Run report – 316

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Another great turnout at Barrow parkrun with 170 runners and walkers tackling the 5k course. Well done to the 5 first timers and 19 runners who achieved new PBs (listed below).

Derek Fryer, Danny Turner, Lucy Montague, Matt Messenger, Carol Park, Susan Clarkson, Rachael Park, Helen Thomas, Linda Allonby, Stephen Donnelly, Oscar Punton, Eleanor Harvey, Malini Kamalanthan, Maya Coxon, Noah Goodings, Jakob Nelson, Dean Steele, Tim Winder and Freyah Nelson

Also well done to Megan Carter who as part of her Duke of Edinburgh volunteering, stepped up and did her first Run Director role.  You did an amazing job.

It was a milestone run for junior runner Bobby Dempsey who completed his 50th run and also to Sarah Bouffler who became the 7th person to complete her 250th run at our parkrun.  Well done and be sure to look out for your email that will allow you to order your technical t-shirt.

Sarah Bouffler - 250th run

A big thanks to all those people that volunteered, we could not run this event without you.  If you can help out please drop an email to Donna at barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or let us know on facebook.

On to the results, in the men’s placing Ryan Everett finished in first position in 17:16 which is his fastest time this year.  In second placing was Jeff Chadwick who ran the course in 18:47 and was followed by Ian Sadler in 19:10.

In the ladies placing, the first to finish was 12 year old runner phenomena Olesia Winder who finished in 19:35, just one second from her PB. In second placing was our mayoress Janice Callister who ran in 21:51 and was followed by Karen Oldham in 23:41.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores;

  • Olesia Winder 83.15% (4th overall)
  • David Spencer 81.09% (46th overall
  • Ian Sadler 78.17% (3rd overall)

Remember parkrun is for people of all abilities and ages. If you want to get fit as a new year’s resolution, 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.

Happy running,

Fiona Bannister

 

Barrow parkrun Event 315 – 11th November 2017

This week, Jennifer Fazackerley was our volunteer run director and began proceedings with a course briefing before participants made their way to the start line ready for the off at 09:00.
183 participants, a team of 27 much appreciated volunteers and many spectators made for a lively parkrun - a challenging timed 5km event around Barrow park. Volunteers always offer encouragement and applause along the way and other roles include handing out tokens, scanning barcodes and collecting up flags and pointers afterwards.
Of 183 participants, 5 were 1st timers and possibly the 1st of many to come. Tourist runners Agnieszka Colcomb joined us from her regular Newbury parkrun and Christine Rodgers from Millom parkrun made Barrow parkrun her 5th event to date.
30 parkrunners achieved new personal best times this week. Well done to each of you. Good weather conditions may have helped but mostly it's due to determination and attitude. 13 taking part were unknown, which means they either forgot to bring along their barcode or have yet to registered at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/.
1st finisher was unknown, if I finished 1st I'd really want to see my name on the results page! http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/results/latestresults/
Andrew Dorrian finished 2nd in a nimble 18:56 making his 20th parkrun event to date. 1st Junior runner home was Greg Barnard-Mackenzie in 20:00 and his 113th parkrun done. 1st lady this week was Janice Callister in 23rd place and just 8 seconds shy of a PB with a time of 22:36.
Merryn Stangroom ran her milestone 10th parkrun in fine style with a new personal best time of 25:52 and also Daisy Parkinson earns her milestone Tshirt supplied by Tribesports, completing her 10th parkrun this week. Congratulations to you both.
David Spencer tops the age grade chart this week with a very impressive 81.94% with an equally impressive time of 25:39 and 204th parkrun to date. David is a regular at Barrow and runs in the 80-84 age catagory. A true inspiration to many a younger runner,
The 280th event completed today by Jacqui Armstrong is the highest attendance of a Barrow regular. Many more are fast approaching their milestone 250th run as Barrow parkrun has become well established since it began in September 2011 with just 25 taking part.
Many taking part meet afterwards at the cafe for a refreshments and a chat. It's good to catch up with friends and fellow runners if you can't catch up with them along the route you probably can here.
If you'd like to give parkrun a try then you are more than welcome, we'd like to see you and you don't need to go like the clappers, just at a pace that suits you - run, jog or walk. Many dog lovers bring their pooch on a short lead and parents can be seen pushing their young ones in a buggy. The volunteer tail walkers finish the event and scan in last to ensure nobody is left behind or loses their way. If you don't feel up to running then a volunteer role is good way to get involved and see how things work. FInd out more here http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/volunteer/
Junoir parkrun starts on the 3rd December. More details can be found here - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow-juniors/
The male record holder at Barrow parkrun is Phil Waite in a keen 15:12 while Lizzie Browne holds the fastest female top spot in an equally keen 16:24.
We don't need to be THAT keen.
See you soon!
Gary Woodhouse

