Barrow parkrun #346 – 16th June 2018

This week's event was a quieter one than usual. 121 runners, joggers and walkers took on the 5km challenging route which takes place at 09:00 on a Saturday morning.
5 participants made their parkrun debuts this week, so a warm welcome to Shaun Mason, David Turner, Ben Shenton, Colin Blackburn and Julia Sharpe - We hope to see you come back for a second go soon.
Paul Musgrove, a keen parkrun tourist joined us today. His 112th event but 1st at Barrow. Parkrun events take place all over the country and more are starting up. We hope ours is a memorable one for all visitors.
Event 346 saw 12 plucky participants pounding the paths to achieve new personal best times. 6 ladies, the other 6 were gents. Well done!
It's a great achievment to reach a milestone number, this week Dena Mason completed her 50th parkrun and is rewarded with a red 50 tshirt. Well done to you Dena.
1st to finish the hilly course this week was Ryan Everett in 17:41.
2nd over the line - Lee Winter in 18:40
3rd place - and 1st Junior runner home was Jakob Nelson in 19:17
1st Lady to finish Alex Fairer in 21:47 - her 7th parkrun to date.
Age grade toppers were Peter Hall with 80.68 % and Brenda Bagley with 77.8% - very impressive.
Age-Grading calculations take into account your age and gender to produce a percentage score for your run. Peter and Brenda are consistently high scorers and deserve a mention.
Parkrun can only happen with a team of volunteers. This week our gratitude goes to.
Jennifer Fazackerley (run director) John Wearing, Sarah Cubiss, Raymond Robb, Matthew Tarry, Cath Grisedale, Ian Sadler, David Spencer, Michael Higgins, Martin Clarkson, Fred Bagley, Michele Ashton, Claire Thomson, Karen & Antonio Maggio-Poyntz, Nicholas Emerson and last but not least Donna Bates.
If you'd like to volunteer please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com
It's a great way to get involved and see parkrun from a different view. If you're a regular runner, please take a turn and do your bit!
If you'd like to give parkrun a go please come along. Everyone meets at the bandstand for a pre-run briefing on Saturday at 08:50. If you haven't been for a while, it would be great to see you, if you're new to parkrun please register, print a barcode and come along. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
Many runners, volunteers and spectators meet at the cafe afterward for a drink and a chat, it's a lovely way to end the event and begin your weekend. Everyone is welcome so please do join us.
Unfortunately next weeks event (23rd June) has been cancelled due to another event taking place. Please be aware Fell Foot parkrun is also cancelled. An events list can found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/events/events/
See you soon.
Gary Woodhouse