Barrow parkrun 311
There was celebratory cakes this morning for the 200th run of Edward Tyson, the 100th run for John Sherwen and the 10th run for junior Billy Ashton. Thank you for the cakes, which we all enjoyed they were lovely. Congratulations on reaching your milestone runs.
Keep an eye out for the junior parkrun, this is due to start in Barrow in December. Junior parkruns consist of a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. Registered parkrunners do not need to register separately for the junior events.
parkruns are timed for people who want to keep track of their own personal improvements, there are finishing positions and age grading percentages too, all of these though are instruments for measuring personal progression, if that’s what you want. We regularly hear stories of people who are achieving what they never thought possible, but for many parkrunners it is simply about running or walking with like-minded people and being part of their local community. We value everyone at parkrun equally and the fact that 80,000 people who previously did no physical activity have become active through parkrun over the past three years alone, demonstrates how successful we have been at breaking down the barriers to taking part in regular physical activity.
This week 181 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
Fiona BANNISTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Jeff CROSTHWAITE • Megan Jessica CARTER • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Philip HORROCKS • Christopher HUGHES • Anthony CLARKE • Janice CALLISTER • Paula HERBERT • Ruth HAUGHIAN • Fred BAGLEY • Beth HUGHES • Amy SINGLETON • Erin SINGLETON • Philip LEIGH
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was first over the line in 19:17 - 7th time in 202 appearances.
Jamie ARMSTRONG (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:39.
Neil GRACE (VM50-54) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was third over the line in 20:30.
Kate SINTON (SW25-29) of Newcastle Frontrunners, was first (35th overall) over the line in 24:56.
Suzanne BOYLE (VW45-49) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was second (39th overall) over the line in 25:09.
Fiona BANNISTER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (40th overall) over the line in 25:13.
The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) – 77.70% for the time 19:17 (first overall).
David HOWIE (VM70-74) – 73.31% for the time 24:40 (34th overall).
Cliff ETHERDEN (VM65-69) – 73.15% for the time 23:50 (28th overall).
The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 16:24 on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Phil WAITE who recorded a time of 15:12 on 3rd October 2015 (event number 206).
The Age Grade course record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded 90.24% (16:24) on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).
Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011. Since then 3,602 participants have completed 36,823 parkruns covering a total distance of 184,115 km, including 6,494 new Personal Bests.
We welcome children at parkrun. Please note that those under the age of 11 must be within arm's reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice whilst attending 5k parkrun events. It must also be ensured that children place themselves appropriately at the start so as to prevent a situation where they are being repeatedly overtaken. This is to ensure the safety of your child.
See you all soon
Mike & Louise Cook