Club News

The 'Run'down - 11th November 2019
The 'Run'down - 11th November 2019
A very successful weekend for Barrow, with Ian Cox scoring second place in the Seagrave Challenge, and Emily Smith and Amber Lester securing first and second female at the Coalville 10K. Well done team Barrow – bring on the cross country victories!
The 'Run'down - 4th November 2019
The 'Run'down - 4th November 2019
Shepshed 7 this weekend saw Alex Toll first home for Barrow. It was also good to see two of the Club's more senior runners taking part, namely Bill Phillips & Bob Aird. Bob has competed in this event since the first one in 2001, a great achievement.
The 'Run'down - 28th October 2018
The 'Run'down - 28th October 2018
Whilst there were spooky goings on at the Skeleton Run and the Worksop Half, over in France, Helen James ran a superhuman 184 km and was placed fifth female at the Ultrarunners 24 Hour World Championships - congratulations Helen!
The 'Run'down - 20th October 2018
The 'Run'down - 20th October 2018
The local Leicestershire 10K at Prestwold Hall was a happy PB hunting ground for Barrow Runners this weekend.
The 'Run'down - 14th October 2018
The 'Run'down - 14th October 2018
It's been quite a week of extremes - success with wins at the Stilton Stumble and the Kielder HM, but frustration for around a dozen Barrow Runners who stood on the start line of the Great Eastern Run only to be told the race had been cancelled!
The 'Run'down - 7th October 2019
The 'Run'down - 7th October 2019
This was a quieter week, with the Leicester Half and Full Marathon being cancelled due to flooding. Instead, we find marathon success further afield with Matt Riley and Lucy Bird completing the Jersey Marathon!
The 'Run'down - 30th September 2019
The 'Run'down - 30th September 2019
Promotion for the men's and women's team in the Leicestershire Road Running League; the Berlin Marathon; a couple of Half Marathons and an Obstacle Course Race all in this week's Rundown.
The 'Run'down - 22nd September 2019
The 'Run'down - 22nd September 2019
Barrow Runners were out to support the local Charnwood Challenge, and another hardy bunch took on the 24hr Equinox over at Belvoir Castle.
The 'Run'down - 16th September 2019
The 'Run'down - 16th September 2019
This week saw many Barrow runners tackle the Calke Abbey 10K, with an age category win for Alex Toll. We also give a special mention to Mark Elston and Neil Cobley, who both completed Ironman Wales this weekend –
The 'Run'down - 9th September 2019
The 'Run'down - 9th September 2019
It was the John Fraser 10 Mile race this weekend, the final event of the Leicestershire Road Running League Season. Tim Hartley took 2nd place in a great time of 54:22 and there were PBs for Karen Bell, Fiona Mee and Victoria Lee.
The 'Run'down - 2nd September 2019
The 'Run'down - 2nd September 2019
This weekend there were some fast times at the Wilne 10K and strong placings for Lucy Bird and Andy Price in the Peak District 50
The 'Run'down - 26th August 2019
The 'Run'down - 26th August 2019
Barrow Runners have been out in force this week across the county, the country and even further afield.
The 'Run'down - 19th August 2019
The 'Run'down - 19th August 2019
All aboard this week for Race the Train over in Wales, along with an impressive 350th parkrun for Dawn Storer!
The 'Run'down - 12th August 2019
The 'Run'down - 12th August 2019
An impressive 74 club members turned out on Tuesday to ensure that Barrow Runners retained the coveted trophy for the Three Clubs Challenge – well done to everyone who ran (and thanks to everyone who baked the post-run cakes!).
The 'Run'down - 5th August 2019
The 'Run'down - 5th August 2019
There were PBs for Jonathan Rashleigh and Tom Worn at the Joy Cann 5 mile mid-week Leicestershire Road Running League race. At the weekend, Rachel Anderson conquered the 29.5 mile Peak Skyline and its 2,000m of climb!
The 'Run'down - 29th July 2019
The 'Run'down - 29th July 2019
After the hottest UK day on record for Thursday's club track training, weekend storms and torrential rain provided further challenge for runners.
The 'Run'down - 22nd July 2019
The 'Run'down - 22nd July 2019
Friday saw a number of runners take on the Tara Kinder 10K, whilst other Barrow Runners could be found as far north as Northumberland! A special mention also goes to Jon Walsh for completing his 100th parkrun - well done!
