Barrow parkrun 312

Barrow parkrun 312

Congratulations this morning to Jenny Fazackerley who completed her 100th milestone run and Lorraine Dickinson who completed her 50th run, both Jenny and Lorraine will be rewarded with a milestone T-Shirt courtesy of Wiggle.  It was also the 150th run for Jim Beaton, congratulations to Jim, and only another 100 to go to reach your next milestone T-shirt.

We were very lucky with the weather for most of the run this morning and Storm Brian just added a slight breeze on parts of our undulating course.

Next week we will be celebrating Halloween, so dust out your costumes and let's see how many witches, skeletons and ghosts we can spot running around the park at 9.00am.

This week 171 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers, thank you very much for all your encouragement.

Sonja FARISH • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Megan Jessica CARTER • Simon BARTON • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Gordon GIBSON • Charlie O'HARE • Scott WILSON • Anthony CLARKE • Paula HERBERT • Amanda MORTLOCK • Susan BIRKBY • Dave BAYLIFF • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Alison MCMENEMY • Philip LEIGH • John WILLIAMSON • Mark WILLIAMSON • Ann HORTON • Tom MORTLOCK-JACKSON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:

Julian BARRABLE (SM30-34) of Corstorphine AAC, was first over the line in 16:42 - first appearance.
Ryan EVERETT (SM18-19) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was second over the line in 17:35.
Harvey LORD (VM35-39) of Black Combe Runners, was third over the line in 17:47.

Female placings:

Janice CALLISTER (VW50-54) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was first (31st overall) over the line in 22:50.
Heather TRAVIS (VW40-44) of Hoad Hill Harriers, was second (33rd overall) over the line in 22:59.
Sarah BOUFFLER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (37th overall) over the line in 23:33.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Julian BARRABLE (SM30-34) – 77.64% for the time 16:42 (first overall).
Patrick THOMAS (VM65-69) – 77.47% for the time 22:16 (27th overall).
Ryan EVERETT (SM18-19) – 74.98% for the time 17:35 (second overall).

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 16:24 on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Phil WAITE who recorded a time of 15:12 on 3rd October 2015 (event number 206).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded 90.24% (16:24) on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).

Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011. Since then 3,619 participants have completed 36,995 parkruns covering a total distance of 184,975 km, including 6,522 new Personal Bests.

We welcome children at parkrun. Please note that those under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice whilst attending 5k parkrun events. It must also be ensured that children place themselves appropriately at the start so as to prevent a situation where they are being repeatedly overtaken. This is to ensure the safety of your child.

See you all soon

Mike & Louise Cook

 

 

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun 311

Barrow parkrun 311

There was celebratory cakes this morning for the 200th run of Edward Tyson, the 100th run for John Sherwen and the 10th run for junior Billy Ashton. Thank you for the cakes, which we all enjoyed they were lovely.  Congratulations on reaching your milestone runs.

Keep an eye out for the junior parkrun, this is due to start in Barrow in December. Junior parkruns consist of a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. Registered parkrunners do not need to register separately for the junior events.

parkruns are timed for people who want to keep track of their own personal improvements, there are finishing positions and age grading percentages too, all of these though are instruments for measuring personal progression, if that’s what you want. We regularly hear stories of people who are achieving what they never thought possible, but for many parkrunners it is simply about running or walking with like-minded people and being part of their local community. We value everyone at parkrun equally and the fact that 80,000 people who previously did no physical activity have become active through parkrun over the past three years alone, demonstrates how successful we have been at breaking down the barriers to taking part in regular physical activity.

This week 181 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Fiona BANNISTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Jeff CROSTHWAITE • Megan Jessica CARTER • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Philip HORROCKS • Christopher HUGHES • Anthony CLARKE • Janice CALLISTER • Paula HERBERT • Ruth HAUGHIAN • Fred BAGLEY • Beth HUGHES • Amy SINGLETON • Erin SINGLETON • Philip LEIGH

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was first over the line in 19:17 - 7th time in 202 appearances.
Jamie ARMSTRONG (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:39.
Neil GRACE (VM50-54) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was third over the line in 20:30.

Female placings:
Kate SINTON (SW25-29) of Newcastle Frontrunners, was first (35th overall) over the line in 24:56.
Suzanne BOYLE (VW45-49) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was second (39th overall) over the line in 25:09.
Fiona BANNISTER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (40th overall) over the line in 25:13.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) – 77.70% for the time 19:17 (first overall).
David HOWIE (VM70-74) – 73.31% for the time 24:40 (34th overall).
Cliff ETHERDEN (VM65-69) – 73.15% for the time 23:50 (28th overall).

