Killerton parkrun Event number 349 13th January 2018

This week we are celebrating the involvement of young people and children at Killerton parkrun.  They play a massive part in our community and contribute hugely to the running of the event.

It is fitting that this week's excellent run report is by 11 year old Duncan Brown

Well done everyone. You're an inspiration to us all.

Joe, ED

 

A dog has done the run report, my dad has done a run report, so I don't see why an eleven year old shouldn't do it. Perhaps this week should be named children's week, as we had 12 year old Jemima Daly as run director. Amazingly Ben Palmer (6) did his 98th park run and Wilbur Sullivan (4 1/2) got a PB of 35 minutes. His 6 year old brother Ezra said he loved the first two miles but hated the last one - bit like some of the grown ups? Harli Rooke was volunteering again too.

 

This morning when dad told me to get out of bed I was so disappointed. I had just been thinking it's Saturday, I get a lie in today, but I have go to parkrun. At the end though I always feel pleased once I've done it and crossed the finish line. Today someone I know turned up (that's you Ellen) so I had to run fast to make sure that I finished in front of them. Couldn't quite keep up with their big brother though (that's you Mattie).

 

When we got to  cow corner the cows weren't there, but the mud around the corner still was despite the course being generally a lot better. Even the puddles near jelly baby corner were a lot lower compared with previous weeks and the finishing drag not quite so sticky.

 

My dad and I have decided in 2 weeks time we will have a celebratory meal as we will have a combined total of 50. It seems to long to wait until we reach the official parkrun milestone of 50 each!

 

This week 257 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 24 volunteers:

Sue LEWIS • Mary HUMPHRIES • Roger SAUNDERS • Jayne FAHY • Andrea CONROY • Mark SHAW • Robert STEPHENSON • Mary ROWE • Joe DALY • Simon BUNDAY • Pat CLATWORTHY • Jemima DALY • Karen COLLARD • Claire DRAINEY • Derek BOUSTRED • Graham LAND • Kate BROWN • Lucy SIZER • Dawn WALKER • Steve CHAPMAN • Adam ROOKE • Harli-Mai ROOKE • Duncan BROWN • Andrew PARNELL

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 10,347 participants have completed 73,693 parkruns covering a total distance of 368,465 km, including 13,130 new Personal Bests.

 

Killerton parkrun Event number 348 6th January 2018

Before we get on the the run report I must add a few extra points:

Firstly, thank you for keeping to the paths yesterday. It will help the verges recover. Every little helps etc.

Secondly, I have to yet again, and again, remind a select few dog walkers/runners of our policy and protocol. I don't want to bang on about this. I have two dogs who run Killerton every week and it would be a crippling shame to put a stop to dogs participating as the result of the actions of a few who consider themselves above the international parkrun rules.

You have to, must, hold your dog on a short hand-held lead, not a waist harness. When we refer to a waist harness we mean your waist, not the dog's! Short means under 1.2m. Hand-held means a standard, off-the-peg dog lead that you hold in your hand. If a marshal reminds you of this as you are passing Jelly Baby Corner don't shout back at them; do as you're asked. We can't stop you running around the course at the same time as the other runners but we can exclude you from the results. If you find it too difficult to run with you dog like this, don't run with it during the parkrun. Come early or stay late, but avoid us. Please. And for those who take it upon themselves to reiterate this message on our behalf, thank you. Thank you very much.

Anyway, it was a great run yesterday with plenty of lovely mud on the course and lots of happy faces.

Joe, ED

 

Thanks you to Andrew Brown for this week's run report:

I'm a bit confused by parkrun. While I've always been active with walking and team sports and cycling, I've been very sure that I don't like running (memories of school cross country and those furtive short cuts?). Hence when my wife Kate persuaded me to go in August it was definitely a one off - but now I find myself having not missed once since (20 Killertons, a Vogrie and a Keswick) and really looking forward to my Saturday mornings. I'm still not sure that it's because I particularly like running, more that there's something very warm and supportive about the whole atmosphere that I really enjoy. It feels like it doesn't matter whether you're one of the Olympians that come home in under 20 minutes (possibly still coloured by school experience, I have my own suspicions of a short-cut somewhere near cow corner) or a family at the back, there's all the friendly volunteers who have given up their time and I value the chance to go around with my eleven-year-old son and then wait excitedly at home with him for that result email to come in.

 

The claim at the start today that we'd be able to get around with dry feet was rather over-optimistic, but the going was certainly good compared to the New Year's Day mud fest and the familiar course looked a picture in the sunshine. I think all us Killertoners can also congratulate ourselves on being a hardy bunch, as both Vogrie and Keswick warned us that their courses were muddy - but they had nothing to even start to compare with the approach to jelly baby corner in winter!

