Barrow parkrun – event 333

gemma pjBarrow parkrun – event 333
The ‘beast for the east’ II hit the country and we were fortunate that we saw no snow but the wind chill was something else. Amazing to think that despite the -6 winds, 123 runners turned up (some in shorts!) to take part in our weekly 5k event and of these 11 were first timers. There were also 14 runners who achieved new wind assisted PBs.

It was also ‘National Sleep In Day’ and some of our runners maximized their time in bed by donning their pajamas for the run.

A big thanks goes to our lovely volunteers who spent at hour of their time in the freezing conditions to make sure our event was possible.

Fiona BANNISTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Cath GRISDALE • Sarah CUBISS • Alfie CUBISS • William MCALLISTER • Rachel TEIJLINGEN-BELL • Andrew LEECE • Tony HOUGH • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Lorraine DICKINSON • David HOWIE • Sian LITTLEMORE • Brian Stuart LEECE

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

Men’s placings

1st - Ryan Everett in 17:40
2nd – Andrew Dorrian in 18:57
3rd – David McNally in 19:00

Ladies placings

1st – Chloe Naylor in 22 mins with new PB
2nd – Karen Maggio Poyntz in 22:10
3rd – Lucy Montague in 22:21 with new PB

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 #332 – 10th March 2018

Last weeks parkrun was quite rightly cancelled due to terrible weather conditions so it was good to get back to it this week. Attendance was down somewhat, perhaps due to heavy rainfall or other events taking place over the weekend.
The event began with a quick run briefing by Donna Bates our run director and by 09:00 Barrow parkrun was underway for the 332nd time. 113 participators took on the course, a challenging 5km not at all flat but scenic route. 3 times past the cenotaph and just once over the finish line.
A team of volunteers, several stepping in at very short notice to ensure a safe and enjoyable run for the rest of us made the event happen. Thank you to each and every one.
Donna Bates, Phil Clark, Tony Hough, Ray Robb, David Postle, Emma Gomersall, John Wearing, David Spencer, Gillian Thompson, The Baxendales, Sarah & Alfie Cubiss, Michael Cook, David Shaw, Andrea & Natalia Anderson and last but not least Peter Hall.
It would be really good to have more volunteers to save our Co-ordinater a lot of stress so if you're a regular parkrunner who can take a turn or just feel like helping out please do so. The roster can be viewed at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/futureroster/ and an email to barrowhelpers@parkrun.com would be most welcome.
4 taking part this week were 1st timers. Patrick Donohue, Paul Atkinson, Aidan Murphy and Nicola Mills, welcome to parkrun! There were 9 personal best times 3 by Junior runners -Harrison Marr, and Katie & Cara Smith. Well done to you all.
1st to finish this week was David Edwards in 19:14,
1st lady home was Karen Maggio-Poyntz in overall 12th place in a time of 22:23.
1st Junior runner over the line - Antonio Maggio-Poyntz in 24th place, his 179th parkrun to date.
Top age grade scores -
Ian Sadler for the Gents with 77.52%
For the Ladies - Janice Callister 75.15%
Age grade takes age and gender into consideration and is a more accurate way to measure a performance than by the quickest times.
Andrew Hemsley ran his 50th parkrun run this week and will be rewarded with a milestone tshirt supplied by Tribesports. Well done Andrew.
John Wearing, a regular at Barrow parkrun as a volunteer and runner celebrated his 80th birthday this week. Mr Wearing contributes so much to Barrow parkrun in ways that may go unseen by the majority but is very much appreciated. Cakes and biscuits were on Mr Wearing as many meet at the cafe afterwards for a brew and a chat.
Barrow parkrun is free and for all ages and abilities. Register at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ print a barcode and bring it along to the bandstand at 08:50 on Saturday.
There's also a Junior parkrun, a timed 2k parkrun for 4-14 year olds meeting at the bandstand at 08:50 on Sunday.
Come and join us next week.
Gary Woodhouse

 

Barrow parkrun event #331 – 24th February 2018

331

Hilary Hennah, this weeks run director gave the pre-run briefing and made it a quick but informative one. The weather was bitterly cold and the sooner we got started the sooner we got warmed up. Not the case for the team of volunteers who made the event happen. Thank you to each and all of you.

167 completed the 5km timed event, 5 of those being 1st timers at parkrun, Joanne Bradley joined us from Lancaster, Kenneth Day added Barrow to his impressive list of tourist parkrun attendances - 70 so far with a total of 158. Graham Tracey made Barrow his 63rd parkrun location of 108 events to date. Kenneth and Graham, we hope our event was a memorable one. Thanks for joining us.

tom foolery

22 determined characters achieved new personal best times at event 331, perhaps the biting cold was the reason, or the thought of the celebratory cakes after completion. I heard the Marr family discussing how many pieces they could consume between them as they passed me on the stretch home. Well done to all 22 of you - whatever your motivation.

