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The 'Run'down - 12th November 2018
The 'Run'down - 12th November 2018
Barrow Runners were out in force at the Seagrave Challenge this weekend, whilst there was an age category win for Ben Hewson at the Coalville 10K. Elsewhere, Gillian Hailes flew the Barrow colours in the USA for the Las Vegas Rock n Roll 5K and Half Marathon. Well done everyone!
The 'Run'down - 05 November 2018
The 'Run'down - 05 November 2018
A good turnout at the Shepshed 7 with Tim Hartley and Ben Plummer finishing second and third respectively. Also a special mention goes to Bob Aird who has competed in the Shepshed 7 since it started 18 years ago and in recognition of this achievement, has been granted free entry for life! Sam Cleveland had a busy weekend which saw him come 1st at the Wolf Run in a course record time of 46:37 and he was 33rd in the Dovedale Dash, where Emily Ault was 3rd lady and Malcolm ‘Bomber’ Harris was 1st M60.
The 'Rundown' - 29th October 2018
The 'Rundown' - 29th October 2018
The XC season kicked-off with two strong teams at Launde Abbey and an impressive 3rd for Geoff Beetham. There were 6 hours of Hell on the Humber for Helen and Andrea. Amber Lester came 2nd in the Leicestershire 10K and Sam Cleveland 2nd at the Skeleton Run.
The 'Run'down - 21st October 2018
The 'Run'down - 21st October 2018
Two Barrow teams travelled down to Wolverhampton for the first XC action of the season (at the Midlands XC Relay). Plus an impressive age category win for Bomber (HM), a first lady position for Helen James and Amanda Stanbridge reached her 100th Parkrun.
The 'Run'down - 15th October 2018
The 'Run'down - 15th October 2018
The marathon runners were out in force this weekend, with superb performances both at home in Leicester and away in Palma. Special mention goes to Joel Payne, who was guide-running his friend in the Leicester Marathon and helping him home in a massive 14 minute PB.
The 'Run'down - 08 October 2018
The 'Run'down - 08 October 2018
Magnificent Marathon Running this weekend! Alex Toll ran in England Colours at the Chester Marathon, finishing in a fantastic time of 2:53:00. Whilst ‘down under’ in New Zealand Gareth Jones was 2nd in the Mount Cook Marathon, in an excellent time of 3:02.
The 'Rundown' - 1st October 2018
The 'Rundown' - 1st October 2018
Another weekend of racing saw Parkrun success for Amber Lester who was first female at Dishley, Loughborough Parkrun! There were also PBs at the Robin Hood Half Marathon and the Tissington Trail Half Marathon and a 100th Parkrun for Mark Sadler
The 'Run'down - 23rd September 2018
The 'Run'down - 23rd September 2018
Plenty of laps in the mud over at Belvoir Castle for Equinox 24 and some serious off-road running in the Lakes and the Peaks. Plus an impressive Parkrun PB for Amber Lester.
The 'Run'down - 17th September 2018
The 'Run'down - 17th September 2018
International achievement for Tim Hartley with a silver medal in the World Championship Masters in Malaga, followed by a win at the Charnwood Challenge 10 Miles! Elsewhere saw a strong Barrow presence at Calke Abbey, as well as ‘Boring’ marathon run by Ian Fisk.
The 'Run'down - 10 September 2018
The 'Run'down - 10 September 2018
Good weekend for the Ladies - Lucy Bird was 1st female in the National Forest Way 36 miles; Andrea Winkless also 1st female in the Railsport Sprint Triathlon, which was Gillian Hailes’s 1st ever triathlon.
The 'Rundown' - 3rd September 2018
The 'Rundown' - 3rd September 2018
This week saw a double win in the British Sprint Championships, plus a turnout of 32 in the John Fraser 10!
The 'Run'down - 27 August 2018
The 'Run'down - 27 August 2018
This week we had an impressive 65 Barrow Runners out at Asfordby to retain the Three Club Challenge title (and keep Mick happy!). And another incredible full Iron Man performance for the season - this time it was Neil Cobley.
The 'Run'down - 20 August 2018
The 'Run'down - 20 August 2018
This weekend Pete & Helen Wiseman were flying the Barrow flag in Ireland at the Longford Half Marathon where Pete was 2nd V60 in 1:57:28. In Wales, Alex & Lorr...
The 'Run'down - 12th August 2018
The 'Run'down - 12th August 2018
