Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 parkruns

Hi all, it's your parkrun reindeer here. Here are the details for Barnsley parkruns over Christmas and New Year Christmas this festive season.

  • Saturday 22 December - 9am parkrun as usual
  • Christmas day - Join us on Christmas morning 9am and build your appetite for that big dinner
  • Saturday 29th - Just a normal Saturday 9am
  • New years day - If you can get out of bed after the late night celebrations join us at 9am for a nice refreshing run, if you enjoy that enough you can double up for this day only. Why not for a post parkrun treat head over to Nostell for another parkrun at 10.30am
  • Saturday 5th January - back to normal again

Thanks all

 

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

It's time to decide the Christmas and New Year's runs. Barnsley Junior parkrun have decided not to hold events on the two Sundays so that leaves us free to organise additional parkruns over the Festive Season. The calendar therefore looks like this:

  • Saturday 24th December 9.00 am
  • Sunday 25th December 9.00 am
  • Saturday 31st December 9.00 am, and
  • Sunday 1st January 9.00 am

 

 

Barnsley parkrun – Event number 162 – 1st March 2014

Congratulations to Chris Blackabee this month's parkrunner of the month and the recipient of a brand new pair of trainers from parkrun sponsors Sweatshop. As many of you probably know Chris is one of our blind runners so hopefully the new trainers will allow him to go even faster.
Men's placings:
Luke FIELD (SM35-39) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:31 - 4th time in 12 appearances.
Thomas David WHITE (SM25-29) of Barnsley AC, was second over the line in 17:44 - has been first to finish on 20 previous occasions.
Damian KILPIN (SM35-39) of Penistone Footpath Runners AC, was third over the line in 18:57 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian NEVILLE (Unattached) 551 pts.
Steve FOWLER (Unattached) 534 pts.
Gareth COOKE (Unattached) 482 pts.

Women's placings:
Linda HALEY (VW45-49) of Steel City Striders RC, was first (29th overall) over the line in 23:55 - first time in 2 appearances.
Anita NICHOLSON (VW45-49) of Denby Dale Travellers, was second (34th overall) over the line in 24:43 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Laura MOODY (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (58th overall) over the line in 27:05.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Vicky LEVITT (Barnsley Harriers) 572 pts.
Tracy HUGHES (Unattached) 530 pts.
Adele SMITH (Unattached) 518 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Luke FIELD (SM35-39) was graded 76.78% for the time 17:31 (first overall).
Stephen PHILLIPS (VM50-54) was graded 75.13% for the time 19:38 (6th overall).
Thomas David WHITE (SM25-29) was graded 72.74% for the time 17:44 (second overall).

This week there were 153 runners, of whom 31 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

Barnsley parkrun started on 22nd January 2011, and since then 1,860 different runners, including participants from 135 athletics clubs, have completed 13,947 runs covering a total distance of 69,735 km, and there have been 3,174 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Julie BRISCOE who ran in a time of 00:18:02 on 2013-07-06 (event number 126).
The men's record is held by Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 00:15:56 on 2011-01-22 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie BUCKLEY who recorded a 93.04% run (19:24) on 30th July 2011 (event number 28).

 

Barnsley parkrun Event number 138 28th September 2013

Men's placings:

  • Chris COTTON (SM30-34) of Kimberworth Striders RC, was first over the line in 17:55 - first appearance.
  • Paul DODD (SM30-34) of Barnsley Harriers, was second over the line in 19:00 - was first to finish once before.
  • David HARLING (VM40-44) of Barnsley AC, was third over the line in 19:15 - has been first to finish on 3 previous occasions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition: Ian NEVILLE (Unattached) 2880 pts. Gerard TAYEH (Barnsley Harriers) 2357 pts. David HARLING (Barnsley AC) 2107 pts.

