Barrow parkrun – event 229

Barrow parkrun 229

An overcast but warm morning with 150 people turning up to tackle the 5k undulating course.  We had 18 first timers and a couple of tourists from Liverpool and 15 people recording new Personal Bests.  A special mention to Mike Cook, who last recorded a PB in April 2013, managed to better his time by 24 seconds and no doubt will be aiming for a sub 25 min time now.

A big thank you to all the 17 amazing volunteers who came along to support the event. If you would like to help out in any future runs please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com and let us know what role you would like to do.

It was a milestone run for Mark Johns who ran his 50th parkrun and Dave Parker who celebrated his 100th run.  Dave will be forever known as the man that gave us parkrun in Barrow as he and Andy Young both worked tirelessly to introduce this amazing community event back in 2011.

Two dates to add to your calendars. First, Saturday 27th May as we will do our Purple parkrun in honour of Alice Pyne and then 24th June which is our Junior parkrun day when all our volunteering roles will be carried out by our younger runners.   If our junior runners have a certain role they would like to do, please let us know as early as possible as a number of them have already been taken.

Onto the results. In the men’s placing, David Harker was first over the line in 19:19. In 2nd position was Raymond Jones in 19:51 followed by first timer Joe Horsley in 20:07.

In the female placings, Karen Maggio-Poyntz finished in first place in 21:50. Janice Callister was second in 23:00 followed by Heather Travis who crossed the line in 23:15.

The three highest age grades were recorded by

  • Raymond Jones (VM55-59) – 77.41% for the time 19:51 (second overall)
  • Brenda Bagley (VW60-64) – 76.73% for the time 25:17 (40th overall)
  • Patrick Thomas (VM65-69) – 76.26% for the time 22:24 (17th overall)

If you'd like to join us we meet at the bandstand at 08:45am every Saturday morning for a pre-run briefing for a 09:00 start. Please note that all Under 11's must be with an adult at all times and within arm’s reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice.  This is for the safety of your child and to abide by insurance requirements.  People can run with a dog (just the one!) and must be on a short least. Register for a barcode at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/ and bring it along with you for an official time. It's a great way to get fit, meet new people or to start something new.

Fiona Bannister

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun – event 288

Barrow parkrun 228

A dry but windy spring morning with 118 people who ran, jogged or walked the course. It was noticeable quieter than normal but we had many of our regular runners take part in the K2B and C2B event and then some resting for Sunday’s Fred Whitten bike challenge. Fourteen people joined us for the first time and 17 people recorded new Personal Best times – well done!

The event was made possible by 26 fantastic volunteers. Thank you to everyone who helped out, without you we could not make parkrun happen.  If you would like to help out in any future runs please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com.

It was a milestone run for Emma Broadbent who completed her 50th run (“it only took her four years”) and Greg Barnard- Mackenzie who celebrated his 100th run that he ran last week whilst doing Whitby Bay parkrun. So it was double cakes at the café afterward much to the delight of the finishers and volunteers.

Two dates to add to your calendars. First, Saturday 27th May as we will do our Purple parkrun in honour of Alice Pyne and then 24th June which is our Junior parkrun day when all our volunteering roles will be carried out by our younger runners.   If our junior runners have a certain role they would like to do, please let us know as early as possible.

Onto the results. In the men’s placing, Mark Tomkinson was first over the line in 17:59 taking 8 seconds off his previous best time. In 2nd position was Ian Sadler in 18:06 followed by David Harker in 19:20.

In the female placings, Karen Maggio-Poyntz finished in first place in 22:17, it was her 98th time to finish in top place in 250 appearances which is a phenomenal achievement. Heather Travis was 2nd in 23:09 followed by Jo Barnard who finished in 23:30 and ‘bagged’ another PB in the process.

