Barking parkrun #372 10th August 2019

Welcome to this weeks' run report for the Chicago parkrun, well it felt like we were in the windy city ! A strong tail wind helped for a brisk start for our 110 runners, the only  downside of Barking parkrun is that you then turn into a headwind along the lake and then spend the rest of the run in and out of the wind. We had a little fun before the event moving fallen branches and lots of general debris but we were able to go ahead safely and the conditions did not prevent 10 of you from obtaining a pb.

In view of the weather we will give first shout out to those who did a pb; so well done to George Scratcherd, Anna Crawley, James Hall, Rohan Sood, Simon Hill, Leslie Jay, Louise Adams, Ilyas Sarwar, Natalie Osei-Owusu & Margaret Byers.

We were delighted to welcome 19 first timers, which included 7 people undertaking their first parkrun ; so a very warm welcome to Barking and parkrun to Nicholas Rogers, Luke Jeffries, Egidijus Vedrickas, Karan Sood, Michael Mwale, Namgidi Ntuli & Jack Dovey. An equally warm welcome to Barking to Simon Leung-Chester, Darren Woods, Kevin Mcaleer, Simon Gosney, Nicholas Mortimer, Neil Mcdonough, Jason Manning, Richard Cossey, Kerry Curtis, Robyn Robertson, Sophie Walker &Clara James. At the other end of the spectrum congratulations to Ray Mitchell for completing parkrun number 200 !

Possibly a long shot but we have lost finish token number 97, this might just be a coincidence, but positions 96,98&99 were Doveys, was there a fourth Dovey without a barcode who may have taken our token home in error? If you have accidentally taken our token home can you return it next week. We have an amnesty policy no questions asked, but as we say in the run briefing we do need these tokens each week, as making replacements can be costly and time consuming.

You may well already be aware of this but thanks to mayor Khan, for the whole month of September travel on the London Overground Gospel Oak to Barking line is completely free (details on tfl website), so if you use this line to get to us you can have a true free run at Barking.

FEMALE RESULTS: 1; Anna Crawley 21.44 (new pb) 2; Belinda Riches 24.42 3; Sally Bridge 26.11 highest age graded score Anna in 1st place 68.10%

MALE RESULTS; 1; Simon Leung-Chester 19.25 2; George Scratcherd 19.47 3; Jason Syrett 19.51 highest age graded score Kevin Mcaleer 76.08%


This week 110 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 18 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:


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

The female record is held by Lydia HALLAM who recorded a time of 17:42 on 12th August 2017 (event number 267).
The male record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 14:52 on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 90.47% (14:52) on 25th December 2017 (event number 287).

Barking parkrun started on 28th July 2012. Since then 3,627 participants have completed 29,527 parkruns covering a total distance of 147,635 km, including 4,552 new Personal Bests. A total of 393 individuals have volunteered 4,570 times.