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.

Keith Yendall completed his final 'Season' in the Wolf Run Series, which means he is now an Alpha Wolf!

Youngster, Annabel Rashleigh also achieved a milestone with her 50th Parkrun, well done.

Shepshed 7 - 3rd November 2019

Alex Toll 46:27

Chris Trinder 47:13

Rod McGowan 48:53

Liam King 53:03

Malcolm Cook 53:54

George Hamlyn-Williams 54:00

Chris Trzcinski 54:03

Karen Bell 55:49

Mandy Hancock 56:51

Paul Leaney 57:00

Nigel Hillier 57:29

Ann Hillier 58:32

Roger Griffiths 1:00:26

Lorraine Toll 1:02:21

Bill Phillips 1:08:06

Bob Aird 1:23:37

Winter Wolf Run - 3rd November 2019

Keith Yendall 1:14

Keith has completed all four 'seasons' in one calendar year and is now the proud recipient of an Alpha Wolf medal.

Halloween Head Torch Run - 1st November 2019

Lots of Barrow Runners and other Club runners enjoyed a spooky run in and around Hoton and also raised £333 for the Alzheimer's Society. Very well done everyone but particularly Rob Beers and Cheika Kennedy for the brilliant organisation and hospitality.

Parkrun Results - 2nd November 2019


David Swift-Rollinson 21:30 Course PB


Dawn Storer 23:18

Dishley, Loughborough

Mark Sadler 24:37

Ned Rashleigh 27:45

Jonathan Rashleigh27:48

Annabel Rashleigh 32:34 50th Parkrun!

Amanda Rashleigh 33:50

Leicester Victoria

Wendy Golding 29:19


Paul Bentley 24:47

Ellie Simpson 28:44

Toni O'Donovan 28:45

Claire Clark 30:23

Amanda Stanbridge 31:06

Karen Griffin 32:58

Julie Felstead 34:22

Uckfield, East Sussex

Mat Richardson 25:40

Social Events

22nd November - Presentation Evening at The Griffin, Swithland

One or two tickets are still available, book on line to avoid disappointment.

A few more raffle prizes would be very welcome, all proceeds go to the Move Charity. Any member of the Social Committee will be happy to receive your donations: Jo Chappell, Lorraine Toll, Julie Felstead, Farah Robson, Paul Bentley, Alison Newill, Sue Taylor, Lucy Snape, Monique Raaijmakers or Claire Armitage.

Christmas Tree Festival, Holy Trinity Church, Barrow-upon-Soar - Friday 6th to Sunday 8th December

The church will be filled with beautifully decorated Christmas trees, including a Barrow Runner tree; do come and have a look!

Also, a Festive Concert is taking place on Friday 6th December. Admission: Adults £7 and Children £3

Winter 2019/2020 Club Championships

Seven cross country races have been selected (see below) and to complete the Championship, runners must run at least four of the seven, with the best four to count.

17th November - Derby Runner - Holly Hayes Wood, Whitwick

8th December - Derby Runner - Bradgate Park

4th January 2020 (date TBC) - Leicestershire Championships at Rotherby

12th January 2020 - Derby Runner - Martinshaw Wood, Groby

26th January 2020 - Derby Runner - Grace Dieu

16th February 2020 - Derby Runner - Bagworth Heath

1st March 2020 - Derby Runner - Bosworth Battlefield

Full details of the Championships, can be found here: /about/winter-2019-20-club-championships.aspx

Upcoming Races (full details on website)

10th November

Coalville 10k

Keyworth Trail Social Run of approx. 10 miles led by Rob Beers

16th November

Penmaenmawr Fell Race, Gwynedd

17th November


Derby 10mile

Cross Country at Holly Hayes Wood, Whitwick - Club Champs

Matthew Walker 10k, Shipley Park, Derbyshire

30th November - Great Central Train Race

This is a new event being organised by Club Secretary, Ian Paramore, to race a heritage train from the Great Central Railway in Loughborough, to Rothley. It's a free event but donations to the Move Charity would be very welcome. Full details are on the Barrow website but please let Ian know if you are intending to run.

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 send an email to before Sunday night to be included in this week's round-up.

Prepared by Louise Haworth - 4th November 2019

Photograph courtesy of: Malcolm Cook