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 343 – 26th May 2018

186 people ran, jogged and walked the Barrow parkrun course this Saturday, with 6 making their first appearance and an amazing 28 going into the weekend the best way possible by recording new Personal Best times.

Tourists were at the forefront for the ladies, with Tamar Trotters runner Louise Gregg coming in first with a time of 22:37 in her second appearance at Barrow. Second was Georgia Steers on her first visit to the Barrow course in 23:00, a great time on our hilly course for the Arena 80 AC runner who is more at home on one of the UK’s flattest parkruns along Hove Promenade.Flying the flag for the local runners was Karen Oldham from Parkside Panthers taking third position in 23:23.

For the men, Levens Valley flyer Ryan Everett powered home in 18:08, the 40th time he’s finished ahead of the field. Second was Tamar Trotters runner Paul Gregg in 18:17, not bad for a couple of tourists to bag top three finishes in both men and ladies! Third was Walney Wind Cheetah David Harker in 19:11 – great to see his affiliation back with the Cheetahs after a brief appearance under the “Zombies, Run!” club banner.

Notable milestones this week were junior Ella Matthews making her 10th run and Mum and Son team Claire and Charlie O’Hare making their 150th runs – lovely cake was had by all at the café to celebrate after the run.

Claire and Charlie

Full results, complete event history and loads of info for beginners or regulars can be found on the Barrow parkrun page at www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow.

parkrun is completely free to enter, just register at parkrun.org.uk so that you can  receive an official time, print off your paper barcode from the registration process and brig it along to the bandstand at 845 for a 9am start every Saturday, see you there!

Darren McS

 

Barrow parkrun – event 342

Nick EmersonBarrow parkrun – event 342
A glorious summer’s day with the sun shining and 195 runners/walkers taking part in the 5k route around Barrow park. A good number of the runners also took part in the Dalton 10k or the 1 mile fun run on Friday night so well done to those that managed to do both.

We had 15 first timers and 34 people recording new Personal Bests. A special mention to Nick Emerson who knocked 1 min and 44 seconds of his previous best time – he has come such a long way from when he first started doing parkrun in 2016 and is now running the course 10 mins faster.

And well done to our 24 lovely volunteers;

Fiona BANNISTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Patrick THOMAS • Stephen BANNISTER • Michael John HALL • Raymond ROBB • David James MARR • Sarah CUBISS • Alfie CUBISS • Annette HIGGINS • Bernice WOODHOUSE • Rachel TEIJLINGEN-BELL • Michael HIGGINS • Philip EVERETT • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Philip BLACKBURN • Laura LEIGH • Owen BAXENDALE • Sian LITTLEMORE • Justine BLACKBURN

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

Parkrun reward people with t-shirts once they meet certain milestones. These include 10 (just the junior runners) then 50, 100, 250 and 500. Surprisingly, we had no milestone runs this week but next week it looks like Amy and Edward Singleton along with Phil Low will be celebrating their 100th run which should means cake with coffee, post run.

Men’s placing's

1st – Andrew Dorrian in 18:19 (new PB)
2nd – junior runner Samuel Jackson in 18:52 (new PB)
3rd – Jose Murphy in 18:54 (new PB)

Ladies placing's
1st – Lucy Montague in 22:05
2nd – mayoress Janice Callister in 22:49
3rd – Heather Travis in 23:02

parkrun is for people of all abilities and ages. If you want to get fit, train for a future race or meet new friends then barrow parkrun provides the solution to anyone’s motivation. Participants can walk, jog/walk or sprint. No pressure is put on people only encouragement to finish the course. If you are a first time runner wanting to join us it is recommended that you register at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/barcode and arrive at the bandstand at 8.45am for the pre run briefing. Please bring along your barcode if you want your time to be registered.

