IT WAS a great week for parkrunners in South Cumbria.

An impressive 748 participants hit the courses at Barrow, Ford Park, Millom, Fell Foot and Rothay Park.

Barrow parkrun saw 140 runners take to the course, with 19 achieving a new personal best.

First to cross the finish line for the men was Oliver Matharu in a new personal best of 17.24, next was Andrew Haney in 17.53, followed by Matt Berry in 18.17.

First to cross the finish line for the women was Joasia Zakrzewski in 19.20, next was Hannah Matharu in 21.17, followed by Liz McNally in a new personal best of 21.22.

Ford parkrun had a turnout of 90 runners, with 17 achieving a new personal best.

The fastest man was Christopher Tully in 18.52, next was Nicholas Waite in 19.32, followed by James Maher in 19.37.

The fastest woman was Gemma Poole in 25.25, next was Joanne McLeod in 25.38, followed by Caren Crabtree in 25.49.

59 runners took to the 5k course at Millom parkrun, with 12 people reaching a new personal best.

The first man to finish was Sam Moore in 19.14, next was Neil Lyons in a new personal best of 19.56, followed by John Shevelan in 21.07.

The first woman to finish was Danielle Smythe in 19.49, next was Carol Baker in a new personal best of 20.47, followed by Bethany Knowles in a new personal best of 21.48.

Fell Foot parkrun saw a huge turnout of 301 runners, with 42 achieving a new personal best.

The fastest man was Dominic Nolan in 15.26, second was Samuel McSherry in 17.12, and third was Jack Wright in 17.17.

The fastest woman was Chantelle Coote in 20.44, second was Lauren Booth in a new personal best of 21.14, and third was Michelle Crowley in 22.08.

158 runners headed to Rothay parkrun, with 16 new personal records set.

The fasted man was Phil Marsden in 17.33, next was Billy Herklots in 18.26, followed by Tom Valentine in 18.45.

The fastest woman was Gill Draper in 21.35, next was Emma Powell in 22.46, followed by Holly Burrell in 24.01.

Parkrun organisers thanked all of the volunteers who make the 5k events possible.

To sign up to take part in parkrun events and join the vast community of passionate runners, visit the website at www.parkrun.org.uk to register.

Runners must be registered on the parkrun website before attending the 9am events, available at multiple locations.

Children and four legged friends are invited to take part too.