Barrow parkrun

Barrow parkrun
Event number 450
16th October 2021

This week 125 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 9 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.  We welcomed tourists from California and Birmingham, we hope you enjoyed our slightly undulating course.

Congratulations to our ,milestone runners this week : Jennifer Beddoes and Paul McAuley who both completed their 50th parkrun and will be entitled to order their milestone t-shirt, well done.  Local runner Jacqui Armstrong completed her 400th parkrun, whilst not recognised as a milestone run this is a major achievement as Jacqui has run over 1200 miles, the equivalent of running from Barrow to Dijon (France) and back again.  Well done Jacqui and thank you for the cakes.

Male Results

1st place - Paul Harris VM 35-39 18.27 (New PB)

2nd place - Sean Roberts VM45-49 18.28

3rd place - Rick Jenner VM 40-44 18.31 (1st timer)

Female Results

1st place - Karen Maggio-Poyntz VW50-54 21.37

2nd place - Heather Travis VW45-49 21.51

3rd place - Anna Donohue SW25-29 22.16 (New PB)

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Graham CARR • Donna BATES • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Sarah CUBISS • William MCALLISTER • Sue FRYER • Greg BARNARD-MACKENZIE • Michael HIGGINS • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Edward SINGLETON • Brian LEECE • Derek PEACOCK • Tyler MARSHALL • Irene BALLANTYNE • Lucas FARREN

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 num-ber 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 5,244 participants have completed 58,922 parkruns covering a total distance of 294,610 km, including 9,143 new Personal Bests. A total of 746 individuals have volunteered 8,373 times.

See you all next Saturday

Mike & Louise Cook

 

Barrow parkrun Event 449 October 9th, 2021

Barrow parkrun
Event number 449
9th October 2021

On a damp Saturday morning 110 people came to walk, run and jog Barrow’s 449th parkrun.

First male home was Cameron Bell in a time of 19:22. First Female home was Heather Travis with a PB of 21:46..

Dave Aitken celebrated his 300th parkrun of which 297 have been run at Barrow.
Also celebrating was Stuart Knagg, clocking up his 50th run.

There were eight tourists visiting for the first time. Rebecca Kavanagh was running her very first parkrun. Welcome to the start of your parkrun journey. Oliver Dale, a Barrow Junior parkrunner, made his Saturday debut too.

A special mention for all the smiley volunteers that got up on Saturday morning to facilitate a run for home runners and visitors alike. Without you there wouldn’t be parkrun and I really appreciate all that you do.

I visited as a tourist. This was my first time at Barrow. I was due to visit on 21st March last year but lockdown happened. I then decided that it would be the first on parkrun’s return in June. Thwarted again! I’d booked a hotel so decided to come for the weekend anyway. But on Saturday I finally made it! And it was well worth the wait! Absolutely brilliant course and such friendly parkrunners and volunteers. As I was chatting to a volunteer and mentioned I “touristed” she asked if I had a favourite and if all of them merged [in my memories]. I guess the best answer I can give is that they’re all my favourites if that doesn’t sound too twee. I’m fairly new to touristing having done 37 parkruns, all at different venues. What does set parkruns apart for me is the random interactions with volunteers and parkrunners. When I first started I set myself the alphabet challenge to visit courses based on the initial letter of their name (25 worldwide, 24 in the UK). To make it harder I chose different counties for every letter! I completed the UK one but didn’t go abroad for the Z. I’d come to realise that touristing wasn’t just ticking a box and actually what was more important were the memories of the people I’d met.

To fellow tourists, put Barrow on your to-do list. Even better make a weekend of it. A bit off the beaten track, it’s well worth it. There is so much to see and do in the area. My previous visit saw me bring my bike and cycle up Ulverston and Coniston Water and the next day I cycled round Walney Island. If travelling by train the station is literally just a few minutes from Barrow Park. You meet at the bandstand where there are toilets and a cafe although it wasn’t open when I visited. I’ll be back to visit Barrow again next year when I do Ford Park parkrun. The course is great too with plenty of undulation to keep it interesting and when you reach the cenotaph you get far-reaching views of the area.”

