Barrow parkrun 352

Barrow parkrun – event 352

A pleasant summer’s morning, sun shining but not as hot as it has been in recent weeks much to our delight.  This hot weather is making running much more difficult and I think a number of us will be happy when the cooler weather arrives.  But good turnout despite holiday season with 151 runners, 11 first timers and 21 people recording new PBs (personal bests).

Great volunteer squad out too with 20 people doing various roles to ensure the course is well marshalled, people get a time, are handed a finish token, that token it scanned, tokens are resorted, results processed.  Even before most people arrive, there are a number of people who get up extra early to put the signs out so we don’t get lost.  If you want to help out, please email or come along and ask a high-vis wearer for details.

Kieran celebrating 50th run

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 had a number of milestones with Kieran Bannister celebrating his 50th run and managed to get himself a new PB in the process.  Helen Merrell ran her 100th run and mother and daughter, Susan and Eve Clarkson celebrating their 100th and 50th. Whilst not an official milestone Annette Higgins and Paula Herbert ran their 150th run with Annette also marking the day with her 50th time as a volunteer.Eve Clarkston 50th run


Men’s placings

1st – Matt Sims in 17:38 with a new PB

2nd – Andrew Dorrian in 18:27

3rd – Dave Parker in 20:00


Ladies placings

1st – Amy Singleton with a new PB with time 21:13

2nd – Heather Travis also with new PB for time 22:15

3rd – Sarah Bouffler in 23:10, her best time this season

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