Barrow parkrun – event 305

parkrun picBarrow parkrun – event 305

A great turnout this week at Barrow parkrun with 173 people running, jogging or walking the 5k course. This was one of our largest turnouts in 2017 but still a little way off our best when we had 208 runners in 2015.

We had 8 first joiners and an incredible 27 people recording new Personal Bests.  Well done to everyone, particularly Billy Ashton who has ran with us five times now and achieved a new PB every time he has run.

As always a big thank you to the 23 volunteers who made the event possible.

It was a milestone run for three of our junior runners with Owain Clark and Katie Noble celebrating their 10th parkrun and Philip Shrimpton his 50th run.   Well done to everyone and look out for the email that will allow you to order your technical t-shirt.

On to the results, in the men’s placing Mark Tomkinson of Hoad Hill Harriers was first over the line with a new PB time of 17:57.  In second place was Ian Sadler in 19:15 and then Raymond Jones took third position in 19:52. Top running from all with sub 20 min times.

In the ladies placing, Emma Broadbent was first to finish in 22:07, her 10th time to finish in the top female position.   Karen Maggio-Poyntz was 2nd in 22:39 followed by Sarah Bouffler who ran her second fastest time this year.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:Emma broadbent

David Spencer (VM80-84) – 81.35% for the time 25:50 (50th overall).

Mark Tomkinson (VM45-49) – 79.57% for the time 17:57 (first overall).

Ian Sadler (VM50-54) – 77.84% for the time 19:15 (second overall).

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

To join in the fun, head over to and sign up, it’s completely free, you’ll be given a barcode of your personal number to print out, then it’s just a case of making your way to Barrow park bandstand at 8:45am on a Saturday morning and everyone will make you more than welcome. Don’t forget to bring your barcode along, and then you will receive an official finish time. No barcode, no time, no exception.

Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or responsible adult and should remain within arm’s reach throughout the course. And runners with dogs (one only) should ensure they are kept under firm control on a short lead or harness and extreme care is taken to avoid tripping other runners. parkrun is operated entirely on the volunteers that put themselves forward.

If you want to help out next week or register your interest to volunteer for future events you can email with the date and position you would like to fill.

Happy running,

Fiona Bannister