Barrow parkrun 385

Barrow parkrun

Event number 385

23rd March 2019

 

A lovely spring day saw 168 people make it to Barrow parkrun to run, jog or walk the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 34 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part, including Walney Wind Cheetah Helen Haney, who completed her 100th parkrun. 

Also hitting a milestone was junior runner Jayden Jones who completed his 50th run.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

David FARISH • Graham CARR • Donna BATES • Marie MORRIS • Craig PRESTON • Christopher O'HARE • Sarah CUBISS • Janice CALLISTER • William MCALLISTER • Paula HERBERT • Dai BEDWELL • John WEARING • Emma GOMERSALL • Holly GOMERSALL • Fred BAGLEY • Martin CLARKSON • Kay BARTON • Kirsten JOHNSON • Malini KAMALANATHAN • Ann HORTON • Brian LEECE • Keith HERBERT

Male placings March 23

1st - Andrew Dorrian - 17.33

2nd - Neil Kirkham - 17.38

3rd - Luca Messenger Jones - 17.40

 

Ladies placings March 23

1st - Karen Ann Maggio-Poyntz - 23.25

2nd - Michelle Whalley - 24.25

3rd - Rebecca Sankey - 25.12

 

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 4,467 participants have completed 49,031 parkruns covering a total distance of 245,155 km, including 8,074 new Personal Bests. A total of 676 individuals have volunteered 7,078 times.

 

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.

Thanks

ANN HORTON


 

Barrow parkrun 379

 

Barrow parkrun

Event number 379

26th January 2019

This week 200 people ran, jogged and walked the undulating Barrow course, of whom 7 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part, while Sean Roberts completed his 50th run.

As well as another great high turnout hitting the 200 mark, this Saturday saw new technology embraced at Barrow parkrun - an issue with the traditional barcode scanners meant that the virtual volunteer app was used by the team for the first time, allowing the volunteers to use their mobiles to scan in runners’ barcodes and finish tokens. A successful trial which “worked like a dream” by all accounts - the team no doubt are now itching to try out whatever future techie advances may be in store for parkrun!

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Stuart John WALLACE • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Simon BARTON • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Helen DRAPER • Jamie OHARE • Janice CALLISTER • Paula HERBERT • Sue FRYER • Dave GOMERSALL • John WEARING • Olivia GOMERSALL • Fred BAGLEY • Alan ROBINSON • Viky DONNELLY • Daniel DONNELLY • Stephen DONNELLY • Katherine DONNELLY • Ruarie COXON • Ann HORTON • Catherine PEARCE • Brian LEECE • Keith HERBERT

Male placings Jan 26

1st - Luca Messenger Jones - 17.59

2nd - Ryan Everett - 18.03

3rd - Ian Sadler - 19.32

 

Ladies placings Jan 26

1st - Jackie Casey - 22.27

2nd - Sarah Bouffler - 22.46

3rd - Karen Oldham - 23.04

 

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 4,408 participants have completed 48,053 parkruns covering a total distance of 240,265 km, including 7,934 new Personal Bests. A total of 670 individuals have volunteered 6,958 times.

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.

Thanks

ANN HORTON

 

Barrow parkrun 372

Barrow parkrun
Event number 372
22nd December 2018

Barrow parkrun really got into the Christmas spirit this week, with most of the 182 people who ran, jogged or walked the course donning everything from Santa hats to full festive fancy dress. We Ho-Ho-Hoped you all enjoyed yourselves!
The weather was perfect for the run, which saw 5 first timers experience the ups and downs of Barrow Park. There were also Personal Bests for 10 of the participants, and representatives of 13 different clubs took part.
The 5k parkrun is popular with many junior runners, and this week saw three of them reach their 10-run milestone: Luca Messenger Jones, Jake O’Reilly and Ed Cush.

