Barrow parkrun – Event number 414 – 19th October 2019

This week 158 people ran, jogged and walked the Barrow parkrun course, of whom 10 were first timers and 27 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

We always say to those taking part “Don’t forget your barcode” as this guarantees you will receive an official timed result, this week maybe we should have said “Don’t forget YOUR OWN barcode”  - what appeared at first to be an amazing 10 MINUTES smashed off a Personal Best time was actually one of our junior superstars mistakenly scanning her Mum’s barcode instead of her own!

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers, without them the event could never happen so Thank You from everyone who ran. If you fancy helping out in one of the many volunteer roles, have a chat with Donna in the bandstand before the run.

This week we celebrated the 10th Milestone run for junior runner Katelyn Garnett, who provided loads of lovely cake at the café after the run for us all to enjoy, Thanks Katelyn!

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

The first three across the line this week were –

1              Will McNally          18:39

2              Sean Roberts        19:16

3              Georgia Bell          19:25

Taking the third place for the men was Christopher Hubbold    in 19:31. The second and third placed ladies were very close with Heather Travis finishing in 22:09 and Amy Singleton one second behind in 22:10.

Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011. Since then 4,818 participants have completed 53,542 parkruns covering a total distance of 267,710 km, including 8,603 new Personal Bests. A total of 708 individuals have volunteered 7,657 times.

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).

parkrun is completely free and open to all, runners, joggers and walkers, register at parkrun.org.uk/register, print off your personal barcode then meet at 845am at the bandstand in the park for a 9am start,

See you there,

Darren McS

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun 413

Barrow parkrun

Event number 413

12th October 2019

 

Another beautiful autumn morning for Barrow parkrun this weekend - which saw a great turnout of 175 people to run, jog and walk the undulating course. This included 18 first timers, while 23 participants recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 16 different clubs took part.

Celebrating her 10th parkrun was junior runner Chloe Metcalfe, while David Marr clocked up his 250th run. Also worth a mention was Craig Preston on his 150th - not an official milestone but impressive nevertheless.

 

The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

 

David FARISH • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Derek FRYER • Frank NASH • John KOLBE • Helen MARR • Andrew LEECE • John WEARING • Emma GOMERSALL • Fred BAGLEY • Martin CLARKSON • Eve Munro CLARKSON • Maya COXON • Ann HORTON • Valerie HAYWARD • Brian LEECE • Stuart ARNOLD • Jessica LEWIS

 

Men’s placings October 12th

1st - Cameron Bell - 19.02

2nd - Sean Roberts - 19.16 and a new PB!

3rd - Stephen Greene - 19.20

 

Ladies placings October 12th

1st - Karen Oldham - 23.38

2nd - Claire Millar - 23.50 and a new PB!

3rd - Anna Donohue - 24.23 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 4,808 participants have completed 53,384 parkruns covering a total distance of 266,920 km, including 8,575 new Personal Bests. A total of 708 individuals have volunteered 7,637 times.

 

 Thanks

 ANN HORTON


 

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 https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ 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

 

 

 

Barrow parkrun – Event number 411 – 28th September 2019

At the weekly free, timed, 5km Barrow parkrun this week we welcomed 146 people who ran, jogged and walked the course. 17 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

Stuart John Wallace • David Farish • Graham Carr • Donna Bates • Michael Cook • Val Fleming • David James Marr • Helen Marr • Darren Mcsweeney • John Wearing • Fred Bagley • David Howie • Maria Blakey • Ann Horton • Valerie Hayward • Harrison Marr • Brian Leece • Cheryl Merrin-Rankin

Saturday’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Barrow parkrun Results Page, Just search for the Barrow parkrun website and you’ll find all the information and history you’ll ever need.

The first three men to finish this week were:

1          Cameron BELL         18:43

2          Aiden MOYLES        19:10

3          Sean ROBERTS      19:29

and the first three ladies were:

1          Louise TIDBURY     23:14

2          Karen GRIFFITHS   23:57

3          Laura EDWARDS    24:00

After the run everyone met at the Pavillion café in the park where coffee, tea, ice creams and cakes are enjoyed by parkrunners and we ever thankful for the team opening up the café every Saturday morning for us.