The three highest age grades were recorded by

  • Mark Tomkinson (VM45-49) – 78.87% for the time 17:59 (first overall)
  • Ian Salder (VM50-54) – 78.45% for the time 19:06 (second overall)
  • Dave Spencer (VM75-79) – 78.27% for the time 26:14 (43rd overall)

If you'd like to join us we meet at the bandstand at 08:45am every Saturday morning for a pre-run briefing for a 09:00 start. Please note that all Under 11's must be with an adult at all times and within arm’s reach of a parent, guardian or designated adult of the parents' choice.  This is for the safety of your child and to abide by insurance requirements.  People can run with a dog (just the one!) and must be on a short least. Register for a barcode at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/form/ and bring it along with you for an official time. It's a great way to get fit, meet new people or to start something new.

Fiona Bannister

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun 287

Barrow parkrun 287

This week 168 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.  It was a milestone event for David Morris who completed his 100th, Lisa Stronach completed her 50th and junior runners Katie Dawson and Daniel Donnelly who ran their 10th run, we all enjoyed the cakes and gingerbread at the cafe after .  Thank you very much.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers, thank you to the following people.  Without these volunteers the run would not be able to take place.  If you are able to help next Saturday can you please reply to your email, we may be short of volunteers due to people taking part in the K2B and C2B.  Thank you.

Annette HIGGINS  •  Bernice WOODHOUSE  •  Carrie MCGOWAN  •  Darran CURTIS  •  David FARISH  •  David SPENCER  •  Donna BATES  •  Eve Munro CLARKSON  •  Fiona BANNISTER  •  Fred BAGLEY  •  Gordon GIBSON  •  Ian HODGSON  •  Janice CALLISTER  •  Jo WADDINGTON  •  Louise COOK  •  Malcolm HILL  •  Michael COOK  •  Michael HIGGINS  •  Riikka GRÖHN  •  Sarah BOUFFLER  •  Sonja FOSTER  •  Stephen BANNISTER  •  Susan BIRKBY  •  Susan CLARKSON

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

Male placings:
Ryan EVERETT (SM18-19) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was first over the line in 17:59 - 28th time in 63 appearances.
Mark TOMKINSON (VM45-49) of Hoad Hill Harriers, was second over the line in 18:07.
David HARKER (VM40-44) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was third over the line in 19:04.

Female placings:
Heather TRAVIS (VW40-44) of Hoad Hill Harriers, was first (30th overall) over the line in 22:50 - first time in 41 appearances.
Yvonne MORRELL (VW45-49) of Parkside Panthers, was second (31st overall) over the line in 23:11.
Amy SINGLETON (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (34th overall) over the line in 23:49.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Mark TOMKINSON (VM45-49) – 78.29% for the time 18:07 (second overall).
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) – 77.57% for the time 19:19 (5th overall).
Raymond JONES (VM55-59) – 76.58% for the time 20:04 (9th overall).

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 00:16:24 on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Phil WAITE who recorded a time of 00:15:12 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 3,298 participants have completed 33,162 parkruns covering a total distance of 165,810 km, including 5,976 new Personal Bests.

A date for your diary is Saturday 27th May, when the runners and volunteers will be turning Barrow park purple to honour Alice Pyne, this is a yearly event and it would be great to try to beat our course attendance of 208 which was set on 22nd August 2015.

A further date for your diary is Saturday 24th June, when it is Junior parkrun day and we turn over our event to all our junior runners.  If you are able to help on that day can you please let us know.

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 286

Barrow parkrun 286

It was bright and sunny on Saturday for the locals and the tourists to make their way around our picturesque park.  There was a few local runners missing this week as they made their way to London to run a little bit further in the 2017 London Marathon, well done to you all and we look forward to seeing you all back with your medals.

Milestone runs took place this week with Helen Merrell and Sue Clarkson completing their 50th runs, David Postle completing his 100th run and Karen Maggio Poyntz completing her 250th run.  Well done to you all and thank you for the cakes and fudge that we all shared at the cafe after the run.

Karen is the 2nd person to complete their milestone 250th parkrun, the first being Jacqui Armstrong. Karens first appearance at Barrow parkrun was on 5th November 2011, run number 7.  Since that time she has run 19 personal bests and her current pb is 21.07.  In this time she has finished 1st on  97 occasions, she has also volunteered  numerous times.  Well done Karen and congratulations on reaching this milestone.

