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

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #227 2nd November 2019

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

by Alex Hamilton

 

Lots of park runners woke up and realised one of the biggest dilemmas of the year so far. Parkrun at 9am? or the Rugby World Cup final watching England battling with the Mighty South Africa for Rugby glory? Nothing a record button didn't fix!

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As usual, the event was well set up and prepped by 8:30 thanks to the amazing and dedicated high viz heroes. Without these amazing people giving up their time to allow others to run, this event would not happen. Thank you!

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The weather today was awful, but the rain cleared just in time and left us with a dry start for parkun and the race directors pre-event talk (thanks Steve!). It was clear to see that the number of runners was dented due to the combination of bad weather and the Rugby World Cup final starting at the same time. Course conditions for the interested or geeky were; Windy and overcast, 13OC, humidity 80%, wind average 26.8mph with gusts from WSW.

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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, 129 brave / silly / keen / mad / dedicated people ran, jogged, pushed buggies (sweet chariots) and walked the course, of which 9 were first timers at Burnham, 1 was a parkrun first timer (welcome to parkrun Jude Wait) and with 25 clubs being represented this week by their respective members.

Although the mighty ‘Burnham Breeze’ was making conditions tough for all, there was an impressive 9 PB’s.

PBs

The results today were as follows;

Male top 3 

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1 – Chris WALKER– 17:57

2 – Peter MORTON– 18:28

3 – Marko NURMINEN– 19:16

Female top 3

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1 – Charlie HURCUM– 23:21

2 – Juliette WALKER– 24:06

3 – Charlotte HOLLIS– 24:23

Top age grade today was achieved by Chris WALKER with 79.02%

Most accomplished participant today was Catherine EARL with an impressive 203 parkruns.

If you run with a Garmin watch, check out and join the Burnham & Highbridge parkrun group for some regular group challenges and make 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; Brian BEALE, Kathy BEARD, Tracey BENTON, Mark BENTON, Mary CLOTHIER, Phil COOKE, Georgina DELLA VALLE, Clive DICKER, Steven DORRALL, Tony GORE, Georgina HAINSBY, Alex HAMILTON, Tawny HARRIS, Richard HARRISON, Philip HOBBS, Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE, Toni MALLIN, Sue NICHOLLS, Alice PANES, Deb PANES, Matt POWELL, Jeanine RANSOM, Ethan RYLES, Debbie RYLES, Margaret SCOTT, Paul SMITH, Fiona STICKLAND, Ria May TILLEY, Cecilia YOUNG.

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

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P.S. Commiserations England...there's always France 2023!

 

 

Burnham And Highbridge parkrun # 226 26th October 2019

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It's Pyjamas day at all parkrun's

Well done everyone who attended our Parkrun yesterday, and a big hello to all our visitors. Beats watching the rugby! For those who did attend it wasn’t the greatest conditions as I’m sure you’ll all agree!

Overview

This week one hundred and ninety five (195) people ran, jogged and walked the course. In summary of this number, twenty two (22) were first timers to Burnham and Highbridge Parkrun (of whom 7 were running their first ever Parkrun), seventeen (17) recorded new Personal Bests, one hundred and sixty one (161) are previous runners and twelve (12) 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 (27) volunteers this week in christian name order: -

Andy Brellisford, Angela Clarke, Brenda Hennecke, Brian Beale, Cecilia Young, Clive Dicker, Debbie Ryles, Ethan Ryles, Georgina Della Valle, Ian Booth, Jeanine Ransom, Julian Bolitho, Kathy Beard, Lewis Ryles, Mark Benton, Matt Powell, Paul Young, Ria May Tilley, Richard Harrison, Robert Jenner, Stephen Walker, Stuart Anderson, Sue Baker, Sue Nicholls, Tim Byrne, Tracey Benton, Vanetta Merrick, 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:

Bill Bailey was first over the line in 18:20

Ollie Campbell was second over the line in 18:32

William Gandy was third over the line in 18:54

Female placings:

Sophie Nicholls was first over the line in 19:45

Lucy MacDonald was second over the line in 21:45

Katie Kitty Gormley was third over the line in 21:45

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Sophie Nicholls at 80.84%

Ollie Cambell at 75.09%

Diane Pease at 74.81%

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 195 people ran, jogged, pushed buggies and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. 

