Killerton parkrun Event number 374 14th July 2018

Pacers' Day!!!!

What an amazing response. What a great bunch of people.

.....'Sort some bibs out and they will wear them'........

8 paces today! 8!

And to top it all Killerton parkrun's very own prodigal son, Steve Foster, returned from Africa for a bimble around with his old friend who has missed him so very much.

This week's run report is a magnificent tribute by Karla Gregory:

To the tune of '3 lions'
Killerton's our Park Run home & we're all running
Saturdays here and we never get bad results
Killerton's our Park Run home & we're all trying
Saturday 9am is here
Killerton's our Park Run home & we love those Volunteering 
The hill is conquered
Killerton's our Park Run home & watch out cafe we're coming!
The briefing's done
(& what a good job was done)
Many know the score, they've done the route before
A PB, they're so sure
Even our Australian visitor is gonna blow the course away today
Dogs and kids can play, but have rules remember
Pace times on the shirts
Run Directors gleaming
Time keepers fingers are pert
parkrunners never stop dreaming
So much Lycra, so many trainers
But all those smiles get you through all those miles
But we've just seen Nigel and the cows as we've passed
The sun is belting and Marshall's cheering
Pace times on the shirts
Run Directors gleaming
Time keepers fingers are pert
parkrunners never stop dreaming
 
That's it parkunners have done it, all in different times
What a day PB breakers
Well done runners who once said they couldn't do a run
That's it runners to the cafe
Next week we're all be back again
Killerton's our  parkrun home & we're all running
Saturdays here and we never get bad results
Killerton's our parkrun home & we're all trying
Saturday 9am is here
That's it the parkunners have done it
Killerton's our parkrun home & we love those Volunteering 
The hill is conquered
Killerton's our parkrun home & watch out cafe we're coming!
The time keeping done
Pace times on the shirts
Run Directors gleaming
Time keepers fingers are pert
parkrunners never stop dreaming
Killerton's our Park Run home
Pace times on the shirts
Run Directors gleaming
Time keepers fingers are pert
parkrunners never stop dreaming
Killerton's our parkrun home
Pace times on the shirts
Run Directors gleaming
Time keepers fingers are pert
parkrunners never stop dreaming
Killerton's our parkrun
Well your be pleased that's the end of my desperate measure to keep the England theme - maybe next time I'll pick a different volunteer role!
On a personal note welcome back Callum White and totally fab to hear your achievements your enthusiasm is inspiring it kept me going.
Thank you to all the volunteers that hang around waiting for us last ones to get back and never give us anything but praise, certainly without you parkrun volunteers and co-runners I would not be so far ahead in return post injury.
Thank you Tom for taking time out of your run to speak to me and wish you'd left buggy with me!
Thank you to  Karen Collard who gives up running her own run so often to help me and many others.

This week 303 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 44 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Phoebe KILLEN • Jay SWEETMAN • Les TURNER • Lindsay DUDLEY • Paul PARKER • Mike KEEP • Paul PALMER • Joe DALY • Denise KILLEN • Jemima DALY • Sandie READER • Emma SCRACE • Oliver WILLIS • Lucy BUTT • Graham LAND • Helen BALLANTYNE • Wendy LAND • Natalie BALLANTYNE • Lucy SIZER • Victoria REDLER • Julian BUDD • Jane TROLLOPE • Becci SHRIMPTON • Kevin PARTRIDGE • Anthea FLETCHER • Karla GREGORY • Simon SORLIE-PRING

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 11,039 participants have completed 80,509 parkruns covering a total distance of 402,545 km, including 14,167 new Personal Bests.

 

 

Killerton parkrun Event number 373 7th July 2018

The sun is shining, I’m awake and ready to go !  Its another beautiful day.  Teresa arrives early, having cycled down the lane from her home.  Jump in the car and we’re off.

 

I’m one of the four volunteer co-ordinators and its a relief not to have any responsibility for the rota this weekend. Being responsible for coordinating the rota means getting the rota filled as quickly as possible for the next Parkrun.  There’s always a touch of anxiety ! Will anyone sign up, will we get enough volunteers? We have 25 volunteer positions to fill and then a couple of ‘other’ slots for anyone else who wants to help.  It’s amazing how helpful Parkrun people are...and, having got over my slight anxieties, I’m constantly surprised that as soon as the appeal email is sent out, usually on Sunday morning, the offers start coming in.  Usually by Monday evening I’ve got a sense of how the rota is going.  Last time, by Wednesday, I was beginning to wonder if I might have to write the run report report myself ..I checked kilertonhelpers@parkrun and there was Deb offering to do it! Brilliant, no need to panic, we’re almost there.  Later the same evening I was just about to send another email to fill the remaining slots when I receive a message with two more offers of help.…..hey! They must have been telepathic. By Thursday,  I’m beginning to get complacent...then, a couple of swaps and change in circumstance meant a few changes at the very last moment. But in the end it all worked out and once again the rota was full.  I just love the way the Parkrun community support each other.  But that doesn't mean to say that we dont need more volunteers because we do. We always do ! So if you're not already opted in as a volunteer, please sign up today.

