Barrow parkrun #346 – 16th June 2018

This week's event was a quieter one than usual. 121 runners, joggers and walkers took on the 5km challenging route which takes place at 09:00 on a Saturday morning.
5 participants made their parkrun debuts this week, so a warm welcome to Shaun Mason, David Turner, Ben Shenton, Colin Blackburn and Julia Sharpe - We hope to see you come back for a second go soon.
Paul Musgrove, a keen parkrun tourist joined us today. His 112th event but 1st at Barrow. Parkrun events take place all over the country and more are starting up. We hope ours is a memorable one for all visitors.
Event 346 saw 12 plucky participants pounding the paths to achieve new personal best times. 6 ladies, the other 6 were gents. Well done!
It's a great achievment to reach a milestone number, this week Dena Mason completed her 50th parkrun and is rewarded with a red 50 tshirt. Well done to you Dena.
1st to finish the hilly course this week was Ryan Everett in 17:41.
2nd over the line - Lee Winter in 18:40
3rd place - and 1st Junior runner home was Jakob Nelson in 19:17
1st Lady to finish Alex Fairer in 21:47 - her 7th parkrun to date.
Age grade toppers were Peter Hall with 80.68 % and Brenda Bagley with 77.8% - very impressive.
Age-Grading calculations take into account your age and gender to produce a percentage score for your run. Peter and Brenda are consistently high scorers and deserve a mention.
Parkrun can only happen with a team of volunteers. This week our gratitude goes to.
Jennifer Fazackerley (run director) John Wearing, Sarah Cubiss, Raymond Robb, Matthew Tarry, Cath Grisedale, Ian Sadler, David Spencer, Michael Higgins, Martin Clarkson, Fred Bagley, Michele Ashton, Claire Thomson, Karen & Antonio Maggio-Poyntz, Nicholas Emerson and last but not least Donna Bates.
If you'd like to volunteer please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com
It's a great way to get involved and see parkrun from a different view. If you're a regular runner, please take a turn and do your bit!
If you'd like to give parkrun a go please come along. Everyone meets at the bandstand for a pre-run briefing on Saturday at 08:50. If you haven't been for a while, it would be great to see you, if you're new to parkrun please register, print a barcode and come along. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
Many runners, volunteers and spectators meet at the cafe afterward for a drink and a chat, it's a lovely way to end the event and begin your weekend. Everyone is welcome so please do join us.
Unfortunately next weeks event (23rd June) has been cancelled due to another event taking place. Please be aware Fell Foot parkrun is also cancelled. An events list can found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/events/events/
See you soon.
Gary Woodhouse

 

Barrow parkrun event #345 – 09th June 2018

201 parkrunners attended this weeks event, marking the 70th birthday of the NHS we had some NHS staff in uniform taking on the 3.1 mile 5km event.

345 NHS staff

The event begins with a pre-run briefing at the bandstand at 08:50 every Saturday this week the briefing included some words of inspiration from Stuart Wallace of how the NHS has affected the lives of so many. It was lovely to also see Gordon Gibson back in running gear taking part after major surgery earlier this year.

Parkrun events up and down the country take place each week by volunteers who give up their time for others. Barrow parkrun appreciated this weeks team-
Stuart Wallace, Ann Horton, Owen Baxendale, Clare Greenwood, Sian Littlemore, Laura Leigh, David Farish, Michael Cook, Michele Ashton, Fred Bagley, Leeann Evans, Ian Sadler, Sarah Cubiss and Donna Bates.
If you'd like to volunteer please get in touch with the event directly, just send an email to barrowhelpers@parkrun.com. If you're a regular parkrunner please help by taking a turn now and then.
Taking part in parkrun for the 1st time this week were Martin Beddoes, Nathan Smith and Oliver Barker. Welcome to the parkrun community. Tourists from Lancaster, Stockton On Tees, Ormskirk and Barnsley joined us and we hope Barrow was a memorable event for them.
The weather was glorious for parkrun this week, the sun was out and by 09:00 we were all running around the park in it. There's people of all ages and abliities who take part, their reasons for doing so are as diverse as the parkrunners themselves. 27 determined characters achieved personal best times, 17 of which where by the ladies. The Geese have yet to register and did not complete the course.

