Barrow parkrun – Event number 362 – 13th October 2018

The horrendous wet weather at the weekend had a big impact on the number of people who braved the elements to complete Barrow parkrun, with 91 people, the lowest turnout since Christmas Day 2016 proving just how bad the weather was! There was plenty of water falling from the sky and as the drainage struggled to cope there was plenty underfoot too, a very soggy start to the weekend.

12 of those 91 were first timers; we hope the weather didn't put them off coming back and trying the course again in drier weather. Incredibly, 5 people managed to record personal best times; maybe they were just pushing to get the finish as quickly as possible to find shelter in the café!

21 people volunteered and they deserve special mention for manning the marshalling posts to ensure the event went ahead.

Walney Wind Cheetah Suzanne Boyle reached the ultimate parkrun accolade of completing her 250th parkrun, well done Suzanne, that's some commitment, having made her first appearance in August 2012.

Male placings this week:

Andrew Dorrian was first across the line in 18:28.
Parkside Panther William McAllister was 2nd in 19:11
Sean Roberts took the 3rd place slot in 20:07

Ladies placings

Black Coombe Runner Cheryl King was 1st in 23:53
Walney Wind Cheetah Alison Coward was 2nd in 25:05, a new PB
Suzanne Boyle was 3rd on her 250th run in 26:08

Barrow parkrun, like all other parkruns, is completely free to enter and there is no pressure to run fast, you are quite welcome to run, jog or walk the course, no pressure and a great welcome awaits you!

To join the fun go to http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register to register if you've never been before and print off your barcode then bring it along to the bandstand at 8:45 am on Saturday morning for the 9am run, see you there!

Darren McSweeney

 

Barrow parkrun 361

Barrow parkrun 361

This Saturday 6th October 2018, parkrunners around the world celebrated International parkrun Day, marking 14 years since the very first event took place in London’s Bushy Park.

Since then, parkrun has grown to more than 1,650 events each week in 20 countries worldwide, with around 270,000 walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers every weekend.

In Barrow we celebrated milestone 50 runs for Dave Howie and Neil Cooke, congratulations to you both.  We welcomed tourists from the east coast and as far away as Plymouth.

Dates for your diary :

Saturday 27th October - Halloween parkrun, dig out your spooky costumes .

Saturday 3rd November - Junior volunteer week, when all the juniors show us all how it's done.

This week 177 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Gordon GIBSON • Craig PRESTON • Sarah CUBISS • Annette HIGGINS • Michael HIGGINS • Jakob NELSON • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Amy SINGLETON • Erin SINGLETON • Michele ASHTON • Philip LEIGH • Brian LEECE • Niamh MCNALLY • Jean WILKINSON • Keith HERBERT • Amber CAPSTICK

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

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 4,166 participants have completed 44,997 parkruns covering a total distance of 224,985 km, including 7,581 new Personal Bests.

Male Placings

1st - Ryan Everett - 17.25

2nd - Andrew Dorrian - 18.11

3rd - William McAllister - 19.00

Ladies Placings

1st - Karen Oldham - 21.40

2nd - Janice Callister - 22.14

3rd - Liz McNally - 22.31

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 360

Barrow parkrun 360

It was back to the old familiar, slightly undulating course this week after last week's little run around our alternative course. We had 2 milestone runs this morning, Paul Baxendale and Marian Danson both celebrated completing 50 runs and will hopefully soon be in receipt of their reward t-shirts.

This week 153 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

This mornings parkrun was made possible by the generosity of people stepping into volunteer roles, if you would like to volunteer any week, it's really easy and there's lots of different roles to choose from.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Stuart John WALLACE • David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Gordon GIBSON • Linda CROUD • Andrew LEECE • John WEARING • Helen HANEY • Fred BAGLEY • Lorraine DICKINSON • Owen BAXENDALE • Sian LITTLEMORE • Michele ASHTON • Lynda FISHER • Cerys THOMPSON • Leah HADLEY-PAXTON • Brian LEECE • Maurice DUFFY

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

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 4,158 participants have completed 44,820 parkruns covering a total distance of 224,100 km, including 7,564 new Personal Bests.

 

Male Placings

1st - William McAllister - 19.15

2nd - Sean Roberts - 19.50

3rd - Cameron Bell - 19.56

Ladies Placings

1st - Karen Oldham - 21.39

2nd - Amy Singleton - 22.29

3rd - Karen Maggio-Poyntz - 22.57

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 – event 359 Barrow parkrun

 

Barrow parkrun – event 359

On Saturday 132 runners and 20 volunteers celebrated barrow parkrun’s 7th anniversary.  Since then 4,152 participants have completed 44,667 parkruns covering a total distance of 223,335 km (roughly around the world 5.5 times) including 7,535 new Personal Bests.  It’s incredible to reflect on the success of our event given when we first started we had 25 runners and it took 18 months before we reached over 100 runners.