11th Nov parkrun.

 

Barrow parkrun Event #314 – 04th November 2017

This morning was a chilly one, a definite winter nip in the air and a grey sky to go with it, this though didn't deter 182 parkrunners taking part in the 314th parkrun at Barrow, the usual buzz of excitement and enthusiasm was as apparent as ever as everyone gathered at the bandstand at 08:50 for a quick course briefing before heading to the start line for the off.
The grey morning was made a lot more colourful with fresh faces and brightly coloured sports gear. The volunteers brought encouragement and kind words along the way - this week was no exception as a team of 19 helpers made the event go smoothly and enjoyable for the others. Thank you to you all, you're efforts were appreciated.
1st over the finish line this week was Reuben Copley, his 5th appearence at Barrow and with a new PB (personal best) time of 17:48. Olesia Winder was the first female to complete the challenging route also with a PB of 19:34 and an age grade score of 83:22%, the highest score this week, Reuben and Olesia are both running in the junior age catagories, well done to you both.
6 taking part were new to parkrun and tourist parkrunners from Barnsley, London, Preston and somewhat further afield - Delhi! We hope you enjoyed your run, thanks for visiting.
37 taking part recorded new PB times, what a brilliant effort. Well done to you.
Junior runner Kirsty Noble ran her milestone 10th parkrun in fine style with a new PB time of 31:21, an improvement of nearly 2 minutes. Tribesports - a parkrun sponsor reward milestone runners with parkrun t-shirt. Well done Kirsty. Dave Aitken ran his 200th parkrun this week, well done to you Dave. 200 isn't a milestone tshirt run but it's still a great achievement.
Ian Sadler topped the male age grade score this week with 78.45% with Peter Hall close behind with 77.24%, Peter runs in the 75-79 age catagory. He has recently started taking part again after an absence and completed this mornings event in 24:58. It's great to see such a wide age range of people joining in at parkrun. Everyone is welcome. Under 11's are required to run with an adult, this is parkrun policy. If you fancy giving parkrun a try then why not come along. Register, bring a barcode and take part-you can walk, jog or run. Pets are required to be on a short lead, some parents even push their young ones around in pushchairs and buggies.
After the event many runners, spectators and volunteers meet for a brew and a chat at the cafe afterwards - it's a good way to catch up with the people you can't catch up to round the course. Why not join us next week?
Hope to see you there.
Gary Woodhouse
Full results of todays run can be found online at - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/results/latestresults/
Register here - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/314

 

Barrow parkrun 313

Barrow parkrun 313

There was a spooky feel to today's Barrow parkrun as an assortment of witches, pumpkins, skeletons and ghouls jogged, ran and walked around the park this morning, celebrating our Halloween run.

Unfortunately there was no celebratory runs this week, but we did get to celebrate the 8th birthday of one of our junior runners, William Jones Barnes, thank you very much for the chocolates that we all shared after the run, and we hope you enjoyed us all singing Happy Birthday.

We welcomed tourists this week from Manchester, Stevenage, Sheffield, Hanley, Liverpool and Marple.  We hope you enjoyed our slightly undulating course.

