barrow parkrun 353

Barrow parkrun – event 353

A great turnout with 173 participants despite the inaugural Ford parkrun at Ulverston last week.  It’s fantastic to see that there is a demand for two parkruns in close proximity and the popularity has grown since our inception when we often had between 20 to 30 runners at barrow.

We also welcomed 12 first timers of which 5 were tourists from other parkruns and 26 people recorded new personal bests.  Well done.

12 were first timers and 26 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

Great volunteer squad out too with 20 people doing various roles to ensure the course is well marshalled, people get a time, are handed a finish token, that token it scanned, tokens are resorted, results processed.  Even before most people arrive, there are a number of people who get up extra early to put the signs out so we don’t get lost.  If you want to help out, please email or come along and ask a high-vis wearer for details.

Parkrun reward people with t-shirts once they meet certain milestones.  These include 10 (just the junior runners) then 50, 100, 250 and 500.  This week we had two people reaching new milestones with Steven Singleton running his 50th and Ian Sadler completing his 250th.  Number of milestones and whilst not an official milestone Andy Jones-Barnes ran his 150th run.

Men’s placings

1st – Ryan Everett in 17:53

2nd – Andrew Dorrian in 18:27

3rd – Mike Cubin in 18:57 recording yet another new PB with a 38 second improvement


Ladies placings

1st – Lauren Webb running a new PB time in 22:46

2nd – Sarah Bouffler with another season bests in 22:57

3rd – first time runner Lauren Booth in 23:51

parkrun is for people of all abilities and ages. If you want to get fit, train for a future race or meet new friends then barrow parkrun provides the solution to anyone’s motivation. Participants can walk, jog/walk or sprint. No pressure is put on people only encouragement to finish the course. If you are a first time runner wanting to join us it is recommended that you register at and arrive at the bandstand at 8.45am for the pre run briefing. Please bring along your barcode if you want your time to be registered.

We also have a junior parkrun which is held on Sunday at 9am and is for kids aged 4 to 14. Children do not have to run with an adult for this event and the course is shortly at 2k. More information about this event can be found at

Happy running,

Fiona Bannister