This week 213 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Vikki THOMPSON • Gordon SEWARD • Neil LAWSON • Mary HUMPHRIES • Teresa BUTCHERS • Lawrence John ATHERTON • Paul PALMER • Jonathan NEWMAN • Mary ROWE • Joe DALY • Claire DRAINEY • Bethany SAMPSON • Anita ATHERTON • Jeremy HIDDERLEY • Janice NEWSON • Oliver DERHAM • Chris FUOCO • Kate BROWN • Steve CHAPMAN • Andrew BROWN • 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 10,326 participants have completed 73,436 parkruns covering a total distance of 367,180 km, including 13,099 new Personal

 

Killerton parkrun Event number 347 1st January 2018

Well done everyone for dragging yourselves out on New Year's Day for the first time for Killerton parkrun. It was a resounding success. We once again dodged the weather, which was forecast to be awful.
Thank you all for coming, and especially to our prodigal son and daughter Simon and Lisa Minting.
On behalf of the Killerton parkrun Core Team, Roger and I wish you all a very Happy and injury free New Year.
Joe, ED
This week's Run Report is brought to you by Olive the Dog:
I am lying on the sofa reflecting on my New Year's Day parkrun at Killerton, glad to be home, clean and dry. We spent the night with Di Hollidge who was today's Run Director, her husband Jon and their dogs Elvis and Ruby so we didn't have far to travel (they all stayed up late but I took myself off for an early night!)
I am always excited at the start of any parkrun but I try to stay calm unlike Elvis and my friend Dizzy who bark like mad when we're supposed to be listening to the run briefing. Someone even commented today that I was very quiet and well behaved. If you could hear Di doing the briefing over all that barking you will have heard that there were some important milestones; Joe Daly, one of the event directors was doing his 100th parkrun (I had a nice chat with him when we first arrived - he introduced me to two wire haired fox terriers who were also very excited and wearing lovely Christmas jumpers) and Steve Miller-Ratcliffe was doing his 50th parkrun looking very smart in a dinner jacket and bow-tie (I think maybe he hadn't been home since last night but I didn't like to say anything!). Also Di Hollidge was volunteering for the 50th time today so congratulations to all of them. I don't have a barcode but one of my owners wears a red t-shirt so I must almost be at 50, I'm not sure...
Finally we set off, all the barking stopped and all of us dogs tried to pull our humans along on the muddy slope. Killerton is one of my favourite parkruns (I've done eight different ones) because the woods are full of interesting smells and everyone is very friendly and always tells me I'm doing very well despite my little legs. There were a few children today who also had quite little legs but we're doing really well in the slippery slidey mud and all seemed to be having a great time, two of them were even singing 'Mud, mud, glorious mud' as they ran. Like us dogs all the children have to stay with their big humans. I think this is in case the big humans get tired and need help. I'm not that keen on mud even though I love swimming but I just keep going and smile at everyone so they don't even know I've got uncomfortably gritty armpits! There are often puddles at Killerton but today these were frankly ridiculous. I heard lots of humans saying they had wet feet - erm, you want to try having a wet chest when you run through that filthy water!! Wet chest, wet tummy, wet bottom! My friend Dizzy didn't like this bit at all! There was one dog who was even smaller than me, I didn't see him going through the puddle but he must've got his lovely bow-tie very soggy! At the end everyone clapped when we crossed the line and I got let off the lead for a little run on the grass. Then we got taken to the dreaded hose and washed down with very cold water; the indignity of it!! Especially when Jon had warm water waiting for us at home!
I was really proud to be running with my owner Nick today as she was very unwell last year and only 4 months ago was in hospital having chemo and a stem cell transplant. This means she can't run as fast as she used to and that makes her a bit frustrated but me and Rachel don't mind, we just love to be running with her and our friends. That's what parkrun is all about, running with your friends. Dog friends and human friends all together, running, walking, splashing through puddles. Lots of people who don't really know Nick came up today to say hello because they've been following her journey and that made her very happy. They all said hello to me too which made my tail really wag. We also met some people and their dog who we know from Minehead parkrun, they were visiting Killerton for the first time and said they really enjoyed it. There were 308 humans running today which is impressive after lots of late nights! I didn't count the dogs but there were probably about 20. We all needed a bath and then a sleepy afternoon!
Apparently Heidi made Steve a delicious cake to celebrate his 50th parkrun but I didn't get any of that. Maybe someone will make me a cake when I do my 50th...I'd like it in a bone shape...

This week 308 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 36 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers:

Hilary COLLINS • Gordon SEWARD • Melanie GOSTLING • Annie FOOT • Warren KILLEN • Mark SHAW • Anne EPHRAUMS • Simon MINTING • Lisa MINTING • Paul PALMER • Julie FINCH • Sandie READER • Emma SCRACE • Rachel TOFT • Hannah PULLINGER • Chris FUOCO • Di HOLLIDGE • Nicola FRIEDRICH • Lucy SIZER • Steve CHAPMAN • Julian BUDD • George FOOT • Neil PULLINGER

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 10,301 participants have completed 73,223 parkruns covering a total distance of 366,115 km, including 13,086 new Personal Bests.

