Barrow parkrun – Event number 412 – 5th October 2019

This week was a rather special parkrun at Barrow –

The 8th birthday of Barrow parkrun, the 15th birthday of parkrun globally and a special event with the planting of an oak tree in the park in memory of Gillian “Jill” Thompson, the local running legend who passed away recently.

162 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

For the men, it was a fast week with both the first and second placed runners finishing with new Personal best times.

1              Andrew DORRIAN                16:48

2              Jack PEDLEY                           19:43

3              Christopher HUBBOLD        19:48

First three ladies to finish the course were

1              Amy SINGLETON   22:59

2              Sarah BOUFFLER  23:03

3              Laura LEIGH                           24:51

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page.

Celebrations were undertaken at the café after the run for Junior Alexia Blackburn completing her 100th parkrun – her Mum really upped the stakes in the baking department with one of the most amazing cakes we’ve seen at parkrun – expect to see her on GBBO shortly!

Since Barrow parkrun started, 4,790 participants have completed 53,209 parkruns covering a total distance of 266,045 km, including 8,552 new Personal Bests.

Parkrun is completely free to enter, register at and print off your barcode, then bring it along to the bandstand on Saturday morning to receive a great welcome and join in the fun!

With all our celebrations this week we are asking for runners to arrive in plenty of time for the pre-run briefing at 8:45am, Thank You.

See you there!

Darren McS