Barrow parkrun – Event number 335 – Easter Saturday 31st March 2018

A lovely Easter Saturday morning saw 182 runners, joggers and walkers turn up at the bandstand in Barrow park to enjoy the undulating 5km challenge that is Barrow parkrun.

There were 14 first timers joining the parkrun family for what will hopefully be the first of many appearances. An amazing 23 people recorded Personal Best times too!

If there was a theme to this week’s parkrun, it was that the kids are a force to be reckoned with. Although Barrow now has a 2km junior parkrun every Sunday for ages 4 to 14, several youngsters stole the limelight mixing it with the “grown-ups” on Saturday. Three under 14s finished in the top ten, which is nothing short of amazing, we really do have some up and coming talent in the local running community. Olesia Winder finished 6th with a new PB of 18:50, Will McNally was close on her heels with a PB of 18:56 and Jakob Nelson also bagged a PB in 19:04 to finish tenth.

Proving that they’re aren’t just a flash in the pan, these kids are showing real commitment, with seven-year-old Lydia Blackburn having completed her 50th run this week and providing the runners with slices of an amazing cake at the café after the run. Younger sister Alexia (5) is only three runs behind her big sister and we are all looking forward to more cake in a few weeks’ time.

Lydia( (left) and Alexia (right)

Youngster Olesia was first lady home, with Chloe Naylor second and Janice Callister third, all three of them putting in new PB performances. For the men it was local flyer Ryan Everett finishing first, with visitor Neil Kirkham second and Mark Tomkinson third.

Other notable achievements were Elizabeth Williamson with her sixth PB in ten runs and hubby Mark recording his second of the year, Paul Corkhill with a PB two weeks on the run and Justine Blackburn not being outdone by her kids with her second PB of the year. Siobhan Lines who has gotten faster on each of her four appearances, Adrienne Banks in the ladies 60-64 age group with PBs two weeks running, Matthew Lister with a fifth PB this year, Janice Callister with her third of the year, Ella Matthews with three PBs in three weeks and Paula Herbert celebrating her first PB since 2013. Well done all and a big thankyou to the 21 volunteers who made the event possible.
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 334 – 24th March 2018

The weather was much warmer for Barrow parkrun on Saturday, the rain had stopped an hour or so before the start and it made for great running conditions. Thankfully the icy wind that seemed to be always in your face no matter which direction you were running a week ago was long gone, as the clocks go forward hopefully we’ve seen the back of icy cold conditions. This week 144 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Quite a few local runners were competing in the “Coniston 14” later in the morning, so a few regular faces were absent.

Setting off like a whippet from the start line, Ryan Everett was first home in 17:04, finishing over two minutes ahead of his nearest rival Ian Sadler who finished the course in 19:13. Third male home was Dave Harker on his 240th parkrun, just 10 more until he earns the ultimate parkrun accolade, joining a select group who have completed 250 runs.

For the ladies, Amy Singleton put in a lot of effort to finish first in 22:14, just 15 seconds outside of her PB and looked like she still had some in reserve, a PB to tumble in weeks to come I’m sure, to add to the three PBs she’s recorded this year. Finnish flyer Riikka Gröhn was second to finish in 24:15, with Sarah Bouffler also coming in below the 25 minute mark in 24:32.

The 15 runners recording new Personal Best times were:

Paul Corkill, Gareth Davies, Lewis Watts, Derek Fryer, John Williamson, Patrick Donohue, Leeann Evans, Anna Donohue, Adrienne Banks, Susan Clarkson, Elizabeth Williamson, Katie Noble, Ella Matthews, Sandra Bristow And James Hemsworth.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers, without whom the event could not take place. If each runner volunteers three times in a year then all the roles are covered, to volunteer contact Donna in the bandstand before or after the run.

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

Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011. Since then 3,844 participants have completed 40,365 parkruns covering a total distance of 201,825 km, including 6,944 new Personal Bests.

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 333

gemma pjBarrow parkrun – event 333
The ‘beast for the east’ II hit the country and we were fortunate that we saw no snow but the wind chill was something else. Amazing to think that despite the -6 winds, 123 runners turned up (some in shorts!) to take part in our weekly 5k event and of these 11 were first timers. There were also 14 runners who achieved new wind assisted PBs.

It was also ‘National Sleep In Day’ and some of our runners maximized their time in bed by donning their pajamas for the run.

A big thanks goes to our lovely volunteers who spent at hour of their time in the freezing conditions to make sure our event was possible.

