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.
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!
Two milestones were achieved this week:
Geraldine Hope completed her 100, 91 of which were at Burnham and Highbridge
Freddie Horwood finished his 50th, 47 of them at Burnham and Highbridge
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.
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