Next week is Barrow parkrun’s 8th Birthday! This coincides with the 15th anniversary of the first parkrun at Bushy park in London, a double celebration. We are dedicating this milestone parkrun to the memory of Gillian (Jill) Thompson, one of the pillars of Barrow parkrun whose funeral took place on Wednesday this week.

Since Barrow parkrun started 4,780 participants have completed 53,047 parkruns!

Parkrun is completely free to enter, register at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ 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

 

 

Barrow parkrun 410

Barrow parkrun

Event number 410

21st September 2019

 

Apparently it’s autumn, but that message didn’t get through to Barrow parkrun this week, as 157 people ran, jogged and walked the course on a quite beautiful sunny morning - it was definitely still shorts weather up here in the north! 

There were 9 first timers being introduced to Barrow’s undulations, and 21 runners recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

Junior Ben Lindsay hit his 10-run milestone, while Philip Blackburn clocked up his century.

 

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

 

Stuart John WALLACE • David FARISH • Graham CARR • Donna BATES • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Raymond ROBB • Roger LINDSAY • Helen MARR • John WEARING • Helen HANEY • Karen HERRINGTON • Fred BAGLEY • Kay BARTON • Ruarie COXON • Ann HORTON • Michelle JOHNSON

 

Male placings September 21

 

1st - Andrew Dorrian - 16.59

2nd - Cameron Bell - 19.04

3rd - Sean Roberts - 19.29

 

Ladies placings September 21

 

1st - Sarah Bouffler - 23.05

2nd - Louise Tidbury - 23.51

3rd - Joanna Barnard - 24.15

 

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 4,763 participants have completed 52,901 parkruns covering a total distance of 264,505 km, including 8,507 new Personal Bests. A total of 706 individuals have volunteered 7,583 times.

 

 

 Thanks

 ANN HORTON


 

Barrow parkrun event #409

Barrow parkrun
Event number 409
14th September 2019

Well it’s more or less half way through September it was a lovely sunny and warm parkrun.
Still vest-and shorts weather, and may it continue. As I think the sunshine brings out the PB’s in everyone as we had 19 of them this week. Well done to you all .
Nuns!!! Yes we had Nuns at parkrun this week from Walney musical theatre company. Nuns on the run ! You certainly gave us something to talk about.
So the males 1sr 2nd and 3rd spot goes to:
1st Cameron Bell in 18:46 and a new PB for you
2nd Reuben Lindsey in 19:02 and a PB for you and 4 more runs till your 50th parkrun
3rd Ian Sadler in 19.03 from Walney Wind Cheetahs and also 4 more runs till your 300th parkrun !

Now the females 1st 2nd and 3rd spot goes to:
1st Amy Singleton in 21:22 from Walney Wind Cheetahs
2nd Sandra Garnett in 22:15 from Walney Wind Cheetahs
3rd karen Maggio-Poyntz in 23:15 also from Walney Wind Cheetahs
Well done Girls for the Cheetahs !!

Special runs:
50th parkrun David Shaw and Valerie Hayward, well done to you both and thank you for the Cakes and biscuits. As you all know we run to eat cake!

In the next few weeks quite a few people will be celebrating their milestone runs so we shall be looking forward to more cake soon.

This week 212 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers:

David FARISH • Robert EDWARDS • David SPENCER • Clare GREENWOOD • John GREENWOOD • Sarah CUBISS • Paula HERBERT • Roger LINDSAY • Helen MARR • Michael HIGGINS • Paul WILLETTS • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Ruarie COXON • Ann HORTON • Michelle JOHNSON • Brian LEECE • Louise BURKE

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 4,754 participants have completed 52,744 parkruns covering a total distance of 263,720 km, including 8,485 new Personal Bests. A total of 706 individuals have volunteered 7,566 times.

Paula

 

Barrow parkrun 408

 

Barrow parkrun

Event number 408

7th September 2019

 

There was a sombre start to this week’s Barrow parkrun as the 172 participants, plus volunteers and onlookers, held a minute’s silence to honour a popular and longstanding member of our parkrun community who passed away suddenly this week.

Jill Thompson, 79, who completed her 257th park run only last Saturday, was a familiar face to runners and volunteers at Barrow,  and the number of tributes being paid to her across social media, within our own parkrun family and beyond, is testament to how highly she was regarded.

Stu Wallace, parkrun event support ambassador and one of Barrow’s event directors, described her as a legend within the local running community, and simply “one of us”. 

