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

 

Barrow parkrun event 256. 1st October 2016

122 participants completed this weeks parkrun, a quiet week compaired to our usual attendances. Donna Bates, this weeks run director opened proceedings at the bandstand for a pre-run briefing.

The weather was kind and Barrow park is looking splendid in its autumnal colours but I expect many of the runners didn't notice as they made their way round the challenging 5k (3.1 mile) course.

1st over the line this week was Dave Edwards in 18:19, Dave has finished 1st in 22 of his 36 runs at Barrow. Well done to you!

1st junior runner home was Greg Barnard-Mackenzie in 5th position with a time of 20:58. Good running Greg.

1st lady to finish this week - Kim Anderson with a personal best time of 21:54. A brilliant effort Kim.

Young runner Amber Richardson ran her milestone 10th parkrun in style this week with a personal best time of 35:30. A Tribesports tshirt well deserved.

Barrow and Furness Strider and regular Barrow parkrunner Dave Spencer acheived the highest age grade score this week with 79.90%.

5 first timers completed our course this week, 9 runners came back for a 2nd time, Helen MCCabe joined us from her usual Roundhay parkrun, and Fell Foot parkrunner Hazel Smith decided on a change this week and ran our course instead.

23 participants achieved a new personal best time. Well done to you all.

41 of the 122 to complete belong to the Walney Windcheetahs running group, 10 run with the Parkside Panthers.
Volunteers make parkrun happen, they make it safe and enjoyable and we appreciate their efforts. Thank you.

Chris YOUNG • Dave BAYLIFF • David FERGUSON • David James MARR • David SPENCER • Donna BATES • Fred BAGLEY • Jo WADDINGTON • John KELLY • John WEARING • Jonah KELLY • Leigh TRELORE • Louie TRELORE • Matthew TARRY • Michael COOK • Sam JONES-BARNES • Sarah BOUFFLER • Seth KELLY • Stuart John WALLACE • Susan CULLEN • Suzanne BOYLE

Runners, walkers, watchers and volunteers are all welcome, and many of us meet afterwards for a brew and chat at the cafe. Thank you to Steve and Debbie who open up early for us to do so.

If you feel like giving parkrun a try then come and join us at the bandstand at 08:45 on Saturday morning.

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. 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.

To register for a barcode visit

https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/

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.

Thanks for reading.
Gary Woodhouse

 

Barrow parkrun event 253 – 10th Sept 16

A fine mild morning and Barrow parkrun's 253rd event began with a pre-run briefing by this weeks run director,William Jones-Barnes.

137 participants completed the weekly timed 5km event - From sprightly sprinters to pootlers with pooches and prams. All ages and abilities. Making their way around a challenging but enjoyable 2.5 laps of Barrow park. Having fun and keeping fit and active.

Of the 137, 11 took part for the 1st time, we hope it's the 1st of many more to come! 9 returned for a 2nd go - that's always a good sign and great to see you back! 19 new PB's (personal best) were recorded this week. Well done to you all.

Completing his 200th run in style this week was David Harker, 1st over the line in 19:06. 1st junior runner to finish was Harvey Cooper in 21:41 and 1st lady this week was Janice Callister with a new PB of 22:42. David Howie ran a PB time of 23:15 and has this weeks highest age grade of 76.77%. Age grading is a way of putting all race participants on a level playing field, regardless of age or gender.

Post run cake was shared out by India Grace who ran her milestone 100th run this week. A Tribesports tshirt well earned. All the cake had been consumed by the time I had completed the course proving parkrunnners know good cake. Well done India.

40 runners from local group Walney Windcheetahs and 11 Parkside Panthers completed, of Barrow and Furness Striders 7 members completed.

Parkrun tourist Roy Simpson joined us from his most regular Pontefract parkrun to complete his 29th run at Barrow. David Mulholland joined us for the 1st time and completed in 21:33, David is a regular at Strathclyde parkrun and his PB there is 20:35. Alan Raven, a most regular Aveley parkrunner in Australia joined us for the first time. We hope you enjoyed our parkrun!

