Barrow parkrun has been enjoying a really high attendance of late and this week again saw 200 participants taking part. With a team of volunteers, spectators and supporters it was a lively start to the weekend as everyone meets up at the bandstand at 08:45 ready for a quick run briefing and ready to go at 09:00.
There's a wide range of people taking part in parkrun, age, gender and ability. Sprinters on a mission to leisurely plodders, dog walkers and parents with the young ones.
Our much apprectiate volunteers this week were-
Susan Clarkson, Andy/Sam Jones Barnes, Claire Braithwaite, Claire Thompson, David Farish, Donna Bates, Dawn Wild, Helen Marr, Fiona/Stephen Bannister, Fred Bagley, John Wearing, Michael Cook, Karen Maggio-Poyntz, Karen Herrington, Phil Clark, Mohammed Ali, Phillip Leigh, Steven MCMenemy, Tom Mortlock-Jackson.
10 taking part for our 326th event joined us for the 1st time. Welcome to parkrun!
Harrison Marr, who's been attending parkrun since his very early days is now joining us with a barcode and I'm sure he'll be sporting his milestone tshirts sooner rather than later. Well done Harrison, David and Helen.
Tourist parkrunner Michelle Mahoney joined us from Oxford, Emma Miles from Southsea and Fell Foot regular Michael Jewell payed a visit. We all hope you enjoyed our course. Thanks for coming along.
30 new personal best times were achieved this week, including Amy Singleton who has managed 2 PB's in 2 weeks, in good form of late with 86 parkruns so far. Well done to each of you. Briliant efforts.
On to the results.
1st over the line this week - Grant Johnson in 16:30 - 17 runs to date.
Highest age grade went to Ian Sadler with 78.94%
1st Junior male - Jakob Nelson in 5th overall position with a new PB of 19:33
Most runs - Ian Jones with 272 runs so far.
Andy Jones-Barnes - 25th Volunteer. New Tshirt.
1st Lady home - Amy SIngleton in 21:59
Highest age grade was regular Brenda Bagley with 76.54% and 155 runs to date.
1st Junior - Freyah Nelson in 23:30 a new personal best time.
Most senior runner - Gillian Thompson 75-79 years.
Barrow parkrun began in September 2011 with 24 taking part and has seen a total of 3756 runners to date. 158 runners have finished 1st (I'm not one of them).
If you'd like to join in then register at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/. It's free, fun and worthwhile. Print a barcode and come along to the bandstand, Barrow park at 08:45 any Saturday morning. You're welcome to bring a dog on a short leash. Under 11's need to be with an adult, parents pushing a buggy are welcome. Complete the course, get scanned in (this will become clear on the day), then see your name on the results page later in the day at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/results/latestresults/
If you'd like to be a part of making parkrun happen, a volunteer role is a great way to do so.
Please email email@example.com or come along and ask a high-vis wearer for details.