Women's placings:

  • Joanne BOLTON (VW45-49) of Kimberworth Striders RC, was first (19th overall) over the line in 21:24 - third time in 15 appearances.
  • Kaeti Anne MACKENZIE (VW35-39) of Barnsley AC, was second (27th overall) over the line in 22:29 - has been first to finish on 8 previous occasions.
  • Samantha WEATHERALL (VW45-49) of Kimberworth Striders RC, was third (32nd overall) over the line in 23:06.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition: Vikki SKIPPER (Barnsley Harriers) 2777 pts. Lizzy ADDIS (Unattached) 2167 pts. Paula NEWTON (Unattached) 2132 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:

  • Joanne BOLTON (VW45-49) was graded 75.70% for the time 21:24 (19th overall).
  • Mark LAW (VM45-49) was graded 74.98% for the time 19:31 (7th overall).
  • Stephen Patrick WHITELEY (VM45-49) was graded 74.89% for the time 19:23 (5th overall).

This week there were 150 runners, of whom 27 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Barnsley parkrun started on 22nd January 2011, and since then 1,528 different runners, including participants from 113 athletics clubs, have completed 11,017 runs covering a total distance of 55,085 km, and there have been 2,665 new Personal Bests.

The women's record is held by Julie BRISCOE who ran in a time of 00:18:02 on 2013-07-06 (event number 126).

The men's record is held by Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 00:15:56 on 2011-01-22 (event number 1).

The Age Grade course record is held by Julie BUCKLEY who recorded a 93.04% run (19:24) on 30th July 2011 (event number 28).

 

Barnsley parkrun – Event number 126 – 6th July 2013

Summer's here at last.

Hottest parkrun of the year so far saw 129 runners complete the course at Barnsley. It was won, as you'll see below, by Julie Briscoe who broke her own ladies course record to finish in 18:02. Congratulations Julie and come again soon that sub 18 minutes was only 3 seconds away!

Race Results

Women's placings:
Julie BRISCOE (VW35-39) of Wakefield District Harriers & AC, was first (first overall) over the line in 18:02 - 7th time in 7 appearances.
Alice MOORE (JW14) of Barnsley AC, was second (8th overall) over the line in 20:55 - Has been first to finish on 4 previous occassions.
Abby PARKIN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (10th overall) over the line in 22:14.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Vikki SKIPPER (Barnsley Harriers) 1853 pts.
Lizzy ADDIS (Unattached) 1515 pts.
Vicky LEVITT (Barnsley Harriers) 1403 pts.

Men's placings:
David HARLING (VM40-44) of Barnsley AC, was first (second overall) over the line in 19:40 - third time in 58 appearances.
Ian NEVILLE (VM45-49) (Unattached) was second (third overall) over the line in 20:00 - Was first to finish once before.
Ian MASON (VM45-49) of kingstone Runners Barnsley, was third (4th overall) over the line in 20:12.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian NEVILLE (Unattached) 2022 pts.
David HARLING (Barnsley AC) 1629 pts.
Gerard TAYEH (Barnsley Harriers) 1565 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Julie BRISCOE (VW35-39) was graded 83.46 % for the time 18:02 (first overall).
Alice MOORE (JW14) was graded 77.85 % for the time 20:55 (8th overall).
Keith HAMMOND (VM50-54) was graded 73.27 % for the time 20:27 (6th overall).

This week there were 129 runners, of whom 15 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different athletics clubs took part.

Barnsley parkrun started on 22nd January 2011, and since then 1,378 different runners, including participants from 100 athletics clubs, have completed 9,648 runs covering a total distance of 48,240 km, and there have been 2,363 new Personal Bests.

The Women's course record is held by Julie BRISCOE who ran in a time of 18:02 on 6th July 2013 (event number 126).
The Men's course record is held by Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 15:56 on 22nd January 2011 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie BUCKLEY who recorded a 93.04 % run (19:24) on 30th July 2011 (event number 28).

 

Barnsley parkrun – Event number 125 – 29th June 2013

It's a Record

The Barnsley parkrun attendance record was smashed today with 143 runners completing the challenging 5k course. It was great to see so many first time runners out there and we hope to see you all again soon.

Not quite a record

On its first event the Barnsley parkrun course record was set by Ian Kimpton at 15:56. Today we really thought it was going to be beaten at last by Darren Middleton of Leeds AC. However, it was not to be, Ian crossed the line in first place in 16:02; just 6 seconds shy of the record, or 2 seconds per lap! Hopefully someone will break this long standing record soon.

Talking of records the fastest time for a lady at Barnsley was set by Julie Briscoe back in July 2012 in a time of 18:07. It's about time someone broke that record too.