Parkrun relies on volunteers to make the events happen and this week was no exception. From marshals along the route who offer encouragement and direction to time to results processor who compile the results table after the event has finished. Thank you-Adrian NEWNHAM • Anthony CLARKE • Chris YOUNG • Claire BRAITHWAITE • David FARISH • David MORRIS • David SPENCER • Donna BATES • Fiona BANNISTER • Fred BAGLEY • Georgia COOPER • Helen MARR • Jennifer FAZACKERLEY • Karen /Antonio MAGGIO-POYNTZ • Laura/Sam/William JONES-BARNES • Matthew TARRY • Michael COOK • Paula JOHNSON • Philip HORROCKS • Rebecca TURNER • Ryan EVERETT • Sandy TURNER • Sonja FOSTER • Stuart WALLACE • Sydney JOHNSON • Val FLEMING •

The male points table -
David HARKER-4417
Philip HORROCKS - 4027
Darren MCSWEENEY - 3889

The female points table -
Karen Ann MAGGIO-POYNTZ - 4248
Brenda BAGLEY - 4166
Janice CALLISTER - 3951

September 17th parkrun is confirmed to be taking place as usual. Come and join us at the bandstand at 08:45.

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. 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.

Check http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/ or https://www.facebook.com/barrowparkrun/ for updates of our 5th Birthday on the 24th September.

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.

Thanks for reading.
Gary Woodhouse

 

 

Barrow parkrun event 252 – 03rd September 2016

Barrow parkrun 252. 03.September.2016

A fine gathering of parkrunners met as usual at the bandstand at 08:45 for another Saturday morning free weekly timed 5 km event.
Weather conditions were mild and we managed to miss most of the rain which stayed with us for the rest of the day.

150 participants completed the challenging but enjoyable course around the park, 14 took part for the first time, we hope it's the first of many. 13 participants ran a personal best time(PB), Jenny Fox achieved her 3rd consecutive PB showing real grit and determination and junior runner Erin Singleton took over 30 seconds off her PB this week. Visiting parkrun tourists this week included Martin Brady, a regular at Burnley parkrun and Andrew Thompson from York. Kirsty Kelly completed her 50th parkrun this week a new Tribesports tshirt well deserved!

Ryan Everett of the Barrow and Furness Striders AC completed his 50th parkrun in style by finishing 1st in just 18:17. Congratulations Ryan. 2nd over the line this week in 19:06 was Mark Lehrle, a Parkside Panther and regular at Barrow parkrun. 3rd to finish was Fraser Symon in 19:30.

1st lady over the line this week was Hilary Hennah in 22:41, Georgia Cooper 2nd lady to finish in 23:05 and 3rd lady-Heather Travis finished in 23:17, just missing out on matching her PB. Well done to you all.

Recognition as usual goes to our volunteers who give up their time to make parkrun possible. Thank you!
Andrew Leece • Brenda Bagley • David Farish • David Spencer • Donna Bates • Fiona Bannister • Fred Bagley • • Hannah Leece • John Sherwen • Jonah Kelly • Kevin Fox • Kieran Bannister • Laura Jones-Barnes • Michael Cook • Rhys Fox • Ruth Haughian • Sam Jones-Barnes • Seth Kelly • Sonja Foster • Sophie Broadbent• Stephen Bannister • Stephen Managh • Stuart Wallace

The male points table -
David Harker - 4317
Phil Horrocks - 4027
Darren Mcsweeney - 3794

The female points table -
Karen Maggio-Poyntz - 4248
Brenda Bagley - 4071
Janice Callister - 3851

To join in the fun, head over to www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ and sign up, it’s completely free, you’ll be given a barcode of your personal number to print out, then it’s just a case of making your way to Barrow park bandstand at 845am 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. 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.

Afterwards people head to the café for a brew, cake and chat.

Hope to see you next week.
Gary Woodhouse

 

Barrow parkrun event 252 – 3rd September 2016

A fine gathering of parkrunners met as usual at the bandstand at 08:45 for another Saturday morning free weekly timed 5 km event.
Weather conditions were mild and we managed to miss most of the rain which stayed with us for the rest of the day.

150 participants completed the challenging but enjoyable course around the park, 14 took part for the first time, we hope it's the first of many. 13 participants ran a personal best time(PB), Jenny Fox achieved her 3rd consecutive PB showing real grit and determination and junior runner Erin Singleton took over 30 seconds off her PB this week. Visiting parkrun tourists this week included Martin Brady, a regular at Burney parkrun and Andrew Thompson from York. Kirsty Kelly completed her 50th parkrun this week a new Tribesports tshirt well deserved!

