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.