If anyone has ideas for ways we can celebrate Jill’s life please feel free to contact the Barrow parkrun event directors.

 

As this was parkrun day, the best way to honour Jill was with a cracking run, and with 30 personal bests we certainly did her proud!

Barrow saw more than it’s usual share of tourists this week as many participants visiting for another event decided to enjoy our undulating course - we also welcomed 11 first timers. The day also saw Bernie Mullen take part in his 50th parkrun. 

We talk a lot about our "parkrun family" but it is that sense of community, the way we all look out for each other, which makes the event so special - so runner Valerie Hayward would like to  thank Gary Woodhouse for his help and support in getting her to the finish. 

 

The event was made possible by 17 volunteers:

 

Dave AITKEN • Marie MORRIS • David SPENCER • Michael COOK • Craig PRESTON • Sarah CUBISS • David MORRIS • Phil DALE • Roger LINDSAY • John SHERWEN • Dai BEDWELL • Paul WILLETTS • John WEARING • Fred BAGLEY • Ann HORTON • Brian LEECE • Louise BURKE

 

Male placings September 7

 

1st - Tom Brophy - 17.38

2nd - Luca Messenger Jones - 17.56

3rd - David McNally - 18.22

 

Ladies placings September 7

 

1st - Georgia Bell - 19.28

2nd - Tyga Steele - 21.09

3rd - Amy Singleton - 22.10

 

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

 

Polite request - we all love a bit of parkrun but we would appreciate it if you did not take a lasting reminder with you! Finish tokens need to be handed in at the end when they have been scanned - and if anyone has token 14 at home please bring it along to your next parkrun. Thanks! 

 

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 4,738 participants have completed 52,532 parkruns covering a total distance of 262,660 km, including 8,466 new Personal Bests. A total of 706 individuals have volunteered 7,548 times.

 

 

 Thanks

 ANN HORTON

 

Barrow parkrun – Event number 407 – 31st August 2019

Barrow parkrun - Event number 407 - 31st August 2019

It was almost as though the calendar was prescribing the weather for Saturday’s parkun on the last day of August – “Summer is over, you shall have rain”. What started as an overcast morning soon turned to a gentle shower, then heavy rain, then that horizontal rain that not even the bandstand could offer any shelter from. Those speed merchants finishing in sub twenty-minute times might not even recognise this run report, but anyone finishing outside of 25 minutes certainly had time to become acquainted with a taste of weather to come as we move from the glorious (?) summer into the cooler months.

This week 146 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 14 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers, who deserve special mention as many are fixed to their marshalling points until the tail walker comes through. In wet weather this can be quite trying – thank you all, parkrun could not happen without you.

We had a triple milestone celebration this week that must have taken some planning to synchronise –tourist Caroline Sanger-Davies, who lives in Lincoln but originally hails from Barrow, celebrated her milestone 100th run. Her daughters Jasmine and Isabella celebrated their 10th and 25th runs respectively, making it a family celebration. They supplied plenty of cake to keep the parkrunners happy at the café after the run, thank you all! Out of Caroline’s 100 runs, 33 have been here at Barrow and it was lovely she chose our parkrun to celebrate her milestone.

For the men this week, Tom Brophy was first to finish in 18:05, Luca Messenger-Jones was second across the line in 18:27 and Ian Sadler took the third finish token at 19:05.

For the ladies, Sandra Garnett was first to just about beat the rain in 22:18,  Heather Travis was second over the line in 22:36 and Janice Callister following in 23:29.

It’s not all about speed though and if these finish times make you worry about attending your first parkrun then fear not, the tail walker finished just inside the hour and you’re more than welcome to come along and walk at whatever pace you want.

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.
The male record is held by Phil WAITE who recorded a time of 15:12 on 3rd October 2015.

Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011. Since then 4,727 participants have completed 52,360 parkruns covering a total distance of 261,800 km, including 8,436 new Personal Bests. A total of 706 individuals have volunteered 7,531 times.

Parkrun is completely free to enter, register at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ and print off your barcode, then bring it along to the bandstand at 8:45 on a Saturday morning to receive a great welcome and join in the fun! See you there!

Darren McS (23:04 and not too wet)

 

Barrow parkrun – Event number 406 – 24th August 2019

 This week 146 people ran, jogged and walked the Barrow parkrun course, of whom 12 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part, the event was made possible by 22 volunteers and we had visitors from a wide geography of the Isle of Man, London, Sheffield and Scotland.

