Barrow Runners

Treasurer – Ian Paramore

Ian keeps us all in check processing payments, preparing reports and ensuring we remain a financially sustainable club.



About Me:

Running History.

I Joined barrow Runners in 1994 when I moved to Leicestershire and packed up playing football.

Originally my running interest was gained at school doing cross country and Athletics in Sheffield, my home town.

It wasn't until I stopped playing football that I went back to serious running, I wish I had done so much earlier than I did, knowing what I know now.

Claim to fame was I once ran in the same school race as Peter Elliott (GB International for those of you old enough to remember) I didn't see him after the gun went off!

Also went to same school as Lord Coe (he left the year I arrived but we had the same coach!)

Love the marathon distance (but it doesn't love me any more)

Interval training I enjoyed the most, or at least that what I got most out of.

Past roles on committee

Done a few of them to be honest. In order

Newsletter writer / publicity officer. In the days pre email. Hand delivered monthly newsletters to ever member!

Membership Secretary

Kit secretary

Club Captain – in the days before we had more than one!

Joint Club coach – unqualified – couldn't happen now.

Race secretary

Other interests / family / job etc

Married to Kath, with two primary school children

I also have two grown up children

Love holidays, doesn't matter where, just time away from work and more time with family and friends.

Running Club takes up a lot of my time outside family and work.

I have worked for the same organisation 37 years, I am a fairly loyal person!

I love organising events (although this can be frustrating)

Runner Bean Tours originator – been a quiet few years with so much other stuff going on and club members doing some great trips themselves.

Greatest running achievement

I won a marathon once (Charnwood Marathon – most bizarre thing ever. Finish line inside Quorn village Hall, absolutely zero fanfare or prizes)

I have run some half decent (but only half decent ) times in the past, but none of that I would say was the greatest achievement.

If you pushed me, then my PB marathon time would be the one and completing the Iron distance triathlon may be the other ( a year after Achilles surgery)

I think the achievement from a well organised event with lots of people (safely) taking part and enjoying it would be my answer.

Coming Up

Beacon Solstice Run
Friday, 21 June
Woodhouse Eaves

Longest Day Challenge
Friday, 21 June
Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Notts 10
Friday, 21 June
Holme Pierrepont, Notts

Summer Solstice 10k
Friday, 21 June
Long Bennington , Leics

Dambuster Triathlon
Saturday, 22 June
Rutland Water

The Nomad Ultra 50/50
Saturday, 22 June
Breaston, Derbs