Barrow parkrun Event #314 – 04th November 2017

This morning was a chilly one, a definite winter nip in the air and a grey sky to go with it, this though didn't deter 182 parkrunners taking part in the 314th parkrun at Barrow, the usual buzz of excitement and enthusiasm was as apparent as ever as everyone gathered at the bandstand at 08:50 for a quick course briefing before heading to the start line for the off.
The grey morning was made a lot more colourful with fresh faces and brightly coloured sports gear. The volunteers brought encouragement and kind words along the way - this week was no exception as a team of 19 helpers made the event go smoothly and enjoyable for the others. Thank you to you all, you're efforts were appreciated.
1st over the finish line this week was Reuben Copley, his 5th appearence at Barrow and with a new PB (personal best) time of 17:48. Olesia Winder was the first female to complete the challenging route also with a PB of 19:34 and an age grade score of 83:22%, the highest score this week, Reuben and Olesia are both running in the junior age catagories, well done to you both.
6 taking part were new to parkrun and tourist parkrunners from Barnsley, London, Preston and somewhat further afield - Delhi! We hope you enjoyed your run, thanks for visiting.
37 taking part recorded new PB times, what a brilliant effort. Well done to you.
Junior runner Kirsty Noble ran her milestone 10th parkrun in fine style with a new PB time of 31:21, an improvement of nearly 2 minutes. Tribesports - a parkrun sponsor reward milestone runners with parkrun t-shirt. Well done Kirsty. Dave Aitken ran his 200th parkrun this week, well done to you Dave. 200 isn't a milestone tshirt run but it's still a great achievement.
Ian Sadler topped the male age grade score this week with 78.45% with Peter Hall close behind with 77.24%, Peter runs in the 75-79 age catagory. He has recently started taking part again after an absence and completed this mornings event in 24:58. It's great to see such a wide age range of people joining in at parkrun. Everyone is welcome. Under 11's are required to run with an adult, this is parkrun policy. If you fancy giving parkrun a try then why not come along. Register, bring a barcode and take part-you can walk, jog or run. Pets are required to be on a short lead, some parents even push their young ones around in pushchairs and buggies.
After the event many runners, spectators and volunteers meet for a brew and a chat at the cafe afterwards - it's a good way to catch up with the people you can't catch up to round the course. Why not join us next week?
Hope to see you there.
Gary Woodhouse
Full results of todays run can be found online at - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/results/latestresults/
Register here - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/314