Barrow parkrun 298

Barrow parkrun 298

It was a soggy run this morning for the 141 brave people who turned up at Barrow parkrun on Saturday, well done to all of you and a big thank you to the volunteers who encouraged us on the slightly undulating course.
There was no significant milestone runs this week, but we got to celebrate the birthdays of 2 of our junior runners: Antonio Maggio-Poyntz and Ollie Wilson, thank you for the cake Ollie which we shared after the run, they are both now 11 and no longer have to be accompanied on the run with a responsible adult.

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.
These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all. Please remember you do not have to run the whole course, you are welcome to run, walk, jog or even skip around our lovely park.

This week 141 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Fiona BANNISTER • Robert EDWARDS • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Gordon GIBSON • Harvey COOPER • Stephen BANNISTER • Edward TYSON • Heather AITKEN • Clare GREENWOOD • Charlie O'HARE • Linda Lou TYSON • Anthony CLARKE • Janice CALLISTER • Susan BIRKBY • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Janet HONEY • Al WILSON
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Mark TOMKINSON (VM45-49) of Hoad Hill Harriers, was first over the line in 18:07 - third time in 12 appearances.
David HARKER (VM40-44) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was second over the line in 19:17.
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was third over the line in 19:23 .

Female placings:
Georgia BELL (JW10) (Unattached) was first (20th overall) over the line in 22:11 - first time in 2 appearances.
Emma BROADBENT (VW35-39) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was second (26th overall) over the line in 22:38.
Heather TRAVIS (VW40-44) of Hoad Hill Harriers, was third (31st overall) over the line in 23:12.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
David SPENCER (VM75-79) – 80.05% for the time 25:39 (47th overall).
Mark TOMKINSON (VM45-49) – 78.29% for the time 18:07 (first overall).
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) – 77.30% for the time 19:23 (third overall).

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 00:16:24 on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Phil WAITE who recorded a time of 00:15:12 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 3,443 participants have completed 34,765 parkruns covering a total distance of 173,825 km, including 6,208 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.

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See you all soon

Mike & Louise Cook

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