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

Sonja FARISH • David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Clare GREENWOOD • Diane BRADSHAW • Sue FRYER • Dave GOMERSALL • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Philip LEIGH • Kirsten JOHNSON • Ann HORTON • Brian LEECE • Niamh MCNALLY • Keith HERBERT

Male placings December 22

1st - Matthew Elkington - 15.58

2nd - Ryan Everett - 17.50

3rd - Neil Kirkham - 17.52

Ladies placings December 22

1st - Amy Singleton - 21.54

2nd - Janice Callister - 22.30

3rd - Caroline Scraggs - 23.19

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 4,278 participants have completed 46,686 parkruns covering a total distance of 233,430 km, including 7,768 new Personal Bests. A total of 659 individuals have volunteered 6,823 times.

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.

Thanks, and have a Merry Christmas (maybe we’ll see you at our Christmas Day parkrun?)

ANN HORTON

 

Christmas Day & New Year’s Day parkrun

Join us for our 6th Christmas Day parkrun here in Barrow - 9am start.

And why not start 2019 with a parkrun?  Join us for a 9am start to our 5th New Year's Day parkrun.

Same rules apply - have fun & DFYB!!

Donna, Stu & Sarah x

 

Barrow parkrun – event 344

Barrow parkrun – event 344

A much quieter event than normal as a lot of our regular runners were doing other races over the course of the weekend but still 140 people descended to the bandstand for our 344 barrow parkrun.  We had 13 first timers of which 9 were ‘tourists’ from other events and 20 people recorded new personal best times, great effort from everyone who took part.

And of course, our lovely volunteers need a pat on their back because without them this event would not happen. If you want to help out, please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or come along and ask a high-vis wearer for details.

Fiona BANNISTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Ian JONES • Patrick THOMAS • David SHAW • Karen Ann MAGGIO-POYNTZ • Raymond ROBB • Clare GREENWOOD • Sarah CUBISS • Janice CALLISTER • Helen MARR • John WEARING • Heather TRAVIS • Michele ASHTON • Poppy GOMERSALL • Brian LEECE

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 celebrated Amy and Edward Singleton (mother and son) and Ian Hodgson’s 100th run and junior runner Noah Gooding’s 10th run.

Men’s placings

1st – Ryan Everett in 17:28

2nd – Andrew Dorrian in 18:24

3rd – Lee Winter in 18:25

Ladies placings

1st – Darina Dwlinova in 21:52

2nd – Lucy Montague in 22:26

3rd –  first timer Claire Oxlade in 22:39

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 – 320

parkrun xmasBarrow parkrun – 320

It was our annual Santa Dash at parkrun with lots of runners taking the opportunity to wear their festive clothes and hats as they ran, jogged or walked the 5k course. We had 140 runners of which 5 were first timers and a number of tourists as they travel to area ahead of visiting family and friends over the Christmas period.

An impressive 15 people achieved new PBs. Well done to Ryan Everett who has joined the sub 17 group with his time of 16:53. This is a phenomenal achievement and to date, there are only 15 people who have ran Barrow course under 17 minutes. Also well done to father and son, Mark and John Williamson who both ran their fastest times and it won’t be long before Mark gets his sub 30.ryan

It was a milestone run for sisters, Alison and Lucy Fryer who were both home for Christmas and celebrated their 50th run together. Lucy’s ‘home’ parkrun is Chelmsford and Allison’s is South Manchester.   Well done and thank you for the cakes.fryers

We are holding an extra parkrun on New Year’s Day so please come and join us at 9am.   Millom parkrun is hosting their run at 10:30am so if you are dedicated or maybe the word is 'bonkers', then why not do both. If you are not quite up to running after New Year’s Eve celebrations, then why not volunteer instead. There are lots of roles that need still need filling.grisdales

Moving onto the results, Ryan Everett was first male home in 16:53 taking 10 seconds off his previous best time. In second place was Mark Tomkinson who ran the course in 18:05 and was followed by Ian Sadler in 19:15.

