Barrow parkrun – event 307

Tony and JaniceBarrow parkrun – event 307

We had a special visitor taking on the Run Director role as we welcomed Barrow Mayor, Tony Callister donning his official chains.  He was a natural in front of the crowd and joked with them as he reminded those wearing their Man Utd tops that fancy dress is next week and not today.

Another good turnout with 155 people running, jogging or walking the 5k course.  We had 16 first timers with many of them visiting Barrow doing a tourist run and an incredible 33 people recorded new Personal Bests. Well-done to 4 year old Alexis Blackburn who only started running in Feb and has reduced her time from 54 mins to 30:51.

As always a big thank you to the 18 volunteers who made the event possible.

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It was a milestone run for Kim Anderson who completed her 50th run – look out for the link to order your t-shirt. Whilst not official milestones, there were significant runs for a number of people are they reached 150 and 200 runs.   Well done to Antonio Maggio-Pontz, William Jones-Barnes and Ruth Haughian on their 150th runs and Dave Spencer and Suzanne Boyle on their 200.  Parkrun rewards people with t-shirts as they reach 50/100/250/500 runs with juniors having an extra one on their 10th run.

Kim

Next Saturday is our 6th anniversary and we would love for people to come in fancy dress.  We encourage you to search the wardrobes and attic for some fun and fancy clobber.  There will also be cake as Justine Blackburn has kindly offered to bake us a cake for the day which is an amazing gesture and really sums up the community spirit we have at our event.

On to the results, in the men’s placing James Corbishley was first over the line in 18:41 achieving a new PB in the process.  In second place fellow HHH runner Jeff Chadwick was on his tail and finished in 18:47 reducing his 5k time by 13 sec.  David Harker finished in third position in 19:22.

In the ladies placing, junior runner Georgia Bell came in first position in 21:45 knocking 26 seconds off her previous best time. Emma Broadbent was in second place in 22:03 who was followed by Kim Anderson in 22:38 who was celebrating her 50th run.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

David Spencer (VM80-84) – 81.62% for the time 25:45 (49th overall) Andrew Jeyes (VM65-69) – 78.82% for the time 22:07 (21st overall) Jeff Chadwick (VM45-49) – 77.91% for the time 18:47 (second overall)

To join in the fun, head over to www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ and sign up, it’s completely making your way to Barrow park bandstand at 8:45am on a Saturday morning and everyone will make you more than welcome. Don’t forget to bring your barcode along, and then you will receive an official finish time. No barcode, no time, no exception.

Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or responsible adult and should remain within arm’s reach throughout the course. This is really important and we are on occasions seeing breaches of this rule.  This is part of parkrun’s insurance policy and where it is noted this rule has not been adhered to, results will be removed.  And runners with dogs (one only) should ensure they are kept under firm control on a short lead or harness and extreme care is taken to avoid tripping other runners.

parkrun is operated entirely on the volunteers that put themselves forward. If you want to help out next week or register your interest to volunteer for future events you can email BarrowHelpers@parkrun.com with the date and position you would like to fill.
Happy running,

Fiona Bannister
 

 

 

Barrow parkrun – 306

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The heavy rainfall cleared up for our 9am start as we welcomed 132 people who turned up to complete our 5k undulating course. We had 8 first timers and 12 people record new Personal Bests of which 6 were junior runners.

As always a big thank you to the 23 volunteers who made the event possible.

It was a milestone run for junior runner Niamh Noblin who competed her 10th parkrun.  Well done and we look forward to seeing you wear your parkrun t-shirt soon.juniors

On 23rd September it is our 6th anniversary and we are asking people to come and join us in fancy dress, after all F is the 6th letter of the alphabet and we know lots of you like to dress up.  Justine Blackburn has kindly offered to bake us a cake for the day which is an amazing gesture and really sums up the community spirit we have at our event.

We will also be having a party on the 30th September at Furness Cricket Club (evening and ticket only) – if you are interested and would like to attend please drop us an email.

On to the results, in the men’s placing Jeff Chadwick was first over the line in 19:00 narrowly missing a PB.  In second place was Ian Sadler in 19:22 and then William McAllister took third position in 19:30.

In the ladies placing, first time runner Louise Daw was first to finish in 21:54.   Karen Oldham was 2nd in 22:37 followed by Sarah Bouffler who crossed the line in 23:00.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

  • David Spencer (VM80-84) – 81.72% for the time 25:43 (34th overall)
  • Will McNally (JM10) – 79.05% for the time 19:58 (4th overall)
  • Ian Sadler (VM50-54) – 77.37% for the time 19:22 (second overall)

To join in the fun, head over to www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ and sign up, it’s completely free, you’ll be given a barcode of your personal number to print out, then it’s just a case of making your way to Barrow park bandstand at 8:45am on a Saturday morning and everyone will make you more than welcome. Don’t forget to bring your barcode along, and then you will receive an official finish time. No barcode, no time, no exception.

Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or responsible adult and should remain within arm’s reach throughout the course. This is really important and we are on occasions seeing breaches of this rule.  This is part of parkrun’s insurance policy and where it is noted this rule has not been adhered to, results will be removed.  And runners with dogs (one only) should ensure they are kept under firm control on a short lead or harness and extreme care is taken to avoid tripping other runners.

parkrun is operated entirely on the volunteers that put themselves forward. If you want to help out next week or register your interest to volunteer for future events you can email BarrowHelpers@parkrun.com with the date and position you would like to fill.
Happy running,

Fiona Bannister

 

Barrow parkrun – event 305

parkrun picBarrow parkrun – event 305

A great turnout this week at Barrow parkrun with 173 people running, jogging or walking the 5k course. This was one of our largest turnouts in 2017 but still a little way off our best when we had 208 runners in 2015.

We had 8 first joiners and an incredible 27 people recording new Personal Bests.  Well done to everyone, particularly Billy Ashton who has ran with us five times now and achieved a new PB every time he has run.

As always a big thank you to the 23 volunteers who made the event possible.

It was a milestone run for three of our junior runners with Owain Clark and Katie Noble celebrating their 10th parkrun and Philip Shrimpton his 50th run.   Well done to everyone and look out for the email that will allow you to order your technical t-shirt.

On to the results, in the men’s placing Mark Tomkinson of Hoad Hill Harriers was first over the line with a new PB time of 17:57.  In second place was Ian Sadler in 19:15 and then Raymond Jones took third position in 19:52. Top running from all with sub 20 min times.

In the ladies placing, Emma Broadbent was first to finish in 22:07, her 10th time to finish in the top female position.   Karen Maggio-Poyntz was 2nd in 22:39 followed by Sarah Bouffler who ran her second fastest time this year.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:Emma broadbent

David Spencer (VM80-84) – 81.35% for the time 25:50 (50th overall).

Mark Tomkinson (VM45-49) – 79.57% for the time 17:57 (first overall).

Ian Sadler (VM50-54) – 77.84% for the time 19:15 (second overall).

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

To join in the fun, head over to www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ and sign up, it’s completely free, you’ll be given a barcode of your personal number to print out, then it’s just a case of making your way to Barrow park bandstand at 8:45am on a Saturday morning and everyone will make you more than welcome. Don’t forget to bring your barcode along, and then you will receive an official finish time. No barcode, no time, no exception.

Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or responsible adult and should remain within arm’s reach throughout the course. And runners with dogs (one only) should ensure they are kept under firm control on a short lead or harness and extreme care is taken to avoid tripping other runners. parkrun is operated entirely on the volunteers that put themselves forward.

If you want to help out next week or register your interest to volunteer for future events you can email BarrowHelpers@parkrun.com with the date and position you would like to fill.

Happy running,

Fiona Bannister

 

Barrow parkrun – event 304

Barrow parkrun – event 304

It was a fairly humid morning at parkun on Saturday which made the course a little more challenging than normal.  The pleasant weather including the knowledge of lots of cake must have encouraged many people to leave their beds early as 170 runners/joggers/walkers arrived at the bandstand for the 9am start.   We had 14 first joiners of which half were tourists visiting us from other parkruns including Chester and London.  And an incredible 19 people (listed below) recorded new Personal Bests.

Lynda Fisher, Mandy Woodburn, Tracy Henderson, Leeann Evans, Bill Kitchin, Ian Verber, Pete Burton, Richard Tiley, Frans Strydom, Nicola Noble, Maya Coxon, Andrew Scopes, Isabella Sanger-Davies, Poppy Gomersall, Billy Ashton, Kieran Bannister, Ruarie Coxon, Boyd Laurie and Kian Park.

As always a big thank you to the 22 volunteers who made the event possible.

It was a milestone run for four people with junior runner Kai Johnson running his 10th run, Philip Everett completing his 50th, Ann Mutton her 100th and Mike Cook his 250th. All amazing achievements that require dedication and commitment.  Well done to everyone and look out for the email that will allow you to order your technical t-shirt.  In addition, we also had Malcolm Hill celebrating his 60th birthday.  So lots of jubilation and cakes.