Parkrun celebrates regular participation in that junior members are rewarded after 10 runs and adults at 50, 100 and 250 runs. On reaching any of these milestones the participant is awarded a free t-shirt from parkrun to recognise the achievement. This week we had a major milestone in that Barrow stalwart and local running legend, 82-year-old Dave Spencer, ran his 250th parkrun. There was a huge round of applause when this was announced by Run Director John Greenwood at the pre-run briefing and similar cheers as Dave crossed the finish line. Dave’s running pedigree goes back a long way and he was right up there with the best of them at a national level, if you research his running history you soon find out just how remarkable a runner he has been over the years. Coupled with the fact he’s an absolute gentleman and readily passes on his knowledge and advice to anyone and you soon see why he’s such a popular member of the Barrow parkrun family.

This week we had one of those rare occasions where the first person to cross the line didn’t remember to bring their barcode, so no official time recorded, no name up in lights and none of his mates will believe him when he tells them down the pub!

Second place was Cameron Bell in 19:07 and third was first timer Marc Smith in 19:37. For the ladies, first home was visitor Katie Shorrock. Katie normally parkruns in Derby and Leamington and will be well pleased with first placed 23:10 at our hilly course. Second lady was local flyer Janice Callister in 23:31 and third place was filled by Michelle Whalley in 25:20.

This week we had a celebrity guest photographer, assistant editor of The Spectator and former Journalist of the Year, Isabel Hardman took some great finish line pics and they can all be seen at https://www.facebook.com/pg/hardmanisabel/photos/?tab=album&album_id=663350857497874 – thank you Isabel!

Barrow parkrun started on 24th September 2011. Since then 4,715 participants have completed 52,214 parkruns covering a total distance of 261,070 km, including 8,430 new Personal Bests. A total of 706 individuals have volunteered 7,512 times.

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).

Parkrun is completely free to enter, register at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ and print off your barcode, then bring it along to the bandstand at 8:45 on a Saturday morning to receive a great welcome and join in the fun! See you there!

 

Barrow parkrun #405

Barrow parkrun
Event number 405
17th August 2019
This week at Barrow parkrun it was lovely and sunny and we had 151 people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.
Liam Walker from University of Sheffield Triathlon club took 1st place in 17:55 running his 98th parkrun, hope he’s around to do his 100th here at Barrow? Liam got a PB of 16:11 here at Barrow on 1/1/19
Tom Brophy from Walney Wind Cheetahs came 2nd place with a time of 18:04 and a new PB, Well done. Tom also did Poole parkrun In a time of 17:49 last week, but I wonder if our parkrun in more undulating than Poole parkrun?
Stuart Garnett from Ulverston Triathlon Club came 3rd place with a time of 18:47 and has had 8 PB’s out of his 19 parkruns. 18 of them being at Barrow.
Well done Men on your impressive times.
Amy Singleton form Walney Wind Cheetahs was 1st lady with a time of 21:31, And has had 13 PB’s so far. 141 parkruns of which 135 are at Barrow.
Sandra Garnett from Walney Wind Cheetahs was 2nd lady with a time of 22:07 and a New PB, Well done Sandra. This was Sandra’s 11th PB with 37 parkruns 35 of these at Barrow. Also well done to Demi on her PB too.
Louise Tidbury from 100 Marathon Club was 3rd lady with a time of 24:37. 27 out of 30 parkruns by Louise have been at Barrow.
In the next few weeks a few people will be coming up to their 50th parkrun, so hopefully we will have some cake to look forward to.
The event was made possible by 20 volunteers:

Graham CARR • Donna BATES • Dave AITKEN • David SPENCER • Patricia NEWBY • Craig PRESTON • Sarah CUBISS • Julie CLARK • Paula HERBERT • Audrey CROSTHWAITE • John SHERWEN • Paul WILLETTS • Fred BAGLEY • Heather TRAVIS • Kay BARTON • Malini KAMALANATHAN • Ann HORTON • Phyllis KITCHIN • Brian LEECE • Louise BURKE
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 4,703 participants have completed 52,068 parkruns covering a total distance of 260,340 km, including 8,420 new Personal Bests. A total of 703 individuals have volunteered 7,490 times.

Paula

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