Representatives of forty two (24) different clubs took part.

Well done to our solitary milestone runner this week, Tim Wickens notching up his 100th. All of which have been ran at Burnham and Highbridge Parkrun.

Of special mention are those runners who notched another finish adding to their parkrun achievement club totals, eight (8) from the parkrun 10-club, forty one (41) from the parkrun 50-club, twenty nine (29) from the parkrun 100-club and one from the Parkrun 250-club. Amy Ludewig leading the way on 257 Parkruns.

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 9,349 participants have completed 56,817 parkruns covering a total distance of 284,085 km, including 10,451 new Personal Bests.

The parkrun in Pictures:

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Bill Bailey was first over the line in 18:20

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Sophie Nicholls was first Lady and Junior over the line in 19:45

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 # 225 19th October 2019

Somewhere over the parkrun

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With stormy clouds passing us by, mother nature offered a spectacular rainbow to salute those who made the (correct) choice of parkrun over rugby this morning. Just like the England team, luck was on our side again this week, we were rewarded with some great conditions and an astonishing 20% of participants achieved Personal bests!

Visitors from far and wide again proving we are a must-do destination on that list with St Austell, Swindon, Bristol, Redditch, Cwymbrn, Bushy park and Manchester all represented.
If the fab weather wasn't enough, this week saw the return of our popular monthly pacers!
For those who don't know, pacers are volunteers who complete the event wearing a vest bearing the time that they will finish the course in. With a huge range all the way up to 40 mins, these are great for those chasing that illusive PB.
Date for the diary - Next pacer week will be 16th November.

The pics

Nature stealing the show today but everyone else not far behind with their own radiant beams!
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All of today's fantastic photos were taken by Mark Benton and more can be seen over on our Flikr page.

The Milestones Congratulations to 2 of our hardcore regulars today - George Davies and Jonathan (I bought cakes) Williams who both clocked-up their 100th.
Tom Bailey is also well on his way after scoring his 50th today.
Brilliant chaps - get those tee-shirts on order!

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The Stats This week 246 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and an incredible 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 38 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 once again David Frankland with a time of 17:08

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First female home was Claire Fitzpatrick with a  time of 18:53

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Top age grade was Chris Walker with 82.62 % and time of 17:10

Most accomplished runner was Brendon Wilson who today completed his 220th Parkrun.

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

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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.   awesome! (2)

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers: Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Christy LONGLEY • Stuart ANDERSON • Simon SHORROCK • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Mark BENTON • Matt POWELL • Naomi CHANDLER • Georgina DELLA VALLE • Philip HOBBS • Tracey THOMAS • Nick RYLES • Roger TOLLEY • Max BOYES • Adrian SMITH • Patricia SEABROOK • Freddie HORWOOD • Debbie RYLES • Cecilia YOUNG • Vicki DAVIES • Helen DAVIS • Ian BOOTH • Katrina BUFTON • Lisa PRINGLE • Stephen WALKER • Georgina HAINSBY • Adrian DAVIS • Jonathan WILLIAMS • Alex HAMILTON • Sue BAKER • Chris TOWNSEND • Tracy SMITH

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 9,327 participants have completed 56,622 parkruns covering a total distance of 283,110 km, including 10,434 new Personal Bests. A total of 523 individuals have volunteered 4,704 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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Phil  Hobbs

 

Burnham And Highbridge parkrun # 224 12th October 2019

Well done everyone who attended our Parkrun this morning, and a big hello to all our visitors. Well the rain pummeled us first thing during set up but eased for the runners later. Without our customary wind the conditions were great for good running.

