Barrow parkrun – Event number 371 – 15th December 2018

A combination of dreadful weather and the Christmas party season being upon us meant the second lowest turnout of the year at Barrow parkrun with only 96 hardy souls making their way to the 9am start. It was also day two of the local “Frosty Triple” race series, so quite a few parkrun regulars were out collecting medals and personal best times on a different course than their usual Saturday morning route.

Of the brave 96, first home was Ryan Everett, in 18:21, second was Luca Messenger Jones in 19:19 and third was William McAllister in 19:30.
For the ladies, Janice Callister was first in 22:25, Sarah Bouffler 2nd in 22:55 and third place was taken by Sandra Garnett in 23:11.

2 visitors from the Spectrum Striders running club, Ran and Lisa Mackay, were the only two “first-timers” and we look forward to seeing them again in the future in better weather. Three people recorded new Personal Best times, Matthew Lynch, Isla Robertson and Rebecca MacMahon, well done!

Junior runners Will Cush and Joseph Cush made their milestone 10th run and will be able to vlaim their free milestone t-shirt.

Barrow parkrun is free to enter and takes place every Saturday at 9 am, meet at the bandstand at 8:45 for the pre-run briefing. Register at www.parkrun.org.uk/register and follow the instructions on that page to print your personal barcode then you can receive an official time, which is emailed and text to you on the Saturday when the results are processed.

Don’t forget our special runs over Christmas - Join us for our 6th Christmas Day parkrun here in Barrow - 9am start and why not start 2019 with a parkrun? Join us for a 9am start to our 5th New Year's Day parkrun.

See you at the bandstand!

Darren McSweeney

 

Barrow parkrun – Event number 370 – 8th December 2018

I missed Barrow parkrun this week (and last) -the pounding rain and wind against my window and the comfort and warmth of the duvet meant I failed to make the start line. But that’s one of the great things about parkrun, there’s no pressure to turn up week in, week out. I’m telling myself that anyway!

The sixteen volunteers who made sure the event went ahead didn’t get the luxury of rolling over and going back to sleep however, they had to be there and in awful weather too, so a huge shout out to David Farish, Donna Bates, Jeff Crosthwaite, David Spencer, Michael Cook, Sarah Cubiss, Jamie O’hare, Jakob Nelson, Philip Everett, John Wearing, Fred Bagley, Owen Baxendale, Sian Littlemore, Darren Fearnley, Brian Leece and Kay Sutherland. Oh, and myself, as “run report writer”, although sitting here with the laptop on my knee, the heating on full and a rum and coke by my side, I don’t think I can claim the same credit!

Liam Walker was first home on a return visit to his hometown, the Sheffield based flyer completing the Barrow course in 17 minutes exactly. He’s back for a Christmas break soon so that first place slot may well be his a few more times in the next few weeks. Youngster Luca Messenger Jones was second in 19L20 and Martin Currie was third in 19:51.

For the ladies, Karen Maggio-Poyntz was first in 23:50, Jo Kilkenny was 2nd on her first appearance at Barrow in 24:16 and 3rd place was Michelle Whalley in a time of 24:50.

Milestone celebrations this week were Martin Clarkson and Leslie Wearing, both celebrating their 100th runs!

Barrow parkrun is free to enter and takes place every Saturday at 9 am, meet at the bandstand at 8:45 for the pre-run briefing. Register at www.parkrun.org.uk/register and follow the instructions on that page to print your personal barcode then you can receive an official time, which is emailed and text to you on the Saturday when the results are processed.

Don’t forget our special runs over Christmas - Join us for our 6th Christmas Day parkrun here in Barrow - 9am start and why not start 2019 with a parkrun? Join us for a 9am start to our 5th New Year's Day parkrun.

See you at the bandstand (if released for the duvet in time)

Darren McSweeney

 

Barrow parkrun – event 369

Barrow parkrun – event 36

A very soggy parkrun for our 122 hardcore runners but even the heavy rain did not deter the 7 people who ran with us for the very first time or hinder people’s ability to get new PBs.  Big thank you to the volunteers who got wet to make this event go ahead.

Milestone run for Adrian Newnham who reached his 100th run – well done and many thanks for your lovely cake.  Looking forward to seeing you wear your tshirt when it arrives.  Also congratulations to Phil Horrocks on his 300th run whilst not a formal milestone, it is an incredible achievement.  Only 200 more runs before your next t-shirt….

Just a reminder that over the festive period we are hosting extra runs on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both with 9am starts.  Not all of the other local parkruns have stated whether they are doing New Year’s Days event but it is the only time of the year that a “dirty double” is possible.

Men’s placings

1st - William Mcallister in 19:14

2nd - first timer Adam Ward in 19:32

3rd – Ryan Everett in 19:54

Ladies’ placings

1st – Amy Singleton in 23:07

2nd – junior runner Freyah Nelson in 23:51

3rd – Helen Marr in 25:20

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

 

Christmas Day & New Year’s Day parkrun

Join us for our 6th Christmas Day parkrun here in Barrow - 9am start.

And why not start 2019 with a parkrun?  Join us for a 9am start to our 5th New Year's Day parkrun.

Same rules apply - have fun & DFYB!!

Donna, Stu & Sarah x

 

Barrow parkrun 368

Barrow parkrun 368

The numbers were slightly down this week, this might of been down to a xcountry event taking place, Christmas events or the slightly cooler temperatures; however it soon warmed up, especially after the rousing pre run speech from our run director for the morning Craig Preston.  Thank you for the briefing and the encouragement when you kept popping up around the course.

We hope our tourists enjoyed our slightly undulating course and we hope to see you back again in Barrow.

Extra parkrun dates for your diary include:

Christmas Day parkrun - Tuesday 25th 9.00am

New Years Day parkrun - Tuesday 1st Jan 9.00am

This week 154 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Raymond ROBB • Craig PRESTON • Derek FRYER • Diane BRADSHAW • Julie CLARK • Susan BIRKBY • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Owen BAXENDALE • Viky DONNELLY • Daniel DONNELLY • Stephen DONNELLY • Katherine DONNELLY • Sian LITTLEMORE • Ann HORTON • 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 4,258 participants have completed 46,183 parkruns covering a total distance of 230,915 km, including 7,739 new Personal Bests. A total of 652 individuals have volunteered 6,752 times.

This week's personal bests were recorded by: Cameron BELL, Matt HOUSTON, Paul BAXENDAE, Harvey BURNS, Anthony BROWN, William SHARP, Dave DENNESS, Matthew GLEAVES, Dexter STOKER, Suzanne THOMPSON, Neil WARD, Paul MUSGROVE, Colin OREILLY, Tony HOUGH, Clare GREENWOOD, Pranav SINGH, Renée MARSH, Michelle MAHONY, Kathryn BLAMIRE, Raymond WEARING, Paul MCAULEY, Malini KAMALANATHAN

Male Placings

1st - Andrew Dorrian - 18.17

2nd - William McAllister - 19.05

3rd - Cameron Bell - 19.45 New PB

Ladies Placings

1st - Suzanne Thompson - 25.09  New PB

2nd - Louise Tidbury - 25.19

3rd - Bridget Pattinson - 25.54

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

 

 

 

 

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