Barrow parkrun 366

Barrow parkrun

Event number 366

10th November 2018

 

There was a great  turnout for Barrow parkrun on November 10, with 180 people running, jogging and walking  the undulating course.

The day started decidedly damp, but any puddles soon dried up leaving participants to enjoy sunshine and blue skies.

This week saw Junior runner Olivia Gomersall enjoying her 100th outing, while also worthy of note was Mike Cook, running his 300th parkrun.

There were 15 first timers, and 16 runners recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

 

Parkrun would not be possible without the support of volunteers, so many thanks to this week's team. 

 

Hope to see you again next week

ANN HORTON 

 

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

 

Stuart John WALLACE • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Michael COOK • Craig PRESTON • Sarah CUBISS • Julie CLARK • William MCALLISTER • Brenda BAGLEY • Nicholas James EMERSON • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Daniel DONNELLY • Stephen DONNELLY • Katherine DONNELLY • Philip LEIGH • Brian LEECE • Ann HORTON

 

Male placings November 10

 

1st - Neil Kirkham - 17.54

 

2nd - Andrew Dorrian - 18.01

 

3rd - David Goadby - 18.14 

 

 

Ladies placings November 10

 

1st - Amy Singleton - 21.13

 

2nd - Karen Oldham - 22.01

 

3rd - Liz McNally - 22.36

 

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.

 

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 4,234 participants have completed 45,827 parkruns covering a total distance of 229,135 km, including 7,678 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.

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun 365

Barrow parkrun event number 365, 3rd November 2018

Barrow Park may have been a bit chilly on November 3 but at least the rain managed to stay away long enough for 163 runners, walkers and joggers to make it round our undulating course.

Nov 3 was junior volunteer week at Barrow parkrun, and the event saw  almost all the volunteering positions filled by youngsters, ably assisted by the occasional grown-up.

Without volunteers parkrun simply could not take place, so it was brilliant to see the next generation of runners leading by example and giving up a little bit of their Saturday to make the event possible. Big thanks to all of you.

 This week Barrow welcomed 15 first timers, and 22 people recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

Runners completing a milestone event this week  included Nathan Pears, a junior completing his tenth 5k parkrun, Viky Donnelly and Julie Wilson each completing their 50th parkrun and Jo Waddington hitting 100.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

David FARISH • Donna BATES • Michael COOK • Kieran BANNISTER • Claire THOMSON • Susan BIRKBY • Jakob NELSON • Freyah NELSON • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Paul BAXENDALE • Amy SINGLETON • Edward SINGLETON • Erin SINGLETON • Milly DICKINSON • Susan CLARKSON • Eve Munro CLARKSON • Izak BAXENDALE • Iona BAXENDALE • Lydia BLACKBURN • Alexia BLACKBURN • Alfie DALE • Ann HORTON • Tom MORTLOCK-JACKSON • Niamh MCNALLY • Lewis CLARKSON • Amber CAPSTICK

Male Placings November 3

1st - Ryan Everett - 17.44

2nd - Andrew Dorrian - 17. 57 - New PB

3rd - Ian Sadler - 19.40

Ladies Placings November 3

1st - Georgia Bell - 20.03 New PB

2nd - Janice Callister - 22.17

3rd - Sarah Bouffler - 22.45

Thanks for taking part, and for volunteering

ANN HORTON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.

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 4,219 participants have completed 45,647 parkruns covering a total distance of 228,235 km, including 7,662 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.



 

Barrow parkrun 364

Barrow parkrun 364

Barrow park  definitely turned Halloween on Saturday as a record number of  witches, cats, pumpkins, clowns and a few scary runners made their way around our undulating, slightly hilly course on a  chilly morning.

Well done to 2 of our junior parkrunners Billy Ashton and William Jones Barnes for volunteering on your birthday weekend.  Thank you very much for the treats that we enjoyed after the run.

Today's run saw a large group taking part in honour of the late Jo-anne Davies, Jo was a keen supporter of Barrow parkrun and the local sporting community, they are raising money for the Jo's Appeal and taking on various challengers, this weekend they have completed Barrow parkrun then on Sunday they are swimming across Windermere.  Well done to you all.