This week 171 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

Thank you to todays volunteers:

Stuart John WALLACE, James BEATON, Megan Jessica CARTER, Anthony CLARKE, David SHAW, David SPENCER, John WEARING, Michael COOK, David SPENCER, Fred BAGLEY, Gordon GIBSON            ,Laura JONES-BARNES, Sam JONES-BARNES, Lorraine O'NEILL,  Jenny FAZACKERLEY, Chris HUGHES,Fiona BANNISTER, Louise COOK, Claire O'HARE, Christopher O'HARE

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

Male placings:
Matthew ELKINGTON (SM20-24) of Kenilworth Runners, was first over the line in 16:20 - first appearance.
Harvey LORD (VM35-39) of Black Combe Runners, was second over the line in 17:50.
An unknown runner was third.

Female placings:
Kim ANDERSON (VW35-39) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was first (16th overall) over the line in 21:34 - 4th time in 50 appearances.
Rachel NEWCOMBE (VW50-54) of Liverpool Harriers & AC, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 22:31.
Heather TRAVIS (VW40-44) of Hoad Hill Harriers, was third (26th overall) over the line in 22:48.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
David SPENCER (VM80-84) – 81.20% for the time 25:53 (46th overall).
Matthew ELKINGTON (SM20-24) – 78.98% for the time 16:20 (first overall).
Raymond JONES (VM55-59) – 77.69% for the time 19:57 (7th overall).

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 3,634 participants have completed 37,166 parkruns covering a total distance of 185,830 km, including 6,542 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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Barrow parkrun 312

Barrow parkrun 312

Congratulations this morning to Jenny Fazackerley who completed her 100th milestone run and Lorraine Dickinson who completed her 50th run, both Jenny and Lorraine will be rewarded with a milestone T-Shirt courtesy of Wiggle.  It was also the 150th run for Jim Beaton, congratulations to Jim, and only another 100 to go to reach your next milestone T-shirt.

We were very lucky with the weather for most of the run this morning and Storm Brian just added a slight breeze on parts of our undulating course.

Next week we will be celebrating Halloween, so dust out your costumes and let's see how many witches, skeletons and ghosts we can spot running around the park at 9.00am.

This week 171 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers, thank you very much for all your encouragement.

Sonja FARISH • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Megan Jessica CARTER • Simon BARTON • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Gordon GIBSON • Charlie O'HARE • Scott WILSON • Anthony CLARKE • Paula HERBERT • Amanda MORTLOCK • Susan BIRKBY • Dave BAYLIFF • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Alison MCMENEMY • Philip LEIGH • John WILLIAMSON • Mark WILLIAMSON • Ann HORTON • Tom MORTLOCK-JACKSON

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

Male placings:

Julian BARRABLE (SM30-34) of Corstorphine AAC, was first over the line in 16:42 - first appearance.
Ryan EVERETT (SM18-19) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was second over the line in 17:35.
Harvey LORD (VM35-39) of Black Combe Runners, was third over the line in 17:47.

Female placings:

Janice CALLISTER (VW50-54) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was first (31st overall) over the line in 22:50.
Heather TRAVIS (VW40-44) of Hoad Hill Harriers, was second (33rd overall) over the line in 22:59.
Sarah BOUFFLER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (37th overall) over the line in 23:33.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Julian BARRABLE (SM30-34) – 77.64% for the time 16:42 (first overall).
Patrick THOMAS (VM65-69) – 77.47% for the time 22:16 (27th overall).
Ryan EVERETT (SM18-19) – 74.98% for the time 17:35 (second overall).

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 3,619 participants have completed 36,995 parkruns covering a total distance of 184,975 km, including 6,522 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 311

Barrow parkrun 311

There was celebratory cakes this morning for the 200th run of Edward Tyson, the 100th run for John Sherwen and the 10th run for junior Billy Ashton. Thank you for the cakes, which we all enjoyed they were lovely.  Congratulations on reaching your milestone runs.

Keep an eye out for the junior parkrun, this is due to start in Barrow in December. Junior parkruns consist of a series of 2k runs for children aged between 4 and 14. Registered parkrunners do not need to register separately for the junior events.

parkruns are timed for people who want to keep track of their own personal improvements, there are finishing positions and age grading percentages too, all of these though are instruments for measuring personal progression, if that’s what you want. We regularly hear stories of people who are achieving what they never thought possible, but for many parkrunners it is simply about running or walking with like-minded people and being part of their local community. We value everyone at parkrun equally and the fact that 80,000 people who previously did no physical activity have become active through parkrun over the past three years alone, demonstrates how successful we have been at breaking down the barriers to taking part in regular physical activity.