Ryan Everett of the Barrow and Furness Striders AC completed his 50th parkrun in style by finishing 1st in just 18:17. Congratulations Ryan. 2nd over the line this week in 19:06 was Mark Lehrle, a Parkside Panther and regular at Barrow parkrun. 3rd to finish was Fraser Symon in 19:30.

1st lady over the line this week was Hilary Hennah in 22:41, Georgia Cooper 2nd lady to finish in 23:05 and 3rd lady-Heather Travis finished in 23:17, just missing out on matching her PB. Well done to you all.

Recognition as usual goes to our volunteers who give up their time to make parkrun possible. Thank you!
Andrew Leece • Brenda Bagley • David Farish • David Spencer • Donna Bates • Fiona Bannister • Fred Bagley • • Hannah Leece • John Sherwen • Jonah Kelly • Kevin Fox • Kieran Bannister • Laura Jones-Barnes • Michael Cook • Rhys Fox • Ruth Haughian • Sam Jones-Barnes • Seth Kelly • Sonja Foster • Sophie Broadbent• Stephen Bannister • Stephen Managh • Stuart Wallace

The male points table -
David Harker - 4317
Phil Horrocks - 4027
Darren Mcsweeney - 3794

The female points table -
Karen Maggio-Poyntz - 4248
Brenda Bagley - 4071
Janice Callister - 3851

To join in the fun, head over to www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ and sign up, it’s completely free, you’ll be given a barcode of your personal number to print out, then it’s just a case of making your way to Barrow park bandstand at 845am 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. 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.

Afterwards people head to the café for a brew, cake and chat.

Hope to see you next week.
Gary Woodhouse

 

Barrow parkrun 252 – 3rd September 2016

A fine gathering of parkrunners met as usual at the bandstand at 08:45 for another Saturday morning free weekly timed 5 km event.
Weather conditions were mild and we managed to miss most of the rain which stayed with us for the rest of the day.

150 participants completed the challenging but enjoyable course around the park, 14 took part for the first time, we hope it's the first of many. 13 participants ran a personal best time(PB), Jenny Fox achieved her 3rd consecutive PB showing real grit and determination and junior runner Erin Singleton took over 30 seconds off her PB this week. Visiting parkrun tourists this week included Martin Brady, a regular at Burney parkrun and Andrew Thompson from York. Regular Barrow parkrunner Jacqui Armstrong took tourism to another level this week by attending Hogsback parkrun in South Africa! Kirsty Kelly completed her 50th parkrun this week a new Tribesports tshirt well deserved!

Ryan Everett of the Barrow and Furness Striders AC completed his 50th parkrun in style by finishing 1st in just 18:17. Congratulations Ryan. 2nd over the line this week in 19:06 was Mark Lehrle, a Parkside Panther and regular at Barrow parkrun. 3rd to finish was Fraser Symon in 19:30.

1st lady over the line this week was Hilary Hennah in 22:41, Georgia Cooper 2nd lady to finish in 23:05 and 3rd lady-Heather Travis finished in 23:17, just missing out on matching her PB. Well done to you all.

Recognition as usual goes to our volunteers who give up their time to make parkrun possible. Thank you!
Andrew Leece • Brenda Bagley • David Farish • David Spencer • Donna Bates • Fiona Bannister • Fred Bagley • • Hannah Leece • John Sherwen • Jonah Kelly • Kevin Fox • Kieran Bannister • Laura Jones-Barnes • Michael Cook • Rhys Fox • Ruth Haughian • Sam Jones-Barnes • Seth Kelly • Sonja Foster • Sophie Broadbent• Stephen Bannister • Stephen Managh • Stuart Wallace

The male points table -
David Harker - 4317
Phil Horrocks - 4027
Darren Mcsweeney - 3794

The female points table -
Karen Maggio-Poyntz - 4248
Brenda Bagley - 4071
Janice Callister - 3851

To join in the fun, head over to www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ and sign up, it’s completely free, you’ll be given a barcode of your personal number to print out, then it’s just a case of making your way to Barrow park bandstand at 845am 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. 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.

Afterwards people head to the café for a brew, cake and chat.

Hope to see you next week.
Gary Woodhouse

 

Barrow parkrun event 238 – 21st May 2016

Back to our original route this week!

Proceedings began as usual on the approach to 9am at the bandstand, the weather grey and cooler than previous weeks.  Our volunteer run director – Rebecca Shuttleworth welcomed us and took us through the parkrun briefing before making our way to the start line.

