Barrow parkrun – 336

Barrow parkrun – event 336


The rain held off till after the run and people definitely seem to be edging into their spring running gear.  Let’s hope it won’t be long before we can start wearing shorts and less layers as surely spring must be approaching?  We had 176 runners/joggers/walker this week with 6 first timers and an incredible 26 personal best times.  Well done to everyone that participated and to our lovely volunteers.

Fiona BANNISTER • John WEARING • David FARISH • Graham CARR • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Craig PRESTON • Sarah CUBISS • Alfie CUBISS • Scott WILSON • David MORRIS • Janice CALLISTER • Susan BIRKBY • John SHERWEN • Fred BAGLEY • Maria BLAKEY • Alison MCMENEMY • Stephen MCMENEMY • Philip LEIGH • Brian Stuart LEECEgary woodhouse

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

Lots of milestone runs with junior runner Leo Roche reaching his 10th run.  Then Phil Blackburn and Nick Emerson ran their 50th and Dave Gomersall and Neil Johnston on their 100th and finally Gary Woodhouse marking his 250th run.  Fantastic efforts everyone and the cakes were greatly appreciated.

Men’s placings

1st – first timer runner Robert Thorpe in 16:56

2nd – Mark Tomkinson in 17:54 achieving a new PB

3rd – Ian Sadler in 19:06


Ladies placings

1st – first time runner Carol Baker in 21:53

2nd – Catherine Eaton in 22:28 with a new PB

3rd – Karen Maggio-Poyntz in 22:37

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