Barrow parkrun 299

Barrow parkrun 299

It has taken nearly 6 years, and a few cancellations due to bad weather but we are nearly there at Barrow parkrun number 300.  There will be lots of celebrating next Saturday and hopefully a bit of cake as we are looking forward to the milestone runs of Ian Jones (250) and junior runners Owain Clark and Lily Pennington (10 runs).  It will also be a special birthday run for Dave Spencer, Dave is celebrating his 80th birthday during the week.  Congratulations to you all.

This week we saw the milestone runs of Jenny Fox, Lorraine O'Neill, Fraser Symon, Heather Travis and Martin Clarkson who all completed their 50th parkruns  Thank you for all the lovely cakes that we shared after the run over a cuppa and a chat.

The rewards are juniors (under 19's) 10 runs, over 19's 50,100 and 250 runs, for these you receive a free running t-shirt from our sponsors at Tribesport.

We also welcomed tourists from Lancaster, Burnley, Sheffield, Durham and Pennington, we hope you enjoyed our slightly undulating course.

This week 170 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Fiona BANNISTER • Sonja FOSTER • David FARISH • Marie MORRIS • Robert EDWARDS • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Harvey COOPER • Raymond ROBB • Charlie O'HARE • Gary WOODHOUSE • Linda CROUD • Susan BIRKBY • Nicholas EMERSON • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Emma GOMERSALL • Olivia GOMERSALL • Susan CLARKSON • Eve Munro CLARKSON • Al WILSON

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

Male placings:
Liam WALKER (SM25-29) of University of Sheffield Triathlon Club, was first over the line in 17:28 - 8th time in 9 appearances.
David HARKER (VM40-44) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was second over the line in 19:00.
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was third over the line in 19:07.

Female placings:
Jill SEDDON (VW40-44) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:50.
Kim ANDERSON (VW35-39) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was second (21st overall) over the line in 22:35.
Heather TRAVIS (VW40-44) of Hoad Hill Harriers, was third (28th overall) over the line in 23:17.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
David SPENCER (VM75-79) – 80.47% for the time 25:31 (52nd overall).
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) – 78.38% for the time 19:07 (third overall).
Brenda BAGLEY (VW60-64) – 76.48% for the time 25:22 (50th 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 3,458 participants have completed 34,935 parkruns covering a total distance of 174,675 km, including 6,230 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