Barrow parkrun event #281 – 18th March 2017

Andrew Leece, this weeks run director began proceedings with a well informed briefing at the bandstand. This only takes a few minutes and at 09:00 all 118 participants set off on the 5km challenging up and down course - 2 and a half laps of Barrow park. The rain held off for the duration though due to recent rainfall I like many others were expecting the 'other park lake' to be ready for wetting 118 pairs of feet but that didn't happen due to the efforts of Matthew Tarry who had completely cleared the oversized puddle away down the nearest drains by the time anyone had made it to that point. Thank you Matthew, we really appreciated your effort.
Of the 118 to complete Barrow parkrun this week, Fraser Symon was 1st over the finish line in a lively 18:59, his 48th parkrun to date. Connor O'Hara was our 1st junior runner to finish in 6th position with a new PB (personal best) time of 20:29. Karen Maggio-Poyntz finished in 21:47, making today her 95th time as 1st lady to cross the line. Pats on backs to you and to Merryn Stangroom, 1st junior girl to finish and in good style with a PB of 25:56.
7 made this the week to join the parkrun community, we hope to see you all back again next week for another go. Simon Garrod-Bell joined us from North Beach, South Africa, taking parkrun tourism to another level! The Gore family joined us from Preston, making Barrow their 50th parkrun location, we hope it will be a memorable one. Thank you for joining us.
16 plucky parkrunners achieved PB's this week, a commendable effort and well deserved mentions to Nick Johns, Kamran Baqai, Jeff McCully, Stephen Bannister, Thomas Taylor, Kirsty Brennan, Mia Francis, Joelle and Richard Lewin, Jenny Fox, Shelagh Morrall, Samantha Silveri and Alexia and Lydia Blackburn. Congratulations!
Michael Webster reached his 50th parkrun milestone this week and will be rewarded with a Tribesports running tshirt for his efforts. Well done Michael.
David Spencer and Brenda Bagley who are both regular and great runners topped the age grade chart this week with 78.92% and 77.45% respectively. Age grading is a way of putting all participants on a level playing field, regardless of age or gender. Well done to you both.
Volunteers make parkrun happen, this week was no exception, thank you to you all for your efforts, marshals at key points along the way offer encouragment and point us in the right direction, and today at cenotaph hill proved a great place for blowing bubbles, this was a new and welcome addition. Event setter uppers were David Farish and Sonja Foster who arrive before many of us have opened curtains. Michael Cook with Carrie McGowan were this weeks event closer downers, staying behind after most of us left. Thank you to you and the rest of the volunteer team. 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. It's a great way to see parkrun from a different perspective and though mentioned above many positions don't involve arriving early or leaving late.
If you'd like to give parkrun a try we'd love to see you. Why not come along next week? You don't need to be a top athlete, you don't even need to run, it's not a race! Just go at at a pace that suits you. 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.
Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011, and since then 3,186 different runners, including participants from 292 athletics clubs, have completed 31,787 runs covering a total distance of 158,935 km, and there have been 5,784 new Personal Bests.The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who ran in a time of 00:16:24 on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).The male record is held by Phil WAITE who ran in 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 a 90.24% run (16:24) on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).
This weeks results can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/results/latestresults/
Thanks for reading.
Gary Woodhouse

 

