Barrow parkrun event ~326 – 20th Jan 2018

Barrow parkrun has been enjoying a really high attendance of late and this week again saw 200 participants taking part. With a team of volunteers, spectators and supporters it was a lively start to the weekend as everyone meets up at the bandstand at 08:45 ready for a quick run briefing and ready to go at 09:00.
There's a wide range of people taking part in parkrun, age, gender and ability. Sprinters on a mission to leisurely plodders, dog walkers and parents with the young ones.
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Our much apprectiate volunteers this week were-
Susan Clarkson, Andy/Sam Jones Barnes, Claire Braithwaite, Claire Thompson, David Farish, Donna Bates, Dawn Wild, Helen Marr, Fiona/Stephen Bannister, Fred Bagley, John Wearing, Michael Cook, Karen Maggio-Poyntz, Karen Herrington, Phil Clark, Mohammed Ali, Phillip Leigh, Steven MCMenemy, Tom Mortlock-Jackson.
10 taking part for our 326th event joined us for the 1st time. Welcome to parkrun!
Harrison Marr, who's been attending parkrun since his very early days is now joining us with a barcode and I'm sure he'll be sporting his milestone tshirts sooner rather than later. Well done Harrison, David and Helen.
Tourist parkrunner Michelle Mahoney joined us from Oxford, Emma Miles from Southsea and Fell Foot regular Michael Jewell payed a visit. We all hope you enjoyed our course. Thanks for coming along.
30 new personal best times were achieved this week, including Amy Singleton who has managed 2 PB's in 2 weeks, in good form of late with 86 parkruns so far. Well done to each of you. Briliant efforts.
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On to the results.
Men
1st over the line this week - Grant Johnson in 16:30 - 17 runs to date.
Highest age grade went to Ian Sadler with 78.94%
1st Junior male - Jakob Nelson in 5th overall position with a new PB of 19:33
Most runs - Ian Jones with 272 runs so far.
Andy Jones-Barnes - 25th Volunteer. New Tshirt.
Ladies
1st Lady home - Amy SIngleton in 21:59
Highest age grade was regular Brenda Bagley with 76.54% and 155 runs to date.
1st Junior - Freyah Nelson in 23:30 a new personal best time.
Most senior runner - Gillian Thompson 75-79 years.

Barrow parkrun began in September 2011 with 24 taking part and has seen a total of 3756 runners to date. 158 runners have finished 1st (I'm not one of them).
If you'd like to join in then register at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/. It's free, fun and worthwhile. Print a barcode and come along to the bandstand, Barrow park at 08:45 any Saturday morning. You're welcome to bring a dog on a short leash. Under 11's need to be with an adult, parents pushing a buggy are welcome. Complete the course, get scanned in (this will become clear on the day), then see your name on the results page later in the day at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/results/latestresults/
If you'd like to be a part of making parkrun happen, a volunteer role is a great way to do so.
Please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or come along and ask a high-vis wearer for details.

The cafe was open as usual today for post run refreshment and a chance to chat with fellow athletes. Tokens are sorted, cakes consumed and results are often processed here.
token sorters

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We hope to see you there soon.
DFYB
Gary Woodhouse

 

Barrow parkrun event #325 – 13th January 2018

Barrow parkrun event #325 - 13th January 2018

A good attendance again this week as 184 runners, joggers and walkers completed Barrow parkrun's 325th event. Everyone met at the bandstand as usual at 08:45 for a quick run briefing-ready to start the 5 km timed run. With a team of 20 volunteers, spectators, friends and family it can be a lively affair, this week was no exception.
It's great to see new people turn up. Barrow parkrun welcomed 9 first timers to event 325. Now they're familiar we hope they come back soon for another go. 4 participants did just that completing their 2nd parkrun, Ruby Harrison improved on her time by over 3 minutes.
It was chilly with a strong breeze, some would say cold and windy but the weather didn't deter 17 taker parters achieving a PB (personal best) time. It takes some gusto to give it everything and it seems the ladies had more gusto this week with 11 PB's to the mens 6.
Well done to you all
Tourist parkrunners this week joined us from Moors Valley, Worsley Woods and Neil Bayntun-Roberts, on his 76th parkrun is on a mission to complete parkrun events in alphabetical order-there's still a lot more, and more starting up so it may take a long while!

