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.
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.