Killerton parkrun Event number 395 8th December 2018

Another beautiful crisp morning at Killerton today. Rain was forecast but held off in true Killerton fashion until all the runners were home.

After a briefing from Chris, our run director this morning, everyone set off on the muddy course. The first field was very boggy and slippy but was surpassed by the final field. I overheard some parkrun tourists from Bristol saying ‘I think that’s our muddiest parkrun so far!!!’. Our first finisher David saved himself for the last field knowing how hard it is when it is wet and held off the competition to finish first. Congratulations!

We had a faller at marshal point 4, by the farm. All is well and our friends at the National Trust collected her and brought her back to the stable block, no broken bones thankfully. During the winter and when the farm area is wet, please run through the middle of the puddle and don’t try and weave your way along the edge. The pathed middle is much safer (and less deep) than the boggy edges, and it is easy to slip on the edge.

On that note, Natalie fractured a bone in her foot 7 weeks ago at Killerton near marshal point 2. Having volunteered during her recovery, today she walked the course and completed it safely. We welcome you back Natalie and wish you well on your continuing recovery!

Julie Finch reached a huge milestone today, 100th parkrun and Julie has completed all of these at Killerton. Julie unfortunately has an injury but determination and grit have meant that she has walked the last 8 parkruns to reach 100. Huge congratulations to you Julie, and we wish you well in your recovery.

Killerton will be holding an additional parkrun on New Year’s Day, starting at 9:30. We will need a jolly band of volunteers to hold this, please let us know if you are available to help.

Volunteering at parkrun really is a rewarding morning. This morning a working group of parkrunners got together with the National Trust team to help with the upkeep of the park, thank you team. If you haven’t yet volunteered and would like to find out more, please get in touch. You will be given all the information you need and there are always people on hand to answer questions. Our wonderful event couldn’t happen without the volunteers – to you all, I thank you.

 

This week 187 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Gordon SEWARD • Mike ATKINS • Teresa BUTCHERS • Warren KILLEN • Sue SMYE • Julie FINCH • Andrew FINCH • Mary ROWE • Francis READER • Mark NEWSON • Caroline ROWE • Chris FUOCO • Jaroslaw ZAJAC • Di HOLLIDGE • Bill LARGE • Andy PARKER • Lucy SIZER • Dawn WALKER • Teresa BOSENCE • Sue JACKSON • Damian WILSON • Stuart FISHER • Billy WARE • William WARE • Lisa HUXTABLE • Kevin PARTRIDGE • Wendy HOLT

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Killerton parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lucy HASELL who recorded a time of 17:44 on 31st March 2012 (event number 49).
The male record is held by Tom MERSON who recorded a time of 15:23 on 6th July 2013 (event number 114).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN who recorded 92.07% (18:55) on 18th July 2015 (event number 218).

Killerton parkrun started on 30th April 2011. Since then 11,800 participants have completed 86,652 parkruns covering a total distance of 433,260 km, including 15,026 new Personal Bests. A total of 909 individuals have volunteered 6,965 times.

 

New Year’s Day Killerton parkrun 2019

We are delighted to be able to confirm that we will once again be holding a parkrun on New Year's Day. Our heartfelt thanks go out to the  Killerton National Trust team for allowing this to go ahead on such a busy day for them.

We had mooted a later time originally to allow for the 'Double' with Exmouth parkrun. With our confirmed start time of 0930hrs this will not be possible to achieve.

We will need the usual contingent of High-vis Heroes to make the event possible so please sign-up for your preferred job as soon as possible.

Joe, ED

 

Killerton parkrun Event number 394 1st December 2018



So 1st December and 181 mud monsters tackled the beautiful 5k.

I believe a few of the missing may of allowed the duvet to lead them astray! The only benefit was the queue for coffee was short!

Well you missed a corker of a parkrun today, with a few squelches, splashes and interesting smells!

No choice but to stomp through, feel the ooze though the shoe - you know you can’t resist the the call of the pond as you leave Nigel and head to jelly baby corner!

Yeap a reminder ‘Trail Shoes"

I guess we can only thank storm Diana for her gracious gift!

But it knew better than to rain at parkrun time so only the bottom half wet!

Thank you to all the volunteers not only those that we see with beaming smiles & giving out words of encouragement & support, but also those behind the scenes.

Today I met my man of mystery - Joe, himself having been on parkrun laundry duty this week!

