Barrow parkrun 380

Barrow parkrun – event 380

It was a last minute decision as to whether the event was due to go ahead given the icy weather we have endured all week.  Just after 8am it was announced, the run would go ahead but on the alternative course due to the unsafe icy patches on our normal course.  For 153 runners this meant they jumped out of bed and for others, they may have taken the opportunity to get a lie in, as it was quieter than it has been since the New Year.

Whilst the alternative course is hillier and fractionally longer than 5k, it did not stop 8 people from recording new personal best times.   We welcome 8 first timers including 2 ‘tourists’, one from Bradford and the other from Manchester.  As always, a big thank you to the volunteers who got cold to make this event go ahead.

It was a milestone run for junior runner Kacey-Anne Brown who completed her 10th run and whilst not an official milestone, Jo Barnard ran her 200th, so only 50 more runs before her next t-shirt….

Men’s placings

1st – unknown runner (reminder to bring your barcode else you wont get an official time!)

2nd – Ian Sadler in 20:56

3rd – David Harker in 21:18

Ladies’ placings

1st – Sarah Bouffler in 23:56

2nd – Heather Travis in 24:13

3rd – Michelle Whalley in 25:56

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 http://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/barcode 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 http://www.parkrun.org.uk/barrow-juniors/

Happy running,

Fiona Bannister