In the ladies placing, the first to finish was Karen Stretch from Croydon who finished in 21:27 and was followed by junior runner Georgia Bell in 21:36. In third position was Heather Travis who ran the course in 22:40 and achieved a new PB in the process.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores;

  • Mark Tomkinson 78.99% (2ndoverall)
  • Ryan Everett 78.08% (1st overall
  • Ian Sadler 77.84% (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 #297 – 08th July 2017

On the approach to 9 o'clock every Saturday morning you'll always find people gathering at the bandstand in Barrow park, adults, kids, pets, and a group of volunteers donning high vis who make an event happen, parkrun.
Stuart Wallace, this weeks run director gave a short run briefing and emphasised that parkrun is for people of all abilities, runners, joggers and walkers - are all welcome.
The weather was kind to us this week. The sun was out as 145 participants set off on the 5km challenging route around the park, Paula Herbert was timekeeper and gave us a countdown, faster runners at the front were already making good ground as the pram pushers, dog walkers and slower runners further back were yet to set off.
Among the participants this week, Walney Wind Cheetah Helen Marr reached her milestone 100th parkrun in fine style with a new PB, after the event fellow runners helped Helen celebrate by eating her cake-thanks to their dedication and cake eating skills they performed very well and it was soon all gone. Jeff McCully also reached the 100 mark and junior runner Jakob Nelson completed his 50th run this morning. Milestone runners are rewarded with a free Tribesports tshirt and are always well deserved. Clare Greenwood completed her 200th parkrun this morning and although not an official milestone number it's worth a mention.
Six taker parters took part for the 1st time today, it's always good to see new people at parkrun, and it's even better to see them come back again-several 2nd timers came back, all of which improved on their times. Well done to you.
Well deserved mentions to Black Coombe Runner - Josh Hartley, 1st to cross the line in a very respectable time of 17:49. Hoad Hill Harrier Mark Tomkinson not far behind in 2nd place with 17:58 and regular at Barrow, Furness Strider Ian Sadler didn't hang about with a time close to his best, he was 3rd in 18:59. Good running!
1st lady to finish this week was Darina Delinova in 22:13, with a new personal best time and 15th position. Jakob Nelson already mentioned was the first junior runner to complete the course in 17th place. David Spencer topped the age grading with 80:42% and 1st time runner Georgia Bell topped the ladies age grade with 73.99%. Excellent! Age grade is a way to calculate a runners performance regardless of age and gender. Mr Spencer sits in the 75-79 age catagory and completed the course in 25:32.
31 taking part achieved a new personal best time, the good weather may help but grit and determination play the biggest part so well done to you all. Well done indeed. Parkside Panther Chris Young was back on track today after a several weeks of volunteering due to an injury, recovering nicely I hope.
Tourist parkrunners joining us this morning, Roy Simpson visited us for the 31st time of 149 runs, Hugh Porter, a regular at Bangor parkrun ran his 73rd parkrun this morning at Barrow. Lancaster parkrunner Andy Holgate made his 4th appearance here, good to see you all and thanks for coming.
Volunteers are vital to parkrun, a team of 23 made this weeks event happen, they made it fun and safe for everyone taking part. Marshals along the way offer encouragement and kind words while other roles include scanning barcodes, handing our finish tokens and putting equipment away afterwards. Thank you to everyone who helped, you are appreciated.
If you'd like to give parkrun a go why don't you? You could volunteer or just come along as a spectator and see how things work. It's a free event and it's a great way to meet new people and be involved in something really worthwhile. There's no pressure to go at speeds you aren't comfortable with just register, print your barcode and bring it with you. There's a cafe located near the finish line where we meet for post run coffee and cakes, talk about how well we've performed-or not or just catch up with friends and fellow runners. Register here - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/. Your name could be on the results list next week! http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/results/latestresults/
A few interesting facts worth mentioning - Barrow hosted it's 1st parkrun in September 2011 with 25 taking part. Of the 297 events so far, 2 regulars have reached their milestone 250 runs with many more fast approaching. Our 200th event was the busiest so far with 208 taking part, the average attendance is 116. The record holder is Phil Waite with a time of 15:12 and the ladies record is 16:24 by Lizzie Browne. Michael Cook has volunteered 34 times so far in 2017. Donna Bates has co-ordinated volunteers 224 times since the 1st event.
Come along and join us, see you soon.
Gary Woodhouse.