This week 151 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers, thank you to all the volunteers, both the ones that you can see round the course cheering you on and the ones behind the scenes making sure our parkrun runs smoothly.

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

Male placings:
Ryan EVERETT (SM18-19) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was first over the line in 18:18 .
Matty HILL (SM20-24) of Parkside Panthers, was second over the line in 18:45.
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was third over the line in 18:49.

Female placings:
Rachel NEWCOMBE (VW50-54) of Liverpool Harriers & AC, was first (21st overall) over the line in 22:46 .
Yvonne MORRELL (VW45-49) of Parkside Panthers, was second (23rd overall) over the line in 22:57.
Joanna BARNARD (VW40-44) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was third (28th overall) over the line in 23:37.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Brenda BAGLEY (VW60-64) – 79.67% for the time 24:21 (30th overall).
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) – 79.63% for the time 18:49 (third overall).
David SPENCER (VM75-79) – 79.43% for the time 25:51 (48th overall).

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 00:16:24 on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Phil WAITE who recorded a time of 00:15:12 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 3,288 participants have completed 32,994 parkruns covering a total distance of 164,970 km, including 5,950 new Personal Bests.

A date for your diary is Saturday 27th May, when the runners and volunteers will be turning Barrow park purple to honour Alice Pyne, this is a yearly event and it would be great to try to beat our course attendance of 208 which was set on 22nd August 2015.

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 285

Barrow parkrun 285

Unfortunately no Easter rabbits made an appearance this morning at Barrow park, but there was an appearance from members of Walney U11 football team, they had no game this week so decided to use the run as part of their training programme.  Well done to all the boys and the young lady for joining us this morning, we hope you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing more of you in the coming weeks.

There were 3 celebration runs this week with Marie Morris completing her 100th run, Junior runner Olivia Gomersall completing her 50th run and Leslie Wearing completing his 50th run.  Thank you for all the cakes and sweets that we all enjoyed after.

A date for your diary is Saturday 27th May, when the runners and volunteers will be turning Barrow park purple to honour Alice Pyne, this is a yearly event and it would be great to try to beat our course attendance of 208 which was set on 22nd August 2015.

This week 162 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 11 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers.  Thank you to :

Andy JONES-BARNES  •  Carrie MCGOWAN  •  Chris YOUNG  •  Claire O'HARE  •  Craig Alexander MOYES  •  David FARISH  •  David SPENCER  •  Donna BATES  •  Fiona BANNISTER  •  Fred BAGLEY  •  Gordon GIBSON  •  Helen HANEY  •  Jamie OHARE  •  Jeff CROSTHWAITE  •  Laura JONES-BARNES  •  Louise COOK  •  Malcolm HILL  •  Michael COOK  •  Philip LOW  •  Sam JONES-BARNES  •  Sonja FOSTER  •  Susan BIRKBY  •  William JONES-BARNES

Male placings:
Andrew MCMENEMY (VM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:29 - in his first appearance at Barrow parkrun.
Mark LEHRLE (VM40-44) of Hoad Hill Harriers, was second over the line in 18:36.
Matty HILL (SM20-24) of Parkside Panthers, was third over the line in 19:09.

Female placings:
Karen Ann MAGGIO-POYNTZ (VW45-49) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was first (20th overall) over the line in 21:54 .
Zoe TRAVERS (SW18-19) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was second (21st overall) over the line in 22:09 .
Hilary HENNAH (VW40-44) of Parkside Panthers, was third (22nd overall) over the line in 22:29.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
David SPENCER (VM75-79) – 80.42% for the time 25:32 (46th overall).
Ian SADLER (VM50-54) – 78.11% for the time 19:11 (4th overall).
Brenda BAGLEY (VW60-64) – 76.58% for the time 25:20 (42nd overall).

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who recorded a time of 00:16:24 on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Phil WAITE who recorded a time of 00:15:12 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 3,279 participants have completed 32,843 parkruns covering a total distance of 164,215 km, including 5,925 new Personal Bests.

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

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