345 Geese

 

It's a great achievment to reach a milestone and event 345 saw Philip Lowe complete his 100th parkrun and a 50th parkrun for Kirsten Johnson only 5 seconds off matching her personal best time. A milestone run is rewarded with a new tshirt, red for a 50, black for 100. Be sure to order yours Phil and Kirsten. Well done.
A few results -
1st over the line today in an impressive 17:47 was Ryan Everett - his 90th parkrun to date
2nd place went to Andrew Dorrian - his 32nd event with a time of 18:30.
3rd finisher - Lee Winter, a Hoad Hill Harrier. 18:55
Highest age grade for the men was Peter Hall with 81.14%, Mr Hall finished in 23:46 and is in the 75-79 age catagory!
Ladies placings -
Georgia Bell was 1st Female to finish, overall 8th. Georgia also was 1st Junior, and topped the ladies age grades at 80.03%. Excellent!
2nd Lady home was Chloe Naylor with a new PB of 21:09
3rd Lady was Amy Singleton in 21:23 - a new PB time and her 101st parkrun to date.
Well done to all mentioned - great running.
Parkrun is free and open to all. There's no pressure to run fast, only encouragement to complete. Dogs on a short lead are welcome, as are parents with pushchairs. Under 11's must be with an adult. Registering is free visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/, print a barcode and bring it with you.
A junoir parkrun takes place weekly for 4-14 year olds at 9am every Sunday, for more information visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow-juniors/
Please note Barrow parkrun is cancelled on 23rd June due to another event taking place.
Why not take this opportunity to visit an out of town parkrun? For a list of events visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/events/events/
Participants, volunteers and spectators meet afterwards at the cafe for a brew, milestone cake and a natter-the best way to catch up with friends and runners you can't catch up with during the run. Please join us next time.

345 - milestoners

Don't forget your barcode!

Gary Woodhouse

 

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun 343 – 26th May 2018

186 people ran, jogged and walked the Barrow parkrun course this Saturday, with 6 making their first appearance and an amazing 28 going into the weekend the best way possible by recording new Personal Best times.

Tourists were at the forefront for the ladies, with Tamar Trotters runner Louise Gregg coming in first with a time of 22:37 in her second appearance at Barrow. Second was Georgia Steers on her first visit to the Barrow course in 23:00, a great time on our hilly course for the Arena 80 AC runner who is more at home on one of the UK’s flattest parkruns along Hove Promenade.Flying the flag for the local runners was Karen Oldham from Parkside Panthers taking third position in 23:23.

For the men, Levens Valley flyer Ryan Everett powered home in 18:08, the 40th time he’s finished ahead of the field. Second was Tamar Trotters runner Paul Gregg in 18:17, not bad for a couple of tourists to bag top three finishes in both men and ladies! Third was Walney Wind Cheetah David Harker in 19:11 – great to see his affiliation back with the Cheetahs after a brief appearance under the “Zombies, Run!” club banner.

Notable milestones this week were junior Ella Matthews making her 10th run and Mum and Son team Claire and Charlie O’Hare making their 150th runs – lovely cake was had by all at the café to celebrate after the run.

Claire and Charlie

Full results, complete event history and loads of info for beginners or regulars can be found on the Barrow parkrun page at www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow.

parkrun is completely free to enter, just register at parkrun.org.uk so that you can  receive an official time, print off your paper barcode from the registration process and brig it along to the bandstand at 845 for a 9am start every Saturday, see you there!

Darren McS

 

Barrow parkrun – event 342

Nick EmersonBarrow parkrun – event 342
A glorious summer’s day with the sun shining and 195 runners/walkers taking part in the 5k route around Barrow park. A good number of the runners also took part in the Dalton 10k or the 1 mile fun run on Friday night so well done to those that managed to do both.

We had 15 first timers and 34 people recording new Personal Bests. A special mention to Nick Emerson who knocked 1 min and 44 seconds of his previous best time – he has come such a long way from when he first started doing parkrun in 2016 and is now running the course 10 mins faster.