Fiona BANNISTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Cath GRISDALE • Sarah CUBISS • Alfie CUBISS • William MCALLISTER • Rachel TEIJLINGEN-BELL • Andrew LEECE • Tony HOUGH • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Lorraine DICKINSON • David HOWIE • Sian LITTLEMORE • Brian Stuart LEECE

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

Men’s placings

1st - Ryan Everett in 17:40
2nd – Andrew Dorrian in 18:57
3rd – David McNally in 19:00

Ladies placings

1st – Chloe Naylor in 22 mins with new PB
2nd – Karen Maggio Poyntz in 22:10
3rd – Lucy Montague in 22:21 with new PB

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 #332 – 10th March 2018

Last weeks parkrun was quite rightly cancelled due to terrible weather conditions so it was good to get back to it this week. Attendance was down somewhat, perhaps due to heavy rainfall or other events taking place over the weekend.
The event began with a quick run briefing by Donna Bates our run director and by 09:00 Barrow parkrun was underway for the 332nd time. 113 participators took on the course, a challenging 5km not at all flat but scenic route. 3 times past the cenotaph and just once over the finish line.
A team of volunteers, several stepping in at very short notice to ensure a safe and enjoyable run for the rest of us made the event happen. Thank you to each and every one.
Donna Bates, Phil Clark, Tony Hough, Ray Robb, David Postle, Emma Gomersall, John Wearing, David Spencer, Gillian Thompson, The Baxendales, Sarah & Alfie Cubiss, Michael Cook, David Shaw, Andrea & Natalia Anderson and last but not least Peter Hall.
It would be really good to have more volunteers to save our Co-ordinater a lot of stress so if you're a regular parkrunner who can take a turn or just feel like helping out please do so. The roster can be viewed at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/futureroster/ and an email to barrowhelpers@parkrun.com would be most welcome.
4 taking part this week were 1st timers. Patrick Donohue, Paul Atkinson, Aidan Murphy and Nicola Mills, welcome to parkrun! There were 9 personal best times 3 by Junior runners -Harrison Marr, and Katie & Cara Smith. Well done to you all.
1st to finish this week was David Edwards in 19:14,
1st lady home was Karen Maggio-Poyntz in overall 12th place in a time of 22:23.
1st Junior runner over the line - Antonio Maggio-Poyntz in 24th place, his 179th parkrun to date.
Top age grade scores -
Ian Sadler for the Gents with 77.52%
For the Ladies - Janice Callister 75.15%
Age grade takes age and gender into consideration and is a more accurate way to measure a performance than by the quickest times.
Andrew Hemsley ran his 50th parkrun run this week and will be rewarded with a milestone tshirt supplied by Tribesports. Well done Andrew.
John Wearing, a regular at Barrow parkrun as a volunteer and runner celebrated his 80th birthday this week. Mr Wearing contributes so much to Barrow parkrun in ways that may go unseen by the majority but is very much appreciated. Cakes and biscuits were on Mr Wearing as many meet at the cafe afterwards for a brew and a chat.
Barrow parkrun is free and for all ages and abilities. Register at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ print a barcode and bring it along to the bandstand at 08:50 on Saturday.
There's also a Junior parkrun, a timed 2k parkrun for 4-14 year olds meeting at the bandstand at 08:50 on Sunday.
Come and join us next week.
Gary Woodhouse

 

Barrow parkrun event #331 – 24th February 2018

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Hilary Hennah, this weeks run director gave the pre-run briefing and made it a quick but informative one. The weather was bitterly cold and the sooner we got started the sooner we got warmed up. Not the case for the team of volunteers who made the event happen. Thank you to each and all of you.

167 completed the 5km timed event, 5 of those being 1st timers at parkrun, Joanne Bradley joined us from Lancaster, Kenneth Day added Barrow to his impressive list of tourist parkrun attendances - 70 so far with a total of 158. Graham Tracey made Barrow his 63rd parkrun location of 108 events to date. Kenneth and Graham, we hope our event was a memorable one. Thanks for joining us.

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22 determined characters achieved new personal best times at event 331, perhaps the biting cold was the reason, or the thought of the celebratory cakes after completion. I heard the Marr family discussing how many pieces they could consume between them as they passed me on the stretch home. Well done to all 22 of you - whatever your motivation.

On to some results -
1st finisher this week was Ryan Everett - 35th time in 1st place. Ryan zipped round in 17:21.
1st Junior athlete to complete the course - Jakob Nelson (11-14) - in 8th position at 20:07
1st lady over the line was Georgia Bell (11-14) with a new PB of 21:28 in 16th place.
Top of the age grade table for the gents was 77.46%
Top of the age grade tabel for the ladies was Georgia Bell with 77.48, the highest score this week. Outstanding. Well done Georgia.
Age grading takes into account your age and gender so you can use the percentage score to compare your performance with other runners. It's a more accurate way to compare results.