Next  week it's junior volunteer week, thank you to all who have offered to complete these roles.

This week 223 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 28 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Fiona BANNISTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Stephen BANNISTER • Craig PRESTON • Sarah CUBISS • Kieran BANNISTER • Paula HERBERT • Ruth HAUGHIAN • Brenda BAGLEY • William JONES-BARNES • Andy JONES-BARNES • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • David HOWIE • Michele ASHTON • Billy ASHTON • Poppy GOMERSALL • Keith HERBERT • Caroline ARNOLD

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.

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 4,204 participants have completed 45,484 parkruns covering a total distance of 227,420 km, including 7,640 new Personal Bests.

Male Placings

1st - Andrew Dorrian - 18.19

2nd - Stuart Garnett - 18.37 - New PB

3rd - William McAllister - 18.42 - New PB

Ladies Placings

1st - Amy Singleton - 21.34

2nd - Karen Oldham - 22.08

3rd - Sarah Bouffler - 22.46

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

 

 

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun – Event number 363 – 20th October 2018

Better weather than last week saw 173 people turn out to run, jog and walk the Barrow parkrun course on Saturday morning. After last week's washout everyone was glad to be able to enjoy the event in drier weather.

Local young flyer Ryan Everett celebrated his 100th run by finishing first in a time of 18:27 – out of those 100 appearances at parkrun he's finished ahead of the pack an incredible 48 times, second on 25 occasions and third place four times – if there was a podium in the park he could certainly carve his name on it.

Second place was taken by Andrew Dorrian, 11 seconds adrift of Ryan in 18:38. Third place was claimed by a visiting runner, Alice Leake in 19:11, placing her in the all-time top ten fastest ladies to finish the Barrow course.

Second placed lady was local Levens Valley Athletics club member Karen Oldham in 21:46, third place was Walney Wind Cheetah Amy Singleton in 22:12.

Completing the top three for the men was regular fast guy Dave Harker in 19:19.

Visitors from York and Leeds were "first timers" at Barrow along with a mystery first timer registered with Walney Wind Cheetahs but quite possibly more at home at the local zoo, "Charlie Cheetah"!

26 people recorded new Personal Best times, the best way to start your weekend, with a notable performance from young Holly Gommersall knocking nearly two minutes of her previous best, well done Holly!

Barrow parkrun, like all other parkruns, is completely free to enter and there is no pressure to run fast, you are quite welcome to run, jog or walk the course, no pressure and a great welcome awaits you! parkrun is a totally inclusive event and several people walk the course every week and are always supported by a "tail walker" marshal and receive just as much encouragement on their way around the course as the speedsters.

This Saturday, the 27th, is a Halloween fancy dress parkrun – get you scary running gear ready!

To join the fun go to http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register to register if you've never been before and print off your barcode then bring it along to the bandstand at 8:45 am on Saturday morning for the 9am run, see you there!

Darren McSweeney

 

Barrow parkrun – Event number 362 – 13th October 2018

The horrendous wet weather at the weekend had a big impact on the number of people who braved the elements to complete Barrow parkrun, with 91 people, the lowest turnout since Christmas Day 2016 proving just how bad the weather was! There was plenty of water falling from the sky and as the drainage struggled to cope there was plenty underfoot too, a very soggy start to the weekend.

12 of those 91 were first timers; we hope the weather didn't put them off coming back and trying the course again in drier weather. Incredibly, 5 people managed to record personal best times; maybe they were just pushing to get the finish as quickly as possible to find shelter in the café!

21 people volunteered and they deserve special mention for manning the marshalling posts to ensure the event went ahead.

Walney Wind Cheetah Suzanne Boyle reached the ultimate parkrun accolade of completing her 250th parkrun, well done Suzanne, that's some commitment, having made her first appearance in August 2012.