142 participants completed the challenging course, 2.5 laps of an undulating but very scenic Barrow park, met at key points by volunteer marshals giving encouragement and applause.

1st over the line this week was Walney Wind Cheetah, Dave Edwards in an impressive time of 18:02.

Junior runner, Ryan Everett of Barrow and Furness Striders AC finished in 2nd place in 18:04.

David Harker completed his 186th parkrun in 3rd place.

1st Lady over the line was Parkside Panther, Hilary Hennah in 22:30.

Richard Boese, a Sandhurst Jogger and regular at Frimley Lodge has added Barrow to his list of 25 parkrun locations this week and also completed his 300th parkrun! Thanks for joining us Richard, we hope your 300th was a memorable run. What an achievement!

Volunteer tail runner this week was Ruth Haughian, completed her milestone 100th run. Well done Ruth.

7 runners ran for the 1st time, we hope you enjoyed the course and come back next week.

8 runners achieved a personal best time proving grit and determination.

8 unknown runners joined us, unregistered or didn’t bring their barcode.

Thanks to all the volunteers who gave up their time to make the event happen. You’re very much appreciatied. Andy MILLER  •  Ann MUTTON  •  Anthony CLARKE  •  Antonio MAGGIO-POYNTZ  •  Christopher HUGHES  •  David FARISH  •  David SPENCER  •  Donna Kay SPEIRS  •  Emily TURNER  •  Frank NASH  • Greg BARNARD-MACKENZIE  •  Ian SADLER  •  Jacob MCSWEENEY  •  James BEATON  •  Jo WADDINGTON  •  John KELLY  •  John WEARING  •  Karen Ann MAGGIO-POYNTZ  •  Karen BELL  •  Matthew TARRY  •  Patricia NEWBY  •  Rebecca SHUTTLEWORTH  •  Ruth HAUGHIAN  •  Seb WILSON  •  Seth KELLY  •  Stuart John WALLACE

Once again the café was open and ready to serve well deserved refreshments and providing a place for post run banter. Thanks to Debbie and Steve.

If you feel like trying parkrun but not sure, come along and give it a go. Run, jog or walk at a leisurely pace. Spectate or volunteer! It’s a great way to keep fit, have fun, meet people and to start the weekend.

Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011, and since then 2,747 different runners, including participants from 244 athletics clubs, have completed 25,977 runs covering a total distance of 129,885 km, and there have been 5,025 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Lizzie ADAMS who ran in a time of 00:16:24 on 2012-01-21 (event number 17).

The male record is held by Phil WAITE who ran in a time of 00:15:12 on 2015-10-03 (event number 206).

The Age Grade course record is held by Lizzie ADAMS who recorded a 90.24% run (16:24) on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).

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

If you would like to run, jog or walk next Saturday please remember to register at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/barcode and arrive at the bandstand at 8.45am for the pre run briefing.

Every event relies on volunteers and in 2015 alone more than 68,000 of you came forward to support the parkrun community. Volunteering is a wonderful way to make friends, feel great and have fun. If that sounds like it's for you please contact your local event team and get involved.

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.

Hope to see you next week.

Gary Woodhouse.

 

 

Barrow parkrun – event 228

It takes more than a cold and wet morning to dampen the spirits of a Barrow parkrun!

Proceedings began at the bandstand at 08:45 in Barrow Park with a quick course briefing before making our way to the start line.

167 participants. Spritely sprinters, pram pushing parents, and pootlers with pooches. The old and young. All making their way around the challenging 5km course having fun and keeping fit.

1st over the line this week was Dave Edwards of the Walney Wind Cheetahs in 18:25

1st Lady to finish was Zanthe Wray in 2nd position, a visitor who is a regular at Sheffield Hallam parkrun. Well done Zanthe! We hope you enjoyed your run with us this morning.

1st Junior to finish - Jake Cooper of Barrow & Furness Striders AC - was 7th. Well done Jake.

14 participants took part for the 1st time today. We hope to see you back soon.

20 of us gained a personal best (PB).

Chris Young of the Parkside Panthers achieved his 5th consecutive PB. True grit and motivation! Well done Chris.

Junior runner Milly Dickinson reached her milestone 10th run today, this earns her a free t-shirt from parkrun sponsor – Tribesports – Congratulations Milly.