Lillie Coxon

Craig Preston completed his milestone 100th run, last weeks run director William McAllister ran his 50th and young Lillie Coxon reached her 10th, congratulations to you and I'm sure you'll receive your Tribesports t-shirts soon.

50 runner

You don't need to be a top athlete to join in at parkrun, you can run, jog or walk. Parent and buggy join in, dogs on a short lead are welcome. Under 11's can run with an adult. If you are new just register at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ print a barcode and come along. Enjoy the scenic park at no extra cost. Finish the course, scan in (it will become clear when you finish), then see your name on the results list later in the day - the latest results are here - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/results/latestresults/
Join us for a post run drink and the regular milestone cake at the cafe afterwards, the cafe is located near to the finish line. It's a good way to catch up with friends and the faster runners.
The Gents
1st - Grant Johnson in 16:50
1st Junior - Philip Shrimpton in 21:39
Best Age Grade - Ian Sadler - 77.39%
Most runs - Ian Jones 271

The Ladies
1st - Kim Anderson in 21:52
1st Junor - Milly Dickinson in 29:11
Best Age Grade - Brenda Bagley - 76.10%
Most runs - Jacqui Armstrong - 290

The much appreciated volunteers this week
Stuart Wallace - Phil Clark - Phillip Leigh - Ray Robb - Jo Waddington - Michael Duncan - David Farish - John Wearing - Michael Cook - Fred & Poppy Bagley - Anthony Clarke - Andy & Sam Jones-Barnes - Chris Young - Gary Woodhouse - David Marr - Tom Mortlock-Jackson - Susan Birkby and last but not least Donna Bates.
If you'd like to be a part of making parkrun happen, a volunteer role is a great way to do so.
Please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or come along and ask a high-vis wearer for details.
We hope to see you soon.

Don't forget your barcode!
Gary Woodhouse
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Barrow parkrun # 324 – 06/01/2018

This week Barrow parkrun had the highest attendance since it began in September of 2011! A very busy and lively morning with many new faces and many familiar ones. A new year and resolute runners, walkers and joggers joined in for the first parkrun of 2018.
209 participants took on the timed 5 kilometre barcode event, 9 of those were making their parkrun debuts - we hope they come back soon for another go.

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William McAllister, this weeks run director gave a memorable, longer than usual pre-run briefing making very clear the route and course safety. Thanks William - for the chuckles and to all the other volunteers who gave up their time for the rest of us.
1st finisher this week was Black Combe Runner Joshua Hartley in an impressive 17:30,
2nd over the line was Harvey Lord in 18:13, completing his milestone 50th run in style.
3rd home was Helm Hill Runner Jon Lowther in 19:09, a new personal best time.
Kim Anderson was the 1st lady to complete the course with a time of 22:20 in 15th overall position.

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1st Junior runner to complete parkrun was Adam Williamson in 23:39.
Highest age gradings went to regulars Ian Sadler for the men at 78.66% and Brenda Bagley for the ladies with 76.19%. Age grade is a more accurate way to measure the results as it takes into consideration age and gender rather than just who runs fastest. So well done to you for your excellent efforts.
12 taking part achieved personal best times and parkrun tourists joined us from Lancaster (Rebecca Shephard) and Chris Hanlon celebrating his 60th birthday and 50th parkrun this morning. Chris is a regular at Braunstone parkrun so thanks for joining us today.
Barrow parkrun takes place every Saturday morning. We meet at the bandstand 08:45 to start at 09:00 and welcome all ages and abilities, you can run, jog or walk and there's no pressure to hurry just encouragement to finish. If you'd like to give it a try then register here http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ print a barcode and bring it along with you.
Full results can be found here - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/results/latestresults/
The cafe was open as usual this week so many taking part, volunteering and spectating met for post run refreshment and banter. It's good way to meet new people and catch up with friends.