Overview

This week two hundred and fifty six (256) people ran, jogged and walked the course. In summary of this number, a very impressive twenty five (25) were first timers to Burnham and Highbridge Parkrun (of whom eight (8) were running their first ever Parkrun), thirty four (34) recorded new Personal Bests, one hundred and eighty nine (189) are previous runners and eight (8) 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 (24) volunteers this week in surname order: -

Adrian Davis, Alan Parkinson, Brian Beale, Cecilia Young, Ganesh Gudka, Geraldine Hope, Harry Petheram, Helen Davis, Jeannine Darling, John Ppiper, Julie Gilfoyle, Katrina Bufton, Mark Benton, Mary Clothier, Max Boyes, Monique Boon, Philip Hobbs, Rebecca Reeves, Stephen Walker, Stuart Anderson, Sue Baker, Tracey Benton, Tracy Smith, Vincent Reginald Huxtable

Visitors

To all our visitors, we hope you all enjoyed our parkrun and please visit us again. Today we had representation from Newport, Glasgow, Chichester, Tonbridge and Chippenham. Apologies if we have missed out any of you on parkrun tour.

The Serious Stuff: Statistics

Male placings:

Chris Walker was first over the line in 17:20

An Unknown Runner was second over the line

Peter Morton was third over the line in17:40

Female placings:

Ella Hansen was first over the line in 21:37

Joanna Rich was second over the line in 22:03

Katie Kitty Gormley was third over the line in 22:09

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Nick Hides at 82.72%

Chris Walker at 81.83%

Martin Smith at 79.46%

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 256 people ran, jogged, pushed buggies and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests.

Representatives of thirty five (35) different clubs took part.

Well done and congratulations to our milestone runners this week, Caroline Haggerty and Gary Bowden completing there 50th and Georgina Hainsby completing her 100th Parkrun. .

Of special mention are those runners who notched another finish adding to their parkrun achievement club totals, three (3) from the parkrun 10-club, sixty-one (61) from the parkrun 50-club, forty-four (44) from the parkrun 100-club and two (2) from the Parkrun 250-club.

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 9,288 participants have completed 56,376 parkruns covering a total distance of 281,880 km, including 10,384 new Personal Bests. A total of 523 individuals have volunteered 4,671 times.

The parkrun in Pictures:

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 &Highbridge parkrun #223 5/10/2019

And ...calm...

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With the summer almost seeming like a distant past with all the soggy and windy weather of late it was a welcome break between storms today and perfect conditions with temperature a little cooler, combined with cloud cover and almost no wind for once!

With the aforementioned autumnal weather, this week also saw the return of the "winter" finish so we are 100% on the paths and off the grass now until 2020. This also means that understandably at the request of the local council. the overflow grass car park is also out of use until next year. Please bear this in mind and maybe leave a little more time for parking elsewhere if you are driving to be with us.

A huge shout out today to the team from Cheddar running club who kindly volunteered their services today and filled a huge proportion of the roles - from timekeeping to marshaling, they had it covered! Just as well too as a huge amount of the Burnham core team are up to their eyes making final preparations for tomorrows Burnham Half Marathon.

The pics

No stunning blue sky pics this week but plenty of smiles to make up for it!

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All of today's photos were taken by Nicky Woodland and more can be seen over on our Facebook page.

The Milestones

Congratulations to

Catherine Earl who clocked-up her 200th Parkrun - In a word - Fantastic!

 

The Stats

This week 284 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 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 once again Bill Bailey with a time of 17:46
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First female home was Charlotte Simmons with a  time of 22:09 and a PB!
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Top age grade was Martin Smith with 79.92 % and time of 20:25

Most accomplished runner was again Dave Denning who today completed his 276th Parkrun.

