Barrow parkrun 357

Barrow parkrun 357

Congratulations to 4 of our parkrunners this week who completed their milestone runs, Chris Young his 100th, and 50th runs for Bill Kitchin, Laura Leigh and Sonja Farish. Sonja has been with Barrow parkrun since 2011 and can usually be found undertaking one of the many volunteering roles such as putting out the course markings before everyone else arrives. Thank you all for the cakes after the run.

Unfortunately the weather wasn't as kind to us today as normally and there was quite a few very wet people at the end, thank you to all the volunteers for standing and encouraging us all in the bad weather.
We will be celebrating our 7th anniversary on 22nd September when we will all be enjoying our alternative course, due to another event taking place in the park.

All pictures taken at parkrun can be found on facebook - barrow parkrun photos.

This week 185 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Alison FRYER • David FARISH • Donna BATES • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Christopher HUGHES • Charlie O'HARE • Derek FRYER • Paul MANAGH • Andrew LEECE • Darren MCSWEENEY • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Philip BLACKBURN • Michele ASHTON • Alexia BLACKBURN • Philip LEIGH • Brian LEECE • Keith HERBERT • Mark ATKINSON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.
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 4,133 participants have completed 44,352 parkruns covering a total distance of 221,760 km, including 7,499 new Personal Bests

Male Placings
1st - Matthew Marshall - 18.17 - New PB
2nd - Andrew Dorrian - 18.37
3rd - Dave Harker- 19.22

Ladies Placings
1st - Georgia Bell - 20.44 - Junior runner
2nd - Amy Singleton - 20.54 - New PB
3rd - Hazel Davies - 20.57

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 – Event number 356 – 1st September 2018

177 people were at Barrow parkrun this week for the first run of September, a lovely morning with the weather blessing us once again for the 9am run.

A minor hiccup with one of the barcode scanners has meant the full results have taken some time to generate, but at least 19 people managed to record new Personal Best times. (If you took part and haven’t received your official result, then if you know your finish time or position contact any of the team and they’ll fix it for you.)

For the men, first across the line was Danny Bouffler in a time of 18:57, the thirteenth time he’s finished first at Barrow. Second was Steven Postlethwaite with a new PB in 19:30, shaving 18 seconds off the time he set last summer. Third was Ian Sadler in 19:40, who pretty much owns that third-place podium step, having occupied it 39 times!

For the ladies, Amy Singleton was first home in 21:20, just 7 seconds outside of her best, which given her current form is sure to tumble in the coming weeks. Second was Heather Travis in 22:36 with Kerry Travers crossing the line third in 23:41.

Despite theses speedy finish time, don’t be put off though if you’re thinking of joining us and worrying it’s all about running fast times, you’re welcome to run jog or walk and it’s all about challenging yourself and we regularly have people come along and walk the course.

parkrun relies entirely on volunteers and this week 21 people were involved in making sure the event ran as smoothly as possible by marshalling, time keeping, barcode scanning and many other roles, if you fancy coming along to volunteer just let one of the team know, you’ll be made most welcome.

parkrun rewards milestone runners, juniors on their 10th parkrun and adults on their, 50th, 100th and the ultimate, their 250th parkrun. This week Neil Armstrong joined the 250 club and provided a great selection of cakes for parkrunners to enjoy at the café after the event, cheers Neil!

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 #355 – 25th August 2018

Barrow parkrun's 355th event saw 148 participants take on the challenging 5km route with a team of 20 volunteers making sure the event was a safe and enjoyable one. A big thank you to everyone who took part this week.
Clare Greenwood was this weeks Run Director. On the approach to 09:00 at the bandstand the event gets underway with a quick course briefing before those taking part make their way to the start line. There's always a buzz at this point, some are eager, some not so. Never-the-less, the effort is made and the taking part is the important thing.
You don't need to be fast to take part in parkrun so there's no need to be put off by the name. There's always plodders, joggers and dog walkers taking part. The sprinters at the front get off to a good start and it's not long before they've made their way round the 2.5 laps which passes the cenotaph 3 times.
Johnathon Bellman was 1st this week in 19:06. His 60th parkrun to date.
2nd over the line (and 1st Junior) George Bessant in 19:37, with 271 parkruns under his belt!
Ian Sadler, a Barrow regular was 3rd in 19:47.
1st Lady home was Amy Singleton just 7 seconds off matching her best time in 21:20 and 11th place.
Top of the age grade scores this week - David Spencer for the gents with 85.35% and for the ladies - Marian Danson with 76.83%. Age grading is a fairer way to record a participants performance as it takes age and gender into consideration rather than the time taken to complete the course.
4 taking part were new to parkrun. Peter Gunson, Adam Morris, Dyllan Armstrong and Alexandra Beecroft. Now they've made their debuts we hope to see them back again soon.
18 determined parkrunners achieved new personal best times-that takes grit and gusto so well done to you all, very well done indeed.
Luke Broadbent ran his 50th parkrun, well done Luke. Milestone runs are rewarded with a snazzy tshirt and are all well deserved.