finishing

Milestone runners this week were Autumn Leigh, 10 parkruns done! Junior runners are rewarded with a white 10 tshirt. Louise Cook completed her 250th parkrun and joins only a few to reach that number so far. A green 250 tshirt well earned. Louise joined the parkrun community on Barrow's 7th event and has been a regular ever since. Fellow parkrunners helped celebrate the occasion by eating cakes and biscuits supplied by Autumn and Louise, it's a tough job but it's all a part of the parkrun ethos. Well done Autumn and Louise.
Autumn 10

250 cake

If you'd like to give parkrun a try then come along next week, just register at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/. It's free and not at all tricky. Print a barcode and bring it along with you. We meet at the bandstand at 08:50, you don't need to be a top athlete, there's no pressure to go quicker just encouragement along the way.
Under 11's can run with an adult or they may prefer to take part in the junior parkrun event on Sunday mornings. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow-juniors/.
Volunteering is a great way to join in too. If you'd like to take part please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or come along and ask.
Hope to see you soon.
DFYB
Gary Woodhouse

 

Run report – 330

Barrow parkrun 330

Barrows course is often described as 'hilly or undulating', a perfect description this morning was there are a few ups, but also a few downs, whether you prefer the slightly hillier courses or the completely flat routes it is always lovely to see the range of ages of people walking, running or jogging the 5km course.

There was plenty of celebratory cakes this morning as the milestone runs took place for :

50th runs - Maria Blakely and David Pheasey

100th runs - Julie Clark and Audrey Crosthwaite

Milestone runs are rewarded with a 10 T-shirt for junior runners, adults have to wait for 50,100 then 250 runs.  Congratulations to our milestone runners this morning.

This week 167 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers: Fiona BANNISTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Sarah BOUFFLER • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Stephen BANNISTER • Christopher HUGHES • Craig PRESTON • Derek FRYER • Sarah CUBISS • Alfie CUBISS • Linda CROUD • Rachel TEIJLINGEN-BELL • Susan BIRKBY • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Philip BLACKBURN • Martin CLARKSON • John PRESTON • Philip LEIGH • Phil CLARK

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

Mens placings:

1st - Grant Johnson SM25-29 Salford Harriers in 16.22

2nd - Tom Brophy SM20-24 in 18.34

3rd - Paul Gregg VM50-54 Tamar Trotters in 18.56

Ladies placings:

1st - Chloe Naylor SW30-34 Eden Runners in 22.20

2nd - Karen Maggio-Poyntz VW45-49 WWC in 22.30

3rd - Louise Gregg VW45-49 Tamar Trotters in 23.03

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 3,810 participants have completed 39,807 parkruns covering a total distance of 199,035 km, including 6,883 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

 

 

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun 329

Barrow parkrun 329

Numbers were slightly down this week, this could be due to the start of half term or maybe people checked outside and saw the lovely weather we experienced on Saturday morning and decided not to brave the elements.  Well done to all of the 109 people who braved the weather, there was plenty of puddle jumping during today's run.

A big thank you to all the marshals both before, during and after the event for all their encouragement.

Don't forget there is also junior parkrun every Sunday morning at Barrow park.

What is Barrow junior parkrun? It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds).

When is it? It is held every Sunday at 9:00am.

Where is it? The event takes place at Barrow Park, Greengate Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria LA13 9DT.

This week 109 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Donna BATES • Neil ARMSTRONG • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Jo WADDINGTON • Jennifer FAZACKERLEY • Paula HERBERT • Gillian THOMPSON • Audrey CROSTHWAITE • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Heather TRAVIS • Helen MERRELL • Owen BAXENDALE • Maria BLAKEY • Iona BAXENDALE • Alison MCMENEMY • Stephen MCMENEMY • Sian LITTLEMORE • Adam WILLIAMSON • Mark WILLIAMSON

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

Mens placings:

1st - Ryan Everett SM18-19 Leven Valley AC in 16.38

2nd - Andrew Dorrian SM25-29 in 18.45

3rd - Jakob Nelson JM11-14 Leven Valley AC in 19.28 New PB

Ladies placings:

1st - Amy Singleton VW35-39 WWC in 22.30

2nd - Karen Maggio-Poyntz VW45-49 WWC in 22.33

3rd - Janice Callister VW50-54 WWC in 23.00

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 3,798 participants have completed 39,640 parkruns covering a total distance of 198,200 km, including 6,858 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

 

 

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun 328

Barrow parkrun 328

Thank you to all the marshals this week for all their encouragement during the run, if you would like to volunteer for any of the roles please let one of the marshals know or opt in to the weekly email, all of the roles are easy to do and it is much appreciated by everyone.  Spring has started to appear in the park with the snowdrops starting to pop up, hopefully the nicer weather will be with us soon.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

David FARISH • Donna BATES • Neil ARMSTRONG • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Jo WADDINGTON • Raymond ROBB • Val FLEMING • Suzanne BOYLE • Michael HIGGINS • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Philip BLACKBURN • Ann HORTON • Justine BLACKBURN • Valerie HAYWARD • Tom MORTLOCK-JACKSON

This week 166 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

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

It was a close finish today for 1st place with only 5 seconds separating 1st and 2nd.