100/PB/Cake

100/PB/Cake

 

Barrow parkrun #296 – 1st July 2017

Wycombe Wonders

Barrow parkrunners all gather at the bandstand each Saturday morning for a quick briefing before the event and by 09:00 we're off. The course is a challenging but enjoyable 5km undulating 2.5 laps of the park, which if participants remember to look at is very colourful and summery at the moment.
159 participants of all ages and abilities took part this week, a good attendance and up considerably from this time last year. Of all taking part 6 were 1st timers, we hope it's the 1st of many. Tourist parkrunners joined us this week, visitors from Wycombe Rye including Ben Sendall who was 1st to finish in a blistering 16:57, nearly a minute ahead of Ryan Everett who finished 2nd in a very respectable 17:54. 3rd position went to Ian Sadler in19:30. Philip Shrimpton was our 1st junior runner home in 21:32, his 48th parkrun to date. 1st lady to finish was Darina Delinova in 16th position at 22:34. Well done to you all.
28 new personal best times were achieved this morning, weather conditions were ideal, but it takes good attitude and determination to improve your parkrun time, very well done to everyone who did so.
A milestone 50th run was completed today by Karen Herrington, and will be rewarded with a parkrun tshirt supplied by Tribesports. Karen joined the parkrun community in July 2015 and is a regular runner and volunteer. Congratulations Karen.
Much appreciated volunteers make each parkrun happen, this week was no exception with a team of 24 had it covered. From barcode scanners to marshalls, Run director to results processor, thank you very much.
Parkrun is open to all, if you'd like to give it a try please register here - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/, under 11's need to be within arms reach of their responsible adult, you can run as fast as you can or walk as leisurely as you like, even walk a pet on a short lead. It's a great way to get fit and meet new people.
See you next week, and don't forget your barcode!
Gary Woodhouse

Karen Herrington 50 mileston

 

Barrow parkrun event #273 – 21st January 2017

This weeks event was a very chilly one! With safety being priority the route was checked for ice patches and thankfully was deemed to be suitable. Never-the-less care was taken by all participants making their way around the 5km course.
Proceedings began long before everyone meets at the bandstand at 8:50am on a Saturday, with Dave Farish and Sonja Foster setting up the course with the various pointers along the route. This week was no exception.
Our run director this week was Mick Cull. He did a great job with the pre-run briefing and soon had us all ready at the start line for the off.
181 participants completed the challenging route, a good attendance and the busiest since April of last year. 1st to finish this week was Walney Wind Cheetah - Dave Edwards in 18:21, his 38th parkrun. 2nd over the line was Mark Lehrle of the Parkside Panthers, his 51st parkrun in 18:39 and a new personal best time (PB), in 3rd place was Carl Hill, with a new PB of 19:28. Well done to you.
First lady to finish this week was Kerry Travers of the Barrow and Furness Striders AC in 23:19 taking 25th position, followed closely by Janice Callister and Sarah Bouffler in 26th and 27th. Good running ladies.
15 people ran their 1st parkrun this week, we hope to see them all back again soon. 11 runners came back for their 2nd go and all achieved a PB, with 24 PB's in total, there was a lot of determined people out there, congratulations to you all.
Edward Singleton, a junior parkrunner and Mum Amy Singleton completed their milestone 50th runs this week. Edward and Amy are awarded a running tshirt free of charge by parkrun sponsers - Tribesports. Louise Cook ran her 200th run today and also brought fellow runners cakes and goodies. Although 200 runs isn't officially a milestone number it's a great achievement and she's well on her way to the next 250 tshirt. Well done to you all. I had 2 lots of cake to avoid any sign of favouritism-being the thoughtful person I am.
The points tables are still going, top of the male points table are -
Ian Sadler - 1744
Steve Batty - 1682
Barry Clark - 1589
Top of the female points chart are -
Janice Callister - 1826
Karen Maggio-Poyntz - 1722
Brenda Bagley - 1710
Thank you to all our volunteers for making parkrun happen, this week was especially cold and we are grateful for your time and effort. Well deserved mentions go to-
Clare Greenwood • David Farish • David Spencer • Donna Bates • Fiona Bannister • Fred Bagley • Gordon Gibson • John Kelly • John Wearing • Kirsty Kelly • Laura/Sam Jones-Barnes • Malcolm Hill • Michael Cook • Mick Cull • Nichola Armstrong • Sandy Turner • Seth Kelly • Sian Littlemore • Sonja Foster • Stephen Bannister • William MCAllister . Thank you again.
Barrow parkrun began in September 2011 with 25 participants and reached over 200 in August of 2015. The record holder is Phil Waite in an astonishing 15:12. Lizzie Browne holds the ladies record at 16:24.
If you'd like to volunteer, or you could give up your run every now and then to make parkrun happen please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com
If you'd like to join us next week and give parkrun a try, we'd love to see you. You can sprint, run, jog or walk. You can push a pram or walk a pet on a short lead. Under 11's must be with a responsible adult. Just register - http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/ print your barcode and bring it along with you. We meet at the bandstand at 8:45am on Saturday mornings. You can take part without a barcode but you won't get an official time.
Hope to see you so you soon.
Gary Woodhouse.

