Barrow parkrun – Event number 356 – 1st September 2018

177 people were at Barrow parkrun this week for the first run of September, a lovely morning with the weather blessing us once again for the 9am run.

A minor hiccup with one of the barcode scanners has meant the full results have taken some time to generate, but at least 19 people managed to record new Personal Best times. (If you took part and haven’t received your official result, then if you know your finish time or position contact any of the team and they’ll fix it for you.)

For the men, first across the line was Danny Bouffler in a time of 18:57, the thirteenth time he’s finished first at Barrow. Second was Steven Postlethwaite with a new PB in 19:30, shaving 18 seconds off the time he set last summer. Third was Ian Sadler in 19:40, who pretty much owns that third-place podium step, having occupied it 39 times!

For the ladies, Amy Singleton was first home in 21:20, just 7 seconds outside of her best, which given her current form is sure to tumble in the coming weeks. Second was Heather Travis in 22:36 with Kerry Travers crossing the line third in 23:41.

Despite theses speedy finish time, don’t be put off though if you’re thinking of joining us and worrying it’s all about running fast times, you’re welcome to run jog or walk and it’s all about challenging yourself and we regularly have people come along and walk the course.

parkrun relies entirely on volunteers and this week 21 people were involved in making sure the event ran as smoothly as possible by marshalling, time keeping, barcode scanning and many other roles, if you fancy coming along to volunteer just let one of the team know, you’ll be made most welcome.

parkrun rewards milestone runners, juniors on their 10th parkrun and adults on their, 50th, 100th and the ultimate, their 250th parkrun. This week Neil Armstrong joined the 250 club and provided a great selection of cakes for parkrunners to enjoy at the café after the event, cheers Neil!

Full results, complete event history and loads of info for beginners or regulars can be found on the Barrow parkrun page at www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow.

parkrun is completely free to enter, just register at parkrun.org.uk so that you can receive an official time, print off your paper barcode from the registration process and brig it along to the bandstand at 845 for a 9am start every Saturday, see you there!

 

Darren McS