The 'Run'down - 15th July 2019
The 'Run'down - 15th July 2019
There was a great turnout for the latest club champions race - Brooksie's Bash, a 10 mile trail race in South Derbyshire. Well done to everyone who ran, particularly Karen Bell who was third female and first in her age category!
The 'Run'down - 8th July 2019
The 'Run'down - 8th July 2019
A busy week of running, including a good turnout at the Great Hucklow Fell Race (Club Championships); Alex Toll was first home for Barrow and Millie Crane, Lucy Bird, Lorraine Toll and Sue Taylor took the Ladies Team Prize.
The 'Run'down - 30th June 2019
The 'Run'down - 30th June 2019
Plenty of Barrow action in the Notts Grand Prix Series, a smattering of half marathon and 10k performances, and Andy Simpson successfully completes the Lake District’s legendary Bob Graham Round.
The 'Run'down - 24th June 2019
The 'Run'down - 24th June 2019
This was a very busy week with Friday night races, Saturday parkruns and Sunday league races! Barrow hosted another fantastic Prestwold 10K, with a second place victory for Tim Hartley.
The 'Run'down - 17th June 2019
The 'Run'down - 17th June 2019
An excellent few days of running for youngster Ben Hewson - first Barrow Runner home at Rothley 10k (2nd in M15); 4th Overall at Dishley Parkrun and another great run & time at the Nottingham 10k - well done Ben!
The 'Run'down - 10th June 2019
The 'Run'down - 10th June 2019
This weekend there was success for Will Pattison who achieved an impressive PB in the Derby Half Marathon and, further afield, Pete Wiseman was first in his age category at New Ross parkrun, County Wexford.
The 'Run'down - 2nd June 2019
The 'Run'down - 2nd June 2019
It has been a quieter weekend for the Barrow Runners, but some quick Parkruns and home-turf PBs at the popular Swithland 6, plus Andy Simpson taking on Snowdonia.
Upcoming Club Championship races
Upcoming Club Championship races
21st Sep - Midland Counties Athletics Association Road Relays (Nuneaton)
The 'Run'down - 27th May 2019
The 'Run'down - 27th May 2019
A busy week for parkruns sees success for both Rachel Anderson and Louise Harman, taking 1st in their respective categories. There was also success at the Edinburgh Marathon for Richard Thompson!
The 'Run'down - 20th May 2019
The 'Run'down - 20th May 2019
At the Clawson 10k Richard Keep was first home for Barrow & Andrew Unitt took the MV60 trophy & a bag of local cheese! Another fantastic performance by Karen Bell saw her run a 7 min PB at the West End 8 & she picked up the FV50 prize.
The 'Run'down - 13th May 2019
The 'Run'down - 13th May 2019
This weekend brought impressive results at the Bosworth Half Marathon, where Karen Bell ran a PB of 1.36.41 and was also 1st V50 and Veteran Female County Champion!
The 'Run'down - 6th May 2019
The 'Run'down - 6th May 2019
It's been a busy bank holiday weekend of running with a large BR turnout at the Livingston Relays (35 of you), plus contingents of May Day Challengers and Wymeswold Waddlers.
The 'Run'down - 29th April 2019
The 'Run'down - 29th April 2019
This weekend was a busy one for races, with some impressive PBs being seen at the London Marathon – we were all watching the coverage and cheering you on!
The 'Run'down - 22nd April 2019
The 'Run'down - 22nd April 2019
There was some early Easter bling for Amanda Stanbridge & Julie Felstead from the Social 5k which raised £2,000 for Maggie's Cancer Charity, Nottm. Also, lots of Parkrun Participation, inc. several PBs & a 2nd place for Alex Toll at Milton Keynes.
The 'Run'down - 15th April 2019
The 'Run'down - 15th April 2019
A big well done to Paul Bentley and his plucky team of ploggers who combined jogging with picking up litter to give back to the local community! And over at Dishley, another well done to Karen Griffin for her 200th Parkrun!
The 'Run'down - 7th April 2019
The 'Run'down - 7th April 2019
Fantastic marathon performances up in Manchester, some local half marathon action at the Loughborough HM, and early scores on the board for the 2019 Club Championship at the Derby 10k.
The 'Run'down - 1st April 2019
The 'Run'down - 1st April 2019
As we spring forward an hour to the summer runs, this weekend saw the latest LRRL race at Desford, along with some fantastic achievements from Helen James and Dan Robberts in a track marathon and cross country league respectively.
The 'Run'down - 25th March 2019
The 'Run'down - 25th March 2019
A busy weekend with glorious weather and excellent running to match. Karen Bell and Niamh Lowe finished 2nd & 3rd lady respectively in the Charnwood Marathon (15m) and in the Ashby 20 Julie Pattison achieved a fantastic PB by 1 hr and 1 sec!