Well done & welcome to all the first timers.

Don’t forget the gardening party next Saturday, not only a great chance to say thank you to the National Trust but also to meet some of the others you share your Saturday mornings with.


The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Gordon SEWARD • Eleanor RYLANCE • Neil LAWSON • Annie FOOT • Jane LUSCOMBE • Roger SAUNDERS • Warren KILLEN • Roger ROWE • Mark JELLEY • Mary ROWE • Richard KEMP • Luke HOLWAY • Graham LAND • James DERHAM • Cyril MORCRETTE • Jaroslaw ZAJAC • Lucy SIZER • Dawn WALKER • Wendy JELLEY • Steve CHAPMAN • Sarah ASHBY • Duncan BROWN • Andrew BROWN • Jo LAVERICK • Wendy HOLT • Karla GREGORY • Graham KIRBY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Killerton parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lucy HASELL who recorded a time of 17:44 on 31st March 2012 (event number 49).
The male record is held by Tom MERSON who recorded a time of 15:23 on 6th July 2013 (event number 114).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN who recorded 92.07% (18:55) on 18th July 2015 (event number 218).

Killerton parkrun started on 30th April 2011. Since then 11,794 participants have completed 86,465 parkruns covering a total distance of 432,325 km, including 15,015 new Personal Bests. A total of 908 individuals have volunteered 6,938 times.

 

Killerton parkrun Event number 393 24th November 2018

Mud Wrestling comes to Killerton Parkrun. 

Seeing the weather over the last couple of days and knowing I have a race the next day I opted not to go paddling round Parkrun today.
195 brave souls did though.
Andrew Eaton -Hart doing his 100th along with  Philip Hall and Annie Foot who has done nearly as many volunteering.
Our John Reader has done 25 volunteering so has Chrissie Randall.
Jude Naban completed 50 as did Bruce Odlin who lost his balloon up a tree,  and Tim Laverick who didn't.
I just confused everyone by being 50 years old (Well, tomorrow).
Patrick Devine-Wright was first in over a minute ahead of everyone else and Lucy Commander in as first woman.
All  were caked in mud reporting big puddles.
Please listen to the marshals when they direct you through the puddles.
It's much safer than trying to go round as people always find out too late..
We had visitors from Maidenhead and Stratford upon Avon who were doing a run before going off to play board games.
Also people from Ludlow.
Mud wrestling? At the finish two non Parkrunners got into a fight because one kicked the other's dog.
They were brawling in the mud on National Trust property!
Thanks to all the volunteers who stood out in the rain and make Parkrun possible.
If you haven't volunteered please give it a go. It's great fun even in the rain!
See you all for more again soon!
Deb Winship

This week 195 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 21 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Hilary COLLINS • Gordon SEWARD • John Peter READER • Roger ROWE • Andrea CONROY • Mark SHAW • Mary ROWE • Joe DALY • Francis READER • Melanie WHITEHEAD • Sandie READER • Caleb PALMER • Keira COOMBES • Graham LAND • Wendy LAND • James WOOLF • Lola DALY • Jaroslaw ZAJAC • Phil PENNY • Chrissie RANDALL • Lucy SIZER • Dawn WALKER • Roxanna SNOOKE • Chris RANDALL • Steve CHAPMAN • Deborah WINSHIP • Kevin PARTRIDGE • Beverley MCCRAE • George FOOT • Tim LAVERICK • Graham KIRBY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Killerton parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lucy HASELL who recorded a time of 17:44 on 31st March 2012 (event number 49).
The male record is held by Tom MERSON who recorded a time of 15:23 on 6th July 2013 (event number 114).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN who recorded 92.07% (18:55) on 18th July 2015 (event number 218).

Killerton parkrun started on 30th April 2011. Since then 11,779 participants have completed 86,284 parkruns covering a total distance of 431,420 km, including 15,004 new Personal Bests. A total of 905 individuals have volunteered 6,909 times.

 

Killerton parkrun Event number 392 17th November 2018

We had perfect winter weather for Killerton Parkrun #392 this morning – cool, cloudy, yet with blue sky showing through and gorgeous views clarifying in the distance as we went round the course. The course itself, as all agreed, was much less muddy than last week – although there were a few rather muddy puddles, mostly along the laneways in the final two kilometres.  We had 289 finishers, of whom 31 achieved Personal Bests! Coincidentally, we also had exactly 31 parkrunners new to Killerton (not necessarily the same people) – we hope our newcomers will be back soon.

