Run report – 316

levensBarrow parkrun – 316

Another great turnout at Barrow parkrun with 170 runners and walkers tackling the 5k course. Well done to the 5 first timers and 19 runners who achieved new PBs (listed below).

Derek Fryer, Danny Turner, Lucy Montague, Matt Messenger, Carol Park, Susan Clarkson, Rachael Park, Helen Thomas, Linda Allonby, Stephen Donnelly, Oscar Punton, Eleanor Harvey, Malini Kamalanthan, Maya Coxon, Noah Goodings, Jakob Nelson, Dean Steele, Tim Winder and Freyah Nelson

Also well done to Megan Carter who as part of her Duke of Edinburgh volunteering, stepped up and did her first Run Director role.  You did an amazing job.

It was a milestone run for junior runner Bobby Dempsey who completed his 50th run and also to Sarah Bouffler who became the 7th person to complete her 250th run at our parkrun.  Well done and be sure to look out for your email that will allow you to order your technical t-shirt.

Sarah Bouffler - 250th run

A big thanks to all those people that volunteered, we could not run this event without you.  If you can help out please drop an email to Donna at or let us know on facebook.

On to the results, in the men’s placing Ryan Everett finished in first position in 17:16 which is his fastest time this year.  In second placing was Jeff Chadwick who ran the course in 18:47 and was followed by Ian Sadler in 19:10.

In the ladies placing, the first to finish was 12 year old runner phenomena Olesia Winder who finished in 19:35, just one second from her PB. In second placing was our mayoress Janice Callister who ran in 21:51 and was followed by Karen Oldham in 23:41.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores;

  • Olesia Winder 83.15% (4th overall)
  • David Spencer 81.09% (46th overall
  • Ian Sadler 78.17% (3rd overall)

Remember parkrun is for people of all abilities and ages. If you want to get fit as a new year’s resolution, train for a future race or meet new friends then barrow parkrun provides the solution to anyone’s motivation. Participants can walk, jog/walk or sprint. No pressure is put on people only encouragement to finish the course. If you are a first time runner wanting to join us it is recommended that you register at and arrive at the bandstand at 8.45am for the pre run briefing. Please bring along your barcode if you want your time to be registered.

Happy running,

Fiona Bannister