Burnham Marathon Challenge 2018 – The results!

Scroll to the bottom of this page to see the gallery of photos from the day.

Thank you to everyone who joined in yesterday’s Marathon Challenge in Burnham Park. 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!

Shirley Shaw and the Burnham Health Promotion Trust team
8 th July 2018         


Burnham Health and Wellbeing Fortnight 2nd - 14th July 2018

Burnham Health Promotion Trust and Friends of Burnham Library invite you our wellbeing fortnight. All events are free unless otherwise stated.

Read on to see all the events on offer and to learn more about the marathon challenge


Burnham “Marathon Challenge” is back!

Last year on 29th July the people of Burnham completed a total of 16.75 marathons! Can we do even better this year?

Please join us on Saturday 7th July 2018Burnham Park, SL1 7HR

Run, jog or walk – it’s up to you Joggers and runners will set off at 10.15am.
Walkers can set off at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm or 3pm For full details and to reserve your free place go to: https://burnhammarathonchallenge2018.eventbrite.co.uk

or phone Lisa or Shirley in the Burnham Health Promotion Trust office
Tel. 01628 661441 or email shirley@bhpt.org.uk

Burnham Health Promotion Trust is a Registered Charity No.1066070 and Registered Company No. 3435602


Other Wellbeing Events

Date Time Activity Venue
Monday 2 nd July 9.45am to 10.30am Chair based exercise class with Donna Ward – open to all. Usual cost £2 – but your first class is free Methodist Church, Eastfield Road, Burnham
Monday 2 nd July 6pm to 8pm An introduction to the game of Bowls - drop in session – open to all Burnham Bowls Club, Stomp Road, Burnham
Tuesday 3 rd July 10.30am to 11.30am Exercise in the Park with the Tuesday Group –
open to all
Outdoor Gym in Burnham Park
Tuesday 3 rd July 10.45am to 12 noon Singing for the Memory – for people with memory loss and their families and friends Classroom 1 Burnham Library
Tuesday 3 rd July 10.30am to 12.30pm

Alzheimers Dementia Support – information about local charity’s services and sources of help and support

Burnham Library
Tuesday 3 rd July 2pm to 4pm NHS Health checks with “Live Well Stay Well” Classroom 2 Burnham Library

Tuesday 3 rd July

6pm to 8pm An introduction to the game of Bowls - drop in session – open to all Burnham Bowls Club, Stomp Road, Burnham
Wednesday 4 th July 10am to 10.30am Simply Walk – gentle walk around Burnham Park -
open to all
Meet at entrance to Burnham Park Hall - by car park
Wednesday 4 th July

11am to 12 noon

Kiddley Divey Music and exercise fun taster session - Suitable for all ages Classroom 1 Burnham Library
Wednesday 4 th July 2pm to 4pm NHS Health checks with “Live Well Stay Well” Classroom 2 Burnham Library
Wednesday 4 th July 6pm to 8pm An introduction to the game of Bowls - drop in session – open to all

Burnham Bowls Club, Stomp Road, Burnham

Wednesday 4 th July 7pm to 8pm Men’s Health Talk with Dr Patrick Clarke, GP from Burnham Health Centre

Classroom 1 Burnham Library

Date Time Activity Venue
Thursday 5 th July 11.30am to 12.30pm Tai Chi with Colin Bond – usual cost is £3 but your first class is free United Reformed Church Hall, Stomp Road, Burnham
Thursday 5 th July 2.30pm to 4.30pm Tea Dance with Lynne’s School of Dance – usual cost is £5 but your first visit is free Burnham Park Hall, Windsor Lane, Burnham
Thursday 5 th July 6pm to 8pm An introduction to the game of Bowls - drop in session – open to all Burnham Bowls Club, Stomp Road, Burnham
Thursday 5 th July 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Relaxation and Aromatherapy talk by Deborah Garwood from Bucks Adult Learning

Classroom 1 Burnham Library
Thursday 5 th July 3pm to 5pm Massage taster sessions with Dave Clarke, Advanced Clinical and Sports Massage Therapist

Burnham Library

Thursday 5 th July

7pm to 8pm Family Health Talk with Dr Simon Daily, GP from Burnham Health Centre Classroom 1 Burnham Library
Friday 6 th July 10am to 11am Simply Walk – a walk of up to one hour - open to all

Meet at Cornerstone, St Peter’s Church, Burnham

Friday 6 th July 11.30am to 12.30pm Falls Awareness Talk with Kate Lord from Bucks Falls Prevention Team Classroom 1 Burnham Library
Friday 6 th July 6pm to 8pm An introduction to the game of Bowls - drop in session – open to all Burnham Bowls Club, Stomp Road, Burnham
Saturday 7 th July 9.30am to 4pm Burnham Marathon Challenge – How many marathons can the people of Burnham complete in one day?

Can we beat last year’s total of 16.75?

We want as many people as possible to run, jog or walk the one kilometre path around Burnham Park.
42 laps of the Park = one marathon!

Runners will set off at 10.15am and walkers at 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm or 3pm

Other activities in the Park including Zumba at 9.45am and Tai Chi at 2pm. Table Tennis and Outdoor Gym available all day.

Burnham Park
Monday 9th July 9.45am to 10.30am Chair based exercise class with Donna Ward –
open to all. Usual cost £2 – but your first class is free
Methodist Church, Eastfield Road, Burnham
Tuesday 10th July 10.30am to 11.30am Exercise in the Park with the Tuesday Group –
open to all
Outdoor Gym in Burnham Park
Tuesday 10th July 7pm to 9pm

A talk on Diet and Lifestyle including tips to help reduce stress and improve your sleep patterns with local health coach and complementary therapist Emma Finn

Classroom 1 Burnham Library
Wednesday11 thJuly 11am to 1pm Meet the Burnham Health Promotion Trust team and find out about local services and activities and volunteering opportunities Burnham Library
Thursday 12 th July 2pm to 4pm

NHS Health checks with “Live Well Stay Well”

Classroom 2 Burnham Library
Thursday 12 th July 11.30am to 12.30pm Tai Chi with Colin Bond - usual cost is £3 but your first class is free United Reformed Church Hall, Stomp Road, Burnham
Friday 13 th July 10am to 11am Simply Walk – a walk of up to one hour - open to all Meet at Cornerstone, St Peter’s Church, Burnham
Friday 13 th July 11.30am to 12.30pm Women’s Health Talk with Nurse Bev Holmes from Burnham Health Centre Classroom 2 Burnham Library
Friday 13 th July 2pm to 4pm NHS Health checks with “Live Well Stay Well” Classroom 2 Burnham Library

Saturday 14 th July

12noon to 4pm Burnham Community Association’s Village Fete – Activities and fun for all the family Burnham Park

Images from the 2018 Marathon Challenge