Barrow parkrun – Event number 371 – 15th December 2018

A combination of dreadful weather and the Christmas party season being upon us meant the second lowest turnout of the year at Barrow parkrun with only 96 hardy souls making their way to the 9am start. It was also day two of the local “Frosty Triple” race series, so quite a few parkrun regulars were out collecting medals and personal best times on a different course than their usual Saturday morning route.

Of the brave 96, first home was Ryan Everett, in 18:21, second was Luca Messenger Jones in 19:19 and third was William McAllister in 19:30.
For the ladies, Janice Callister was first in 22:25, Sarah Bouffler 2nd in 22:55 and third place was taken by Sandra Garnett in 23:11.

2 visitors from the Spectrum Striders running club, Ran and Lisa Mackay, were the only two “first-timers” and we look forward to seeing them again in the future in better weather. Three people recorded new Personal Best times, Matthew Lynch, Isla Robertson and Rebecca MacMahon, well done!

Junior runners Will Cush and Joseph Cush made their milestone 10th run and will be able to vlaim their free milestone t-shirt.

Barrow parkrun is free to enter and takes place every Saturday at 9 am, meet at the bandstand at 8:45 for the pre-run briefing. Register at and follow the instructions on that page to print your personal barcode then you can receive an official time, which is emailed and text to you on the Saturday when the results are processed.

Don’t forget our special runs over Christmas - Join us for our 6th Christmas Day parkrun here in Barrow - 9am start and why not start 2019 with a parkrun? Join us for a 9am start to our 5th New Year's Day parkrun.

See you at the bandstand!

Darren McSweeney