We also have a junior parkrun which is held on Sunday at 9am and is for kids aged 4 to 14. Children do not have to run with an adult for this event and the course is shortly at 2k. More information about this event can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow-juniors/

Happy running,

Fiona Bannister

 

Barrow parkrun – Event number 341 – Saturday 12th May 2018

Whilst some people were up at the crack of dawn to take in a stroll from Keswick to Barrow and others had a lie in before taking the shorter hop from Coniston to Barrow, 143 people made their way to Barrow park for the free weekly parkrun, Considering the number of local runners, joggers and walkers taking on these mighty challenges, such a turn-out at the park shows just how popular this 5km run has become, Before reporting on this week’s run, I can’t let the opportunity pass to congratulate parkrun regular Ryan Everett on breaking the Coniston to Barrow record in 2 hours and 25 minutes, well done Ryan, the training of tackling the undulations of Barrow parkrun every week has paid off!

First across the line at parkrun for the second consecutive week was Andrew Dorrian in a time of18:32,  second was Stuart Garnett in a new Personal Best time of 18:40. Third was Ian Sadler in 19:03.

For the ladies it was a one-two for Barrow parkrun’s Thelma and Louise, Karen Maggio-Poyntz (22:15) and Janice Callister (22:47), the latter hot-footing it to Hawcoat park to assume her Mayoral duties in dishing out medals to K2B and C2B finishers. Heather Travis was third home in 23:11.

There were celebrations and cake to be shared at the café after the run, with our youngest regular Harrison Marr completing his 10th run, Stephen and Alison McMenemy achieving their 50th, Scott Wilson his 100th and Karen Maggio-Poyntz her 300th!

Fifteen “First-timers” joined us, yes, you guessed it, for their first time, including tourists from West Cumbria, South Manchester and Lancaster. The couple who regularly run at Lancaster parkrun, John and Stella Birchall were very complimentary about our park and what a beautiful location it makes for a parkrun, they’ve toured quite extensively at other parkruns and they placed Barrow up there at the top as the nicest location. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful amenity on our doorstep and the team that manage the park, the landscaping and flowers deserve special mention.
Full results, complete event history and loads of info for beginners or regulars can be found on the Barrow parkrun page at www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow.

parkrun is completely free to enter, just register at parkrun.org.uk so that you can  receive an official time, print off your paper barcode from the registration process and brig it along to the bandstand at 845 for a 9am start every Saturday, see you there!

Darren McS

 

Barrow parkrun – 340

Noble familyBarrow parkrun – event 340

Another great turnout with 200 runners/joggers/walkers joining us on Saturday morning to take part in the 5k route around Barrow park.   The sun even made an appearance so winter gear vanished and summer clothing out although it’s debatable how long our summer will last. We had 15 first timers and many of them tourists, no doubt visiting friends and family for the Bank Holiday weekend and an astonishing 42 people recording new Personal Bests which is 21% of the participants improving their time.  Well done to everyone that participated and to our lovely volunteers.

Emma and Rikka

Fiona BANNISTER • Stuart John WALLACE • David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • David SHAW • Sarah CUBISS • Alfie CUBISS • Stephanie Louise KERSHAW • Gillian THOMPSON • Dawn WILD • Philip LOW • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Andrea ANDERSON • Lorraine DICKINSON • Owen BAXENDALE • Daniel DONNELLY • Stephen DONNELLY • Katherine DONNELLY • Sian LITTLEMORE • Mark NOBLE • Kirsty NOBLE • Philip LEIGH • Tom MORTLOCK-JACKSON • Brian LEECE • Niamh MCNALLY

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

Parkrun reward people with t-shirts once they meet certain milestones.  These include 10 (just the junior runners) then 50, 100, 250 and 500.  Surprisingly, we had no milestone runs this week but next week lots like there will be a few which invariably means cake with coffee, post run.

Men’s placings

1st – Andrew Dorrian in 18:38

2nd – David Harker in 19:13

3rd – firs time runner Samuel Jackson in 19:13

Ladies placings

1st – Amy Singleton in 21:30

2nd – first time runner Lauren Munro-Bennett in 21:50

3rd – Lucy Montague in 21:56 with a new PB

Highest age grade score goes to 10 year old Will McNally whose time of 19:21 (4th overall) gave him a score of 81:57%.  He is also holds the Age Category Record for JM10 for Barrow.  And well done to junior runner Oscar Punton who nearly knocked 3 minutes off his previous PB having completed the course in 27:25.

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