parkrun News


Congratulations to Kieron Brice who not only ran his 50th parkrun on the 3rd of March also racked up his 50th run at Barnsley this weekend. Andrew Dakin though currently has the highest number of runs of the Barnsley regulars with 56. Is Kieron going to tae the title from him son?

Have you SparkLEd?

Just a reminder that we want as many people to take part in our academic study as possible – if you have not done so already please do so now - if you already have, please spread the word to as many parkrunners as you know (in particular those who may not have taken part in a while). Full details at Oh and sorry - over 18s only please.

Charity Run in the Park

For all you hardcore parkrunners Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club will be running an event over the parkrun course on Sunday 25th March at 10.00am in aid of Prostate Cancer Charity. 6 laps of the park no entry fee just bring 6 coins to drop in the tin at the end of each lap. Walk, Jog or Run. Sponsorship forms available from


31st March 2012 parkrun will be the "March, April Run for Fools" and will have an Olympic theme. So come in your best Olympic Games outfit! Be creative shorts and a t-shirt is just too easy! Bring cake and we'll retire to David Allan's meeting room to eat the cake and have tea, coffee and a chinwag afterwards. We can also have a chat about the proposed "Pignic in the Park' later in the year.

parkrun 10th March 2012

I'm not going to go through the results in detail this week but just going ot point out a few things you may not have noticed. Firstly there were 69 runners this week of whom 32 were women and 37 were men. There was a grand total of 30 brand new shiny PB's (congratulations to those runners) and two Barnsley parkrun newbies, welcome to you. 33 runners were a member of a club and of those two clubs Barnsley AC and Barnsley Harriers tied with 8 members each running. Our top Age Graded runner this week was Jenny Wakeman with an 81.03% score; how did you do compared to Jenny?

Your volunteers this week were: Alan Mills, Christopher Walker, David Needham, James Chisholm, Jane Sandall, Judith Hygate, Sharon Schofield Susan Rylatt, Tony Murray and Vicky Levitt. 

The End

I've uploaded a load of photos to the Facebook page for your delight and delectation. And that's it for this week, short and sweet. Don't forget to SparkLE and we'll see you on Saturday for another Barnsley parkrun. (Barnsley, home of the world's toughest parkrunners)



Wombwell 5 Road Race

Sunday February 18th

The annual Wombwell 5 road race will take part on Sunday  February 18thif you can run up Locke Park Tower Hill 3 times, you can easily climb Snape Hill into Darfield once!!!! (Say the organisers)

Starts and finishes at the Wombwell Recreation Ground , Station Road. All standards are welcome - more details and entry forms are on the Wombwell Sporting Athletic Club website or on John Schofield's excellent website  ukresults - you will be made very welcome and for newcomers to running, it will be an excellent set up from ParkRuns


5k Charity Fun Run

Wombwell Sporting AC are holding a 5k fun run on Wednesday August 10th at 7pm at Wombwell Recreation Ground, Station Road, Wombwell. There is also a one mile fun run starting at 6.30 pm.

It's a flat course so will make a change from the Locke Park hills!

The event is being held in memory of ex member Lee Coldwell who sadly died of a heart attack aged only 37 in 2010.

Entry is on the night £4 (£1 for the fun run) and all profits from the event will go to HELP FOR HEROES. All are very welcome. Come and Join the fun



Lucozade day



Saturday 14th May the Lucozade YES Team will be with us to celebrate the launch of the new Lucozde Sport Lite drink which will be given to everyone to try.

The Lucozade YES Team have a special collection of goodies to give away to those who have made the effort and donned the orange kit  (this will be a gimme for the Barnsley Harriers wearing their club vests!)

Each orange clad runner will be invited to delve into the YES Team's bag and pick out a gift.

Help us to make this a fun day.



Hi everyone.

We wanted to let everyone know in plenty of time, that we will be holding a RED NOSE DAY RUN, on Saturday March 19th.

All proceeds will be donated, to help to transform the lives of people across the UK and throughout Africa.

I have created a Red Nose Day Giving Page, for Team Barnsley parkrun: -

You can join the team page, or simply donate online. Please share this with all your friends, family and work colleagues :-)

Please please come along, and bring as many of your friends and family along as possible. As ever, all ages, abilities, runners & non-runners are very welcome. 

We want to make it a fun event, so make sure you bring your wigs, red noses or even fancy dresses!!

Don't forget, we also have our own 'Barnsley parkrun' Facebook page and you can now Follow us on Twitter @barnsleyparkrun

Please support us in any way you can. Your cash really will make a huge difference :-)

See you all on March 19th,

Barnsley parkrun


Sweatshop Discount Event



One of our sponsors Sweatshop  invite all the Barnsley Park Runners to an exclusive discount day
On production of your barcodes, they will offer  15% OFF full price items, excluding nutrition and time pieces.
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