And well done to our 24 lovely volunteers;

Fiona BANNISTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Patrick THOMAS • Stephen BANNISTER • Michael John HALL • Raymond ROBB • David James MARR • Sarah CUBISS • Alfie CUBISS • Annette HIGGINS • Bernice WOODHOUSE • Rachel TEIJLINGEN-BELL • Michael HIGGINS • Philip EVERETT • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Philip BLACKBURN • Laura LEIGH • Owen BAXENDALE • Sian LITTLEMORE • Justine BLACKBURN

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. Surprisingly, we had no milestone runs this week but next week it looks like Amy and Edward Singleton along with Phil Low will be celebrating their 100th run which should means cake with coffee, post run.

Men’s placing's

1st – Andrew Dorrian in 18:19 (new PB)
2nd – junior runner Samuel Jackson in 18:52 (new PB)
3rd – Jose Murphy in 18:54 (new PB)

Ladies placing's
1st – Lucy Montague in 22:05
2nd – mayoress Janice Callister in 22:49
3rd – Heather Travis in 23:02

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 – Event number 341 – Saturday 12th May 2018

Whilst some people were up at the crack of dawn to take in a stroll from Keswick to Barrow and others had a lie in before taking the shorter hop from Coniston to Barrow, 143 people made their way to Barrow park for the free weekly parkrun, Considering the number of local runners, joggers and walkers taking on these mighty challenges, such a turn-out at the park shows just how popular this 5km run has become, Before reporting on this week’s run, I can’t let the opportunity pass to congratulate parkrun regular Ryan Everett on breaking the Coniston to Barrow record in 2 hours and 25 minutes, well done Ryan, the training of tackling the undulations of Barrow parkrun every week has paid off!

First across the line at parkrun for the second consecutive week was Andrew Dorrian in a time of18:32,  second was Stuart Garnett in a new Personal Best time of 18:40. Third was Ian Sadler in 19:03.

For the ladies it was a one-two for Barrow parkrun’s Thelma and Louise, Karen Maggio-Poyntz (22:15) and Janice Callister (22:47), the latter hot-footing it to Hawcoat park to assume her Mayoral duties in dishing out medals to K2B and C2B finishers. Heather Travis was third home in 23:11.

There were celebrations and cake to be shared at the café after the run, with our youngest regular Harrison Marr completing his 10th run, Stephen and Alison McMenemy achieving their 50th, Scott Wilson his 100th and Karen Maggio-Poyntz her 300th!

Fifteen “First-timers” joined us, yes, you guessed it, for their first time, including tourists from West Cumbria, South Manchester and Lancaster. The couple who regularly run at Lancaster parkrun, John and Stella Birchall were very complimentary about our park and what a beautiful location it makes for a parkrun, they’ve toured quite extensively at other parkruns and they placed Barrow up there at the top as the nicest location. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful amenity on our doorstep and the team that manage the park, the landscaping and flowers deserve special mention.
Full results, complete event history and loads of info for beginners or regulars can be found on the Barrow parkrun page at www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow.

parkrun is completely free to enter, just register at parkrun.org.uk so that you can  receive an official time, print off your paper barcode from the registration process and brig it along to the bandstand at 845 for a 9am start every Saturday, see you there!

Darren McS

 

Barrow parkrun – 340

Noble familyBarrow parkrun – event 340

Another great turnout with 200 runners/joggers/walkers joining us on Saturday morning to take part in the 5k route around Barrow park.   The sun even made an appearance so winter gear vanished and summer clothing out although it’s debatable how long our summer will last. We had 15 first timers and many of them tourists, no doubt visiting friends and family for the Bank Holiday weekend and an astonishing 42 people recording new Personal Bests which is 21% of the participants improving their time.  Well done to everyone that participated and to our lovely volunteers.

Emma and Rikka

Fiona BANNISTER • Stuart John WALLACE • David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • David SHAW • Sarah CUBISS • Alfie CUBISS • Stephanie Louise KERSHAW • Gillian THOMPSON • Dawn WILD • Philip LOW • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Andrea ANDERSON • Lorraine DICKINSON • Owen BAXENDALE • Daniel DONNELLY • Stephen DONNELLY • Katherine DONNELLY • Sian LITTLEMORE • Mark NOBLE • Kirsty NOBLE • Philip LEIGH • Tom MORTLOCK-JACKSON • Brian LEECE • Niamh MCNALLY

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.  Surprisingly, we had no milestone runs this week but next week lots like there will be a few which invariably means cake with coffee, post run.

