runaway success! Burnham-On-Sea Parkrun sets new record
and Highbridge's Park Run is proving to be a runaway success,
with a record number of runners taking part in the event on Saturday
latest run, pictured here, saw 243 people taking part in the run
at Apex Park - beating the previous attendance of 218 runners
set on 30th April.
Reg Huxtable from Burnham Harriers added: "We are really
pleased with how our event has grown - we started with 60 or so
runners and the numbers have gradually increased."
couldn't have done it without our volunteers - we need 18-20 each
week for the runs to happen. Without them it couldn't work so
we are indebted to them for their help."
the publicity around the decision to halt the Parkrun at Stoke
Gifford in Bristol may have inadvertently helped us by raising
awareness about what Parkruns are, " Run Director Mark Benton
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.
weekly Park Runs start at Highbridge's Apex Park
pledged by councils to new Burnham-On-Sea health project
for new running events at Highbridge's Apex Park gather pace