This week 181 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:

Fiona BANNISTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Jeff CROSTHWAITE • Megan Jessica CARTER • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Philip HORROCKS • Christopher HUGHES • Anthony CLARKE • Janice CALLISTER • Paula HERBERT • Ruth HAUGHIAN • Fred BAGLEY • Beth HUGHES • Amy SINGLETON • Erin SINGLETON • Philip LEIGH

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

Male placings:
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was first over the line in 19:17 - 7th time in 202 appearances.
Jamie ARMSTRONG (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 19:39.
Neil GRACE (VM50-54) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was third over the line in 20:30.

Female placings:
Kate SINTON (SW25-29) of Newcastle Frontrunners, was first (35th overall) over the line in 24:56.
Suzanne BOYLE (VW45-49) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was second (39th overall) over the line in 25:09.
Fiona BANNISTER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (40th overall) over the line in 25:13.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) – 77.70% for the time 19:17 (first overall).
David HOWIE (VM70-74) – 73.31% for the time 24:40 (34th overall).
Cliff ETHERDEN (VM65-69) – 73.15% for the time 23:50 (28th overall).

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 3,602 participants have completed 36,823 parkruns covering a total distance of 184,115 km, including 6,494 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 310

Barrow parkrun 310

This Saturday saw the milestone runs for husband and wife,  Steve and Cath Grisdale who celebrated their 200th run, junior runner Lucy Bell completed her 10th run  and Phil Horrocks completed his 250th run, Phil will receive a commemorative 250 T-Shirt from our sponsors Wiggle, congratulations to you all and thank you for the cakes that we enjoyed after the run.

It was also a  birthday celebration for parkrun on Saturday, as parkrun celebrated its 13th birthday.

History of parkrun:

The first parkrun event to launch was the Bushy parkrun, which was founded by Paul Sinton-Hewitt in 2004. Originally called the Bushy Park Time Trial, it grew into a small collection of events called the UK Time Trials. In 2007, the second event was launched at Wimbledon Common, while the first outside of London was launched in Leeds later that year. The UK Time Trials were renamed parkrun in 2008. The first event outside of the United Kingdom was launched in Denmark in 2009.

Events now take place every week in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Singapore, the Czech Republic, the United States, Italy and France. parkruns have previously been operated in Zimbabwe and Iceland. There was also formerly a parkrun at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, which was operated by parkrun UK

By 24 December 2015, there were over two million registered parkrunners globally, together having done over 12.5 million runs, with one million instances of volunteering. Come December 2016, parkrun "athlete" number 3,000,001 had been issued, representing over 2,000,000 participants with runners using over 1,000 parks worldwide.

This week 177 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

David FARISH • Donna BATES • Megan Jessica CARTER • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Gordon GIBSON • Harvey COOPER • Val FLEMING • Clare GREENWOOD • Laura JONES-BARNES • Anthony CLARKE • William MCALLISTER • Sam JONES-BARNES • Lorraine O'NEILL • John SHERWEN • Riikka GRÖHN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Gemma MCGLINCHEY • Maria BLAKEY

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

Male placings:
Neil KIRKHAM (SM30-34) of Victoria Park Harriers & Tower Hamlets AC, was first over the line in 18:48 - third time in 5 appearances.
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was second over the line in 19:11.
David HARKER (VM40-44) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was third over the line in 19:47.

Female placings:
Janice CALLISTER (VW50-54) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was first (23rd overall) over the line in 22:59 - 7th time in 146 appearances.
Heather TRAVIS (VW40-44) of Hoad Hill Harriers, was second (26th overall) over the line in 23:13.
Sarah BOUFFLER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 23:43.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
David SPENCER (VM80-84) – 81.51% for the time 25:47 (51st overall).
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) – 78.11% for the time 19:11 (second overall).
Greg BARNARD-MACKENZIE (JM11-14) – 75.02% for the time 19:49 (4th overall).