Men’s placings

1st – Andrew Dorrian in 18:38

2nd – David Harker in 19:13

3rd – firs time runner Samuel Jackson in 19:13

Ladies placings

1st – Amy Singleton in 21:30

2nd – first time runner Lauren Munro-Bennett in 21:50

3rd – Lucy Montague in 21:56 with a new PB

Highest age grade score goes to 10 year old Will McNally whose time of 19:21 (4th overall) gave him a score of 81:57%.  He is also holds the Age Category Record for JM10 for Barrow.  And well done to junior runner Oscar Punton who nearly knocked 3 minutes off his previous PB having completed the course in 27:25.

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 event #339 – 28th April 2018

Barrow parkrun saw a record number of 217 participants this week, a brilliant turnout, with a team of 24 lovely volunteers, many spectators and supporters the park was a lively place on Saturday morning. The weather was bright, sunny and ideal for a good run.
Jenny Fazackerley was our run director, and by 08:50 at the bandstand she brought the crowd to attention for a quick run briefing before everyone made their way to the start line.
There's always a really mixed bunch of people taking part, from sprinters to walkers, young and old with different levels of ability, with such a good turnout the slower ones are some way back, as are the pets on leads and parents pushing buggies. Laura Leigh was the timekeeper and set us off for the 5km route of our barcode event, the park is full of colour with flowers in bloom and plenty of bright sportswear too.
12 taking part were new to parkrun and were welcomed with applause, it's great to see new people come along and even better when they keep coming back. A very impressive 33 personal best times were recorded this week. Congratulations to each and everyone of you!

jazz hands

Tourist parkrunners join us most weeks and event 339 saw Mike Hipkin complete his 130th event at Barrow from his regular Melton Mowbray parkrun, Nostell parkrunner Paul Marriage and Emma Lockey from Brockenhirst joined us too. We hope our event was an enjoyable and memorable one. Thanks for joining us.
14 taking part didn't bring their barcode, perhaps forgetting or possibly because they have yet to register. It's easy and free to do so. Visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/, print a barcode and bring it along, the results are processed and can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/results/latestresults/.
3 regulars at Barrow celebrated their milestone 50th parkruns, Paul Managh, Alan Foster and Alexia Blackburn. Alexia is in the under 10's age catagory and has rarely missed an event since she started in February last year. Red 50 tshirts well deserved you 3.

ALEXIA
Jacqui Armstrong completed her 300th parkrun event this week, though this isn't an official parkrun milestone it's still a fabulous achievement. Jacqui joined in at Barrow's 2nd ever event in 2011 and has been a regular ever since. Well done Jacqui!
On to some results.
The gents.
Event 339's first finisher was Matthew Elkington in a rather impressive 16:22. Matthew sits in 3rd position as the fastest male at Barrow parkrun with his first fine effort of 16:20.
2nd over the finish line was Ian Sadler in 19:02 and his 240th event to date.
3rd to complete the undulations was Fell Foot regular Alan Coulston in 19:26. His 1st time at Barrow. Well done Alan!
The ladies.
1st lady home - Corrine Parsons in 24:12, her 1st appearance this year.
2nd went to Alexandra Gill in 24:38 - 41st overall position.
3rd lady to finish was Amy Rowlinson - soon after in 24:43
The age grade chart was topped by David Spencer in 82.20% for the gents and Brenda Bagley - 77.14% for the ladies.
1st Junior for the lads was Philip Shrimpton in 21:00 and for the lasses it was Milly Dickinson in a super 25:41.
Many runners this week went an extra distance, a total of 3.7 miles in remembrance of Matt Campbell who tragically lost his life after collapsing during the London Marathon last weekend. Matt had just 3.7miles left to run and many people across the running community joined together to complete the distance on his behalf.

finish for matt

The cafe was open as usual and provided a great place to have a cuppa and a chat. Cake is often supplied by the milestone runners and this week was no exception. A very impressive cake brought in by Alexia was much appreciated and I'm sure none went back home.