 

So today I’m running, with no other responsibilities !!! Its scorching today ! Beautiful, lovely, but scorching (even in the loo!) and after an initial warm up, with Chris encouraging me to run the hill!, it’s up to the start.  Roger is Run Director today, he talks to the first timers and then to us all...Becci is welcomed back as a volunteer after breaking her leg in three places the last time she volunteered here in the mud. Yarislav is doing his 50th parkrun and its Steph’s 42nd birthday.  Steph is running with her niece Maddie age 5yrs. I have a chat with several people I know and catch up with a few I haven't seen for ages.  Then we’re off...gosh its hot...why cant I run faster, I ask myself ? Then, miraculously, I begin to settle down and start just enjoying the beautiful views, the fact I can still run and the fabulous company.   I come across Lucy (age 7yrs) with beautiful red hair – she’s running with her Dad, Andy (pb 20mins)...keep going Lucy!  she’s amazing and totally inspirational ...its a struggle but my goodness does she ever just keep going.  Finally we get to Jelly baby corner and turn the corner into the last field...keep going Lucy...can I possibly keep up with her ...no chance ! Well done Lucy, she’s got a pb ! I tell her at the end she probably ran faster than her Dad did at age 7 ! she’s smiling now!!  We do all make it, of course we do despite melting in the heat.

Special mention to Wilbur, age 5 yrs, who was thrilled to tell me, several times,  he came in at number 189….fantastic Wilbur (obviously running is in your genes!).  Also to Jonathan who was a first timer, now promising to be a regular participant coming in around a very respectable 30 mins.  Massive congratulations to jelly baby, Mary being named Volunteer of the month and very well deserved.  Well done to David from Cheltenham who made it first home , well done to Karla, recovering from a broken pelvis and well done everyone who ran and volunteered today.  You are all stars !!

 

Another Parkrun done – and dusted (literally)

 

Annie Foot

 

This week 284 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Melanie GOSTLING • Annie FOOT • Teresa BUTCHERS • Roger ROWE • Martin SAXTON • Anne EPHRAUMS • Mary ROWE • Peter WALKER • Darren POWELL • Sandie READER • Lucy BUTT • James WOOLF • Chris FUOCO • Anthony DENNE • Clare GROOMBRIDGE • Kate BROWN • Chrissie RANDALL • Lucy SIZER • Chris RANDALL • Julian BUDD • Becci SHRIMPTON • Danni MEYER • Matthew GROOMBRIDGE • Bruce ODLIN • Andrew BROWN • James RINTOUL

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 11,018 participants have completed 80,206 parkruns covering a total distance of 401,030 km, including 14,121 new Personal Bests.

 

Killerton parkrun Event number 372 30th June 2018

Another hot Parkrun, another PB for Oliver Thorogood and another run report from me. 

As ever Mary greeted us as we arrived. After marshalling last week Women On The Run were out in force to cheer each other and other runners to the finish.
At the start Roger gave us the sad news that one of the volunteers Sharon had died. We gave her a round of applause for all she'd done.
Also a 50 milestone for Matt Sullivan and 100 for Janice Newson.
We had visitors from Australia and as far away as Cranbrook and Honiton!
Quite a few first timers too.
Well done to Oliver for coming first and Charlie Arnold 2nd with a new PB.
Well done to everyone. All 303 today. It's not easy in the heat. Anyone missing mud and puddles?
Thanks to all the volunteers-
please volunteer. It's great fun !
Some posts you can still volunteer and run. The cattle joined us at the finish funnel .
Afterwards I had a piece of gin and lime cake..oh the advantages of being at a National Trust property.
Nothing better than Killerton.
Deb Winship.

Gordon SEWARD • Melanie GOSTLING • Annie FOOT • Sue SMYE • Mark SHAW • Steven LLOYD • Leonard STYLES • Mary ROWE • Peter WALKER • Karen BREWER • Lynsey WILLIS • Oliver WILLIS • Sarah MCCONNELL • Graham LAND • Cyril MORCRETTE • Lucy SIZER • Dawn WALKER • Deborah WINSHIP • Joanna MULLENS • Duncan BROWN • Deborah PHILLIPS • Bruce ODLIN • Andrew BROWN • Wendy HOLT • James RINTOUL • Hiromi INOUE • Karla GREGORY • Mark PHILLIPS

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 10,983 participants have completed 79,922 parkruns covering a total distance of 399,610 km, including 14,088 new Personal Bests.

 

Killerton parkrun Event number 371 23rd June 2018

Cold, wet , muddy seems even more of a distant memory on this hot summer's day at Killerton. The day our running club took over all duties except tail which Chrissy did with aplomb. Mary of course was at Jellybaby corner & Graham paced at 28 mins.The volunteer area was a sea of blue and we had a few "guest women " - Steve, Steve and James and James - I know. 

