Burnham Marathon Challenge – The Results!

Thank you to everyone who joined in the Marathon Challenge in Burnham Park on Saturday 7th July. It was a great turn out on an extremely hot day and there were some incredible personal and team results!

It was lovely to see families and groups of friends and colleagues running or walking together and encouraging one another and there were many inspiring stories from participants who had overcome personal and health challenges. Whether people completed one lap or 42 laps, every medal presented was very well deserved.

Thank you and very well done to everyone who took part – we hope you enjoyed it and will take the challenge again next year! Thank you too to The Rotary Club of Burnham Beeches, Burnham Joggers, Burnham Parish Council and Tesco Taplow for their help and support with the event. Thanks also to the family members and friends of the BHPT team – we couldn’t have done it without you! 

  • A total of 108 people took part aged from 3 to 96.
  •  In total 528 laps of the one kilometre path were completed which equates to 12.5 marathons. (One marathon = 42.2 kilometres). A total of 49 people completed 5 laps or more, including 15 who ran or walked at least 10.  
  • The overall winner was Dr Simon Daily who had pledged to complete a full marathon during the course of the day. He set off at 9am and completed his marathon around 2pm. An amazing achievement! Well done Simon!
     
  • The next highest distance covered was by Christine Smith who determinedly walked 13 laps. Another great result, congratulations Christine!  

Amongst the teams of runners or walkers, this year’s winners were St Peter’s School PTA who between them completed an impressive 104 laps (2.5 marathons).

In second place were Pop Goes the Choir with 68 laps (1.6 marathons), closely followed by Burnham Health Centre with 67 laps and Burnham Joggers with 59 laps.   

The Simply Walk and St Mary’s Church teams each completed a half marathon.


Well done and thank you to everyone involved! 

 

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Marathon Challenge 2018

Following the success of the 2017 “Marathon Challenge” we are busy making plans for this year’s event which will take place in Burnham Park on Saturday 7th July. More details coming soon.

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Fun for all the family at Burnham Sports and Activities Day

There is a packed programme of FREE sports and activities on offer on Saturday 29th July at the Burnham Sports and Activities Day. This special event is being organised by BHPT in partnership with Maidenhead based charity SportsAble. Look in the Sports and Activities Day Booklet for full details of the day’s activities which will be taking place in Burnham Park, Burnham Park Hall and on the village green. 


We will also be holding the first “Burnham Marathon Challenge” in Burnham Park. We want to find out how many “marathons”  the people of Burnham can complete during one day. 
Will you join us on 29th July and take up the challenge?

 

Here’s what you do:

  • Run, jog or walk the 1 kilometre path around Burnham Park. We will be counting all the laps completed by everyone during the day to see how many “marathons” in total we can complete (42 laps = a marathon!)
  • You can walk or run on your own or you can join up with family, friends or colleagues to complete your own “team marathon” – for example 7 of you could run or walk 6 laps each or 14 of you could do 3 laps each.
  • You can make it even more worthwhile by getting sponsored for a charity of your choice.
  • Full details including how to book in the Burnham Marathon information sheet or go to https://burnham-marathon-challenge.eventbrite.co.uk

Please note:

  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • For everyone’s safety we regret no dogs allowed (except guide dogs)
  • Please wear suitable footwear and clothing

 

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What difference has BHPT made to you?

BHPT 1997 – 2017 As we celebrate our 20th anniversary we are keen to know what difference BHPT has made to YOU. Please take a few minutes to complete our SurveyThank you very much.

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Working towards a Dementia Friendly Burnham

Small Business Saturday 3rd December 2016 and Dementia Friendly Burnham
  “Continuing our initiative to make Burnham a thriving High Street and a welcoming place for all to shop”. Councillor Paul Kelly (South Bucks District Council)

A public information drop-in session on Dementia hosted by the Alzheimers Dementia Support Charity will be held in Burnham Library, Windsor Lane, Burnham, SL1 7HR  on Saturday 3rd December 2016 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm To celebrate Small Business Saturday there will also be a special display on Small Businesses

Support your High Street and shop local. Find out more about Dementia.

 

 

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Resources updated!

We have been busy updating our information sheets in our Resources section with details of new exercise and social activities. Do take a look – if you can’t find what you are looking for please contact us.

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Burnham Well-Being Day 21st May 2016 10.30am-4pm

LogoOn Saturday 21st May, BHPT in association with The Burnham Lions & BucksVision are hosting another community Well-Being Day. Based at Burnham Park Hall, we invite the young & old along to have a go at Peg Loom Weaving, Make your own Sushi, sample local Honey, arts & crafts and much more in the Dropmore Hall.

For those interested in exercise, we have Tai Chi, Yoga, chair based exercises, Postnatal exercises, Family Fun Fitness & Ballroom dancing, in a timetable of different sessions throughout the day in the Huntercombe Room.

Upstairs in the meeting room, we will have a selection of complimentary therapies for all to try (First come first served, so get in quick!) ranging from Chiropody, Indian Head Massage, Back Massage, Hair Styling etc again with each taster session being free of charge!

In Meeting Room 1 we have a number of timetabled  Health Talks including Healthy Minds, Discovering True Health & Get Healthy, all supplied free of charge by local consultants.

Burnham Joggers will be holding a ‘Jog around the park’ at 11am and local Brownies & Scouts will be in attendance providing games & fun for children. Running throughout the day there is also a children’s quiz sponsored by the Burnham Lions with a prize draw at 3.45pm.

We do hope lots of people with come along and try something new to ‘Re-Awaken their senses’! Maybe you’ll find a new hobby as well! We look forward to seeing you!

Supported by BHPT, The Burnham Lions, BucksVision & Burnham Park Hall.

 

 

 

 

 

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Sir Terry Wogan

We are sure many of you were as sad as we were to hear of Sir Terry Wogan’s death. A charming man who supported many local charities including Friends of Burnham Library and Thames Valley Adventure Playground. He will be missed by many!
There is now a book of condolence situated in Burnham Library for those who wish to share memories or pass on messages to Sir Terrys family.

Terry Wogan

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BHPT & NCS Family Fun Day

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On Wednesday 12th 2015 August, BHPT & students from The National Citizen Service ‘The Challenge’ joined forces to bring a free family fun day to Burnham Park Hall Village Green. We were blessed with lovely sunny weather, something we were quite short of over the summer, and over 200 people attended the afternoon. The students aged 16-18yrs, ran games, sports & a craft table and provided a ‘donations only’  refreshments stall with monies going to Burnham Youth Club.

Families were encouraged to bring along a picnic and enjoy the social event aimed at getting children to participate in exercise and fun games.  We were delighted with the response from local people and received great feedback from many of them. We hope to arrange this annually and are already in talks with the NCS for next year!

www.ncsthechallenge.org.uk

www.burnhamyouthclub.co.uk

 

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Strictly Come & Dance – Burnham’s Tea Dance is back!

With the return of the popular ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on the television, this Thursday 9th September sees the return of our very own BHPT Tea Dance at Burnham Park Hall!

Suitable for all ages, we are open 2.30pm – 4.30pm and price per person is £5.00. This will include your 2 hours of teacher lead dancing plus light refreshments. Under 16’s are welcome with signed consent from parents and under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.

So, if you fancy strutting your stuff with the Waltz, Rhumba or fancy a bit of a Jive, pop down and see us. We look forward to seeing you!!

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