Barrow parkrun – 306

volunteer parkrun picBarrow parkrun – event 306

The heavy rainfall cleared up for our 9am start as we welcomed 132 people who turned up to complete our 5k undulating course. We had 8 first timers and 12 people record new Personal Bests of which 6 were junior runners.

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

It was a milestone run for junior runner Niamh Noblin who competed her 10th parkrun.  Well done and we look forward to seeing you wear your parkrun t-shirt soon.juniors

On 23rd September it is our 6th anniversary and we are asking people to come and join us in fancy dress, after all F is the 6th letter of the alphabet and we know lots of you like to dress up.  Justine Blackburn has kindly offered to bake us a cake for the day which is an amazing gesture and really sums up the community spirit we have at our event.

We will also be having a party on the 30th September at Furness Cricket Club (evening and ticket only) – if you are interested and would like to attend please drop us an email.

On to the results, in the men’s placing Jeff Chadwick was first over the line in 19:00 narrowly missing a PB.  In second place was Ian Sadler in 19:22 and then William McAllister took third position in 19:30.

In the ladies placing, first time runner Louise Daw was first to finish in 21:54.   Karen Oldham was 2nd in 22:37 followed by Sarah Bouffler who crossed the line in 23:00.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

  • David Spencer (VM80-84) – 81.72% for the time 25:43 (34th overall)
  • Will McNally (JM10) – 79.05% for the time 19:58 (4th overall)
  • Ian Sadler (VM50-54) – 77.37% for the time 19:22 (second overall)

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. This is really important and we are on occasions seeing breaches of this rule.  This is part of parkrun’s insurance policy and where it is noted this rule has not been adhered to, results will be removed.  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