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!
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.
Some of you may have caught a brief appearance of a beautiful rainbow over the beach.
Katrina Bufton was in charge today, with lots of newbies, but they all managed really well, and results were out in record time.
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!
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
There was a trio of runners completing their 50 milestone today. Well done to Wendy Wilfan, Stephen Bell and Hannah Smith.
First over the line today was Chris Walker
First lady over the line was Emily Murray
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.
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.
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.