Barrow parkrun – event 333

gemma pjBarrow parkrun – event 333
The ‘beast for the east’ II hit the country and we were fortunate that we saw no snow but the wind chill was something else. Amazing to think that despite the -6 winds, 123 runners turned up (some in shorts!) to take part in our weekly 5k event and of these 11 were first timers. There were also 14 runners who achieved new wind assisted PBs.

It was also ‘National Sleep In Day’ and some of our runners maximized their time in bed by donning their pajamas for the run.

A big thanks goes to our lovely volunteers who spent at hour of their time in the freezing conditions to make sure our event was possible.

Fiona BANNISTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Cath GRISDALE • Sarah CUBISS • Alfie CUBISS • William MCALLISTER • Rachel TEIJLINGEN-BELL • Andrew LEECE • Tony HOUGH • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Lorraine DICKINSON • David HOWIE • Sian LITTLEMORE • Brian Stuart LEECE

If you want to help out, please email or come along and ask a high-vis wearer for details.

Men’s placings

1st - Ryan Everett in 17:40
2nd – Andrew Dorrian in 18:57
3rd – David McNally in 19:00

Ladies placings

1st – Chloe Naylor in 22 mins with new PB
2nd – Karen Maggio Poyntz in 22:10
3rd – Lucy Montague in 22:21 with new PB

parkrun is for people of all abilities and ages. If you want to get fit, 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.

We also have a junior parkrun which is held on Sunday at 9am and is for kids aged 4 to 14. Children do not have to run with an adult for this event and the course is shortly at 2k. More information about this event can be found at

Happy running,

Fiona Bannister