Barrow parkrun event #280 – 11.March.2017

Laura Menham was this weeks run director and talked us through the quick run briefing before the 163 participants made their way to the start line for this weeks parkrun.
The weather was mild and grey, and the rain stayed away for the duration. Of the 163 to finish the challenging 5km route, 10 were new to parkrun, we hope they come back soon for another go. 22 recorded personal best times, well done to you all! Visitors from Middlesbrough and from Millom joined us today and we hope you enjoyed our parkrun event.
1st over the line, Mark Tomkinson with a new PB of 18:12, his 8th apprearance and 3rd consecutive PB. 1st junior runner to complete the course this week - Owen Wilson in 7th postion with a very respectable time of 19:38 and in 8th position was Katie Waite in 19:40 a new PB and 1st lady home. Well done to you. Excellent times!
Top of the age grade table this week is David Spencer with 79.33%. David is a regular at Barrow parkrun and fits into the 75-79 age catagory and can show many a younger runner how it's done! Top of the ladies age grade is Janice Callister with 75.46% with a new PB this week. Well done Janice. With a new PB of 21:49 of an age grade of 72:04% a well deserved mention to junior runner Jess Ensoll.
As always our volunteers made parkrun a safe and enjoyable event, we are grateful for their encouragement and time. 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
Why not 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.
Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011, and since then 3,186 different runners, including participants from 292 athletics clubs, have completed 31,787 runs covering a total distance of 158,935 km, and there have been 5,784 new Personal Bests.The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who ran in a time of 00:16:24 on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).The male record is held by Phil WAITE who ran in 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 a 90.24% run (16:24) on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).
This weeks results can be found at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow/results/latestresults/
Thanks for reading.
See you soon.
Gary Woodhouse

 

Run report – event 279

Barrow parkrun – 279

It was a cool but dry morning at parkun on Saturday with 150 runners tackling the 5k course.   Well done to the 8 first timers and the 17 runners who achieved new PBs.

It was a milestone run for Helen Haney who completed her 50th run.  Well done and be sure to look out for your email that will allow you to order your technical t-shirt.  Whilst not an official milestone event, Jeff Crosthwaite, completed his 150th run. Only another 100 more runs before your next t-shirt!

Last week marked the end of parkrun’s point’s league across the world so we took the opportunity to recognise our winners at Barrow parkrun.  Congratulations to Ian Sadler, Janice Callister, Greg Barnard-Mackenzie and Erin Singleton on winning the accolade for the adult and junior categories.

A big thanks to all those people that volunteered, we could not run this event without you.  In recent weeks Donna has struggled to get enough people to help out and she often forfeits her run to do the Run Director role.  If you can help out please can you email barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or let us know on facebook.

On to the results, in the men’s placing Harvey Lord was first over the line in 17:25, his 7th occasion to finish in this position in 14 appearances and achieved a new fastest time in the process. Ryan Everett was in second placing with his time of 19:11 followed closely by Steven Scaife who also achieved a new PB with his time of 19:25.

In the ladies placing, the first to finish was Hilary He nnah who crossed the line in 21:143. Karen Maggio-Poyntz finished in second with her time of 22:13 and Karen Oldham was third in 23:05.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores;

  • Ian Sadler – 76.71%
  • Harvey Lord 76.17%
  • Brenda Bagley 75.98%

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. And next week the park café will be re-opened.

Happy running,

Fiona Bannister

 

Barrow parkrun 278

Barrow parkrun 278

Well done to the 104 brave runners, joggers and walkers who braved the weather this morning to take part in Barrow parkrun, we certainly had some tail end of Storm Doris during the run.  This all added to the fun of puddle dodging and being blown down the cenotaph hill.

Thank you to Coralie Stewart and Pamela Tyson for the lovely cakes that we enjoyed after .  Coralie celebrated her 50th milestone run and Pam celebrated her 100th , they will soon be sporting the free milestone T-shirts that you are rewarded with, courtesy of Wiggle.

A big shout out this morning for our marshals, especially the ones who were dotted around the course and offering their support in the cold wind, it is much appreciated by all the runners.

It was announced by our Run Director that the cafe will be reopening in a couple of weeks after its refurbishment.

This week there were 104 runners, of whom 6 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different athletics clubs took part.

Male placings:
Phil WAITE (SM25-29) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was first over the line in 15:41 - 29th time in 32 appearances.
Ryan EVERETT (SM18-19) of Barrow & Furness Striders AC, was second over the line in 19:12 .
Matty HILL (SM20-24) of Parkside Panthers, was third over the line in 19:23.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian SADLER (Barrow & Furness Striders AC) 2227 pts.
Steven BATTY (Walney Wind Cheetahs) 2142 pts.
Barry CLARK (Unattached) 1883 pts.

