It's a Record!
We had a record number of finishers last Saturday - 124! Hopefully as the summer goes on, and word spreads, we'll be beating that record again soon.
Sweatshop monthly prize winner: May 2013
We're delighted to announce that Barry Brenton was the May recipient of our monthly prize, generously supported by Sweatshop.
Barry's prize is a free pair of running shoes fitted out at his local Sweatshop store. Barry's been a regular parkrunner since March 2012 and has knocked over 6 minutes off his Barnsley parkrun time from when he started. We hope his new shoes will help keep the progress going, or at least make the training sessions a little easier.
Friends of Locke Park
It was suggested that we could have a family fun/sports day, to raise monies for Friends of Locke Park and Tower project. Alan, our Event Director, has been given a date of 22nd June. Any suggestions gladly welcome. The Friends Group will be attending parkrun 18th May so we can perhaps discuss then. Over to you guys, any ideas? Get your thinking caps on.
Damian KILPIN (SM35-39) of Penistone Footpath Runners AC, was first over the line in 18:55 - third time in 14 appearances.
Howard DARWIN (VM45-49) of Rotherham Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 19:32.
Andrew SAQLADI (VM40-44) of Worthing & District Harriers, was third over the line in 19:38 - Was first to finish once before.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian NEVILLE (Unattached) 1174 pts.
John MOSS (Barnsley Harriers) 997 pts.
David CRAWSHAW (Unattached) 987 pts.
Sarah BRADLEY (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (17th overall) over the line in 22:23 - first time in 10 appearances.
Zoe TOLMAN (SW30-34) of Barnsley AC, was second (20th overall) over the line in 22:58 - Was first to finish once before.
Stephanie ROBERTS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 25:00.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Vicky LEVITT (Barnsley Harriers) 1128 pts.
Vikki SKIPPER (Barnsley Harriers) 1093 pts.
Catherine Suzanne THOMPSON (Unattached) 995 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin BOOTH (VM50-54) was graded 73.54 % for the time 20:13 (5th overall).
Howard DARWIN (VM45-49) was graded 73.12 % for the time 19:32 (second overall).
James FRYERS (JM14) was graded 71.90 % for the time 23:40 (23rd overall).
This week there were 124 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.
Barnsley parkrun started on 22nd January 2011, and since then 1,246 different runners, including participants from 93 athletics clubs, have completed 8,628 runs covering a total distance of 43,140 km, and there have been 2,112 new Personal Bests.
The Women's course record is held by Julie BRISCOE who ran in a time of 18:07 on 21st July 2012 (event number 76).
The Men's course record is held by Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 15:56 on 22nd January 2011 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie BUCKLEY who recorded a 93.04 % run (19:24) on 30th July 2011 (event number 28).