Mal's 60th bdmike 250thOn to the results, in the men’s placing an unknown runner finished first.  He either had not registered or forgot to bring his barcode.  You need to do both in order to get an official time.  In second placing Stuart Garnett finished in 19:06 and was followed by first timer Lee Gaukrodger shortly after in 19:11.

In the ladies placing, Karen Maggio-Poyntz was first to finish in 22:58, her 101st time to finish in the top female position.   Heather Travis was 2nd in 23:05 followed by Tracey Henderson who achieved a new PB with her time of 23:19, which represents a 5 second improvement.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

David Spencer (VM80-84) – 79.86% for the time 26:19 (53rd overall). Ian Sadler (VM50-54) – 77.70% for the time 19:17 (4th overall). Brenda Bagley (VW60-64) – 76.23% for the time 25:27 (45th overall).

To join in the fun, head over to www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ and sign up, it’s completely free, you’ll be given a barcode of your personal number to print out, then it’s just a case of making your way to Barrow park bandstand at 8:45am on a Saturday morning and everyone will make you more than welcome. Don’t forget to bring your barcode along, and then you will receive an official finish time. No barcode, no time, no exception.

Children under the age of 11 must be accompanied at all times by a parent or responsible adult and should remain within arm’s reach throughout the course. And runners with dogs (one only) should ensure they are kept under firm control on a short lead or harness and extreme care is taken to avoid tripping other runners.

parkrun is operated entirely on the volunteers that put themselves forward. If you want to help out next week or register your interest to volunteer for future events you can email BarrowHelpers@parkrun.com with the date and position you would like to fill.
Happy running,

Fiona Bannister

 

 

Barrow parkrun event #303 – 19th August 2017

This week, 127 particpants representing 11 running clubs completed Barrow parkrun, of which 2 were 1st time parkrunners and 46 runners have completed 10 or less events so far, it's good to see so many new faces!
24 recorded new personal best times (PB's) - Excellent effort especially with the strong winds. Tourist parkrunners joined us this week from Bristol, Penrith, and Fell Foot. We hope they enjoyed our course and come back again soon. No milestone runs this week but many are fast approaching.
1st finisher this week was Stuart Garnett in a very respectable time of 19:31, his 10th parkrun to date. Close behind in 2nd place - William McAllister in 19:35 and Neil Grace got 3rd with a time of 20:12. Luke Broadbent was the first junior runner over the line in 20:59 which made his 41st parkrun event to date and earned him 4th place. Darina Delinova was 1st lady home in 21:38, her 6th run and 5th consectutive PB time. Excellent running, well done to you.
Age grade results are given to each taking part, Age-Grading calculations take into account your age and gender to produce a percentage score for your run, this is more accurate way to measure your result and compare with runners old and younger. David Spencer, a regular at Barrow parkrun scored highest with a remarkable 79.41%. Mr Spencer is in the 80-84 age catagory and is an inspiration to many. Junior runner Georgia Bell scored highest for the females with a brilliant 72.01%. Georgia is in the under 11 age group and finished today in 23:42. Well done to you both!
This week a team of 20 volunteers made parkrun a safe and enjoyable event for those taking part, it can't go ahead without them and their efforts are much appreciated. If you are a regular runner at Barrow please consider taking a turn, if you aren't up to running or simply want to help. Please get in touch via email - barrowhelpers@parkrun.com or just ask the run director next week. John Wearing is a well known and popular figure at Barrow, today he was timekeeper and 59th time as volunteer-John is a great runner too with 68 parkruns to his name, he goes about things in a quiet manner and this morning was sweeping up broken glass from a busy path before his official role had started. Thank you Mr Wearing.
You don't need to be a top sprinter to try parkrun, it's open to all ages and abilities so if you'd like to give it a go you are welcome to run, jog or walk. Under 11's must be with an adult-this is parkrun policy and is for the safety of the child. There are regulars who bring their young ones in a push chair/buggy, and pets on a short lead and are advised to start at the back to let the faster ones get away safely. Visit http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/, print your barcode and come along on Saturday. We meet at 8:50 at the bandstand. Everything is explained before we start. There's a cafe in close proximity and many of us have coffee, cake and a chat afterwards. By all means come along and join us, it's a great way to finish parkrun and to meet new people.
Phil Waite holds the record for the fastest time of 15:12. The female record holder is Lizzie Browne in 16:24. The highest attendance so far is 208. The course is 3.1 miles long and is challenging but enjoyable. 176,865 km ofBarrow parkrunning has been completed by everyone taking part since the 1st event. That's not even 5 times round the world, so come along next week and add to the statistics.
Gary Woodhouse.

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