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 3,577 participants have completed 36,642 parkruns covering a total distance of 183,210 km, including 6,468 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 309

Barrow parkrun 309

The morning run started with a poignant moment as a single red balloon was released into the sky to celebrate the birthday of the late Jake Ellis.  Members of the Team Jake charity took part in the run and money left over from the 6th anniversary party will be donated to this charity.

We celebrated the milestone runs this morning of Jamie O'Hare,100 runs, Steve Batty, 200 runs and the 10th birthday of junior runner Ryan Bentley, congratulations on your personal best Ryan.  Thank you to Jamie for the cakes that we all enjoyed at the cafe after the run, and congratulations on your PB.

This week 168 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers, thank you for all your encouragement especially when the rain started, and a big thank you to 'The 3 Wise Monkeys' at the bottom of the cenotaph hill, there was plenty of cheeky encouragement today.

Today's volunteers were:
Sonja FOSTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Megan Jessica CARTER • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Gordon GIBSON • Adrian NEWNHAM • Raymond ROBB • John GREENWOOD • Charlie O'HARE • Anthony CLARKE • Julie CLARK • Ann MUTTON • Hannah Louise SMITH • Ryan EVERETT • Jakob NELSON • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Alison MCMENEMY

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

Male placings:
Grant JOHNSON (SM25-29) of Salford Harriers and AC, was first over the line in 16:08 - 9th time in 14 appearances.
William MCALLISTER (SM25-29) of Parkside Panthers, was second over the line in 18:53.
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was third over the line in 19:24.

Female placings:
Georgia BELL (JW11-14) (Unattached) was first (13th overall) over the line in 21:34 - third time in 5 appearances.
Emma BROADBENT (VW35-39) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 22:13.
Janice CALLISTER (VW50-54) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was third (27th overall) over the line in 22:49.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
David SPENCER (VM80-84) – 80.78% for the time 26:01 (54th overall).
Grant JOHNSON (SM25-29) – 79.96% for the time 16:08 (first overall).
Raymond JONES (VM55-59) – 79.08% for the time 19:36 (4th overall).

Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011. Since then 3,569 participants have completed 36,465 parkruns covering a total distance of 182,325 km, including 6,443 new Personal Bests.

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).

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 309

Barrow parkrun 309

 

6th anniversary – run 308

  Barrow parkrun – event 308

Happy 6th anniversary to Barrow parkrun!!  Saturday was a big day as we celebrated 6 years of running and great friendships.  The event has changed since our conception on 24/09/2011 as we were then a small field of just 25 runners and we never hit the 100 mark till 2013.  Now we often have 150 people turning up to run 5k at 9am regardless of the weather.

Today we had 167 people, many in fancy dress.   From bees and ladybirds, to pirates, prisoners, skeletons and even batman who helped a struggling mum push her pram up the one of the steep hills (I am very grateful!).  We also had to run on an alternative course as there was another event on in the park, which made the run even tougher than normal, but we still had 7 people achieving new Personal Best times.

fancy dress parkrun

In attendance was the Lady Mayoress who presented our Parkrunner of the Year a special trophy.  That person was 79 year old John Wearing, who has been coming to our parkrun since 2015 when he volunteered every single week and never ran.  He then started to running but would still volunteer at least monthly. He is often there before many others helping set up and sweep the bandstand and surrounding areas to remove glass and rubbish that is left from the night before.  Well done John.

john wearing 6th anniversaty

It should be noted that it is incredibly difficult selecting just one person as GOMERSALL PIRATESthere are some many people who do a fantastic job helping and supporting our event.

As always a big thank you to the 16 volunteers who made the event possible.

On to the results, in the men’s placing David Harker was first over the line in 19:37 his 36th time in top position in 211 appearances. In second place was William McAllister who finished dead on 20 mins and was followed by Jon Lowther who achieved a new PB with his time of 20:24, taking over a minute of his previous best.

In the ladies placing, Newcastle runner Catherine Eaton came in first position in 22:53 achieving a new Barrow parkrun PB having last run the course in 2014.   In second placing was Sarah Boffler who finished in 23:38, just two seconds off achieving a 2017 best time. In third place was a ‘minion’ runner Hilary Henry who despite the fancy dress still ran a great time of 23:56.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:enjoying cake

  • Ian Sadler (VM50-54) – 72.15% for the time 20:46 (4th overall).
  • David Harker (VM40-44) – 71.20% for the time 19:37 (first overall).
  • Gillian Thompson (VW75-79) – 70.19% for the time 35:50 (133rd overall).

