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Barrow August E-Newsletter

Hello James and welcome to the new Barrow Runners E-Newsletter.  

As many of you may have noticed the Barrow newsletter has been reducing in content over the last couple of years, both with regular contributors moving away and much of the information being already shared via social media and emails.

We have therefore taken the decision to move to a shorter monthly e-newletter which will include key updates and communication from the committee. We would like to thank Farah Robson for her time and effort in producing the newsletter for the last 5 years.

Much of the content in the old newsletter was re-occuring, this will now move to being online in the following locations:

Committee / Contacts
Barrow Club Kit
Groups / Paces
Upcoming Races / Training Locations

News items, race reports and weekly roundups will be posted straight to the website and shared on social media, with links shared in the e-newsletter.

If you have any race reports you would like to include please do share them by sending to us on

We hope you enjoy the e-newsletter, if you do have any suggestions or comments please speak with a member of committee.

Thank you - Louise Osbourne

The Club made a donation on behalf of the membership in Oz’s memory to the charity chosen by his family, which coincidentally was one that most of us are familiar with, Ben Smiths 401 Challenge which supports Kidscape and Stonewall . Below please find a note from Louise 

Apologies it has taken me a while but I want to pass on my heartfelt thanks for your donation to The 401 Challenge in memory of Oz.
I hope you took the time out to read Ben’s motivation for taking on the challenge and the amazing work that Kidscape and Stonewall do every day. For some, these charities are literally the difference between life and death. Your donation will help to transform lives.
I am genuinely touched that you gave so generously in Oz’s memory. He would be so proud of the amount raised. Losing him has been like a bomb exploding in the middle of our lives and destroying everything that we cherished. If times were tough he would be the one to keep us all strong and happy. We are heartbroken that he has been taken away from us. Our comfort is that he felt no pain and he lived every day as positively as he could. We didn’t waste the precious time that we had with him and we have so many gloriously happy memories. We wish so desperately he was still here so we could build more happy memories.
Many thanks for your kind thoughts.


Runner of the Month

We don't normally nominate committee members for the Runner of the Month award, however on this occasion the decision was unanimous. August's Runner of the Month is Chris Neil. Chris has been in excellent form recently setting PB's at Ulverston 10k (34.14) and Ruscliffe Parkrun 5k (16.52), as well as being a regular at the summer LRRL races and training.

Well done Chris! 

Club Training

This week we return to the roads on Tuesday nights. For those who are new to the club in winter we alternate between Barrow and Loughborough.

Please wear hi-viz tops!

Humphrey Perkins School
Cotes Road

Meet in car park (Same as Summer training)

Loughborough Hospital
Hospital Way (off Epinal Way)
LE11 5JY

Meet in 1st Car Park on right.

Routes will go on the calendar on the website as usual.

Awards Presentation Evening

This years presentation evening will be held on Friday 11th November at The Ramada in Loughborough. There will be drinks on arrival at 7pm, sitting down to dine at 7:30pm. Following the presentations there will be a disco. Cost per person is £30 and includes wine.  You can book your place on the website here

Midland Cross Country Relays

Midland XC Relays take place on Saturday 22nd October, Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton. This is a team relay event starting at 2pm.

Senior Men & Masters 4 X 6k Legs (two laps of 3k)

Senior Women & Masters 3 X 6k Legs (two laps of 3k)

Further details available at:

If you would like to take part or have any questions email Andy Price

Derby Runner XC

Derby Runner Dates are now on the events calendar with the first event taking place on Sunday 30th October.

Full details for the first race are available on the calendar, we will add details for the other races when we receive them.

Triathlon Update

Training for Triathlon can really help your running. You can build your core strength and endurance and reduce your risk of injury from too much running training.

Many Barrow Runners are keen Triathletes and Barrow Runners can attend any Charnwood Triathlon Club training sessions. At present swim sessions are run on Thursday Evening 7.45pm at Welbeck College coached by Kirsty Hillier and we would hope to have further sessions running in the future.

There is a bike ride from B&Q most Saturdays from 9.30 am. We generally do around 35 miles in 2 to 2.5 hours. An event invite is issued on the Charnwood Triathlon Club Facebook page confirming the ride is on. It's also worth joining the Facebook Group to see who's doing what.

There are a number of popular triathlons locally. There are sprints at East Leake and Southwell twice a year, and others at Desford and Nottingham. There are events at Rutland water like the Dambuster and Vitruvian and in Nottingham there is the Outlaw and Half Outlaw. We have also often had teams at the Club Relays in Nottingham. So there are plenty of events to plan for.

If you would like more information or just want to chat about Triathlon you can contact Chris Trzcinski or Steven Kenny and we would be pleased to help.


We have the last 7 cases of Barrow's special brew, 'Prestwold Passion' for sale at £24 per case.  If you would like to purchase please email 


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