AS south Cumbrian temperatures hit a high of 10 degrees, almost 500 parkrunners felt a glimpse of Spring as they ran the weekly 5km course.

Barrow parkrun saw 179 eager runners come out in the rare sunshine, with 16 first timers among the participants.

It was triple celebrations for the club this week as Alfie Dale and Justine Blackburn each clocked up their 50th park runs and Paul Willetts completed his 100th run with the group.

David McNally landed the first spot in 18.47, followed by an unknown runner whilst third position was awarded to Christian Polkinghorn in 19.51.

Sarah Jones crossed the white line first in 20.32, followed by Sarah Bouffler in 23.03 and finally Cerys Jones in 23.35.

Barrow park run organisers express a special thanks to the park café. The café has opened their doors to the group every week right through the winter.

Millom parkrun have also recently celebrated running milestones worth mentioning. Congratulations to Rachel Read who stoically maintained pose and determination to complete her 100th parkrun.

Congratulations also are to be sent to our regular Lesley Grieve who ran her 100th parkrun, and recorded a personal best time of 29.18. This week’s results saw John Rodgers cross the white line first in a commendable time of 24.59.

This was followed by Pete Cuthill in 26.41, whilst third position was awarded to Rob Sander in a time of 29.32.

Out of the women runners, Egg Cameron landed first place in 29.32, followed by Susan Gillie in 29.47 and Annabel James in 35.27.

For Ford parkun, this week’s run took on a Valentines theme, where participants were encouraged to dress in red tops.

First finisher was Andrew Dorrian with a personal best time of 18:10. Second place was awarded to Nathan Pike in 19:56 which was a personal best for the parkrunner.

Third place for the runners (and first for the women’s) was Joasia Zakrzewski in 20:07 who was making her Ford park debut. Jessica Bailey landed the second spot in 21.40 which was closely followed by third place winner Kirstin Farquhar in 21.48.

The group celebrated a milestone 100th run by Ford regular runner and volunteer Pattrick Thomas. Fellow runners, volunteers and friends helped celebrate this brilliant achievement by eating cake after the event.

Fell Foot parkrun also celebrated a special milestone for parkrun volunteer Ruth Buxton, who completed her 50th event this week with more than 180 runners taking part.