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 the following amazing 29 volunteers:

Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Jenny MCNAMARA • Mike HORWOOD • Phil JOHNSON • Si WALSH • Simon SHORROCK • Sue NICHOLLS • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Mark BENTON • Jill WRING • Philip HOBBS • Gwen FROMENT • Joanna RICH • Gill CONSTABLE • Cathy BAYLISS • Jim THOMPSON • Lee WOODLAND • Isabelle DORMER • Nikki WOODLAND • Ruby JOHNSON • Karen OLDCORN • Katrina BUFTON • Georgina HAINSBY • Katie SMITH • Michelle TOWNSEND • Chris TOWNSEND • Andrew TURNER • Amanda BATTEN

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 9,263 participants have completed 56,120 parkruns covering a total distance of 280,600 km, including 10,350 new Personal Bests. A total of 522 individuals have volunteered 4,647 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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Phil  Hobbs

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun – Event number 221, 21 September 2019

As the Rugby World Cup commenced in Japan this weekend and fixtures are played out in the early hours of the morning, Burnham and Highbridge parkrun welcomed 382 early risers for its 221st event. Our parkrun had no oval balls, rucks or mauls, although some runners may describe our start akin to a scrum it begins with a narrow path; nevertheless, everyone set off and returned celebrating another successful 5km.  

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Among our attendees it was 100-up for two of our stalwarts. Paul Tomlinson (154th in 26:55) and Tracey Benton (170th in 27:40) and Angela Clark (324th in 36:21) all celebrated a century of parkruns. Congratulations to you all, and a big thank you to Paul as he completed his run as a volunteer pacer. Tracey is a core member and regular volunteer, organising the weekly roster consistently filling many of the required roles (when she's not running), helping to make this parkrun such a success. If you can volunteer at one of our future events please contact burnhamandhighbridgehelpers@parkrun.com

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Congratulations to our first runner home, Ben Maliphant, in an impressive time of 16:24, whilst Joanna Rich was our first lady home in 21:24, 31st overall. To all our visitors, regulars, club runners and those participating for the first time or just for fun, we hope you all enjoyed today's event, run on very a pleasant September Saturday morning.  

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Today's statistics:

This week 382 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 76 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Christy LONGLEY • Simon SHORROCK • Sue NICHOLLS • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Steven DORRALL • Emily BENTON • Mark BENTON • Georgina DELLA VALLE • Tracey THOMAS • Jeannine DARLING • Allan PENDLETON • Ria May TILLEY • Adrian SMITH • Samantha SMITH • Freddie HORWOOD • David HORWOOD • Cecilia YOUNG • Helen DAVIS • Paul TOMLINSON • Rebecca REEVES • Michael REEVES • Ian BOOTH • Katrina BUFTON • Richard HALE • Stephen WALKER • Georgina HAINSBY • Adrian DAVIS • Paul SMITH • Ian PORTEUS • David PORTEUS • Jonathan WILLIAMS • Alex HAMILTON • John LANG • Harry PETHERAM

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 9,204 participants have completed 55,581 parkruns covering a total distance of 277,905 km, including 10,261 new Personal Bests. A total of 515 individuals have volunteered 4,595 times.

Run report written by Steve Dorrall

 

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun #220 14.09.2019

What a gorgeous September day for a parkrun, a stillness in the air and a high tide made the lake and river look stunning today. Not so good for the Burnham-on-Sea Kite Festival taking place on the beach.

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A great turnout of 380 today, boosted by tourists from Cornwall, Portsmouth, Aylesbury, Gatwick, Doncaster, Nottingham, Swansea, Lincoln, Cambridge and I'm sure lots of other places across the whole country... the parkrun community is great for being able to turn up anywhere to run. Special mention to Hugh Ridgeway who normally runs at Houghton hall parkrun, who did his 50th parkrun at Burnham and Highbridge as a first timer, and beat his overall parkrun PB with a great 21:28 (VM60-64 age group!). IMG_2058

We had quite a few runners showing off their new GNR (Great North Run) T-shirts today!

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Celebrating her 100th parkrun today was Tina Burrows, a regular runner and volunteer at our parkrun. Congratulations and I like the 100 cape!  Wear your 100 T-shirt with pride.

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We also had a quartet of runners completing their 50th parkrun, Hugh Ridgeway (mentioned above), Joan Shiles, Paul Kuht, and Katie Smith, well done to you all.  Congratulations also to Grace Baker for completing her 10th parkrun as a junior with a new PB!