Male placings this week:

Andrew Dorrian was first across the line in 18:28.
Parkside Panther William McAllister was 2nd in 19:11
Sean Roberts took the 3rd place slot in 20:07

Ladies placings

Black Coombe Runner Cheryl King was 1st in 23:53
Walney Wind Cheetah Alison Coward was 2nd in 25:05, a new PB
Suzanne Boyle was 3rd on her 250th run in 26:08

Barrow parkrun, like all other parkruns, is completely free to enter and there is no pressure to run fast, you are quite welcome to run, jog or walk the course, no pressure and a great welcome awaits you!

To join the fun go to http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register to register if you've never been before and print off your barcode then bring it along to the bandstand at 8:45 am on Saturday morning for the 9am run, see you there!

Darren McSweeney

 

Barrow parkrun 361

Barrow parkrun 361

This Saturday 6th October 2018, parkrunners around the world celebrated International parkrun Day, marking 14 years since the very first event took place in London’s Bushy Park.

Since then, parkrun has grown to more than 1,650 events each week in 20 countries worldwide, with around 270,000 walkers, joggers, runners and volunteers every weekend.

In Barrow we celebrated milestone 50 runs for Dave Howie and Neil Cooke, congratulations to you both.  We welcomed tourists from the east coast and as far away as Plymouth.

Dates for your diary :

Saturday 27th October - Halloween parkrun, dig out your spooky costumes .

Saturday 3rd November - Junior volunteer week, when all the juniors show us all how it's done.

This week 177 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Gordon GIBSON • Craig PRESTON • Sarah CUBISS • Annette HIGGINS • Michael HIGGINS • Jakob NELSON • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Amy SINGLETON • Erin SINGLETON • Michele ASHTON • Philip LEIGH • Brian LEECE • Niamh MCNALLY • Jean WILKINSON • Keith HERBERT • Amber CAPSTICK

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.

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 4,166 participants have completed 44,997 parkruns covering a total distance of 224,985 km, including 7,581 new Personal Bests.

Male Placings

1st - Ryan Everett - 17.25

2nd - Andrew Dorrian - 18.11

3rd - William McAllister - 19.00

Ladies Placings

1st - Karen Oldham - 21.40

2nd - Janice Callister - 22.14

3rd - Liz McNally - 22.31

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

 

 

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun 360

Barrow parkrun 360

It was back to the old familiar, slightly undulating course this week after last week's little run around our alternative course. We had 2 milestone runs this morning, Paul Baxendale and Marian Danson both celebrated completing 50 runs and will hopefully soon be in receipt of their reward t-shirts.

This week 153 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

This mornings parkrun was made possible by the generosity of people stepping into volunteer roles, if you would like to volunteer any week, it's really easy and there's lots of different roles to choose from.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Stuart John WALLACE • David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Gordon GIBSON • Linda CROUD • Andrew LEECE • John WEARING • Helen HANEY • Fred BAGLEY • Lorraine DICKINSON • Owen BAXENDALE • Sian LITTLEMORE • Michele ASHTON • Lynda FISHER • Cerys THOMPSON • Leah HADLEY-PAXTON • Brian LEECE • Maurice DUFFY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.

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 4,158 participants have completed 44,820 parkruns covering a total distance of 224,100 km, including 7,564 new Personal Bests.

 

Male Placings

1st - William McAllister - 19.15

2nd - Sean Roberts - 19.50

3rd - Cameron Bell - 19.56

Ladies Placings

1st - Karen Oldham - 21.39

2nd - Amy Singleton - 22.29

3rd - Karen Maggio-Poyntz - 22.57

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

 

 

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun – event 359 Barrow parkrun

 

Barrow parkrun – event 359

On Saturday 132 runners and 20 volunteers celebrated barrow parkrun’s 7th anniversary.  Since then 4,152 participants have completed 44,667 parkruns covering a total distance of 223,335 km (roughly around the world 5.5 times) including 7,535 new Personal Bests.  It’s incredible to reflect on the success of our event given when we first started we had 25 runners and it took 18 months before we reached over 100 runners.

We ran on our “alternative course” as there was another event on in the park and it definitely does feel more undulating than our normal course.  One runner kindly informed me that there were 17 inclines as opposed to our normal 9 but it gives our hamstrings and calves a good workout.

