Guest run report for 22nd February 2020, event #71
By Becci Reeves
Home parkrun: Burnham and Highbridge parkrun
The Tourist’s Report
The drive to Severn Bridge today involved a couple of diversions due to the wind. Although a few of us from Burnham and Highbridge parkrun were going Westbound, the sat-navs didn’t agree the carriageway was open and sent us on the M49/M4!
On arrival we took shelter from the wind in Thornwell Football Club enjoying a pre-run beverage. The run brief was clear and provided all the information needed for a safe event. After the briefing it was time for a short walk to the start line.
At the start we were greeted by the wind! The run from Wales towards England was a ‘breeze’ in comparison the return trip. Say goodbye to the tailwind and hello the headwind, talk about hitting a wall to quote another runner! As the only person with a buggy today, safe to say I was a crazy loon!
The cheering from everyone reminded me of why I like to parkrun with faster runners providing encouragement on their way to the finish and whilst cooling down. While those of us closer the back have a little chat on the way around.
On finishing, I had a chat the lovely run director Lorraine who shared how amazing all the volunteers are. Without the volunteers it wouldn’t be possible to hold the event so thank you to:
Anne Masters • Antoinette Burrowes • Bill Savage • Craig Davidge • Helena And Jj Murphy • John Whitelegg • Joshua Smith • Julian Smith • Kev Harford • Lorraine Clarke • Mike Croft • Pamela Robinson • Paul Barrett • Rebecca Reeves • Sarah Lewis • Susannah Bannon • Syd Wheeler • Toni Mallin • Zach Swinford-Davidge • Zachary Harris
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First male today was Cj De Mooi in 17:48, who got a new PB.
First female today was Ania Ciolek in 22:39, who was a first timer.
In total there were 51 first timers and 12 personal bests, among the 158 runners.
Here are the Severn Bridge statistics for those of you interested:
Female Record Holder: Helen Newberry - 18:05 - Event 35 (11/05/19)
Male Record Holder: Maciej Bialogonski - 15:24 - Event 35 (11/05/19)
Age Graded Record Holder: Val Naylor - 98.08 % - 25:10 - Event 41 (22/06/19)
The average time taken to complete this event is 29:02, with an average 219 runners.