Parkrun events take place all over the country and beyond. It's lovely to have tourist parkrunners join us at Barrow from Worcester, Hull, Middlesbrough and Keswick to name a few. Thank you for joining us.
Participants, volunteers and spectators go to the cafe after the event for a brew, milestone cake and friendly banter. Everyone's welcome.
If you'd like to give parkrun a try then we'd love to see you, just register (it's free) - print a barcode and bring it with you to the bandstand area of the park on a Saturday at 08:50. It's a great way to start the weekend, keep fit, train for a future event or just to enjoy it for what it is - a plod round the park!
Register here - https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/
DFYB
Gary Woodhouse

 

Barrow parkrun – Event number 354 – 18th August 2018

Steve Hartle and Darren McSweeney at the parkrun finish line
Most people woke up to rain on Saturday morning, but thankfully by 9am there was a big enough break in the clouds to allow 155 people to run, jog and walk the Barrow parkrun course in the dry. Nine of those were making their first appearance at Barrow and I’m sure we’ll see some of them again soon as the parkrun bug tends to bite when you attend a run in such a stunning park with such a welcoming group of people.

Parkrun relies entirely on volunteers and this week was no exception, with 22 people involved in making sure the event ran as smoothly as possible by fulfilling roles such as course set-up, barcode scanning, timekeeping, marshalling and results processing.

One of the most visible volunteer roles is that of Run Director, who welcomes the participants and gives the pre-run talk, directions and safety notices. No easy task standing up in front of 200 people and making yourself heard, this week the role was filled superbly by Paula Herbert, whose hubby Keith also volunteered as a photographer providing nearly 500 photographs and videos of the event later in the day on social media.

First across the finish line was Mark Tomkinson for the men in 18:09 and Jenn Mattinson for the ladies in 20:24. Second places went to Danny Bouffler in 18:15 and Karen Oldham in 23:29 with third places being taken by Steven Postlethwaite and Joanna Barnard (known to parkrun regulars as Jo Bee).

17 people recorded new Personal Best times, which is just the best way to start the weekend! Don’t be put off though if you’re thinking of joining us and worrying it’s all about speed and fast times, you’re welcome to run jog or walk and it’s all about challenging yourself and in no way is it a race!

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 353

Barrow parkrun – event 353

A great turnout with 173 participants despite the inaugural Ford parkrun at Ulverston last week.  It’s fantastic to see that there is a demand for two parkruns in close proximity and the popularity has grown since our inception when we often had between 20 to 30 runners at barrow.

We also welcomed 12 first timers of which 5 were tourists from other parkruns and 26 people recorded new personal bests.  Well done.

12 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

Great volunteer squad out too with 20 people doing various roles to ensure the course is well marshalled, people get a time, are handed a finish token, that token it scanned, tokens are resorted, results processed.  Even before most people arrive, there are a number of people who get up extra early to put the signs out so we don’t get lost.  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.  This week we had two people reaching new milestones with Steven Singleton running his 50th and Ian Sadler completing his 250th.  Number of milestones and whilst not an official milestone Andy Jones-Barnes ran his 150th run.

Men’s placings

1st – Ryan Everett in 17:53

2nd – Andrew Dorrian in 18:27

3rd – Mike Cubin in 18:57 recording yet another new PB with a 38 second improvement

 

Ladies placings

1st – Lauren Webb running a new PB time in 22:46

2nd – Sarah Bouffler with another season bests in 22:57

3rd – first time runner Lauren Booth in 23:51

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