DEBRA CASSAR

 

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Gordon GIBSON • Cathrine GRISDALE • Clare GREENWOOD • Craig PRESTON • Ken LAMB • Gina BIGGS • Greg BARNARD-MACKENZIE • Michael HIGGINS • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Lorraine DICKINSON • Milly DICKINSON • Howard LE ROY • Ann HORTON • Brian LEECE • Derek PEACOCK • Irene BALLANTYNE • Lucas FARREN

Male placings October 9th
1st place - Cameron Bell - 19.22
2nd place - Antonio Maggio-Poyntz - 19.48 and a new PB!
3rd place - David Harker - 20.14

Ladies placings October 9th
1st place - Heather Travis - 21.46 and a new PB!
2nd place - Vanessa Anthony - 22.56
3rd place - Beatrice Quinn - 23.44 and a new PB!
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 5,235 participants have completed 58,797 parkruns covering a total distance of 293,985 km, including 9,129 new Personal Bests. A total of 745 individuals have volunteered 8,355 times.

 

Barrow parkrun Event 448, October 2nd, 2021

Barrow parkrun
Event number 448
2nd October 2021

Well what a soggy Saturday that was! Wind, rain, a nip in the air we've not had for some months... but 85 hardy parkrunners still ran, jogged and walked the Barrow parkrun course, of whom 5 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

It was a big week for marathons this weekend, so a few of our regulars were away stretching their legs, but a good turnout nevertheless despite the weather.

A couple of milestones worthy of mention this week too - Joe Turner completed his 50th parkrun, while Aimee Goodings completed her 100th. Well done to both!

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Stuart John WALLACE • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Gordon GIBSON • Craig PRESTON • Diane BRADSHAW • Greg BARNARD-MACKENZIE • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Milly DICKINSON • Howard LE ROY • Kay BARTON • Ann HORTON • Brian LEECE • Louise BURKE • Derek PEACOCK • Cheryl MERRIN-RANKIN • Irene BALLANTYNE • Lucas FARREN

We cannot stress enough how appreciated it is that people are prepared to give up an hour or so on a Saturday to make parkrun happen. Without them it simply would not. If you would like to play your part, maybe you're injured and sitting a run out, or just fancy a change, contact barrow@parkrun.com and get on that roster!

Male placings October 2nd, 2021

1st place - Sean Roberts - 18.39
2nd place - Cameron Bell - 19.29
3rd place - Antonio Maggio-Poyntz - 20.20

Ladies placings October 2nd, 2021

1st place - Sarah Bouffler - 23.47
2nd place - Beatrice Quinn - 24.24 and a new PB!
3rd place - Anna Donohue - 24.25

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 5,225 participants have completed 58,687 parkruns covering a total distance of 293,435 km, including 9,115 new Personal Bests. A total of 744 individuals have volunteered 8,335 times.

 

Barrow parkrun Event 447, September 25th, 2021

Barrow parkrun
Event number 447
25th September 2021

Saturdays are always pretty special, because, you know, parkrun day! But this Saturday was even more so as we celebrated 10 years of Barrow parkrun, along with a few faces who have been there from the very start - Donna Bates, Stuart Wallace, Dave Spencer, all deserving of a mention, not forgetting our Jill Thompson, no longer with us sadly, but her little oak tree will always be watching over the route.

Back in 2011 just 24 runners tackled Barrow park's deceptively tough hills for the first time - our turnout has changed a bit over the years, sometimes over the 200 mark. An impressive 142 turned out this week. And the hills are still tough.
This week we saw 16 first timers, while 12 people recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

Barrow’s birthday wasn’t the only milestone this week, as we saw two runners, Billy Ashton and Casey Turner, clock up their 50th parkruns.
And there’s a special mention for one of our unofficial volunteers, Barrow parkrun’s canine mascot, Poppy (Bagley) who this week attended her 201st parkrun. Her 200th was at our junior event last week so apologies, I missed that one.
A familiar sight marshalling by the lake, we think Poppy has attended more parkruns than her human, Fred, coming to a few with Brenda instead, and we hope to see her at many more!

