John Reader and Jane Luscombe reach their 300th parkruns
Today we celebrated International parkrun Day!! What a day for it, the weather did not bode well but nevertheless people came and took park. We even saw 2 300th runners today, our very own John Reader and Jane Luscombe, which is amazing and inspirational. What an achievement and what better day than International parkrun Day!
Thanks to all the marshals that stood out in the cold and wet to ensure our parkrun could take place. The route was rather wet and muddy today with the lane filling up with water again and not forgetting the cows in the end field. Killerton parkrun is still one of the prettiest parkruns and the mud adds another element to it which I kind of enjoy. The different seasons makes the route feel like a new run. Running through the woods, dodging conkers and leaves and running through puddles is very different to the clear paths of the summer.
Next week I am going to embark on my first ever half marathon. Before February I had not run further than 5km. parkrun has been invaluable in my training for the Great West Run. Having a place to go every Saturday and run is such a blessing. As we ran along it was great to remember that parkrun is not only local but happens nationally and even globally. It means our parkrun community expands right across the world.
This week 192 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:
Gordon SEWARD • Andre MOUTON • Annie FOOT • Les TURNER • Lindsay DUDLEY • Maureen DUDLEY • Anne EPHRAUMS • Paul PALMER • Mark NEWSON • Sandie READER • Caleb PALMER • Janice NEWSON • Keira COOMBES • Graham LAND • Hamish FLETCHER-COONEY • Wendy LAND • Paul INESON • Lola DALY • Peter SEIGNE • Glenn REDLER • Steve CHAPMAN • Beverley MCCRAE • Rebecca ORPIN • Jon IACOMINO • Graham KIRBY
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 11,559 participants have completed 84,378 parkruns covering a total distance of 421,890 km, including 14,808 new Personal Bests.