The roster is looking sparse for the next few weeks so please get in contact if you can help out.   There are various roles including Run Director, barcode scanner, timer, handing out finish tokens and marshalling.  We even have a group of people who arrive extra early to put signs out so you don’t get lost on the course and then when people have finished and head to the café, the same people put them away.  Email us at barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or come along and ask a high-vis wearer.

Milestone runs for 3 runners this week including Clare and John Greenwood who completed their 250th run.  About 6 months ago that achievement might have seemed impossible for John as he took seriously ill with Guillain Barre but that fighting spirit in him ensured he recovered quickly and got back to parkrun as soon as he was able to.  Peter Hall, one of our veteran runners in the 75-79 age category ran his 50th run and as a first time on the alternative course lost count of the laps so did an extra one.  We look forward to seeing you wear your new tshirts when they arrive.

And a big thank you for those runners that stopped to assist and help the lady who had an accident and needed medical assistance.

Men’s placings

1st – William McAllister in 19:55

2nd – Paul Singleton in 20:28

3rd – Cameron Bell in 20:31

 

Ladies placings

1st – Amy Singleton in 22:51

2nd – Karen Oldham in 23:13

3rd – Lauren Booth in 25:54

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

 

barrow parkrun – 358

Barrow parkrun – event 358

A great turnout with 182 participants on a surprisingly warm morning.  After recent weather, it seem certain that summer was finally over but it was still a shorts and vest kind of day.  We had 4 first timers and 32 people recorded new personal bests.  Well done to everyone, especially for our first time runners.  It can be daunting turning up for the very first time, unsure what to expect but we hope you will return soon.

Great volunteer squad out too with 22 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 barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or come along and ask a high-vis wearer for details.

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 mother and daughter Shelagh and Elizabeth Morrall complete their 50th runs.  And Sarah Cubiss also reached the same milestone and managed to combine it with her 25th volunteering stint which means two t-shirts will be in the post for her.

Next week will be our 7th anniversary and we are having a party in the evening at the Soccer Bar from 7:30pm. Tickets are available and include DJ and pie and peas. We will be running on the alternative course next week because of another event on in the park so remember bandstand 4 times, cenotaph 3.

Men’s placing's

1st – Andrew Dorrian in 18:36

2nd – David Harker in 19:16

3rd – unknown runner (reminder that you need to bring your barcode to get an official time)

Ladies placing's

1st – Karen Oldham running a new PB time in 22:07

2nd – Kerry Travers in 23:33

3rd – Sandra Garnett also recording a new PB in 23:34

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

 

Barrow parkrun 357

Barrow parkrun 357

Congratulations to 4 of our parkrunners this week who completed their milestone runs, Chris Young his 100th, and 50th runs for Bill Kitchin, Laura Leigh and Sonja Farish. Sonja has been with Barrow parkrun since 2011 and can usually be found undertaking one of the many volunteering roles such as putting out the course markings before everyone else arrives. Thank you all for the cakes after the run.

Unfortunately the weather wasn't as kind to us today as normally and there was quite a few very wet people at the end, thank you to all the volunteers for standing and encouraging us all in the bad weather.
We will be celebrating our 7th anniversary on 22nd September when we will all be enjoying our alternative course, due to another event taking place in the park.

All pictures taken at parkrun can be found on facebook - barrow parkrun photos.

This week 185 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Alison FRYER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Christopher HUGHES • Charlie O'HARE • Derek FRYER • Paul MANAGH • Andrew LEECE • Darren MCSWEENEY • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Philip BLACKBURN • Michele ASHTON • Alexia BLACKBURN • Philip LEIGH • Brian LEECE • Keith HERBERT • Mark ATKINSON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.
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 4,133 participants have completed 44,352 parkruns covering a total distance of 221,760 km, including 7,499 new Personal Bests

Male Placings
1st - Matthew Marshall - 18.17 - New PB
2nd - Andrew Dorrian - 18.37
3rd - Dave Harker- 19.22

Ladies Placings
1st - Georgia Bell - 20.44 - Junior runner
2nd - Amy Singleton - 20.54 - New PB
3rd - Hazel Davies - 20.57

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

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