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

 

Barrow parkrun – Event number 356 – 1st September 2018

177 people were at Barrow parkrun this week for the first run of September, a lovely morning with the weather blessing us once again for the 9am run.

A minor hiccup with one of the barcode scanners has meant the full results have taken some time to generate, but at least 19 people managed to record new Personal Best times. (If you took part and haven’t received your official result, then if you know your finish time or position contact any of the team and they’ll fix it for you.)

For the men, first across the line was Danny Bouffler in a time of 18:57, the thirteenth time he’s finished first at Barrow. Second was Steven Postlethwaite with a new PB in 19:30, shaving 18 seconds off the time he set last summer. Third was Ian Sadler in 19:40, who pretty much owns that third-place podium step, having occupied it 39 times!

For the ladies, Amy Singleton was first home in 21:20, just 7 seconds outside of her best, which given her current form is sure to tumble in the coming weeks. Second was Heather Travis in 22:36 with Kerry Travers crossing the line third in 23:41.

Despite theses speedy finish time, don’t be put off though if you’re thinking of joining us and worrying it’s all about running fast times, you’re welcome to run jog or walk and it’s all about challenging yourself and we regularly have people come along and walk the course.

parkrun relies entirely on volunteers and this week 21 people were involved in making sure the event ran as smoothly as possible by marshalling, time keeping, barcode scanning and many other roles, if you fancy coming along to volunteer just let one of the team know, you’ll be made most welcome.

parkrun rewards milestone runners, juniors on their 10th parkrun and adults on their, 50th, 100th and the ultimate, their 250th parkrun. This week Neil Armstrong joined the 250 club and provided a great selection of cakes for parkrunners to enjoy at the café after the event, cheers Neil!

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 #355 – 25th August 2018

Barrow parkrun's 355th event saw 148 participants take on the challenging 5km route with a team of 20 volunteers making sure the event was a safe and enjoyable one. A big thank you to everyone who took part this week.
Clare Greenwood was this weeks Run Director. On the approach to 09:00 at the bandstand the event gets underway with a quick course briefing before those taking part make their way to the start line. There's always a buzz at this point, some are eager, some not so. Never-the-less, the effort is made and the taking part is the important thing.
You don't need to be fast to take part in parkrun so there's no need to be put off by the name. There's always plodders, joggers and dog walkers taking part. The sprinters at the front get off to a good start and it's not long before they've made their way round the 2.5 laps which passes the cenotaph 3 times.
Johnathon Bellman was 1st this week in 19:06. His 60th parkrun to date.
2nd over the line (and 1st Junior) George Bessant in 19:37, with 271 parkruns under his belt!
Ian Sadler, a Barrow regular was 3rd in 19:47.
1st Lady home was Amy Singleton just 7 seconds off matching her best time in 21:20 and 11th place.
Top of the age grade scores this week - David Spencer for the gents with 85.35% and for the ladies - Marian Danson with 76.83%. Age grading is a fairer way to record a participants performance as it takes age and gender into consideration rather than the time taken to complete the course.
4 taking part were new to parkrun. Peter Gunson, Adam Morris, Dyllan Armstrong and Alexandra Beecroft. Now they've made their debuts we hope to see them back again soon.
18 determined parkrunners achieved new personal best times-that takes grit and gusto so well done to you all, very well done indeed.
Luke Broadbent ran his 50th parkrun, well done Luke. Milestone runs are rewarded with a snazzy tshirt and are all well deserved.

Parkrun events take place all over the country and beyond. It's lovely to have tourist parkrunners join us at Barrow from Worcester, Hull, Middlesbrough and Keswick to name a few. Thank you for joining us.
Participants, volunteers and spectators go to the cafe after the event for a brew, milestone cake and friendly banter. Everyone's welcome.
If you'd like to give parkrun a try then we'd love to see you, just register (it's free) - print a barcode and bring it with you to the bandstand area of the park on a Saturday at 08:50. It's a great way to start the weekend, keep fit, train for a future event or just to enjoy it for what it is - a plod round the park!
Register here - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
DFYB
Gary Woodhouse

 

Barrow parkrun – Event number 354 – 18th August 2018

Steve Hartle and Darren McSweeney at the parkrun finish line
Most people woke up to rain on Saturday morning, but thankfully by 9am there was a big enough break in the clouds to allow 155 people to run, jog and walk the Barrow parkrun course in the dry. Nine of those were making their first appearance at Barrow and I’m sure we’ll see some of them again soon as the parkrun bug tends to bite when you attend a run in such a stunning park with such a welcoming group of people.