Cake
Whatever your motivation for joining in at parkrun doesn't matter, training for an event, getting fit or just getting out and meeting people-parkrun fits the bill. So why not come along and join us? There's no pressure to run faster, just encouragement to finish. There's no need to worry you might finish last as the volunteer tailwalker does this to ensure everyone is safe and not lost. If you don't feel like taking on the course then you could volunteer, it's a smashing way to join in. Come along and ask - or email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com

Please be aware Barrow parkrun is cancelled on 23rd June due to another event taking place.

Happy running.
Gary Woodhouse

 

Barrow parkrun event 338 – 21st April 2018

Barrow parkrun began back in September 2011 with just 25 taking part and a team of 9 volunteers. This week, the 338th event held saw 195 participants and a team 19 volunteers. The weather was lovely, and the park is looking rather fine though many taking part might forget to look around.
Everyone meets at the bandstand for a quick run briefing at 08:50 ready to go for 09:00. Saturday morning parkrun is a 5k event for all ages and abilities. On Sunday there is a Junior parkrun, a 2k event for 4-14 year olds, also meeting at the bandstand at 08:50.

Ann HOrton

Ann Horton was the run director and got things underway, by 09:00 the timed event began.

DaffodilsThere is always a mixed bunch at parkrun, from sprinters to walkers, young and old. Pets with people on leads, parent pushing buggies. Plenty of huffers and puffers, Cheetahs, Harriers and Panthers.
The course is a challenge - a hilly route which passes the cenotaph 3 times. There are marshals along the way offering encouragement and direction for those unfamiliar with the course. Of the 195 to complete parkrun, 4 of those were 1st timers. A hand up at the start gives applause, cheer, and a hope they come back again for another go next week. It's always good to have parkrun tourists joining us at Barrow, welcomes and applause to those at the bandstand aswell. Thank you for visiting, James Maher and Matt Sims from Fellfoot and Basingstoke runners Judith, Brian and Cami Cameron.

basingstoke29 determined parkrunners achieved personal best times (PB). Excellect efforts everybody!
Paul Corkill completed his 100th parkrun today, a black milestone tshirt well earned.
Gillian Thompson completed her 200th event, only another 50 to go for her green one.
Paul and Gillian. Well done to you both on your fabulous achievments.
The faster runners finish quicker, that's usually how it works-this week included.
1st finisher was Ryan Everett, running like a leveret in 17:40.
2nd home was Matt Sims on his 1st time at Barrow in 18:35.
3rd over the line was James Corbishley soon after with a new PB. 18:40. James was also the 1st Junior to finsih.
Ladies to mention-
1st lady was Karen Maggio-Poyntz in overall 21st position with 22:24 and her 297th parkrun to date.
2nd lady, Mayoress Janice Callister in 22:43 and Liz McNally in 22:51 was 3rd lady and a new PB for Liz.
Age grade, a way to measure a particpants' result takes into consideration age and gender rather than just the finish time. Topping the the tops this week are regular Barrow parkrunners Ian Sadler for the gents with an impressive 79.42% and Brilliant Brenda Bagley for the ladies with 75.75%.
There were some problems with barcode scanners this week, the volunteers worked hard to resolve these issues with scanning and processing the results. Thank you to the participants for their patience and to Fiona Bannister for her efforts to fill in the missing gaps on the results page.
Tail walkers ensure everyone finishes safely and they always finish last so nobody needs to worry they might. Andrea Anderson and Lorraine Dickinson did so this week. Thank you to both, by the time they had finished many were already at the cafe enjoying a brew, cakes and friendly banter. The cafe is near to the finish, and all are welcome. Milestone runners often bring cakes to share and is always gratefully and enthusiastically accepted. A parkrunner is usually hungry.

troublePlease consider volunteering, ask a high viz wearer on the day or email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com. Results can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/results/latestresults/
If you'd like to give parkrun a try please do so! It's free and fun. Register at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ print a barcode and bring it with you.
Please note Barrow parkrun is cancelled on Saturday 23rd June.
Join us next week!
Gary Woodhouse.