To join in the fun, head over to www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ and sign up, it’s completely making your way to Barrow park bandstand at 8:45am on a Saturday morning and everyone will make you more than welcome. Don’t forget to bring your barcode along, and then you will receive an official finish time. No barcode, no time, no exception.

Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or responsible adult and should remain within arm’s reach throughout the course. This is really important and we are on occasions seeing breaches of this rule.  This is part of parkrun’s insurance policy and where it is noted this rule has not been adhered to, results will be removed.  And runners with dogs (one only) should ensure they are kept under firm control on a short lead or harness and extreme care is taken to avoid tripping other runners.

parkrun is operated entirely on the volunteers that put themselves forward. If you want to help out next week or register your interest to volunteer for future events you can email BarrowHelpers@parkrun.com with the date and position you would like to fill.
Happy running,

Fiona Bannister

 

Barrow parkrun – event 307

Tony and JaniceBarrow parkrun – event 307

We had a special visitor taking on the Run Director role as we welcomed Barrow Mayor, Tony Callister donning his official chains.  He was a natural in front of the crowd and joked with them as he reminded those wearing their Man Utd tops that fancy dress is next week and not today.

Another good turnout with 155 people running, jogging or walking the 5k course.  We had 16 first timers with many of them visiting Barrow doing a tourist run and an incredible 33 people recorded new Personal Bests. Well-done to 4 year old Alexis Blackburn who only started running in Feb and has reduced her time from 54 mins to 30:51.

As always a big thank you to the 18 volunteers who made the event possible.

volunteers

It was a milestone run for Kim Anderson who completed her 50th run – look out for the link to order your t-shirt. Whilst not official milestones, there were significant runs for a number of people are they reached 150 and 200 runs.   Well done to Antonio Maggio-Pontz, William Jones-Barnes and Ruth Haughian on their 150th runs and Dave Spencer and Suzanne Boyle on their 200.  Parkrun rewards people with t-shirts as they reach 50/100/250/500 runs with juniors having an extra one on their 10th run.

Kim

Next Saturday is our 6th anniversary and we would love for people to come in fancy dress.  We encourage you to search the wardrobes and attic for some fun and fancy clobber.  There will also be cake as Justine Blackburn has kindly offered to bake us a cake for the day which is an amazing gesture and really sums up the community spirit we have at our event.

On to the results, in the men’s placing James Corbishley was first over the line in 18:41 achieving a new PB in the process.  In second place fellow HHH runner Jeff Chadwick was on his tail and finished in 18:47 reducing his 5k time by 13 sec.  David Harker finished in third position in 19:22.

In the ladies placing, junior runner Georgia Bell came in first position in 21:45 knocking 26 seconds off her previous best time. Emma Broadbent was in second place in 22:03 who was followed by Kim Anderson in 22:38 who was celebrating her 50th run.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

David Spencer (VM80-84) – 81.62% for the time 25:45 (49th overall) Andrew Jeyes (VM65-69) – 78.82% for the time 22:07 (21st overall) Jeff Chadwick (VM45-49) – 77.91% for the time 18:47 (second overall)

To join in the fun, head over to www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ and sign up, it’s completely making your way to Barrow park bandstand at 8:45am on a Saturday morning and everyone will make you more than welcome. Don’t forget to bring your barcode along, and then you will receive an official finish time. No barcode, no time, no exception.

Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or responsible adult and should remain within arm’s reach throughout the course. This is really important and we are on occasions seeing breaches of this rule.  This is part of parkrun’s insurance policy and where it is noted this rule has not been adhered to, results will be removed.  And runners with dogs (one only) should ensure they are kept under firm control on a short lead or harness and extreme care is taken to avoid tripping other runners.

parkrun is operated entirely on the volunteers that put themselves forward. If you want to help out next week or register your interest to volunteer for future events you can email BarrowHelpers@parkrun.com with the date and position you would like to fill.
Happy running,

Fiona Bannister