Female placings:
Janice CALLISTER (VW50-54) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was first (23rd overall) over the line in 22:52 - 6th time in 125 appearances.
Sarah BOUFFLER (VW35-39) (Unattached) was second (27th overall) over the line in 23:36 .
Karen OLDHAM (VW45-49) of Parkside Panthers, was third (28th overall) over the line in 24:00.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Janice CALLISTER (Walney Wind Cheetahs) 2324 pts.
Karen Ann MAGGIO-POYNTZ (Walney Wind Cheetahs) 2187 pts.
Brenda BAGLEY (Walney Wind Cheetahs) 2186 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Phil WAITE (SM25-29) was graded 82.36% for the time 15:41 (first overall).
Brenda BAGLEY (VW60-64) was graded 77.86% for the time 24:55 (31st overall).
David SPENCER (VM75-79) was graded 77.14% for the time 26:37 (48th overall).

Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011, and since then 3,186 different runners, including participants from 292 athletics clubs, have completed 31,787 runs covering a total distance of 158,935 km, and there have been 5,784 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who ran in a time of 00:16:24 on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Phil WAITE who ran in 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 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

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 277

Barrow parkrun 277

This morning saw a record number of personal best runs as 29 people beat their best run time, this included  Matt Berry and Dave Edwards who finished in 1st and 2nd place this week, it was an exciting sprint to the finish to watch.  Well done to all the runners, walkers and joggers on this achievement.

There were milestone runs today for Owen Wilson and Paul Willetts, who both completed their 50th run, Paul also achieved a pb.

We welcomed tourists who not only completed the run but also volunteered, without the volunteers our run could not take place so thank you all, if you would like to volunteer please either reply to your weekly email, comment on Barrow parkrun facebook page or speak to any volunteer on a Saturday morning.

This week there were 164 runners, of whom 15 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Parkrun facts:

Number of events: 79,875           Number of runners: 1,212,232   Number of runs: 14,130,855

Number of locations: 443             Number of clubs: 4,220                 Number of PBs: 2,692,932

Average runs per event: 176.9   Average number of runs per runner: 11.7

Average run time: 00:27:55          Total hours run: 750 Years 203 Days 20 Hrs 34 Min 39 Secs

Total distance run: 70,654,275km

Male placings:
Matt BERRY (SM30-34) of Trafford AC, was first over the line in 17:31 - first time in 4 appearances.
Dave EDWARDS (VM45-49) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was second over the line in 17:41 - has been first to finish on 24 previous occasions.
An unknown runner was third.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian SADLER (Barrow & Furness Striders AC) 2130 pts.
Steven BATTY (Walney Wind Cheetahs) 2051 pts.
Barry CLARK (Unattached) 1805 pts.

Female placings:
Janice CALLISTER (VW50-54) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was first (32nd overall) over the line in 22:54 - 5th time in 124 appearances.
Karen OLDHAM (VW45-49) of Parkside Panthers, was second (33rd overall) over the line in 23:08.
Emma BROADBENT (VW35-39) of Walney Wind Cheetahs, was third (36th overall) over the line in 23:30 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Janice CALLISTER (Walney Wind Cheetahs) 2224 pts.
Karen Ann MAGGIO-POYNTZ (Walney Wind Cheetahs) 2099 pts.
Brenda BAGLEY (Walney Wind Cheetahs) 2091 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Dave EDWARDS (VM45-49) was graded 82.09% for the time 17:41 (second overall).
Brenda BAGLEY (VW60-64) was graded 79.95% for the time 24:16 (44th overall).
David SPENCER (VM75-79) was graded 78.02% for the time 26:19 (62nd overall).

Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011, and since then 3,180 different runners, including participants from 292 athletics clubs, have completed 31,683 runs covering a total distance of 158,415 km, and there have been 5,777 new Personal Bests.

The female record is held by Lizzie BROWNE who ran in a time of 00:16:24 on 21st January 2012 (event number 17).
The male record is held by Phil WAITE who ran in 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 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.

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