Parkrun relies entirely on volunteers and this week was no exception, with 22 people involved in making sure the event ran as smoothly as possible by fulfilling roles such as course set-up, barcode scanning, timekeeping, marshalling and results processing.

One of the most visible volunteer roles is that of Run Director, who welcomes the participants and gives the pre-run talk, directions and safety notices. No easy task standing up in front of 200 people and making yourself heard, this week the role was filled superbly by Paula Herbert, whose hubby Keith also volunteered as a photographer providing nearly 500 photographs and videos of the event later in the day on social media.

First across the finish line was Mark Tomkinson for the men in 18:09 and Jenn Mattinson for the ladies in 20:24. Second places went to Danny Bouffler in 18:15 and Karen Oldham in 23:29 with third places being taken by Steven Postlethwaite and Joanna Barnard (known to parkrun regulars as Jo Bee).

17 people recorded new Personal Best times, which is just the best way to start the weekend! Don’t be put off though if you’re thinking of joining us and worrying it’s all about speed and fast times, you’re welcome to run jog or walk and it’s all about challenging yourself and in no way is it a race!

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 353

Barrow parkrun – event 353

A great turnout with 173 participants despite the inaugural Ford parkrun at Ulverston last week.  It’s fantastic to see that there is a demand for two parkruns in close proximity and the popularity has grown since our inception when we often had between 20 to 30 runners at barrow.

We also welcomed 12 first timers of which 5 were tourists from other parkruns and 26 people recorded new personal bests.  Well done.

12 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

Great volunteer squad out too with 20 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 two people reaching new milestones with Steven Singleton running his 50th and Ian Sadler completing his 250th.  Number of milestones and whilst not an official milestone Andy Jones-Barnes ran his 150th run.

Men’s placings

1st – Ryan Everett in 17:53

2nd – Andrew Dorrian in 18:27

3rd – Mike Cubin in 18:57 recording yet another new PB with a 38 second improvement

 

Ladies placings

1st – Lauren Webb running a new PB time in 22:46

2nd – Sarah Bouffler with another season bests in 22:57

3rd – first time runner Lauren Booth in 23:51

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 352

Barrow parkrun – event 352

A pleasant summer’s morning, sun shining but not as hot as it has been in recent weeks much to our delight.  This hot weather is making running much more difficult and I think a number of us will be happy when the cooler weather arrives.  But good turnout despite holiday season with 151 runners, 11 first timers and 21 people recording new PBs (personal bests).

Great volunteer squad out too with 20 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.

Kieran celebrating 50th run

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 a number of milestones with Kieran Bannister celebrating his 50th run and managed to get himself a new PB in the process.  Helen Merrell ran her 100th run and mother and daughter, Susan and Eve Clarkson celebrating their 100th and 50th. Whilst not an official milestone Annette Higgins and Paula Herbert ran their 150th run with Annette also marking the day with her 50th time as a volunteer.Eve Clarkston 50th run

 

Men’s placings

1st – Matt Sims in 17:38 with a new PB

2nd – Andrew Dorrian in 18:27

3rd – Dave Parker in 20:00

 

Ladies placings

1st – Amy Singleton with a new PB with time 21:13

2nd – Heather Travis also with new PB for time 22:15

3rd – Sarah Bouffler in 23:10, her best time this season

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 351

Barrow parkrun 351

The park was awash with purple on Saturday for the annual Barrow parkrun in honour of Alice Pyne. Thank you to all the people who donated cakes for the cake sale and all the money raised will go to Alice's Escapes charity which provides free family holidays for seriously and terminally ill children.

We had tourists joining us from various running clubs including: Tamar Trotters, Vegan Runners, Sparkhill Harriers, Canicross Midlands,Spa Striders RC and Tyne Bridge Harriers.

