So weather warnings out
the wind blows high
the Winds blow low
Across the mud
And over the fields
Let’s hope James secures his tutu!
So the wind was our friend this morning and allowed 263 runners/walkers/mud munchers & 27 volunteers to join the fun of parkrun.
Always the lovely thing is to be greeted at the car park with the smiley happy face of Dawn practicing her counting.
Followed by the lovely greetings of the parkrun volunteers at the arch.
With the normal climb up the warm up hill, sorry the flat bit that goes upwards.
Lovely time to catch up with friends -
But the best thing is getting to the top and seeing the wonderful mass of happy smiley people and today we wasn’t let down added to the fun lots of balloons and celebrations marking milestones of runs & volunteering.
With the all important safety briefings with the new PA system - which will hopefully improve us hearing the information but please help the RD and respect the job that has to be done with a bit of quiet.
So off we go - trail shoes to battle the challenge under foot - so top field not to slippery but not to be fooled the mud was glorious and squelchy.
But signs of spring coming was clear with primroses, violets and the smell of garlic.
Cow corner and there was James - disappointed no tutu!
Back across the last field how lucky we are to have such beauty to run or walk.
Welcome to all visitors and first timers.
Well done to those that reached milestones the cakes we’re beautiful!
Congratulations to those that got a new PB and also congratulations to those who reached other goals such as getting round, increasing running times, helping someone else achieve a goal.
It’s also been brought to my attention that our Event Director Mark Shaw also reached a milestone of 100 volunteering - and well done for showing real spirit of parkrun and supporting another run to reach a goal.
Other milestones include:
Ellie Crawford - 50th run
Jayne Fahy - 100th run
David Skinner - 100th run
Steve Chapman - 100th run
Shaun Fry - 200th run
Thank you to everyone who volunteers.
Remember to give to parkrun as well - how many volunteering sessions have you done?
This week 263 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 35 were first timers and 33 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:
Annie FOOT • Roger ROWE • Mark SHAW • Julie FINCH • Gary KINGDON • Mark NEWSON • Katy LANCASTER • Kevin HAGLEY • Graham LAND • Sim TAYLOR • James WOOLF • Chris FUOCO • Lynda GARCIA • Phil PENNY • Jason HOCKRIDGE • Becka GREEN • Lucy SIZER • Dawn WALKER • Andy LUSH • Dawn LUSH • Libby HOCKRIDGE • Phil REES • Andrew BROWN • Tim LAVERICK • Karla GREGORY • Jose Felix MANCHON MAS
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 12,317 participants have completed 91,209 parkruns covering a total distance of 456,045 km, including 15,525 new Personal Bests. A total of 929 individuals have volunteered 7,389 times.