 

Barrow parkrun report #272 – 14th January 2017

Barrow parkrun took place this week as usual on Saturday morning with the help of a team of volunteers who organised, set up, ensured our safety, processed results and closed down the event afterwards. Thank you to those who gave their time for us to enjoy our parkrun.
138 participants completed the 5 kilometre course, a challenging but enjoyable and scenic route, 3 times past the cenotaph and twice past the head of the lake. From speedy sprinters to pootlers with pets, and parents with prams to cheetahs and panthers practicing for upcoming events. parkrun is open to everyone of all abilities.
1st finisher this week was Barrow and Furness Strider Ian Sadler in 19:11, Ian joined the parkrun community 5 years ago to the day and has been a regular attender at Barrow ever since. Well done Ian.
1st Junior runner home this week was Greg Barnard-Mackenzie in 8th position in a time of 21:19. Greg's 91st parkrun to date. Well done again Greg.
Karen Maggio-Poyntz, finished in 17th position in 22:07 - first lady over the line.
Erin Singleton, 1st Junior girl to complete the course in 29:09 now has 40 parkruns to her name. Well done Erin.
Barrow parkrun welcomed 10 new runners joining us this week. We hope they all come back again soon. 13 recorded new personal best times (PB's), showing their resolve and grit, Iona Baxendale taking 45 seconds off her time to finish in 30:45. Steve McMenemy making this week his 4th consecutive PB surely has the parkrun bug. Well done to everyone on their efforts.
It's great to have parkrun tourists join us at Barrow, Kate Sinton, a regular at Rising Sun parkrun in Newcastle did just that-as did David Roberts for the 3rd time, David runs with the Elsmere Port RC. Welcome back David.
Ian Sadler tops the male age grades this week with 78.11%. Janice Callister scored highest of the ladies with her 2nd consecutive PB - 74.46% Age grading is way to adjust a particpants results according to age and gender rather than time and position.
Parkrunners meet at 8:50 at Barrow park bandstand every Saturday for a pre-run briefing ready to start at 09:00 prompt- it's a fun challenge and a good way to keep to fit and meet new people. Why not join us next week? Under 11's must be within arms reach of a responsible adult, pets must be on a short lead.

Register for a barcode if you haven't already. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
Print the barcode and bring it along.
If you could help with a volunteer role we'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch, have a chat with the run director at the next event or email - barrowhelpers@parkrun.com
Hope to see you next week.
Gary Woodhouse

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