So while I'm at it talking about records, for the first timers you'll notice an Age Grade % against your name. This is the WAVA method of working out a % score for a performance, based on the world record at a particular distance for a particular age, and is a good way of seeing "where you are" compared with other runners of different ages or for comparing your current times with previous performances set at a younger age. So as well as looking at your time have a look at your Age Grade too, it's a good measure of how well you're doing against others of a similar age.

Race Report

Men's placings:
Darren MIDDLETON (SM30-34) of Leeds City AC, was first over the line in 16:02 - 5th time in 5 appearances.
Thomas David WHITE (SM25-29) of Barnsley AC, was second over the line in 17:52 - Has been first to finish on 15 previous occassions.
Mark LEGGETT (VM50-54) of Denby Dale Travellers, was third over the line in 19:19 - Has been first to finish on 2 previous occassions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian NEVILLE (Unattached) 1923 pts.
David HARLING (Barnsley AC) 1529 pts.
Gerard TAYEH (Barnsley Harriers) 1475 pts.

Women's placings:
Lesley LEGGETT (VW55-59) of Denby Dale Travellers, was first (10th overall) over the line in 20:49 - 14th time in 23 appearances.
Abby PARKIN (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (19th overall) over the line in 22:43.
Mel GREEN (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (20th overall) over the line in 22:52.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Vikki SKIPPER (Barnsley Harriers) 1769 pts.
Lizzy ADDIS (Unattached) 1456 pts.
Vicky LEVITT (Barnsley Harriers) 1403 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lesley LEGGETT (VW55-59) was graded 85.83 % for the time 20:49 (10th overall).
Darren MIDDLETON (SM30-34) was graded 81.08 % for the time 16:02 (first overall).
Mark LEGGETT (VM50-54) was graded 76.96 % for the time 19:19 (third overall).

This week there were 143 runners, of whom 34 were first timers and 32 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different athletics clubs took part.

Barnsley parkrun started on 22nd January 2011, and since then 1,363 different runners, including participants from 99 athletics clubs, have completed 9,519 runs covering a total distance of 47,595 km, and there have been 2,341 new Personal Bests.

The Women's course record is held by Julie BRISCOE who ran in a time of 18:07 on 21st July 2012 (event number 76).
The Men's course record is held by Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 15:56 on 22nd January 2011 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie BUCKLEY who recorded a 93.04 % run (19:24) on 30th July 2011 (event number 28).

See you all next week

Chris

 

Barnsley parkrun – Event number 124 – 22nd June 2013

News

Next Saturday is the Sparkliathon so don't forget to dress yourself up in your best sequinned running outfit for parkrun. It's also the Family Fun Day after parkrun from around 11 am onwards fun and games in the park for all - further details to follow.

This week's event

Men's placings:

Daniel CHAN (SM25-29) (Unattached) was first over the line in 17:13 - first time in 2 appearances.
Rhian HASTEY (SM25-29) of Rotherham Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 17:38 - Has been first to finish on 3 previous occassions.
Paul ALTREE (SM35-39) of Barnsley AC, was third over the line in 18:23 - Was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian NEVILLE (Unattached) 1827 pts.
David HARLING (Barnsley AC) 1529 pts.
Gerard TAYEH (Barnsley Harriers) 1392 pts.

Women's placings:

Fiona DAVIES (VW35-39) of kingstone Runners Barnsley, was first (5th overall) over the line in 19:02 - 12th time in 13 appearances.
Stephanie BURNS (SW20-24) of Rotherham Harriers & AC, was second (6th overall) over the line in 19:19 - Has been first to finish on 2 previous occassions.
Paula NEWTON (VW45-49) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 24:49 - Was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Vikki SKIPPER (Barnsley Harriers) 1688 pts.
Lizzy ADDIS (Unattached) 1401 pts.
Vicky LEVITT (Barnsley Harriers) 1315 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Fiona DAVIES (VW35-39) was graded 79.86 % for the time 19:02 (5th overall).
Kevin NEILL (VM55-59) was graded 78.64 % for the time 20:03 (10th overall).
Stephanie BURNS (SW20-24) was graded 76.62 % for the time 19:19 (6th overall).

This week there were 100 runners, of whom 12 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different athletics clubs took part.

