Barrow parkrun – event 344

Barrow parkrun – event 344

A much quieter event than normal as a lot of our regular runners were doing other races over the course of the weekend but still 140 people descended to the bandstand for our 344 barrow parkrun.  We had 13 first timers of which 9 were ‘tourists’ from other events and 20 people recorded new personal best times, great effort from everyone who took part.

And of course, our lovely volunteers need a pat on their back because without them this event would not happen. If you want to help out, please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or come along and ask a high-vis wearer for details.

Fiona BANNISTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Ian JONES • Patrick THOMAS • David SHAW • Karen Ann MAGGIO-POYNTZ • Raymond ROBB • Clare GREENWOOD • Sarah CUBISS • Janice CALLISTER • Helen MARR • John WEARING • Heather TRAVIS • Michele ASHTON • Poppy GOMERSALL • Brian LEECE

Parkrun reward people with t-shirts once they meet certain milestones.  These include 10 (just the junior runners) then 50, 100, 250 and 500.  This week we celebrated Amy and Edward Singleton (mother and son) and Ian Hodgson’s 100th run and junior runner Noah Gooding’s 10th run.

Men’s placings

1st – Ryan Everett in 17:28

2nd – Andrew Dorrian in 18:24

3rd – Lee Winter in 18:25

Ladies placings

1st – Darina Dwlinova in 21:52

2nd – Lucy Montague in 22:26

3rd –  first timer Claire Oxlade in 22:39

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 http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/barcode 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 http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow-juniors/

Happy running,

Fiona Bannister