There were some very special participants today: two amazing thirteen-year-olds, Anna and Lily, raised over £100 for Children in Need by completing their first ever parkrun. They looked great in their self-designed Pudsey Bear T-shirts. Another young runner, Ezra Sullivan, who is all of seven years old, reached his 50th parkrun milestone today in a time of 28:22. Congratulations, Ezra! Also a shout-out to Ezra’s younger brother Wilbur, who ran his 44th parkrun today and is closing in fast on that special 50-run milestone – at the advanced age of five. Respect to the younger generation – I think I ran a hundred metres, once, when I was their age.

This week our first male finisher and first finisher overall was Christian Hewitt of the Tiverton Harriers, who came home in 17.44. The fastest female finisher (and tenth finisher overall) was Lucy Commander, of the South West Road Runners, in 20.08. Well done to both and to all our runners!

Six people achieved an age grading of over 75%, including David Wilkinson at 78.55%, and Sue Smye at 76.91%.   Members of twenty-eight different running clubs participated today.

Enormous gratitude goes to this week’s volunteer team, thirty-four strong, led by this week’s Run Director Mark Shaw: Natalie Ballantyne, Andrew Brown, Steve Chapman, Lucy Commander, Keira Coombes, Jane Flaxington, Linda Gethin, Euan Gethin, Philip Greedy, Catherine Hughes, Sue Jackson, Graham Kirby, Graham Land, Wendy Land, Sue Lewis, yours truly as report writer, Heidi Miller-Ratcliffe, Jonathan Newman, Nancy Osborne, Caleb Palmer, Benjamin Palmer, Keira Palmer, Phil Penny, John Peter Reader, Francis Reader, Sandie Reader, Mary Rowe, Emma Scrace, Ian Selway, Gordon Seward, Lucy Sizer, Ross Szender, Dawn Walker. The six pacers, covering a wide range of times between 20 and 40 minutes, did a fantastic job of helping runners meet PB's.

Volunteers keep parkrun going: it’s a friendly group, and while most of the roles are self-explanatory, we do offer full training where needed. And remember that in some volunteer roles (like tail-walker or run report writer) it’s possible to volunteer and run (or walk) the course, so you can help parkrun without sacrificing your Saturday exercise. Do look at our volunteer roster and sign-up for some volunteer sessions: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/killerton/volunteer/

As I like to remind runners: the parkrunning ethos encourages us to make their way to the start on foot, by bicycle or by public transport if possible. Killerton is accessible from Exeter and Broadclyst by cycle path (it’s about six miles from the city), and if you live along the main routes between Killerton and Tiverton (inclusive) you can catch the 1/1A Stagecoach bus to Killerton Turn, which is a half-mile walk from the start. Using less petrol to reach your weekly parkrun is good for the world and good for you, so leave your car if you can.

By Muireann Maguire

This week 289 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 31 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Gordon SEWARD • Sue LEWIS • John Peter READER • Lucy COMMANDER • Muireann MAGUIRE • Philip GREEDY • Mark SHAW • Jonathan NEWMAN • Mary ROWE • Francis READER • Sandie READER • Emma SCRACE • Keira PALMER • Caleb PALMER • Ian SELWAY • Linda GETHIN • Keira COOMBES • Graham LAND • Wendy LAND • Natalie BALLANTYNE • Jane FLAXINGTON • Phil PENNY • Benjamin PALMER • Ross SZENDER • Heidi MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Lucy SIZER • Dawn WALKER • Steve CHAPMAN • Sue JACKSON • Nancy OSBORNE • Catherine HUGHES • Euan GETHIN • Andrew BROWN • Graham KIRBY

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Killerton parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Lucy HASELL who recorded a time of 17:44 on 31st March 2012 (event number 49).
The male record is held by Tom MERSON who recorded a time of 15:23 on 6th July 2013 (event number 114).
The Age Grade course record is held by Catherine Ann Thurlow NEWMAN who recorded 92.07% (18:55) on 18th July 2015 (event number 218).

Killerton parkrun started on 30th April 2011. Since then 11,769 participants have completed 86,089 parkruns covering a total distance of 430,445 km, including 14,989 new Personal Bests.

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