Barnsley parkrun started on 22nd January 2011, and since then 1,329 different runners, including participants from 98 athletics clubs, have completed 9,376 runs covering a total distance of 46,880 km, and there have been 2,309 new Personal Bests.

The Women's course record is held by Julie BRISCOE who ran in a time of 18:07 on 21st July 2012 (event number 76).
The Men's course record is held by Ian KIMPTON who ran in a time of 15:56 on 22nd January 2011 (event number 1).
The Age Grade course record is held by Julie BUCKLEY who recorded a 93.04 % run (19:24) on 30th July 2011 (event number 28).

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

 

Barnsley parkrun – Event number 123 – 15th June 2013

Sweatshop parkrunner of the month - June

We're delighted to announce that Norman Cole was the June recipient of our monthly prize, generously supported by Sweatshop.
Norman's prize is a free pair of running shoes fitted out at his local Sweatshop store. Norman's been a regular parkrunner since December 2011 he has completed 45 runs at Barnsley and has knocked nearly 4 minutes off his time since starting. We hope his new shoes will help keep the progress going, or at least make the training sessions a little easier!

This week's run

Men's placings:
David HARLING (VM40-44) of Barnsley AC, was first over the line in 19:16 - second time in 56 appearances.
Lee MITCHELL (SM35-39) of kingstone Runners Barnsley, was second over the line in 19:26.
Mark LAW (VM45-49) of Penistone Footpath Runners AC, was third over the line in 19:27 - Was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian NEVILLE (Unattached) 1735 pts.
David HARLING (Barnsley AC) 1435 pts.
Gerard TAYEH (Barnsley Harriers) 1392 pts.

Women's placings:
Alice MOORE (JW14) of Barnsley AC, was first (9th overall) over the line in 20:30 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Taylor HAMMOND (JW14) of Barnsley AC, was second (17th overall) over the line in 21:48.
Tom CAUDWELL (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (22nd overall) over the line in 22:26.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Vikki SKIPPER (Barnsley Harriers) 1598 pts.
Vicky LEVITT (Barnsley Harriers) 1315 pts.
Lizzy ADDIS (Unattached) 1315 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Alice MOORE (JW14) was graded 79.43 % for the time 20:30 (9th overall).
James Duncan CHISHOLM (VM60-64) was graded 79.34 % for the time 20:34 (10th overall).
Kevin NEILL (VM55-59) was graded 78.44 % for the time 20:06 (6th overall).

This week there were 113 runners, of whom 22 were first timers and 29 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different athletics clubs took part.

 

Barnsley parkrun Event number 117 4th May 2013

It's a Record!

We had a record number of finishers last Saturday - 124! Hopefully as the summer goes on, and word spreads, we'll be beating that record again soon.

Sweatshop monthly prize winner: May 2013

We're delighted to announce that Barry Brenton was the May recipient of our monthly prize, generously supported by Sweatshop.
Barry's prize is a free pair of running shoes fitted out at his local Sweatshop store. Barry's been a regular parkrunner since March 2012 and has knocked over 6 minutes off his Barnsley parkrun time from when he started. We hope his new shoes will help keep the progress going, or at least make the training sessions a little easier.

Friends of Locke Park

It was suggested that we could have a family fun/sports day, to raise monies for Friends of Locke Park and Tower project. Alan, our Event Director, has been given a date of 22nd June. Any suggestions gladly welcome. The Friends Group will be attending parkrun 18th May so we can perhaps discuss then. Over to you guys, any ideas? Get your thinking caps on.

The Race

Men's placings:

Damian KILPIN (SM35-39) of Penistone Footpath Runners AC, was first over the line in 18:55 - third time in 14 appearances.
Howard DARWIN (VM45-49) of Rotherham Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 19:32.
Andrew SAQLADI (VM40-44) of Worthing & District Harriers, was third over the line in 19:38 - Was first to finish once before.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Ian NEVILLE (Unattached) 1174 pts.
John MOSS (Barnsley Harriers) 997 pts.
David CRAWSHAW (Unattached) 987 pts.