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 16:24 on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Phil WAITE who recorded a time of 15:12 on 3rd October 2015 (event number 206).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded 90.24% (16:24) on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).

Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011. Since then 3,602 participants have completed 36,823 parkruns covering a total distance of 184,115 km, including 6,494 new Personal Bests.

We welcome children at parkrun. Please note that those under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice whilst attending 5k parkrun events. It must also be ensured that children place themselves appropriately at the start so as to prevent a situation where they are being repeatedly overtaken. This is to ensure the safety of your child.

See you all soon

Mike & Louise Cook

 

 

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun 310

Barrow parkrun 310

This Saturday saw the milestone runs for husband and wife,  Steve and Cath Grisdale who celebrated their 200th run, junior runner Lucy Bell completed her 10th run  and Phil Horrocks completed his 250th run, Phil will receive a commemorative 250 T-Shirt from our sponsors Wiggle, congratulations to you all and thank you for the cakes that we enjoyed after the run.

It was also a  birthday celebration for parkrun on Saturday, as parkrun celebrated its 13th birthday.

History of parkrun:

The first parkrun event to launch was the Bushy parkrun, which was founded by Paul Sinton-Hewitt in 2004. Originally called the Bushy Park Time Trial, it grew into a small collection of events called the UK Time Trials. In 2007, the second event was launched at Wimbledon Common, while the first outside of London was launched in Leeds later that year. The UK Time Trials were renamed parkrun in 2008. The first event outside of the United Kingdom was launched in Denmark in 2009.

Events now take place every week in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Singapore, the Czech Republic, the United States, Italy and France. parkruns have previously been operated in Zimbabwe and Iceland. There was also formerly a parkrun at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, which was operated by parkrun UK

By 24 December 2015, there were over two million registered parkrunners globally, together having done over 12.5 million runs, with one million instances of volunteering. Come December 2016, parkrun "athlete" number 3,000,001 had been issued, representing over 2,000,000 participants with runners using over 1,000 parks worldwide.

This week 177 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

David FARISH • Donna BATES • Megan Jessica CARTER • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Gordon GIBSON • Harvey COOPER • Val FLEMING • Clare GREENWOOD • Laura JONES-BARNES • Anthony CLARKE • William MCALLISTER • Sam JONES-BARNES • Lorraine O'NEILL • John SHERWEN • Riikka GRÖHN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Gemma MCGLINCHEY • Maria BLAKEY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Neil KIRKHAM (SM30-34) of Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC, was first over the line in 18:48 - third time in 5 appearances.
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was second over the line in 19:11.
David HARKER (VM40-44) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was third over the line in 19:47.

Female placings:
Janice CALLISTER (VW50-54) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was first (23rd overall) over the line in 22:59 - 7th time in 146 appearances.
Heather TRAVIS (VW40-44) of Hoad Hill Harriers, was second (26th overall) over the line in 23:13.
Sarah BOUFFLER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 23:43.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
David SPENCER (VM80-84) – 81.51% for the time 25:47 (51st overall).
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) – 78.11% for the time 19:11 (second overall).
Greg BARNARD-MACKENZIE (JM11-14) – 75.02% for the time 19:49 (4th overall).

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 16:24 on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Phil WAITE who recorded a time of 15:12 on 3rd October 2015 (event number 206).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded 90.24% (16:24) on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).

Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011. Since then 3,577 participants have completed 36,642 parkruns covering a total distance of 183,210 km, including 6,468 new Personal Bests.

We welcome children at parkrun. Please note that those under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice whilst attending 5k parkrun events. It must also be ensured that children place themselves appropriately at the start so as to prevent a situation where they are being repeatedly overtaken. This is to ensure the safety of your child.

See you all soon

Mike & Louise Cook

 

 

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun 309

Barrow parkrun 309

The morning run started with a poignant moment as a single red balloon was released into the sky to celebrate the birthday of the late Jake Ellis.  Members of the Team Jake charity took part in the run and money left over from the 6th anniversary party will be donated to this charity.

We celebrated the milestone runs this morning of Jamie O'Hare,100 runs, Steve Batty, 200 runs and the 10th birthday of junior runner Ryan Bentley, congratulations on your personal best Ryan.  Thank you to Jamie for the cakes that we all enjoyed at the cafe after the run, and congratulations on your PB.

This week 168 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers, thank you for all your encouragement especially when the rain started, and a big thank you to 'The 3 Wise Monkeys' at the bottom of the cenotaph hill, there was plenty of cheeky encouragement today.