We had 29 Barrow Runners out at the the League's Carl Rutt 10k with Club Champs points up for grabs. Plus a big turnout at the Chase the Sun event. In longer distance news Helen James completed the Berlin Wall 100 Mile race.
The 'Run'down - 6th August 2018
The 'Run'down - 6th August 2018
This week saw a Barrow contingent take on the next LRRL race with the Joy Cann 5 mile, and a whole host of parkrun PBs at Dishley. We also want to give a specia...
The 'Run'down - 30th July 2018
The 'Run'down - 30th July 2018
This weekend saw the launch of Dishley Loughborough Parkrun - it was well supported by Barrow Runners, with 19 members participating and several more volunteeri...
The 'Run'down - 23rd July 2018
The 'Run'down - 23rd July 2018
A relatively quiet racing week sees Barrow members take part in triathlons and achieve some Parkrun milestones, with Dawn Storer running her 300th Parkrun.
The 'Run'down - 16 July 2018
The 'Run'down - 16 July 2018
Another good turnout for this weekend's Club Champs race, Brooksie's Bash, in very warm conditions and three wins in the age categories from Alex Toll, Jonathan Male & Karen Bell.
The 'Run'down - 9th July 2018
The 'Run'down - 9th July 2018
This weekend there was success for the Barrow Five at the Holme Pierrepont Running Club Grand Prix – a special mention to Ann Hillier who won a cash prize for b...
The 'Run'down - 01 July 2018
The 'Run'down - 01 July 2018
It might be hot weather for running, but that didn't seem to stop us getting out there this week, especially with club champs points up for grabs in Lincoln.
The 'Run'down - 25th June 2018
The 'Run'down - 25th June 2018
This weekend saw Barrow’s own Prestwold 10K take place in the summer sunshine, along with a small Barrow contingent running in Sheffield. Not to mention an outs...
The 'Run'down - 18 June 2018
The 'Run'down - 18 June 2018
There was a fantastic turn-out of 53 runners in the Rothley 10k, part of the Summer Championships. Michael Coltherd was 1st overall; Barrow Men won the Club Tea...
The 'Run'down - 11th June 2018
The 'Run'down - 11th June 2018
Saturday was NHS70 parkrun day, and over 360 parkruns across the UK gave their regular events a special NHS theme to celebrate 70 years of the NHS and to encour...
The 'Run'down - 03 June 2018
The 'Run'down - 03 June 2018
We've had a soaking club champs Parkrun, a wilting Derby HM, teams at the Swithland 6, and some frankly monster endurance efforts from Gazbo, Ollie and Bomber. Ken has even been Parkrunnin' Down Under!
The 'Run'down - 28 May 2018
The 'Run'down - 28 May 2018
A great run in the Edinburgh Marathon by Richard Keep in a time of 3:47 and Ben Plummer was 15th in the Half in 1:14:04. Also, a good showing at local Parkruns, plus some Parkrun Tourists
The 'Run'down - 21st May 2018
The 'Run'down - 21st May 2018
Another busy week for Barrow as the summer sun finally starts to shine, with races from Liverpool to the White Peaks, along with a half Iron Man and a host of P...
The 'Run'down - 14th May 2018
The 'Run'down - 14th May 2018
There was a good turnout of 27 runners in very sunny conditions for the Bosworth Half Marathon on Sunday 13th May
The 'Run'down - 07th May 2018
The 'Run'down - 07th May 2018
A busy weekend on home turf with 42 Barrow Runners competing for early Summer Championship points in the bank holiday sunshine.
The 'Run'down - 30th April 2018
The 'Run'down - 30th April 2018
The Club Championships were off to a great start this weekend with the Livingston Relays adding some new silverware to the Barrow trophy cabinet. A big thank yo...
The 'Run'down - 23 April 2018
The 'Run'down - 23 April 2018
The warmest day ever for the London Marathon provided very challenging conditions but there were some sterling performances from the 21 Barrow Runners.
The 'Run'down - 16th April 2018
The 'Run'down - 16th April 2018
This week there was marathon success for Emma Spencer-Cumberland and Kath Spencer, and a number of Barrow Runners were at the Boston Half Marathon, the Regency ...
Cross Country Review
Cross Country Review
With the Cross Country season wrapped up for another year, take a read of our season review.
The 'Run'down - 08 April 2018
The 'Run'down - 08 April 2018
It's been a seriously busy weekend for Barrow Runners across the county and beyond. Some impressive times, positions and distances to boast.
