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Barrow Runners April Newsletter

Hello <<First Name>>  and welcome to the Barrow Runners Newsletter. We hope you find the below information useful and informative, and if you would like anything including in future please send through to 

This month we would like to welcome to the club Becky White and Laura Jinks. We hope you enjoy running with us.

The last months weekly rundowns, which highlight our race results and successes, are on the news sections of the website. Also on the news section is an excellent round up of the Cross Country season from our XC captains. If you missed them they can be found in our news section here


The AGM took place on Tuesday 21st March.  Full minutes from the meeting will be shared on the website once they have been approved by committee.

The annual membership fee was confirmed as £30 for the year, a slight increase which mostly covers the increase in England Athletics fees and training facilities. We hope you agree this is still excellent value at under 60p a week.  

There are now due and can be paid easily online.
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The club committee for 2017-18 is confirmed below, including the two new positions of male and female Welfare Officer, to be held by Nigel Hillier (moved from Club Secretary) and Lorraine Toll.

James Smith will be taking over the Club Secretary role, and we would also like to welcome Andrew Unitt as our new Race Secretary.

Barrow Runners 2017-18 Committee
President - Jo Chappel
Chairman - Mick Ballard
Vice Chairman - Adrian Spencer
Treasurer - Ian Paramore
Secretary - James Smith
Membership Secretary - Julie Felstead
Race Secretary - Andrew Unitt
Mens Captain - Chris Neil
Mens Vice Captain - Mark Sadler
Ladies Captain - Sue Zurawliw
Ladies Vice Captain - Monique Raaijmakers
XC Captain - Andrew Price
XC Vice Captain - Ian Cox
Triathlon - Steven Kenny
Welfare Officers - Nigel Hillier and Lorraine Toll
General Members - Jonathan Male and Farah Robson

This year’s Prestwold 10k is on Sunday 18 June and now open for online entries. Full details and link to entries can be found here

Prestwold is NOT a League race this year so we can’t sit back and watch the entries flood in. We are asking for a club-wide effort to get the word out there and make it another big success. Please start spreading the word to family, friends and colleagues.

We’ll soon produce flyers for you, and in the meantime please follow and share the dedicated Facebook Event.

Runner of the Month

Runner of the month for March is Danny Butcher.

Danny has been ever present at races this year, having completed all XC and league races in 2017. He's always one of our first finishers and is getting quicker and quicker.  Well done Danny.

If you have nominations for runner of the month please send through to by the end of the calendar month.  These then get discussed and voted on by the committee. 

Club Socials

2nd May
Summer Social, White Horse, Quorn
8pm, chips & sandwiches
9th May
Beanie Beacon Run @ Beacon Hill - see below

9th June

Skittles evening, Soar Bridge Inn, Barrow, 7.30pm
Price tba, will include food
18th June
Prestwold Race. The Club is running a cake stall;
cakes needed for the event
2nd July
Club BBQ at 49 Beveridge St. Barrow. From 4pm


Beanie Beacon Run – Tuesday 9 May - 6.45pm

New event from Team Runner Bean – in association with Barrow Runners - Training run open to all Barrow Runners members.

The Run will comprise of several options for you:-

  • • 2.9 miles – one large loop
  • • 4.9 miles – one large loop and one small loop = one LAP
  • • 1 mile small additional half loop for half marathon distance only
  • • Shortest distance therefore 2.9 miles = 1 large loop
  • • Max distance 13.1 miles = 2 LAPS and one half loop
  • • Any other distance e.g. 7.8 miles being 1 LAP and 1 large loop
  • • Sounds complicated but it isn't!


Children of Barrow Members are welcome, but must run with a parent / guardian at all times. Given the minimum distance I would think the minimum age would be 7 years but please use your common sense, as they are your responsibility. It is not a race so there are no prescribed distances for kids and remember it's fun so they can walk if they wish at times!

This is a free event in place of the Clubs training session, but to cover costs we would ask for a small donation of £2 per adult runner and 50p per child under 16 years.

First come first served basis, with a maximum of 80.  If you plan to attend please let Ian Paramore know. Please provide names of runner/s and age if under 16 years.

Full details are on the Event Calendar 

Barrow Runners are supporting the Colour Splash race at Prestwold Hall. More information and entries are available here

Barrow Club Championships Update

Tomorrow see's the next race in the Club Championships, the Lincoln 10k.  Results will be shared with updated club standings not long after the event.

The next race in the series is then the Livingston Relays on Sunday 30th April. It’s a 3 mile relay, with teams of 4 Men or 3 Ladies.  As this is a team event the club pays the entry fee. If you want to race please let Sue know asap.

Moving into May and June we pick up some momentum with the following races all now open for entry:

Bosworth Half - 14th May

Swithland 6 - 6th June (Entries open 9pm 4th April)

Prestwold 10k - 18th June

LRRL Update

With the winter league now complete, the first few summer league places are now open for entries.

West End 8 - Sunday 7th May

Gaddesby 7 - Sunday 21st May

Swithland 6 - Sunday 6th June
This is also a Club Championship race, entries open at 9pm on 4th April. 

Race Reports

Many of you will remember we used to include members write up's on races, especially different ones that are further afield. We'd love to feature these in our news section so if you do a race that you would like to share please send a report through, ideally with a few photos.
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