Barrow parkrun – Event number 370 – 8th December 2018

I missed Barrow parkrun this week (and last) -the pounding rain and wind against my window and the comfort and warmth of the duvet meant I failed to make the start line. But that’s one of the great things about parkrun, there’s no pressure to turn up week in, week out. I’m telling myself that anyway!

The sixteen volunteers who made sure the event went ahead didn’t get the luxury of rolling over and going back to sleep however, they had to be there and in awful weather too, so a huge shout out to David Farish, Donna Bates, Jeff Crosthwaite, David Spencer, Michael Cook, Sarah Cubiss, Jamie O’hare, Jakob Nelson, Philip Everett, John Wearing, Fred Bagley, Owen Baxendale, Sian Littlemore, Darren Fearnley, Brian Leece and Kay Sutherland. Oh, and myself, as “run report writer”, although sitting here with the laptop on my knee, the heating on full and a rum and coke by my side, I don’t think I can claim the same credit!

Liam Walker was first home on a return visit to his hometown, the Sheffield based flyer completing the Barrow course in 17 minutes exactly. He’s back for a Christmas break soon so that first place slot may well be his a few more times in the next few weeks. Youngster Luca Messenger Jones was second in 19L20 and Martin Currie was third in 19:51.

For the ladies, Karen Maggio-Poyntz was first in 23:50, Jo Kilkenny was 2nd on her first appearance at Barrow in 24:16 and 3rd place was Michelle Whalley in a time of 24:50.

Milestone celebrations this week were Martin Clarkson and Leslie Wearing, both celebrating their 100th runs!

Barrow parkrun is free to enter and takes place every Saturday at 9 am, meet at the bandstand at 8:45 for the pre-run briefing. Register at www.parkrun.org.uk/register and follow the instructions on that page to print your personal barcode then you can receive an official time, which is emailed and text to you on the Saturday when the results are processed.

Don’t forget our special runs over Christmas - Join us for our 6th Christmas Day parkrun here in Barrow - 9am start and why not start 2019 with a parkrun? Join us for a 9am start to our 5th New Year's Day parkrun.

See you at the bandstand (if released for the duvet in time)

Darren McSweeney

 

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

 

Barrow parkrun 368

Barrow parkrun 368

The numbers were slightly down this week, this might of been down to a xcountry event taking place, Christmas events or the slightly cooler temperatures; however it soon warmed up, especially after the rousing pre run speech from our run director for the morning Craig Preston.  Thank you for the briefing and the encouragement when you kept popping up around the course.

We hope our tourists enjoyed our slightly undulating course and we hope to see you back again in Barrow.

Extra parkrun dates for your diary include:

Christmas Day parkrun - Tuesday 25th 9.00am

New Years Day parkrun - Tuesday 1st Jan 9.00am

This week 154 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Raymond ROBB • Craig PRESTON • Derek FRYER • Diane BRADSHAW • Julie CLARK • Susan BIRKBY • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Owen BAXENDALE • Viky DONNELLY • Daniel DONNELLY • Stephen DONNELLY • Katherine DONNELLY • Sian LITTLEMORE • Ann HORTON • 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 4,258 participants have completed 46,183 parkruns covering a total distance of 230,915 km, including 7,739 new Personal Bests. A total of 652 individuals have volunteered 6,752 times.

This week's personal bests were recorded by: Cameron BELL, Matt HOUSTON, Paul BAXENDAE, Harvey BURNS, Anthony BROWN, William SHARP, Dave DENNESS, Matthew GLEAVES, Dexter STOKER, Suzanne THOMPSON, Neil WARD, Paul MUSGROVE, Colin OREILLY, Tony HOUGH, Clare GREENWOOD, Pranav SINGH, Renée MARSH, Michelle MAHONY, Kathryn BLAMIRE, Raymond WEARING, Paul MCAULEY, Malini KAMALANATHAN

Male Placings

1st - Andrew Dorrian - 18.17

2nd - William McAllister - 19.05

3rd - Cameron Bell - 19.45 New PB

Ladies Placings

1st - Suzanne Thompson - 25.09  New PB

2nd - Louise Tidbury - 25.19

3rd - Bridget Pattinson - 25.54

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 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

 

 

 

 

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