The 'Run'down - 2nd April 2018
The 'Run'down - 2nd April 2018
A wet Easter bank holiday weekend has seen only one race taking place this week, along with some impressive Parkrun PBs to report!
The 'Run'down - 26 March 2018
The 'Run'down - 26 March 2018
There was a busy schedule this weekend including a few events which had been re-arranged due to the recent bad weather
The 'Run'down - 19th March 2018
The 'Run'down - 19th March 2018
The ‘Beast from the East’ returned this weekend and this resulted in a large number of races being cancelled
The 'Run'down - 11 March 2018
The 'Run'down - 11 March 2018
Barrow Runners were out and about over the weekend bossing Parkruns and Ultras alike. Sunday was also the final, and terrifically muddy, Derby Runner XC of the winter at Bosworth.
The 'Run'down - 5th March 2018
The 'Run'down - 5th March 2018
This was a somewhat quiet weekend with many fixtures cancelled due to the snow, but there were still some hardy Barrow Runners who braved the weather to race fu...
The 'Run'down - 26 February 2018
The 'Run'down - 26 February 2018
A strong contingent of 20 Barrow Runners took on the Belvoir Challenge with its difficult conditions of frozen ground, obligatory mud and sticky wet fields. Th...
The 'Run'down - 19th February 2018
The 'Run'down - 19th February 2018
There was a great turn out in good weather for the Grace Dieu Cross Country on Sunday, and first home for Barrow Runners were Geoff Beetham and Kristie Matthiae.
The 'Run'down - 11 February 2018
The 'Run'down - 11 February 2018
This weekend saw a big turn out at the Long Eaton Parkrun for the Club Champs, plus a Barrow Runners home fixture at the inaugural Leicestershire Half Marathon at Prestwold Hall.
The 'Run'down - 05 February 2018
The 'Run'down - 05 February 2018
It was mud, glorious mud this weekend at The Charnwood Hills Race but there were some good performances and 'happy' faces!
The 'Run'down - 29th January 2018
The 'Run'down - 29th January 2018
Mud, wind and rain did not deter our ultra-runners this weekend!
The 'Run'down - 21 January 2018
The 'Run'down - 21 January 2018
A weekend of stinging eyes and numb fingers at the snowy Allestree Park XC, plus some impressive distances at the Holme Pierrepont Six Hour Challenge. If you got ou Some winter running at its best ...
The 'Run'down - 15 January 2018
The 'Run'down - 15 January 2018
A fairly quiet weekend for Barrow Runners but a great time of 33.31 and 3rd place for Ben Plummer in the Bolsover 10K and Kath Spencer was 1st V55 in the same event.
The 'Run'down - 8th January 2018
The 'Run'down - 8th January 2018
It was cold, muddy, hilly and raining at the LRAA XC Championships at Rotherby on Saturday, but there was success for the Senior Women who took second place!
The 'Run'down - 28th December 2017
The 'Run'down - 28th December 2017
There was a great turn out and a bright sunny morning for the annual Barrow Runners Boxing Day Handicap earlier this week, and 40 Barrow Runners took part in the most festive race in the event calendar!
The ‘Run’down - 17 December 2017
The ‘Run’down - 17 December 2017
A short Run'Down this week as racing slows off for Christmas and ice cancelled several local Parkruns. The cold weather didn't deter Helen and Andrea as they headed up the A46 for the Newalk Christmas Challenge.
The ‘Run’down - Monday 11th December 2017
The ‘Run’down - Monday 11th December 2017
Heavy snowfall and freezing conditions led to the cancellation of a number of races this Sunday, including the Turkey Trot, Bradgate Park XC, the Telford 10K and the Bolsover 10K – so this week’s slimmed down ‘Run’down focuses on runners who were out on Saturday and earlier in the week.
The 'Run'down - 03 December 2017
The 'Run'down - 03 December 2017
A pretty quiet weekend for Barrow Runners with a standout HM 2nd place and PB performance from Ben Plumber in Nottingham and the Hilliers podium placing in both hemispheres.

Coming Up

Coventry 10k
Sunday, 18 November
Coventry, Warwicks/Northants

Heanor Xmas Pud 10k
Sunday, 18 November
Heanor, Notts

Nottingham Mo Run
Sunday, 18 November
Wollaton Hall, Notts

Peterborough 10
Sunday, 18 November
Nene Park, Peterborough

Holly Hayes Wood [Derby Runner XC - Race 2]
Sunday, 18 November 11:00
Holly Hayes Wood, Whitwick