We ran on our “alternative course” as there was another event on in the park and it definitely does feel more undulating than our normal course.  One runner kindly informed me that there were 17 inclines as opposed to our normal 9 but it gives our hamstrings and calves a good workout.

The roster is looking sparse for the next few weeks so please get in contact if you can help out.   There are various roles including Run Director, barcode scanner, timer, handing out finish tokens and marshalling.  We even have a group of people who arrive extra early to put signs out so you don’t get lost on the course and then when people have finished and head to the café, the same people put them away.  Email us at barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or come along and ask a high-vis wearer.

Milestone runs for 3 runners this week including Clare and John Greenwood who completed their 250th run.  About 6 months ago that achievement might have seemed impossible for John as he took seriously ill with Guillain Barre but that fighting spirit in him ensured he recovered quickly and got back to parkrun as soon as he was able to.  Peter Hall, one of our veteran runners in the 75-79 age category ran his 50th run and as a first time on the alternative course lost count of the laps so did an extra one.  We look forward to seeing you wear your new tshirts when they arrive.

And a big thank you for those runners that stopped to assist and help the lady who had an accident and needed medical assistance.

Men’s placings

1st – William McAllister in 19:55

2nd – Paul Singleton in 20:28

3rd – Cameron Bell in 20:31

 

Ladies placings

1st – Amy Singleton in 22:51

2nd – Karen Oldham in 23:13

3rd – Lauren Booth in 25:54

parkrun is for people of all abilities and ages. If you want to get fit, train for a future race or meet new friends then barrow parkrun provides the solution to anyone’s motivation. Participants can walk, jog/walk or sprint. No pressure is put on people only encouragement to finish the course. If you are a first time runner wanting to join us it is recommended that you register at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/barcode and arrive at the bandstand at 8.45am for the pre run briefing. Please bring along your barcode if you want your time to be registered.

We also have a junior parkrun which is held on Sunday at 9am and is for kids aged 4 to 14. Children do not have to run with an adult for this event and the course is shortly at 2k. More information about this event can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow-juniors/

Happy running,

Fiona Bannister

 

barrow parkrun – 358

Barrow parkrun – event 358

A great turnout with 182 participants on a surprisingly warm morning.  After recent weather, it seem certain that summer was finally over but it was still a shorts and vest kind of day.  We had 4 first timers and 32 people recorded new personal bests.  Well done to everyone, especially for our first time runners.  It can be daunting turning up for the very first time, unsure what to expect but we hope you will return soon.

Great volunteer squad out too with 22 people doing various roles to ensure the course is well marshalled, people get a time, are handed a finish token, that token it scanned, tokens are resorted, results processed.  Even before most people arrive, there are a number of people who get up extra early to put the signs out so we don’t get lost.  If you want to help out, please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or come along and ask a high-vis wearer for details.

Parkrun reward people with t-shirts once they meet certain milestones.  These include 10 (just the junior runners) then 50, 100, 250 and 500.  This week we had mother and daughter Shelagh and Elizabeth Morrall complete their 50th runs.  And Sarah Cubiss also reached the same milestone and managed to combine it with her 25th volunteering stint which means two t-shirts will be in the post for her.

Next week will be our 7th anniversary and we are having a party in the evening at the Soccer Bar from 7:30pm. Tickets are available and include DJ and pie and peas. We will be running on the alternative course next week because of another event on in the park so remember bandstand 4 times, cenotaph 3.

Men’s placing's

1st – Andrew Dorrian in 18:36

2nd – David Harker in 19:16

3rd – unknown runner (reminder that you need to bring your barcode to get an official time)

Ladies placing's

1st – Karen Oldham running a new PB time in 22:07

2nd – Kerry Travers in 23:33

3rd – Sandra Garnett also recording a new PB in 23:34

parkrun is for people of all abilities and ages. If you want to get fit, train for a future race or meet new friends then barrow parkrun provides the solution to anyone’s motivation. Participants can walk, jog/walk or sprint. No pressure is put on people only encouragement to finish the course. If you are a first time runner wanting to join us it is recommended that you register at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/barcode and arrive at the bandstand at 8.45am for the pre run briefing. Please bring along your barcode if you want your time to be registered.

We also have a junior parkrun which is held on Sunday at 9am and is for kids aged 4 to 14. Children do not have to run with an adult for this event and the course is shortly at 2k. More information about this event can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow-juniors/

Happy running,

Fiona Bannister

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