20, 2016 Photos:
Burnham-On-Sea Parkrun celebrates its first anniversary
at Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge's Park Run celebrated the event's
first anniversary on Saturday (June 18th) by taking part in colourful
weekly runs at Apex Park have gradually grown in size over the
past 12 months and now frequently attract over 200 runners.
and Highbridge Mayor Michael Clarke was the special guest at Saturday's
celebratory run, where he thanked the runners and volunteers who
make it happen each week.
Reg Huxtable from Burnham Harriers told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
are really pleased with how the event has grown - we started with
60 or so runners and the numbers have increased, although this
does give a challenge with car parking!"
couldn't have done it without our volunteers - we need 18-20 each
week for the runs to happen, so without them it couldn't work."
Clarke told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's wonderful to see the
event doing so well and also helping to improve the health of
people in our community."
Mayor handed out a number of cetificates to the volunteers and
some of the most frequent runners.
included Tony Dickinson was given a certificate for completing
the most weekly runs over the past year, while Sue Nicholls was
awarded for having the best age grade percentage, the youngest
runner award went to Killian Faubel, Len Horlock for the most
male points, Mark Benton for the most photos, and Reg Huxtable
for his work in organising the event.
Burnham and Highbridge Park Run launched in June last year and
the event is open to all runners each Saturday morning at 9am.
Runs are free to join, but runners need to sign
up online here to get a unique barcode that enables them to
log their finishing times each week.