The 'Run'down - 18th March 2019
The 'Run'down - 18th March 2019
The weather offered some challenges this weekend, nevertheless three intrepid runners completed the Inaugural Barrow Runner Bean Off Road Marathon, and spring marathon preparation got into full swing with the Notts 20 and Oundle 20.
The 'Run'down - 10th March 2019
The 'Run'down - 10th March 2019
It was the penultimate race in the Winter Club Champs and a hardy bunch of Barrow Runners took on the wind, mud (and cake) of South Leicestershire at the Peatling Challenge. Alex Toll was first male and Lucy Bird second lady...
The 'Run'down - 4th March 2019
The 'Run'down - 4th March 2019
In what has proved an especially big week for racing, March has brought us the last cross country race of the season, a world major and a whole host of PBs across the board!
The 'Run'down - 25 February 2019
The 'Run'down - 25 February 2019
A fantastic performance this weekend by Helen James in the Bedford Barkers 6 Hour Track Challenge. Helen completed an astonishing 163 laps (40.5 miles) and was 1st Lady, and only 4 seconds behind the first man - congratulations!
The 'Run'down - 18th February 2019
The 'Run'down - 18th February 2019
Two club championship races saw the Barrow team split between the Leicestershire Half Marathon and Grace Dieu XC – there were strong performances in both, with a win at Grace Dieu for Emily Ault and multiple PBs and age category wins at Prestwold!
The 'Run'down - 4th February 2019
The 'Run'down - 4th February 2019
In a hard weekend of racing in icy conditions, we had a large number take on the Charnwood Hills Race, with age category wins for Tim Hartley (Vet 50) and Malcolm ‘Bomber’ Harris (Vet 65). On top of that, the Barrow men won the team prize.
The 'Run'down - 28 January 2019
The 'Run'down - 28 January 2019
Geoff Beetham was flying the Barrow Flag at the Midland Cross Country Championships. A strong contingent ran the Forest Rec Parkrun. James Smith was 2nd overall and Emily Ault the 1st Lady.
The 'Rundown' - 20th January 2019
The 'Rundown' - 20th January 2019
It has been a quiet weekend for racing. Helen James, Andrea Winkless, and Paul Bentley were flying the flag up at Holme Pierrepoint in the Six Hour Challenge, with Helen running the most miles (36 of them in 5hrs 10mins) out of the ladies.
The 'Rundown' - 14th January 2019
The 'Rundown' - 14th January 2019
A strong team of 31 Barrow Runners turned out for Bagworth Heath Cross Country in wet, windy and muddy conditions. In a great result for the women’s team, Emily Ault, Kristie Matthiae, Janine Ainscow and Karen Bell all finished in the top 15!
The 'Run'down - 7 January 2019
The 'Run'down - 7 January 2019
Happy New Year to you all and welcome to the first ‘Run’down of 2019! The first cross country race of the year sees the Barrow ladies team crowned champions, whilst a number of you saw in the New Year with a celebratory parkrun.
The 'Run'down - 31 December 2018
The 'Run'down - 31 December 2018
A tenacious trio took on the Huncote Hash this weekend. There were 344 runners and Sam Cleveland finished 7th in 44:15; Rob Beers was 72nd in 54:21 and Malcolm ‘Bomber’ Harris came 76th in 54:44.
The 'Run'down - 24th December 2018
The 'Run'down - 24th December 2018
A quiet pre-Christmas week with a few festive Parkruns and three Barrow Runners representing the club at the Gaddesby Gallop
The 'Run'down - 16 December 2018
The 'Run'down - 16 December 2018
Congratulations to Paul Bentley on his 200th Parkrun marked at Dishley. Well done Paul! And current Runner of the Month Sam Cleveland has been true to form winning the Zeus Race over at Ashby.
The 'Run'down - 10 December 2018
The 'Run'down - 10 December 2018
There was a strong Barrow presence at this weekend’s cross country at Bradgate Park, as well as some impressive PBs over at the Turkey Trot. We also saw some midweek action with the latest club championship race over at Victoria Park, complete with some team wins.
The 'Run'down - 03 December 2018
The 'Run'down - 03 December 2018
Congratulations to the Barrow Runners Mixed Team who were Runners Up in Division 3 of the Leicestershire Road Running League, scoring maximum points in 5 out of the 9 races. Division 2 here we come!