 

Barrow parkrun event 337 – 14th April 2018

Saturday is parkrun day, and the 337th event took place at Barrow this week. Weather conditions were fine and definitely more spring like for the 165 taking part, the team of wonderful volunteers and for the many spectators and supporters.
The event begins with a pre-run briefing at the bandstand and everyone is ready at the start line by 09:00, Timekeeper ready and a countdown for the off.
The faster runners at the front gain good ground on the slower lot at the back, but whatever the speed it matters not - taking part and enjoying the event is more important for many participants.
Whatever the motivation or goal, it's a great feeling to have completed the course, a challenging route of the park with a few hills and twisting paths along the way. 5km in total.
Event 337 welcomed 8 1st timers with applause and also to tourist parkrunners from Bradford, Leeds and Manchester. We hope to see you again soon.
A very impressive 22 participants achieved new personal best times. Good conditions may help but mostly it's just down to grit and determination. Very well done to each of you.
Finley Corkill ran his milestone 50th run in style with a new PB and Raymond Robb ran his 200th. 50 runs earns a red t-shirt. Ray needs another 50 for his green one.
On to some results-
A superb effort from Olesia Winder very much topped the lot this week-with a time of 19:11 earned her 1st place, first lady, junior and top of the age grade chart with 84.88%. Outstanding!

O.Winder

2nd over the line was Daniel Burns in a lively 19:34, and 49th parkrun event to date.
3rd to finish - Mike Cubin with 19:47 and 18 seconds quicker than his previous best!
Most of us just can't run that fast, but there are still many brilliant achievments every week -
David Spencer, in the 80-84 age catagory achieved the highest male age grade with 80.22%.
Amy Singleton chopped 33 seconds off her PB.
Donna Bates has volunteered for 378 positions in 337 events.
Alastair Rainsbury ran his 244th parkrun.
If you'd like to give parkrun a go, then please come along and join us, it's a great way to get fit, healthy and meet new people. There is no pressure to run fast, just encouragement to complete the course. Register at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ print a barcode and bring it with you.

All ages

If you'd like to volunteer please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or ask one of our helpers on the day. If you are a regular runner please consider taking a turn to help fill the roster!
Pram pushers and pets on a short leash are welcome, under 11's must run with an adult. The cafe is open after the event and many catch up for a brew and a natter.

brew time

Please note Barrow parkrun is cancelled on 23rd June, another event is taking place.
A junior parkrun event takes place every Sunday, a free, weekly, timed 2k parkrun for 4-14 year olds meeting at the bandstand at 08:50 to begin at 09:00.

Happy running.

DFYB

Gary Woodhouse.

 

Barrow parkrun – 336

Barrow parkrun – event 336

 

The rain held off till after the run and people definitely seem to be edging into their spring running gear.  Let’s hope it won’t be long before we can start wearing shorts and less layers as surely spring must be approaching?  We had 176 runners/joggers/walker this week with 6 first timers and an incredible 26 personal best times.  Well done to everyone that participated and to our lovely volunteers.

Fiona BANNISTER • John WEARING • David FARISH • Graham CARR • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Craig PRESTON • Sarah CUBISS • Alfie CUBISS • Scott WILSON • David MORRIS • Janice CALLISTER • Susan BIRKBY • John SHERWEN • Fred BAGLEY • Maria BLAKEY • Alison MCMENEMY • Stephen MCMENEMY • Philip LEIGH • Brian Stuart LEECEgary woodhouse

If you want to help out, please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or come along and ask a high-vis wearer for details.

Lots of milestone runs with junior runner Leo Roche reaching his 10th run.  Then Phil Blackburn and Nick Emerson ran their 50th and Dave Gomersall and Neil Johnston on their 100th and finally Gary Woodhouse marking his 250th run.  Fantastic efforts everyone and the cakes were greatly appreciated.

Men’s placings

1st – first timer runner Robert Thorpe in 16:56

2nd – Mark Tomkinson in 17:54 achieving a new PB

3rd – Ian Sadler in 19:06

 

Ladies placings

1st – first time runner Carol Baker in 21:53

2nd – Catherine Eaton in 22:28 with a new PB

3rd – Karen Maggio-Poyntz in 22:37

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

 

 

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