Parkrun is a 5km slightly undulating course which you can run, jog or walk at your own pace.

Thank you to Keith Herbert for your photography skills at our event, these can be viewed on Barrow parkrun photos page on facebook.

This week 186 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Raymond ROBB • Paula HERBERT • Joanna BARNARD • Frank NASH • Greg BARNARD-MACKENZIE • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Hannah LEECE • Fred BAGLEY • Daniel DONNELLY • Stephen DONNELLY • Katherine DONNELLY • Philip LEIGH • Brian LEECE • Keith HERBERT

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 4,057 participants have completed 43,362 parkruns covering a total distance of 216,810 km, including 7,373 new Personal Bests

Male Placings

1st - Paul Gregg - 18.33

2nd - Alex Beddoes - 18.45

3rd - Geoffrey Gregory  - 18.51 - New PB

Ladies Placings

1st - Janice Callister  - 22.35

2nd - Vikki Hubbard - 22.38

3rd - Louise Gregg - 23.11

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 350

Barrow parkrun 350

The first Saturday of the school holiday and the light drizzle falling did not put off the 192 people who ran, jogged and walked our scenic parkrun, not even the fact that there was no milestone runs so no cakes at the cafe afterwards stopped people from turning up and enjoying the company.

There will be lots of cakes next week as we turn Barrow parkrun purple in memory of local girl Alice Pyne, so please dig out anything purple and come along and join in the fun.

This week 192 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Fiona BANNISTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Robert EDWARDS • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Stephen BANNISTER • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Owen BAXENDALE • Sian LITTLEMORE • Michele ASHTON • Philip LEIGH • Ann HORTON • Valerie HAYWARD • Ben MONTAGUE • Keith HERBERT

Parkrun relies on volunteers every week, so if you're injured or had a night out on the Friday please consider this,  the jobs are varied and are all easy to do from Run Director, Marshalling, Tail Walker to Time keeper, if you would like to volunteer, please either comment on the facebook page, reply to the volunteer email or speak to any of the volunteers on Saturday.  Thank you.

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 4,042 participants have completed 43,176 parkruns covering a total distance of 215,880 km, including 7,352 new Personal Bests.

Male Placings

1st - Mark Tomkinson - 18.09

2nd - Andrew Dorrian - 18.15 - New PB

3rd - Alex Beddoes - 18.41 - New PB

Ladies Placings

1st - Rachel Newcombe - 21.25 - New PB

2nd - Darina Delinova - 22.01

3rd - Heather Travis - 22.35

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 349

Barrow parkrun 349

This weeks parkrun celebrated two double centurion runs for Donna Spiers and Jeff Crosthwaite, whilst this isn't a milestone that is rewarded with a T-shirt, it is regarding as a major achievement.  Both Jeff and Donna took part in the first Barrow parkrun on 24th September 2011.

We also celebrated the 9th birthday of one of our marshals, Poppy Ashton.  Hope you had a lovely birthday. There was plenty of cakes and biscuits to celebrate both events at the cafe after the run where we all meet for a chat in the sunshine.

Tourists descended on us from near and far on Saturday as we welcomed people from Rushcliffe, London and Sydney Australia.  We hope you loved our undulating course and we hope to see you again.

Don't forget, date for your diary- Saturday 28th July Purple parkrun day.

Male Placings

1st - Ryan Everett - 18.06

2nd - Alex Beddoes  - 19.01

3rd - Dave Harker - 20.00

Ladies Placings

1st - Janice Callister - 22.24

2nd - Heather Travis - 22.26

3rd - Karen Maggio-Poyntz - 23.17

This week 186 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • David SHAW • Justin BATES • Patricia NEWBY • Diane BRADSHAW • Sarah CUBISS • Dawn WILD • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Amy SINGLETON • Owen BAXENDALE • Sian LITTLEMORE • Michele ASHTON • Tom MORTLOCK-JACKSON • Brian LEECE • Keith HERBERT

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 4,030 participants have completed 42,984 parkruns covering a total distance of 214,920 km, including 7,313 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

 

 

 

 

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