SOUTH Cumbria was inundated with wind and rain last weekend, forcing hundreds of parkrunners to battle the elements for their weekly five kilometre race.

Despite the summer storms for the rest of the county, the weather was relatively kind for Barrow parkrun's 101 partakers.

This week, the group welcomed parkrun tourist Karen Penny, who is taking on 20,000-mile trek around the coast of Britain and Ireland to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Research.

Also celebrating this week were Charlotte Casson, and junior runner Lydia Blackburn who both completed their 100th parkruns.

Securing the top spot this week was Joshua Hartley in a time of 17.23, followed by Cameron Bell in 19.04 and Sean Roberts in 19.49.

Sarah Bouffler was the first woman home in 23.59, followed by Karen Ann Maggio-Poyntz in 24.38 and Rebecca Sankey in 24.38.

Millom parkrun was also affected by the adverse weather conditions, however, this failed to deter the dedicated team of parkrunners and volunteers from showing up.

Dave Bridges celebrated his 100th parkrun this week after successfully returning from a knee injury,

Lee Thompsett crossed the white line first in a time of 21.13, followed by John Rodgers in 21.23 and Scott Mossop in 21.39.

Maki Uchida was the first woman home in 22.25, followed by Suzy Overton in 27.32 and Holly Singleton in a time of 28.06.

Fell Foot parkrun saw 180 partakers run, jog and walk the course this week.

Landing the top spot was James Corbishley in 17.45, followed by Richard Keep in 17.47, with Jamie Ford just just behind him in 18.01.

Sophie Cowin was the first woman home in a time of 21.38, followed by Helen Woodley in 21.58 and Alison Richards in 22.40.

Ford parkrun had more than 70 brave participants take on the weather this week.

Thomas Egan secured the first spot in 19.56, followed by Luke Turner in 20.54 and Robbie Driscoll in 21.28.

Caroline Boyle was the first woman across the line, finishing in a time of 22.25.

Rebecca Gledhill was the second woman home in 23.02 followed by Penelope Boyle in 25.33.

All four parkruns thanked its dedicated team of volunteers.