David Harker of the Walney Wind Cheetahs leads the male points table with 2164 points. Darren McSweeney in hot pursuit at just a point behind. Karen Maggio-Poyntz tops the female table with 2122 points. Brenda Bagley follows with 2020,

Hilary Hennah, of the Parkside Panthers and a regular at parkrun was very busy today as Run Director and then handing out tokens at the finish line. Thank you to Hilary and all of the volunteers who made this even happen. We all appreciate you.

Barrow parkrun would not be the same without the post run refreshments and a place to gather for a chat and celebrations, this week was no exception thanks to Debbie and Steve who open up the café early for us to do just that. They are as much a part of parkrun as anyone and very much appreciated.

Do you feel like giving it a go but not sure? It's free, fun and a great way to meet new people, get fit, and get involved in something worthwhile! No pressure is put on people only encouragement to finish the course. Coming along to watch or volunteer is a great way to start.

Hope to see you soon!

Gary Woodhouse.

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Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011, and since then 2,626 different runners, including participants from 234 athletics clubs, have completed 24,024 runs covering a total distance of 120,120 km, and there have been 4,707 new Personal Bests.

 

The female record is held by Lizzie ADAMS who ran in a time of 00:16:24 on 2012-01-21 (event number 17).

 

The male record is held by Phil WAITE who ran in a time of 00:15:12 on 2015-10-03 (event number 206).

 

The Age Grade course record is held by Lizzie ADAMS who recorded a 90.24% run (16:24) on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).

 

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

 

Barrow parkrun is open to all ages genders and even certain pets, and It's one of the fastest growing events in the U.K. with parkrun all over the country all starting at the same time every Saturday at 9:00am.

 

If you would like to run, jog or walk next Saturday please remember to register at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/barcode and arrive at the bandstand at 8.45am for the pre run briefing.

 

Every parkrun event relies on volunteers and in 2014 alone over 50,000 of you came forward and supported your local event. Volunteering is a wonderful way to make friends, feel great and have fun. If that sounds like it's for you then please contact your local event team for more details.

 

Children under the age of eleven must be accompanied at all times by a parent, guardian or appropriate adult of the parent's choice. 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.

 

 

Barrow parkrunners on tour!

Saturday 12th saw Barrow’s parkrun cancelled for the second week running (or should that be “not running?”), local parkrun fans had to make alternative plans for their 5km of Saturday morning fun. With Barrow’s nearest neighbour parkruns being at Fell Foot and Keswick, storm Desmond certainly made it a challenge to find that alternative. Whilst the flooding in Barrow park continued to completely block the route of the run forcing the cancellation, Fell Foot was completely waterlogged and the devastation in Keswick could see their parkrun out of action until after Christmas.

It’s a tough decision to cancel a parkrun and is always the very last option the Event Directors consider after exhausting all other options.

Some Barrow parkrun regulars took to the road and visited parkruns slightly further afield to get their 5km Saturday fix! The nearest involved a 120 mile round trip to run for just three miles!

Walney Wind Cheetahs John and Clare Greenwood visited Penrith and joined fellow Cheetahs the Jones-Barnes family of Laura, Andy, Sam and William at the Frenchfield Sports Centre course. They were welcomed by the other 56 runners and the Run Director made a special mention of their 60 mile journey to get there. The course is very flat and mainly on grass, so by the second lap it was quite muddy – however the post run coffee and home-made cakes and mince pies went down a treat! There was also a collection with donations going to the Cumbria flood appeal.

John was the first tourist from Barrow over the line in 27:48, with Clare chasing in 32:01. Young Sam and Dad Andy led the Jones-Barnes clan across the line with 41 minute times, while Mum Laura and youngest son William crossed the line together in 43:12.

Parkside Panther Jacqui Armstrong and husband Neil ventured slightly further to Ormskirk parkrun and joined 97 other runners at the wet and windy Edge Hill University campus course. The course is run on a mixture of trail paths, pavement and rubbered surface, which the photographs showed was very wet! The brave duo braved the elements and crossed the line together with Jacqui finishing in 30:28 and Neil being clocked a second slower at 30:29. Jacqui reports that they had a very entertaining Run Director who read out some poetry before the run started!

Back at Barrow the event directors were at the park busy measuring an alternative course to avoid the flooded areas on Saturday morning. They will keep us updated on any progress this week with an alternative and a resolution to the flooding issue.

Please check the Barrow parkrun facebook page and website for news and updates on the situation at Barrow, we hope to be back running as soon as possible!

 
Barrow course flooding
 

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