex Hamilton

Waking up on parkrun-day (what used to be called Saturday), the weather was dry and the 'Burnham Breeze' was thankfully dormant with a hint of sun trying to warm the autumn chilled air. So on top of the perfect running conditions, what else could you want for?! PACERS of course! Pacer volunteers put their hands up every 3rd Saturday of each month to slog out the course at the same, and even pace with a designated finish time to aim for. This is the perfect time to put some training to the test or just try go all out to smash a personal best so you can go home and enjoy that celebratory and warming cup of tea with a bourbon biscuit (no custard creams welcome!).

This week various times were available to chase down for all the attending runners, ranging from 21 minutes to 40 minutes. Here's some of todays pacers!

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Arriving at parkrun today saw the usual and efficiently well-oiled machine that was the volunteer team who had already set the course up and were ready to help park the cars and welcome the runners. top work chaps and chap-ettes! it was also clear to see that we have the best looking course in the south-west (probably), with Stuart ANDERSON providing the evidence with this awesome photo!

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The M5 had partially closed, leaving access to today’s parkrun limited which prevented a few people from making it in time for 9am…but the show went on and the race directors’ pre-event talk (thanks Sue!) commenced. Course conditions for the interested or geeky were; mostly cloudy, 6oC, humidity 86%, Wind 7mph from NE.

Before setting off at the start it was time to recognise and congratulate the dedication of milestones met by park runners. This week the following people were recognised and can now excitedly get those awesome milestone shirts on order!

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This week, 271 people ran, jogged, pushed buggies and walked the course, of which 19 were first timers at Burnham and with 38 clubs being represented this week by their respective members.

8 brand new parkrunners chose Burnham and Highbridge to be their first ever parkrun…welcome to the gang Chris KELSEY, Andy HAYES, Caroline HOLMGREN, Charlotte THORPE, Andrew MARTIN, Colin GUMMER, Andrew GLEAVE and Mark WHITELEY!

The aforementioned great conditions were clear to see with 17% of today’s attending runners smashing their PB’s – well done!

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A particular well done on a PB for Mark BENTON, one of the many regular members of the core volunteer team who allows us to all run most weeks!

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The results today were as follows, with the top 3 separated by only 10 seconds! ;

Male top 3

1 – Oliver FROST – 18:13

2 – Tim York – 18:16

3 – Jay Varney – 18:23

Female top 3

1 – Kate DREW – 19:13

2 – Kirstie BOOTH – 20:07

3 – Ella HANSEN – 21:46

Top age grade today was achieved by Craig WHITEMORE with 78.82% for the guys, and Kate Drew with 77.02% for the gals.

Most accomplished participant today was Andy Maxton with an impressive 488 parkruns which equates roughly to running parkrun every weekend for 9.4 years and an equivalent distance of 2,440km!

None of the pacers managed a ‘bang on’ time today, but the 4 most accurate, each being only 1 second off their given times were Matt POWELL, Phillip HOBBS, Adrian DAVIS and Morey ANDREWS. Good work!

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

Most importantly, thanks go to the volunteers who enable this event to happen, without which this event just couldn’t happen. 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 – or if you already have a 25 shirt, just a warm fuzzy feeling inside instead!

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This week, the volunteers were (in first name order); Adrian DAVIS, Adrian SMITH, Alex HAMILTON, Allan PENDLETON, Brian BEALE, Cecilia YOUNG, Colin HOLDOM, David DARLING, Edwin GAINES, Georgina DELLA VALLE, Georgina HAINSBY, Hannah BEECH, Harry PETHERAM, Helen DAVIS, Ian BOOTH, Jeannine DARLING, Jonathan WILLIAMS, Kevin ROCHE, Lindsey COX, Mark BENTON, Matt POWELL, Max BOYES, Morey ANDREWS, Nikki WOODLAND, Philip HOBBS, Richard HARRISON, Rob OSMENT, Samantha SMITH, Sian ROBERTS, Simon SHORROCK, Stephen WALKER, Stuart ANDERSON, Sue BAKER, Sue NICHOLLS, Tracey BENTON, Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE

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See you next week! And remember; don’t forget your barcodes and smiles!

 

 

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun # 228 9/11/2019

With no major sporting finals on this week it was good to see the return of so many hardy parkrunners willing to brave the elements. A frosty start to the day welcomed our Event Director Reg who likes to make an early start on setting up the course ready for you all.

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If you were also up early, you could be forgiven for thinking we were in for a cold but dry and bright parkrun but as 9am drew closer the heavens opened and the forecasted rain finally appeared as promised. Evidently it still wasn't cold enough for Catherine Earl who was sporting her running vest and said she didn't even notice it was raining until she finished!

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Two milestones were achieved this week:

Geraldine Hope completed her 100, 91 of which were at Burnham and Highbridge

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Freddie Horwood finished his 50th, 47 of them at Burnham and Highbridge

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Well done to you both. I notice there are lots of potential milestones next week so if you would like a shout out then pop along to the office and let us know.

254 brave participants walked, jogged and ran the course with 39 attending Burnham and Highbridge for the first time and 12 of those were starting their parkrun adventure today. A staggering 26 PB's were proudly recorded which was tremendous in that weather.

If you fancy getting that all illusive PB then next Saturday it's pacer week, this is a great opportunity to try and achieve that goal. If you would like to have a go at pacing then please get in touch. One of the few roles that lets you run and volunteer at the same time. Win win!

Speaking of volunteers, weren't they all amazing today. Standing in that cold, wet weather takes real dedication and we are very grateful to you all.

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Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Jason WOODS • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Mark BENTON • John PIPER • Matt POWELL • Kathy BEARD • Philip HOBBS • Tracey THOMAS • Roger TOLLEY • Allan PENDLETON • Max BOYES • Jane COLES • Samantha SMITH • Jeanine RANSOM • Ethan RYLES • Kelly SHERRIFF • Noah BROWNE • Stephen WALKER • Michelle SMITH • Janine BROWNE • Tim BYRNE • Sue BAKER • Andy BRELLISFORD • Tracy SMITH

Burnham Harriers next race and the last in the Somerset Series is the Brent Knoll Race on 24th November, entries can be found on this link: Brent Knoll Race Entry

Coffee Time - Whilst Lizzies is away for the winter, the lovely people at the BMX track are opening their doors to all parkrunners for a welcome cup of tea/coffee and some cake after you finish. It will very much depend on whether they can get sufficient volunteers but hope to open at least 2 weeks in 4.

Photos were taken today by Tim Byrne. Thanks Tim for braving the elements to capture the event as the weather got worse and worse. The pictures really do tell the story.

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 9,397 participants have completed 57,200 parkruns covering a total distance of 286,000 km, including 10,486 new Personal Bests. A total of 532 individuals have volunteered 4,787 times.

Report written by Tracey Benton