Barrow Runners

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. Thank heavens for the sunshine and blue skies! Fantastic running from Ian Cox who was 3rd overall in the 26 miles and great performances from the ladies in the 15 miles, seeing Kristie Matthiae finish 3rd lady and Janine Ainscow, Fiona Mee, Niamh Lowe and Ann Hillier were all in the top 20 ladies.

Belvoir Challenge - 24 February 2018

26 Miles

Ian Cox 3.35.37 3rd overall

Malcolm Harris 4.12.23 39th

Rob Beers 4.27.41 61st

Gary Sharlott 4.40.53 89th

Paul Bentley 5.10.52 151st

15 Miles

Dan Robberts 1.52.24 10th

Kristie Matthiae 2.00.54 35th (3rd lady)

Janine Ainscow 2.12.01 58th (9th lady)

Fiona Mee 2.12.59 64th (11th lady)

Niamh Lowe 2.17.45 78th (14th lady)

Ann Hillier 2.22.18 100th (20th lady)

Nigel Hillier 2.24.55 115th

Ian Fisk 2.27.45 118th

Paul Leaney 2.37.37 177th

Caroline Wathan 3.19.46 394th

Paul O'Shaughnessy 3.19.47 395th

Louise Haworth 3.26.53 423rd

Claire Armitage 3.26.56 424th

Heather Dunkley 3.31.18 446th

Farah Robson 4.16.05 589th

Also, Chris Dawkins (2nd claim Club) running 26 miles for the first time finished 194th in 5.42.56

Seville Marathon - 24 February 2018

Alex Toll 2.52 GFA Qualification - London 2019

Tokyo Marathon - 24 February 2018

Andrew Unitt 3.36 GFA Qualification - London 2019

This also completed Andrew's set of six major marathons

Stilton 7 (LRRL) - 25 February 2018 (Draft Results due to problems with timing chip system)

Sam Cleveland 44.45 (Gun Time) 47th

Liam King 52.45 (Gun Time) 181st

Amanda Hancock 56.30 241st

Caroline Richardson 64.48 (Gun Time) 359th

East Midlands 10k, Nottingham - 25 February 2018

Chris Jackson 38.18 23rd

Hope Fell Race, Derbyshire - 25 February 2018 (approx. 7 miles)

Gary Sharlott 66.43 78th

Parkrun Results - 24 February 2018


David Gardner 31.20


Dawn Storer 24.30


Chris Tighe 19.38 - Course PB!

Alan Burns 20.08

Jon Walsh 24.44

Samantha Owen 25.08

Bill Phillips 26.27

Amanda Stanbridge 29.57

Karen Griffin 30.39

Julie Felstead 31.53

Winter 2017/18 Club Championships

The latest championship tables are updated after Grace Dieu XC at /media/content/club-champs/barrow-club-championship-winter-2017.pdf

With one race remaining at Keyworth trail next weekend, 15 members have completed the Winter Championship, with a further 11 able to do so. Entries are still open for Keyworth until 1st March at

Alex Toll is leading the overall men's competitions, Jonathan Male in 2nd. Louise Harman tops the women's table, Kristie Matthiae one point behind in 2nd. Going into the final event, there is plenty to play for! Current leaders in age categories:

MV40 - Jonathan Male

MV50 - Chris Trzcinski

MV60 - Malcom 'Bomber' Harris

FV40 - Karen Bell

FV50 - Mon Raaijmakers

Summer 2018 Club Championships

Details of summer races can be found here -


Entries are open for Lincoln 10k on 18 March (please contact James Smith if you would like a place on the coach), Bosworth Half, May Day Challenge, Brooksie's Bash, Calke Abbey and Beacon Half.

Sue Taylor is co-ordinating names for Livingston Relays, if interested.

Upcoming Races (see calendar on web site for full details)

03 March - Ed Prickett Memorial Relays, Nottingham University

03 March - Thrussington Fun Run

04 March - Ashbourne 10K/10mile, Derbyshire

04 March - BHF Warwick Half

04 March - Keyworth Trail (Club Championship Event)

04 March - Newton Fraction Half, Grantham

04 March - Oundle 20 miles, Northants

04 March - Peatling Challenge, Peatling Parva

04 March - Leicester Town & Gown 10K

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 before Sunday night to be included in this week's roundup.

Louise Haworth

26 February 2018

Photograph - Claire Armitage

Coming Up

Beginners Training
Monday, 17 December 18:45
Humphrey Perkins School - Barrow

Club Training / Fancy Dress Social
Tuesday, 18 December 19:00
Humphrey Perkins School, Barrow

Club Session
Thursday, 20 December 19:00
Ratcliffe College

Gaddesby Gallop
Saturday, 22 December
Gaddesby, Leics

Barrow Boxing Day Handicap
Wednesday, 26 December
Barrow Upon Soar, Leics