Mens placings:

1st - Mark Tomkinson VM45-49 Hoad Hill Harriers in  18.16

2nd - Tom Brophy SM20-24 in 18.21

3rd Andrew Dorrian SM25-29 in 18.57

Ladies placings:

1st Kim Anderson VW35-39 WWC in 21.33

2nd Emma Glover SW 30-34 Jesmond Joggers in 21.51

3rd Karen Maggio-Poyntz VW45-49 WWC in 22.12

Milestone runs:

Today saw the milestone run for Jenny Le Roy who ran her 50th parkrun and junior runner John Williamson who completed his 10th run with a new pb, and has knocked over 8 mins since his first parkrun congratulations to you both.

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 3,789 participants have completed 39,531 parkruns covering a total distance of 197,655 km, including 6,843 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

 

 

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun event #327 – 27th January 2018

168 particpants completed a very wet Barrow parkrun this week, heavy rain fell for the duration but never-the-less everyone appeared to be in good spirits. Barrow parkrunners are a hardy bunch.

wet1A wet welcome to 3 new parkrunners this week, April Lysons, Lauren Wray and Karen Griffiths and an equally wet welcome to Winchester parkrunner Lorraine Hedworth. I'm blaming Lorraine for the rain.
6 taking part made this week their 2nd event and many more fairly new to parkrun are returning, good to see so many keep coming back, 10th event completed today by our junior runner Cerys Thompson who rightly deserves her milestone tshirt supplied by sponsors Tribesports. Well done Cerys.
More milestone runs were achieved. Craig Burns completed his 50th run, Walney Wind Cheetahs Helen and Robert Edwards both ran their 100th runs as did Parkside Panther run leader Steven Hartle. Helen, Robert and Steven, well done. Val Fleming ran her 200th event today, though not an official milestone it's well worth a mention. Excellent effort Val!

There's a wide range of ages of parkrunners, young and old with a mixed range of abilites, fitness and reasons to take part in the free weekly timed event. Many tired feet have been involved with RED, (Run Every Day - for Mind in Furness) and as the month draws close to an end I'm sure a well earned rest is in order. Such motivation, well done to you.

RED 1On to some results-
1st to complete the 5km course was Salford Harrier Grant Johnson in 16:37, I'm sure he got just as wet as the rest of us.
2nd was Ian Sadler a Barrow & Furness Strider with 228 parkrun events done, always very fast!
3rd place was an unknown runner - either unregistered or didn't bring a barcode along - register here - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ print a barcode and bring it along!

4th place went to Junior runner Will McNally, a runner with Leven Valley Athletics Club in a very impressive time of 19:38. 1st Junior runner to finish and topped the age grade scores with 80.39%. Age grade is considered to be a more accurate way to measure the performance of a runner as it takes into consideration age and gender and not just the time it takes to run 5k.will

The volunteers this week, making the event a safe and enjoyable one are very much appreciated, so thank you to each of you for your time and effort.
Laura Lee, Phil Clark, Jim Beaton, Sally Hearty, Simon Barton, Jo Waddington, Fred & Brenda Bagley, Ann Mutton, Helen Haney, Susan Clarkson, Chris Young, Eve Munro Clarkson, Tom Mortlock Jackson, Donna Bates, Ruth Haughian, Sally Barton, Susan Birkby and Jacqui Armstrong. David Farish and John Wearing set up the event getting there early. Michael Cook and David Spencer closed down the event. Thank you again everyone.
Volunteering is helpful, fun and a great way to see parkrun from a different view. If you're a parkrunner please take a turn. If you'd like to get involved please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or come along and ask. You won't be asked to do anything you aren't comfortable with so don't worry.

busyCelebratory cakes brought by milestone runners and drinks from the cafe is said by many to be the best way to end a parkrun event. This week was no exception as many taking part, volunteers runners, walkers and watchers met for refreshments and banter afterwards.
Why not join us next week?
Run as fast as you can, or go at a nice easy pace. A dog on a short lead is welcome, as are under 11's with a responsible adult. Buggy pushing parents join in, old and young. We meet at the bandstand at Barrow park at 08:45 to start at 09:00 every Saturday morning.

steve hartle 50See you soon!

 

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun event ~326 – 20th Jan 2018

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.
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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.
ASingleton PB

On to the results.
Men
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.
Ladies
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 barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or come along and ask a high-vis wearer for details.

The cafe was open as usual today for post run refreshment and a chance to chat with fellow athletes. Tokens are sorted, cakes consumed and results are often processed here.
token sorters

harrison
We hope to see you there soon.
DFYB
Gary Woodhouse