Barrow parkrun 309
The morning run started with a poignant moment as a single red balloon was released into the sky to celebrate the birthday of the late Jake Ellis. Members of the Team Jake charity took part in the run and money left over from the 6th anniversary party will be donated to this charity.
We celebrated the milestone runs this morning of Jamie O'Hare,100 runs, Steve Batty, 200 runs and the 10th birthday of junior runner Ryan Bentley, congratulations on your personal best Ryan. Thank you to Jamie for the cakes that we all enjoyed at the cafe after the run, and congratulations on your PB.
This week 168 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 22 volunteers, thank you for all your encouragement especially when the rain started, and a big thank you to 'The 3 Wise Monkeys' at the bottom of the cenotaph hill, there was plenty of cheeky encouragement today.
Today's volunteers were:
Sonja FOSTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Megan Jessica CARTER • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Gordon GIBSON • Adrian NEWNHAM • Raymond ROBB • John GREENWOOD • Charlie O'HARE • Anthony CLARKE • Julie CLARK • Ann MUTTON • Hannah Louise SMITH • Ryan EVERETT • Jakob NELSON • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Alison MCMENEMY
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.
Grant JOHNSON (SM25-29) of Salford Harriers and AC, was first over the line in 16:08 - 9th time in 14 appearances.
William MCALLISTER (SM25-29) of Parkside Panthers, was second over the line in 18:53.
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was third over the line in 19:24.
Georgia BELL (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:34 - third time in 5 appearances.
Emma BROADBENT (VW35-39) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 22:13.
Janice CALLISTER (VW50-54) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was third (27th overall) over the line in 22:49.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
David SPENCER (VM80-84) – 80.78% for the time 26:01 (54th overall).
Grant JOHNSON (SM25-29) – 79.96% for the time 16:08 (first overall).
Raymond JONES (VM55-59) – 79.08% for the time 19:36 (4th overall).
Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011. Since then 3,569 participants have completed 36,465 parkruns covering a total distance of 182,325 km, including 6,443 new Personal Bests.
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).
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