Women's placings:

Sarah BRADLEY (SW20-24) (Unattached) was first (17th overall) over the line in 22:23 - first time in 10 appearances.
Zoe TOLMAN (SW30-34) of Barnsley AC, was second (20th overall) over the line in 22:58 - Was first to finish once before.
Stephanie ROBERTS (SW25-29) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 25:00.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Vicky LEVITT (Barnsley Harriers) 1128 pts.
Vikki SKIPPER (Barnsley Harriers) 1093 pts.
Catherine Suzanne THOMPSON (Unattached) 995 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Martin BOOTH (VM50-54) was graded 73.54 % for the time 20:13 (5th overall).
Howard DARWIN (VM45-49) was graded 73.12 % for the time 19:32 (second overall).
James FRYERS (JM14) was graded 71.90 % for the time 23:40 (23rd overall).

This week there were 124 runners, of whom 19 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different athletics clubs took part.

Barnsley parkrun started on 22nd January 2011, and since then 1,246 different runners, including participants from 93 athletics c Continue reading

 

Barnsley parkrun – Event number 109 – 9th March 2013

The cafe

The cafe's been doing toast and tea/coffee for £1 for the last couple of weeks and will be adding porridge, fruit and tea/coffee for £2 this week. This is a great move forward for us all so please, let's support them as they wouldn't normally open during the Winter on a Saturday and are opening up just for us. So why not stay and have a cuppa and some breakfast after your run.

Don't forget your barcode #dfyb

It was easy in the old days when there were only a few people running round Locke Park but as the numbers grow it becomes more difficult to add runners to the results if they don't have a barcode so, as you'll have seen in the recent parkrun newsletter, "No barcode, no time". It's easy to get multiple copies just follow the link on the weekly newsletter that drops into your inbox print them off and distribute them amongst your bags, coats, glovebox etc. And if you do forget your barcode and run anyway please don't forget to take a token and get it scanned as your time will have been recorded on the stopwatch when you cross the finish line. You won't get a time recorded against your name but it does make the results so much easier to process when tokens match up with times.
Which leads me into...

...don't forget to keep left on the last lap

Recently we've had a few runners crossing the line to the right of the finish which is causing difficulties for us with the stop watch as we don't always know that you have finished, we had an example this week when someone ran behind the timekeeper got a finish token but we hadn't stopped the clock for them. We sorted it out but it takes time when we'd rather be having toast and a coffee. So in future unless you cross the line properly the clock won't be stopped and you won't get a token until you have crossed the line. So don't forget AT THE END OF THE 3RD LAP KEEP LEFT!

We really try and keep rules to a minimum but these little things really do help us with processing the results

This week's results

Men's placings:
Darren MIDDLETON (SM30-34) of Leeds City AC, was first over the line in 16:28 - second time in 2 appearances.
Rhian HASTEY (SM25-29) of Rotherham Harriers & AC, was second over the line in 17:00 - Has been first to finish on 3 previous occassions.
Luke FIELD (SM35-39) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:02 - Has been first to finish on 2 previous occassions.

Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Derrick BALDWIN (Barnsley Harriers) 538 pts.
Tim MORGAN (Unattached) 522 pts.
David CRAWSHAW (Unattached) 513 pts.

Women's placings:
Stephanie BURNS (SW20-24) of Rotherham Harriers & AC, was first (5th overall) over the line in 18:40 - first appearance.
Lesley LEGGETT (VW50-54) of Denby Dale Travellers, was second (15th overall) over the line in 21:21 - Has been first to finish on 13 previous occassions.
Kaeti Anne MACKENZIE (VW35-39) of Barnsley AC, was third (26th overall) over the line in 24:03 - Has been first to finish on 8 previous occassions.

Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Vicky LEVITT (Barnsley Harriers) 567 pts.
Lesley HARPER (Unattached) 558 pts.
Vikki SKIPPER (Barnsley Harriers) 513 pts.

The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Lesley LEGGETT (VW50-54) was graded 82.59 % for the time 21:21 (15th overall).
Stephanie BURNS (SW20-24) was graded 79.29 % for the time 18:40 (5th overall).
Darren MIDDLETON (SM30-34) was graded 78.95 % for the time 16:28 (first overall).

This week there were 113 runners, of whom 14 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different athletics clubs took part.

If anyone is interested in getting involved with volunteering or would like to know how the timing works just email the BarnsleyOffice@parkrun.com or come and a have a chat before or after the parkrun we'll be glad to reveal all
See you all on Saturday
Chris

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