Barrow Runners

The 'Run'down - 2nd October

The main race for Barrow Runners this week has been the Shelton 10K, with 33 members racing. First home for the club was James Smith in 14th place, and our first female was Amey Brassington, who was overall tenth female. It was a club championship race and, after today, Ian Cox and Amey Brassington are in the top spots!

James Smith 00:37:46

Alex Toll 00:37:57

Ian Robinson 00:40:52

Andrew Price 00:42:20

Keith Yendall 00:43:09

Mat Richardson 00:43:14

Liam King 00:43:42

Richard Keep 00:44:14

Will Pattison 00:45:31 – PB!

Amey Brassington 00:45:35

Mark Sadler 00:45:38

Chris Trzcinski 00:45:37

Nigel Hillier 00:45:50

Steve Bailey 00:46:08

Amanda Hancock 00:46:24

Karen Bell 00:46:40

Emma Spencer-Cumberland 00:46:44 – PB!

Malcolm Harris 00:47:28

Tom Worn 00:47:28

Ann Hillier 00:47:48

Rachael Martin 00:48:10 – PB!

Kath Spencer 00:48:18

Paul Leaney 00:48:18

Paul Bentley 00:49:36 – PB!

Pete Wiseman 00:50:51

Sue Taylor 00:52:33

Lorraine Toll 00:52:33

Rebecca Edmonds 00:53:23 – PB!

Helen Taylor 00:53:28

Chris Neil 00:54:50

Bill Phillips 00:55:19

Christine Spencer 00:56:23

Julie Pattison 01:04:13


Beacon Hill Bunny Run

We spotted a few Barrow Runners enjoying the 3K fun run and the 10K:

Lucy Bird with Maysie 25:27

Kristie Matthiae 51:23

Ian Fisk 01:07:01


Parkrun – 30th September

There were 13 parkrunners out this week, including Tim Hartley who secured a parkrun PB of 16 minutes:

Braunstone parkrun

Rik Hill 23:16

Nigel Hillier 22:43

Ann Hillier 23:02

Andrea Winkless 28:02

Citypark parkrun, Craigavon

Louise Haworth 28:43

Conkers parkrun

Mat Richardson 30:44

Malahide parkrun

Dawn Storer 24:18

Markeaton parkrun

Mark Sadler 22:37

Rushcliffe parkrun

Tim Hartley 16:00 – PB!

Louise Harman 20:43

Amanda Stanbridge 28:53

Julie Felstead 30:10

Karen Griffin 30:13


Other News

Upcoming races

Take a look at the refreshed event calendar, where Rob Beers has been busy populating lots of local (and not so local) races.

Next week we have some particularly challenging races on the calendar:

Curbar Commotion fell race – 7th October

Tissington Trail Half Marathon – 7th and 8th October

Beacon Trail Half Marathon – 8th October

Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon – 8th October


Beginner group – Monday 2nd October, 6.45 pm at Humphrey Perkins

Our next beginners group starts today – welcome to all new runners, we hope you enjoy running with us.


Upcoming Club Champs Races:

There's now only one championship race remaining – the Leicester Half Marathon on 15th October.

Thanks to Chris Neil for the following summary of the championship so far:

Following the penultimate event at Shelton, 33 members have completed five races to score, and 102 members have ran at least one event. Both championship victors have been decided with Ian Cox and Amey Brassington taking an unassailable lead into the final race, Leicester Half. Ann Hillier is also guaranteed 2nd overall.

However, many of the age category positions will go down to the wire at the Leicester Half:

MV40 - four points separate Andy Price, Mat Richardson and Rich Keep

MV50 - Alex Toll leads Ian Robinson by only two points

MV60 - Bomber has a clear lead, almost impossible to catch

FV40 - Mandy Hancock has won the category; while Karen Bell could tie on points, the head-to-head favours Mandy

FV50 - Ann Hillier cannot be caught in the category as she holds a commanding lead

FV60 - Sue Wilson has won the category, unable to be caught

For full tables see here


Winter Championship races – dates for your diary

Thank you to everyone who provided their views via our recent survey - the majority of respondents wish to compete in a winter championship!

Based on your responses and input from our club captains, a list of events has been decided as follows:

05/11/2017 Shepshed 7

11/11/2017 Seagrave Challenge (16m)

19/11/2017 Heanor Matthew Walker 10k

06/12/2017 Leicester 5k series

16/12/2017 Gaddesby Gallop 5m (date tbc)

06/01/2018 Leics XC Champs, Rotherby

21/01/2018 Derby Runner Allestree Park

10/02/2018 Long Eaton parkrun

18/02/2018 Derby Runner Grace Dieu

04/03/2018 Keyworth Trail 15k

The top four have a hyperlink to the entry website.

Hopefully we have included all members racing over the last week. We always check results from all the races on our club calendar, but if you are racing further afield, please let us know how you got on either on Facebook or to comms@barrowrunners.co.uk before Sunday night to be included in this week's roundup.


Monday 2nd October 2017

Claire Armitage

Coming Up

Equinox 24
Saturday, 22 September - Sunday, 23 September
Belvoir, Leics

Stathern Duathlon
Sunday, 23 September
Stathern, Leics

Club Training
Tuesday, 25 September 19:00
Barrow - Humphrey Perkins School

Beacon Bunny Run 10k
Sunday, 30 September
Woodhouse Eaves, Leics

Robin Hood Marathon
Sunday, 30 September
Trent Embankment, Nottingham