Well done to Georgina who did a great job as her first Run Director role. IMG_1804

A big Thank You to all our volunteers today who make parkrun run smoothly.  Particular Thank Yous to those who set up (Reg and the Bentons) and help to clear up afterwards; they are often forgotten.  Todays volunteers were: Vincent Reginald HUXTABLE • Stuart ANDERSON • Tracey BENTON • Brian BEALE • Mark BENTON • Hannah SMITH • Georgina DELLA VALLE • Philip HOBBS • Jeannine DARLING • Roger TOLLEY • Geraldine HOPE • David KNIGHT • Diane PEASE • Samantha SMITH • Sally FURNISS • Rachel CHORLEY • Paul CHORLEY • Cecilia YOUNG • Mary CLOTHIER • Alison OATEN • Roger PEASE • Tim BYRNE • Alex HAMILTON • Charlotte MAY IMG_1809

If you can sign up to volunteer once in a while, it helps to allow everyone to run.  Check out our rota and send us an Email.  Next week looks a bit empty on the rota! It is great fun!!

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First over the line today saw the return of Bill Bailey. IMG_2028

First lady was Sophie McKeeman a first timer from Fulham RC, hope you enjoyed our course.

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Marko Nurimen was our highest age graded runner today with 80.85% in second place overall.

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Well done to everyone who took part, especially the 23 people doing their first ever parkrun, hope to see you again. IMG_1931

All of the great photos taken by Tim Byrne can be seen on our photo page or on Flickr

Hope the Indian summer continues and see you next week

Stuart Anderson

 

 

 

Burnham And Highbridge parkrun # 219 7th September 2019

 

Well done everyone who attended our Parkrun this morning, and a big hello to all our visitors. A lovely morning for it as I’m sure you’ll all agree.

Overview

This week three hundred and eighty three (383) people ran, jogged and walked the course. In summary of this number, a very impressive sixty (60) were first timers to Burnham and Highbridge Parkrun (of whom a staggering 30 were running their first ever Parkrun), seventy two (72) recorded new Personal Bests, three hundred and three (303) are previous runners and twenty (20) 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 (23) volunteers this week in surname order: -

Brian Beale, Stephen Bell, Tracey Benton, Katrina Bufton, Mary Clothier, Jeannine Darling, David Darling, Georgina Hainsby, Mary Ham, Colin Holdom, Geraldine Hope, Vincent Reginald Huxtable, David Knight, Vanetta Merrick, Matt Powell, Jeanine Ransom, Michael Reeves, Samantha Smith, Adrian Smith, Tracey Thomas, Paul Tomlinson, Wendy Wilfan, Cecelia Young

Visitors

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

The Serious Stuff: Statistics

Male placings:

Ben Maliphant was first over the line in 16:24
Marko Nurminen was second over the line in 18:17
Craig Whitemore was third over the line in 18:40

Female placings:

Vicky Tester was first over the line in 19:06
Kirstie Booth was second over the line in 19:20
Penny Guess was third over the line in 21:26

The three highest age grades were recorded by:

Leslie Davies at 81.82%
Sue Hazel at 81.25%
Marko Nurminen at 80.04%

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 383 people ran, jogged, pushed buggies and walked the course, of whom 60 were first timers and 72 recorded new Personal Bests.

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

Well done to our milestone runners this week, Abby Flourentzou completing her 50th and Jon Meyer and Marko Nurminen both completing their 100th Parkrun. It was a particularly good day for Marko as he matched his highest ever finish and made the top 3 in the age gradings.

Of special mention are those runners who notched another finish adding to their parkrun achievement club totals, eleven (11) from the parkrun 10-club, seventy-nine (79) from the parkrun 50-club, forty nine (49) from the parkrun 100-club and four from the Parkrun 250-club. Sorrel Langley-Hobbs leading the way on 332 Parkruns.

Burnham and Highbridge parkrun started on 20th June 2015. Since then 9,084 participants have completed 54,819 parkruns covering a total distance of 274,095 km, including 10,116 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 rosterand 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 websiteBurnham and Highbridge parkrun Results Page.

 

 

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