Barrow parkrun – event 369

Barrow parkrun – event 36

A very soggy parkrun for our 122 hardcore runners but even the heavy rain did not deter the 7 people who ran with us for the very first time or hinder people’s ability to get new PBs.  Big thank you to the volunteers who got wet to make this event go ahead.

Milestone run for Adrian Newnham who reached his 100th run – well done and many thanks for your lovely cake.  Looking forward to seeing you wear your tshirt when it arrives.  Also congratulations to Phil Horrocks on his 300th run whilst not a formal milestone, it is an incredible achievement.  Only 200 more runs before your next t-shirt….

Just a reminder that over the festive period we are hosting extra runs on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day both with 9am starts.  Not all of the other local parkruns have stated whether they are doing New Year’s Days event but it is the only time of the year that a “dirty double” is possible.

Men’s placings

1st - William Mcallister in 19:14

2nd - first timer Adam Ward in 19:32

3rd – Ryan Everett in 19:54

Ladies’ placings

1st – Amy Singleton in 23:07

2nd – junior runner Freyah Nelson in 23:51

3rd – Helen Marr in 25:20

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