Our parkrun birthday is also an opportunity to name our parkrunner of the year, and this year the honour went to Ian Sadler, who throughout the months when parkrun was on hold arranged a number of events and challenges to help keep the parkrun community motivated. Well done Ian!

From day one, it is the volunteers that have made parkrun possible, and as the event has grown so has the need for a squad of helpful faces to keep runners safe and on course. So a big shout out to this week's 19 volunteers:

Stuart John WALLACE • Donna BATES • Michael COOK • Gordon GIBSON • Derek FRYER • Annette HIGGINS • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Howard LE ROY • Adelle HALESWORTH • Ann HORTON • Valerie HAYWARD • Suzanne THOMPSON • Ann HORTON • Brian LEECE • Derek PEACOCK • Cheryl MERRIN-RANKIN • John TYERMAN

If you want to take your turn helping out at parkrun, just speak to any of the volunteers (you can't miss them, they're in bright pink) at your next event, or email barrow@parkrun.com

Male placings September 25th, 2021

1st place - Paul Burningham - 19.54

2nd place - Ian Sadler - 19.59

3rd place - Antonio Maggio-Poyntz - 20.01 and a new PB!

Ladies placings September 25th, 2021

1st place - Eva Lee - 21.32

2nd place - Karen Ann Maggio-Poyntz - 21.45

3rd place - Janice Callister - 24.21

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 5,220 participants have completed 58,602 parkruns covering a total distance of 293,010 km, including 9,104 new Personal Bests. A total of 744 individuals have volunteered 8,315 times.BA1D46D9-766A-430B-B74E-C9B6266E0560 E0634E3B-C80F-495B-9A52-B0FCC097E5F2 CCFF6150-6D91-4649-86B5-6106E8B5A56E

 

Barrow parkrun Event 446, 18th September 2021

Barrow parkrun
Event number 446
18th September 2021
Numbers were a little down this week at Barrow parkrun, due to the much anticipated return of the Keswick to Barrow and Coniston to Barrow charity event. But still 96 people ran, jogged and walked the course, in less than ideal conditions. We saw 9 first timers and 11 people recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

Lower numbers means fewer milestones, so this week the spotlight belongs solely to Derek Fryer, clocking up his 50th parkrun.

The K2B/C2B can often impact on volunteer numbers too, so we are very grateful to the 24 who made parkrun possible this week:

Stuart John WALLACE • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Louise COOK • Gordon GIBSON • Karen Ann MAGGIO-POYNTZ • Derek FRYER • Diane BRADSHAW • Sarah CUBISS • Sue FRYER • Greg BARNARD-MACKENZIE • Reuben LINDSAY • Michael HIGGINS • John SHERWEN • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Adelle HALESWORTH • Ann HORTON • Liz MCNALLY • Valerie HAYWARD • Brian LEECE • Irene BALLANTYNE • Lucas FARREN

If you would like to join the hi vis team and volunteer your services just speak to any volunteer next time you're at parkrun or email barrow@parkrun.com

Next week (25th) Barrow parkrun is ten years old! Were you there at our inaugural event? It would be great to see you again... whether running, walking, or of course volunteering.

Male placings - September 18th, 2021

1st place - Gareth NR Griffiths - 17.11
2nd place - Sean Roberts - 18.46
3rd place - Cameron Bell - 19.14

Ladies placings - September 18th, 2021

1st place - Heather Travis - 21.55
2nd place - Sarah Bouffler - 24.30
3rd place - Hilary Hennah - 24.32

 

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 5,204 participants have completed 58,460 parkruns covering a total distance of 292,300 km, including 9,092 new Personal Bests. A total of 743 individuals have volunteered 8,296 times.

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