Please join us next week, we'd love to see you!

Gary Woodhouse

 

Barrow pakrun – event 320

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We held an extra parkrun on Christmas Day which went down well with 95 runners turning up including 14 junior runners which is incredible given it’s the one day of the year when staying at home might be more appealing.   Well done to everyone who came along and special shout of to those that volunteered.

Our run the 30th Dec was rather nippy but we were fortunate we did not have to cancel as the weather the previous day bought lots of snow and many other events were left with little choice but to cancel. A good turnout with 131 people taking part including 7 first timers of which 5 were ‘tourists’ from other parkruns.

It was a milestone run for Emma Gomersall who celebrated her 50th run and after recovering from an injury, ran her fastest time since April. Michael Higgins also had a significant run as he reached his 100th run.

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Ryan Everett had some tough competition from Liam Walker as the pair battled for first place however Sheffield runner Liam, had the edge and finished in 16:52 with Ryan in second in 17:01. In third place was Harvey Lord who finished his 49th run in 18:27.

In the ladies placing, the first to finish was Emma Broadbent who finished in 22:31 and was followed by Heather Travis in 22:59. In third position was Karen Oldham who ran the 5k course in 24:02.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores;

  • Ryan Everett 77.47% (2nd overall)
  • Brenda Bagley 77.34% (38th overall
  • Liam Walker 76.48% (1st overall)

And well done to those runners that came for our extra run on New Year’s Day. We had a handful of tourists with many then going onto do the double at Millom parkrun. It is the one time of the year that parkrun allows people to do two events in one day and it’s the first time in Cumbria that we have had two events where it has been possible. Six of our Barrow runners did both and the conditions at Millom could only be described as ‘boggy’.  It was 5 laps around the school field which was entirely waterlogged and left everyone caked in mud.

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We have a junior parkrun now 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/

Remember parkrun is for people of all abilities and ages. If you want to get fit as a new year’s resolution, 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.

Happy running,

Fiona Bannister

 

 

Barrow parkrun – 320

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It was our annual Santa Dash at parkrun with lots of runners taking the opportunity to wear their festive clothes and hats as they ran, jogged or walked the 5k course. We had 140 runners of which 5 were first timers and a number of tourists as they travel to area ahead of visiting family and friends over the Christmas period.

An impressive 15 people achieved new PBs. Well done to Ryan Everett who has joined the sub 17 group with his time of 16:53. This is a phenomenal achievement and to date, there are only 15 people who have ran Barrow course under 17 minutes. Also well done to father and son, Mark and John Williamson who both ran their fastest times and it won’t be long before Mark gets his sub 30.ryan

It was a milestone run for sisters, Alison and Lucy Fryer who were both home for Christmas and celebrated their 50th run together. Lucy’s ‘home’ parkrun is Chelmsford and Allison’s is South Manchester.   Well done and thank you for the cakes.fryers

We are holding an extra parkrun on New Year’s Day so please come and join us at 9am.   Millom parkrun is hosting their run at 10:30am so if you are dedicated or maybe the word is 'bonkers', then why not do both. If you are not quite up to running after New Year’s Eve celebrations, then why not volunteer instead. There are lots of roles that need still need filling.grisdales

Moving onto the results, Ryan Everett was first male home in 16:53 taking 10 seconds off his previous best time. In second place was Mark Tomkinson who ran the course in 18:05 and was followed by Ian Sadler in 19:15.

In the ladies placing, the first to finish was Karen Stretch from Croydon who finished in 21:27 and was followed by junior runner Georgia Bell in 21:36. In third position was Heather Travis who ran the course in 22:40 and achieved a new PB in the process.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores;

  • Mark Tomkinson 78.99% (2ndoverall)
  • Ryan Everett 78.08% (1st overall
  • Ian Sadler 77.84% (3rd overall)

Remember parkrun is for people of all abilities and ages. If you want to get fit as a new year’s resolution, 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.

Happy running,

Fiona Bannister

 

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