Today's volunteers were:
Sonja FOSTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Megan Jessica CARTER • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Gordon GIBSON • Adrian NEWNHAM • Raymond ROBB • John GREENWOOD • Charlie O'HARE • Anthony CLARKE • Julie CLARK • Ann MUTTON • Hannah Louise SMITH • Ryan EVERETT • Jakob NELSON • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Alison MCMENEMY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Grant JOHNSON (SM25-29) of Salford Harriers and AC, was first over the line in 16:08 - 9th time in 14 appearances.
William MCALLISTER (SM25-29) of Parkside Panthers, was second over the line in 18:53.
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was third over the line in 19:24.

Female placings:
Georgia BELL (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:34 - third time in 5 appearances.
Emma BROADBENT (VW35-39) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 22:13.
Janice CALLISTER (VW50-54) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was third (27th overall) over the line in 22:49.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
David SPENCER (VM80-84) – 80.78% for the time 26:01 (54th overall).
Grant JOHNSON (SM25-29) – 79.96% for the time 16:08 (first overall).
Raymond JONES (VM55-59) – 79.08% for the time 19:36 (4th overall).

Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011. Since then 3,569 participants have completed 36,465 parkruns covering a total distance of 182,325 km, including 6,443 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 16:24 on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Phil WAITE who recorded a time of 15:12 on 3rd October 2015 (event number 206).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded 90.24% (16:24) on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).

We welcome children at parkrun. Please note that those under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice whilst attending 5k parkrun events. It must also be ensured that children place themselves appropriately at the start so as to prevent a situation where they are being repeatedly overtaken. This is to ensure the safety of your child.

See you all soon

Mike & Louise Cook

 

 

Barrow parkrun 309

Barrow parkrun 309

 

6th anniversary – run 308

  Barrow parkrun – event 308

Happy 6th anniversary to Barrow parkrun!!  Saturday was a big day as we celebrated 6 years of running and great friendships.  The event has changed since our conception on 24/09/2011 as we were then a small field of just 25 runners and we never hit the 100 mark till 2013.  Now we often have 150 people turning up to run 5k at 9am regardless of the weather.

Today we had 167 people, many in fancy dress.   From bees and ladybirds, to pirates, prisoners, skeletons and even batman who helped a struggling mum push her pram up the one of the steep hills (I am very grateful!).  We also had to run on an alternative course as there was another event on in the park, which made the run even tougher than normal, but we still had 7 people achieving new Personal Best times.

fancy dress parkrun

In attendance was the Lady Mayoress who presented our Parkrunner of the Year a special trophy.  That person was 79 year old John Wearing, who has been coming to our parkrun since 2015 when he volunteered every single week and never ran.  He then started to running but would still volunteer at least monthly. He is often there before many others helping set up and sweep the bandstand and surrounding areas to remove glass and rubbish that is left from the night before.  Well done John.

john wearing 6th anniversaty

It should be noted that it is incredibly difficult selecting just one person as GOMERSALL PIRATESthere are some many people who do a fantastic job helping and supporting our event.

As always a big thank you to the 16 volunteers who made the event possible.

On to the results, in the men’s placing David Harker was first over the line in 19:37 his 36th time in top position in 211 appearances. In second place was William McAllister who finished dead on 20 mins and was followed by Jon Lowther who achieved a new PB with his time of 20:24, taking over a minute of his previous best.

In the ladies placing, Newcastle runner Catherine Eaton came in first position in 22:53 achieving a new Barrow parkrun PB having last run the course in 2014.   In second placing was Sarah Boffler who finished in 23:38, just two seconds off achieving a 2017 best time. In third place was a ‘minion’ runner Hilary Henry who despite the fancy dress still ran a great time of 23:56.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:enjoying cake

  • Ian Sadler (VM50-54) – 72.15% for the time 20:46 (4th overall).
  • David Harker (VM40-44) – 71.20% for the time 19:37 (first overall).
  • Gillian Thompson (VW75-79) – 70.19% for the time 35:50 (133rd overall).

To join in the fun, head over to www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ and sign up, it’s completely making your way to Barrow park bandstand at 8:45am on a Saturday morning and everyone will make you more than welcome. Don’t forget to bring your barcode along, and then you will receive an official finish time. No barcode, no time, no exception.

Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or responsible adult and should remain within arm’s reach throughout the course. This is really important and we are on occasions seeing breaches of this rule.  This is part of parkrun’s insurance policy and where it is noted this rule has not been adhered to, results will be removed.  And runners with dogs (one only) should ensure they are kept under firm control on a short lead or harness and extreme care is taken to avoid tripping other runners.

parkrun is operated entirely on the volunteers that put themselves forward. If you want to help out next week or register your interest to volunteer for future events you can email BarrowHelpers@parkrun.com with the date and position you would like to fill.
Happy running,

Fiona Bannister

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