On to some results -
1st finisher this week was Ryan Everett - 35th time in 1st place. Ryan zipped round in 17:21.
1st Junior athlete to complete the course - Jakob Nelson (11-14) - in 8th position at 20:07
1st lady over the line was Georgia Bell (11-14) with a new PB of 21:28 in 16th place.
Top of the age grade table for the gents was 77.46%
Top of the age grade tabel for the ladies was Georgia Bell with 77.48, the highest score this week. Outstanding. Well done Georgia.
Age grading takes into account your age and gender so you can use the percentage score to compare your performance with other runners. It's a more accurate way to compare results.

finishing

Milestone runners this week were Autumn Leigh, 10 parkruns done! Junior runners are rewarded with a white 10 tshirt. Louise Cook completed her 250th parkrun and joins only a few to reach that number so far. A green 250 tshirt well earned. Louise joined the parkrun community on Barrow's 7th event and has been a regular ever since. Fellow parkrunners helped celebrate the occasion by eating cakes and biscuits supplied by Autumn and Louise, it's a tough job but it's all a part of the parkrun ethos. Well done Autumn and Louise.
Autumn 10

250 cake

If you'd like to give parkrun a try then come along next week, just register at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/. It's free and not at all tricky. Print a barcode and bring it along with you. We meet at the bandstand at 08:50, you don't need to be a top athlete, there's no pressure to go quicker just encouragement along the way.
Under 11's can run with an adult or they may prefer to take part in the junior parkrun event on Sunday mornings. https://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow-juniors/.
Volunteering is a great way to join in too. If you'd like to take part please email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or come along and ask.
Hope to see you soon.
DFYB
Gary Woodhouse

 

Run report – 330

Barrow parkrun 330

Barrows course is often described as 'hilly or undulating', a perfect description this morning was there are a few ups, but also a few downs, whether you prefer the slightly hillier courses or the completely flat routes it is always lovely to see the range of ages of people walking, running or jogging the 5km course.

There was plenty of celebratory cakes this morning as the milestone runs took place for :

50th runs - Maria Blakely and David Pheasey

100th runs - Julie Clark and Audrey Crosthwaite

Milestone runs are rewarded with a 10 T-shirt for junior runners, adults have to wait for 50,100 then 250 runs.  Congratulations to our milestone runners this morning.

This week 167 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 25 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers: Fiona BANNISTER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Sarah BOUFFLER • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Stephen BANNISTER • Christopher HUGHES • Craig PRESTON • Derek FRYER • Sarah CUBISS • Alfie CUBISS • Linda CROUD • Rachel TEIJLINGEN-BELL • Susan BIRKBY • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Philip BLACKBURN • Martin CLARKSON • John PRESTON • Philip LEIGH • Phil CLARK

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

Mens placings:

1st - Grant Johnson SM25-29 Salford Harriers in 16.22

2nd - Tom Brophy SM20-24 in 18.34

3rd - Paul Gregg VM50-54 Tamar Trotters in 18.56

Ladies placings:

1st - Chloe Naylor SW30-34 Eden Runners in 22.20

2nd - Karen Maggio-Poyntz VW45-49 WWC in 22.30

3rd - Louise Gregg VW45-49 Tamar Trotters in 23.03

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 3,810 participants have completed 39,807 parkruns covering a total distance of 199,035 km, including 6,883 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 329

Barrow parkrun 329

Numbers were slightly down this week, this could be due to the start of half term or maybe people checked outside and saw the lovely weather we experienced on Saturday morning and decided not to brave the elements.  Well done to all of the 109 people who braved the weather, there was plenty of puddle jumping during today's run.

A big thank you to all the marshals both before, during and after the event for all their encouragement.

Don't forget there is also junior parkrun every Sunday morning at Barrow park.

What is Barrow junior parkrun? It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds).

When is it? It is held every Sunday at 9:00am.

Where is it? The event takes place at Barrow Park, Greengate Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria LA13 9DT.

This week 109 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Donna BATES • Neil ARMSTRONG • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Jo WADDINGTON • Jennifer FAZACKERLEY • Paula HERBERT • Gillian THOMPSON • Audrey CROSTHWAITE • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Heather TRAVIS • Helen MERRELL • Owen BAXENDALE • Maria BLAKEY • Iona BAXENDALE • Alison MCMENEMY • Stephen MCMENEMY • Sian LITTLEMORE • Adam WILLIAMSON • Mark WILLIAMSON

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

Mens placings:

1st - Ryan Everett SM18-19 Leven Valley AC in 16.38

2nd - Andrew Dorrian SM25-29 in 18.45

3rd - Jakob Nelson JM11-14 Leven Valley AC in 19.28 New PB

Ladies placings:

1st - Amy Singleton VW35-39 WWC in 22.30

2nd - Karen Maggio-Poyntz VW45-49 WWC in 22.33

3rd - Janice Callister VW50-54 WWC in 23.00

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 3,798 participants have completed 39,640 parkruns covering a total distance of 198,200 km, including 6,858 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