Barrow parkrun 313

Barrow parkrun 313

There was a spooky feel to today's Barrow parkrun as an assortment of witches, pumpkins, skeletons and ghouls jogged, ran and walked around the park this morning, celebrating our Halloween run.

Unfortunately there was no celebratory runs this week, but we did get to celebrate the 8th birthday of one of our junior runners, William Jones Barnes, thank you very much for the chocolates that we all shared after the run, and we hope you enjoyed us all singing Happy Birthday.

We welcomed tourists this week from Manchester, Stevenage, Sheffield, Hanley, Liverpool and Marple.  We hope you enjoyed our slightly undulating course.

This week 171 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

Thank you to todays volunteers:

Stuart John WALLACE, James BEATON, Megan Jessica CARTER, Anthony CLARKE, David SHAW, David SPENCER, John WEARING, Michael COOK, David SPENCER, Fred BAGLEY, Gordon GIBSON            ,Laura JONES-BARNES, Sam JONES-BARNES, Lorraine O'NEILL,  Jenny FAZACKERLEY, Chris HUGHES,Fiona BANNISTER, Louise COOK, Claire O'HARE, Christopher O'HARE

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

Male placings:
Matthew ELKINGTON (SM20-24) of Kenilworth Runners, was first over the line in 16:20 - first appearance.
Harvey LORD (VM35-39) of Black Combe Runners, was second over the line in 17:50.
An unknown runner was third.

Female placings:
Kim ANDERSON (VW35-39) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was first (16th overall) over the line in 21:34 - 4th time in 50 appearances.
Rachel NEWCOMBE (VW50-54) of Liverpool Harriers & AC, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 22:31.
Heather TRAVIS (VW40-44) of Hoad Hill Harriers, was third (26th overall) over the line in 22:48.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
David SPENCER (VM80-84) – 81.20% for the time 25:53 (46th overall).
Matthew ELKINGTON (SM20-24) – 78.98% for the time 16:20 (first overall).
Raymond JONES (VM55-59) – 77.69% for the time 19:57 (7th 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 3,634 participants have completed 37,166 parkruns covering a total distance of 185,830 km, including 6,542 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




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