James Woolf as usual had a tu tu on and Steve Miller-Ratcliffe joined him in one as he and Heidi were pacing at 30.
I went off to first marshal point and appreciated the countryside view on my stroll, opening gates as I went.
Nothing can beat Killerton- we are so fortunate.
With a little help from Steve Tordini I secured the gate and he went off to set up for Dawn who had just run the course.
After she went past I saw the first runners who I normally only see in the distance as I go over the hill.
Then a sea of runners , cheerful, saying hello, smiling..oh it's good to be on first marshal point!
The dust was quite major and I got covered. One latecomers was Daniel Kanaris who was celebrating his 40th birthday.
Chrissie went through which was my sign to shut the gate and run to the finish ( the quick way!)
I got back in time to see   Oliver Thorogood   come in as first runner and then everyone else.( Well done on 17
23 PB)This included a hen party who were drinking before they reached the finish line. Sam Clarke will marry Richard Gatehouse. He said it was his only chance to beat her at Parkrun whilst she was running around chatting with friends. It certainly was the hottest Parkrun. If you find it too hot to run please volunteer. You can stand in the sunshine!
Congratulations to James Durston on his 50th. Roger on his 150! Geoff Girdlestone on his 100 & anyone who got a PB in the heat!
James ran some people in as 20 minute pacer - the tu tu helps.
Di was also in a tu tu as Run Director. Julie our leader is also tu tu maker.
Thanks to all who volunteered today.
If you want to join us we are always at Killerton.
Until next time ...
 

Killerton parkrun Event number 369 9th June 2018

Killerton Run Report

 

Perspective from the rear!!

So, my first attempt at the course since 14th April, (that’s a whole different story!)

so, I knew I would proudly be hogging the rear!

Not that I’m ever that far from last position!

 

Well at least to wake and find the weather dry and knowing the route would not be too muddy was a good start, although there is something pleasurable of going home caked in mud and whatever else.

 

After finally getting a car parking space and purchasing a parking ticket which left a few of us with a race to the start, a little hectic with works being done in the car park.

Top tip if queue at your closest machine take a few more steps to another machine as those ones often empty.

 

With the wonderful greetings as normal on entering, comes the warm up of the hill before the start.

 

But the glory and reward are to see everyone buzzing and ready to get started.

Today was slightly different, there I was anxious of being injured and having to complete with a walking crutch fear not today - I fitted right in with the NHS 70yrs celebration run was I injured or was I just one of those taking the excuse to get into the theme? - of course we know there is one or two of you who really love an excuse to dress up!

Anyway, as I watch somewhere between 350/400 rear ends (and beautiful they are) disappear after the usual safety and motivational speech, I hobble off!

 

What a wonderful way to start the weekend with Killerton looking and sounding so beautiful we are so lucky to be able to use such a beautiful venue, and sometimes when heading for our PB’s we forget to look at what is round us.

Maybe one run challenge yourself and go slower and say today I’m going to notice what is around me.

 

The beauty of the course is always enhanced with the marshals and today was certainly not a let-down!

 

With it warm, slightly overcast and muggy, I went past jelly baby corner and headed to the last field we were provided with great entertainment from John giving us his dulcet tones of some great rock anthem.

 

Great to encounter the last field being dry and no cows!

 

So, for me I still managed to get in just under and hour, greeted by my bestie running buddy the ever-smiling Karen Collard - thank you to Sandy, tail walker and all volunteers for amazing support today.

 

 

Joys of volunteering

 

For those who have & do regularly volunteer thank you. I’m new to parkrun with my first Christmas Day at Taunton and second New Year’s Day Killerton.

When I got Injured that dread happens I can’t run - it’s horrible losing that link but one thing parkrun does is provide you with that feeling of belonging. For past few weeks I’ve volunteered and that has certainly helped me in recovery and getting back. But also understanding how important parkrun is to so many different people, please make volunteering as important as your run. Remember each Saturday those volunteers make a difference to your life so remember to give a little it back and make a difference to someone else’s life by volunteering.

 

 

Great to see those with dogs out enjoying the run and keeping them on hand held leads - but don’t forget clean up after them and keep them hydrated.

 

I do admire those who run with children and the children that run - what lovely family time don’t forget to teach them the importance of volunteering as well.

 

Well done to all the first timers and hope you managed a well-earned coffee & cake at the end.

 

Welcome also to visitors I know there was a few who run at other park runs but visited Killerton today.

 

PB’s if you achieved yours ‘wahooo’ to you.

 

Remember no matter walk, run, volunteer, cheer on -no matter what your goal is parkrun is a reason too.

 

This week 380 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 45 were first timers and 80 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Gordon SEWARD • Sue LEWIS • John Peter READER • Annie FOOT • Roger ROWE • Bev ROWE • Sarah MANFIELD • Paul PALMER • Mary ROWE • Simon BUNDAY • Kirsty DUKE • Sandie READER • Lucy BUTT • Phil GATER • Heidi MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Lucy SIZER • Cara KAYA • Kevin PARTRIDGE • Beverley MCCRAE • Richard HILL • Ian RUSSELL • Deborah PHILLIPS • Carla FULLAM • Rosie FULLAM • Karla GREGORY • Annabel PARKER

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 10,867 participants have completed 78,980 parkruns covering a total distance of 394,900 km, including 13,941 new Personal Bests

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