 

Killerton parkrun Event number 346 30th December 2017

Thank to Jackie for this week's run report.
I want to give a special mention to the wonderful Di Hollidge. Di is one of our Run Directors and Results Processor, and Timekeeper, and marshal. In fact Di's contribution to Killerton parkrun is significant to say the least. This Saturday we had a slightly delayed start as Di hared off at the very last minute to cover a marshal position that had not been fulfilled. We simply, literally and actually couldn't have run without Di's extra special help this time. So Di is my hero of the week!

Joe, ED

Run Report - Jackie Tordini

Just over a year ago, on my 50th Birthday, 
I set myself a challenge to run 50 miles a month 
until my 51st Birthday.  3 injuries later, 
it didn’t quite go to plan! 
The zero runner in the gym became my best friend. 
But the biggest thing that kept me going was still 
being able to meet up with my parkrun family every 
Saturday & join in by tail walking. 
It gave me a totally different perspective and 
I thoroughly enjoy it. I will certainly be doing 
more in the future & urge everyone to give it a go. 
I am so chuffed to have been able to complete my 50th 
parkrun today, I was determined to do it before the 
year was out. Thank you to Steve Tordini for my 50th 
antlers & Julie-Anne Saget for my balloon & pressie! 
What can I say about today’s run? Boggy! But such 
great fun. Just staying upright was a challenge, 
but I was pleased to be able to tell Steve Chapman I 
didn’t fall. I was tail walking on his original 50th 
when he took his tumble. Bless him for his constant 
enthusiasm & positive attitude. Sums up the parkrun 
spirit and why we love it so much. Thank you to 
everyone who congratulated me today, especially the 
ever smiling marshals. 
Here’s to the next 50!

This week 208 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 25 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:

Warren KILLEN • Pete WILLIAMS • Ray SUMMERFIELD • Jackie TORDINI • Mark SHAW • Paul Keith PARKER • Emily BREWER • Joe DALY • Claire DRAINEY • Sandie READER • Lynette HAWES • Oliver DERHAM • Chris FUOCO • Lynda GARCIA • Di HOLLIDGE • Sally WALTERS • Kate BROWN • Rebecca TRIPP • Dawn WALKER • Steve CHAPMAN • Adam ROOKE • Harli-Mai ROOKE

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 10,247 participants have completed 72,915 parkruns covering a total distance of 364,575 km, including 13,068 new Personal Be

 

Killerton parkrun Event number 345 23rd December 2017

A simply brilliant run report from Sue here.

I want to acknowledge Simon and Lisa Minting for their epic work getting the Exmouth parkrun setup and running. It was (as someone called it) a mahoosive success with over 700 runners. I was with them to witness this achievement. A very fast course and the polar opposite to ours. Worth a try if you want to keep your feet dry!

Well done Simon & Lisa

Joe, ED

Killerton parkrun report - 23.12.17 - by Sue Smye

 

Please sing this to the tune of Jingle Bells

 

Jingle bells, Jingle bells,

Jingle all the way

Oh what fun it was to run

At Killerton today.

 

Di gave us the nod

And cross the fields we set

Through the mud to plod

Down in the woods and wet,

Famous folk were seen

To slip and slide and jump

But no wise men had been so keen

Just Rod Stewart and Donald Trump.

 

Jingle bells .....

 

The many dressed up elves

Stayed upright in the mud

The Santas - at least twelve -

And one big Christmas pud,

Hats with antler ends

And lots of flashing lights

Rudolph and his reindeer friends

Were such a merry sight.

 

Jingle bells ....

 

Some milestone runs today

From Gary, Andy, Steve

Red t-shirt on the way

Congrats and well achieved.

One hundred done by Freddie

That's some accomplishment

For Lewis the first of many,

A 13th birthday present.

 

Jingle bells ....

 

The hi-viz volunteers

Were out in force today

Full of Christmas cheer

And laughing all the way - hey, hey, hey

Steve Chapman last of all

His 50th run complete

He didn't want to fall and so

He finished on his feet !

 

Oh - Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way

Oh what fun it was to run

At Killerton today.

Happy Christmas runners !

This week 294 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Vikki THOMPSON • Maggie HUNT • Rachel HUDSON • Sandra DEWSON • Annie FOOT • Warren KILLEN • Naomi THORNE • Mark SHAW • Julie FINCH • Mary ROWE • Pat CLATWORTHY • Julie-Anne SAGET • Claire DRAINEY • John FOWLER • Derek BOUSTRED • Graham LAND • Oliver DERHAM • Caroline ROWE • Di HOLLIDGE • Steve CHAPMAN • Tommy MUNCIE

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 10,222 participants have completed 72,707 parkruns covering a total distance of 363,535 km, including 13,061 new Personal Bests.

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