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The 'Rundown' - 18th March 2019
The 'Rundown' - 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 'Rundown' - 18th February 2019
The 'Rundown' - 18th February 2019
Two club championship races saw the Barrow team split between the Leicestershire Half Marathon and Grace Dieu XC – but 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!
The 'Run'down - 26th November 2018
The 'Run'down - 26th November 2018
This weekend saw a Parkrun win for Janine Ainscow, who was first female at Dishley and also set an age group course record – and over at the Clowne Half Marathon, massive PBs for both Will Pattison and Julie Pattison!
The 'Run'down - 18th November 2018
The 'Run'down - 18th November 2018
A busy weekend for the Barrow Runners indeed. Eight races on road, at night, through woods, and over fells (plus 8 Parkruns). There was 27 of us out at the Holly Hayes XC (which made Andy Price happy).
The 'Run'down - 12th November 2018
The 'Run'down - 12th November 2018
Barrow Runners were out in force at the Seagrave Challenge, 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 to Bob Aird who has competed in the race since it started 18 years ago - he has been granted free entry for life!
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.

Coming Up

Midland 12 & 6 Road Relays
Saturday, 23 March
Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield

Monsal Trail 10k/HM
Saturday, 23 March
Bakewell, Derbs

Wolverhampton Trail Half Marathon
Saturday, 23 March
Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton

Charnwood Marathon 16.1/27.5
Saturday, 23 March 09:00
Rawlings College,Quorn, Leics

30k Run/Walk DerbyVNotts
Sunday, 24 March
Derby or Notts

Aldi Ashby 20
Sunday, 24 March
Ashby de la Zouch, Leics