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

 

Killerton parkrun Event number 368 2nd June 2018

Apologies from me for not posting this sooner. I was off damaging myself again on a school trip to France. And many thanks to Theresa Butchers for this very wise and informative run report; reiterating the importance of finishing procedures.

ED Joe

How does the team get our results out? I expect you know all this, but if not, here goes:

When the Run Director blows the whistle to see us all off, the Timekeeper, standing nearby, starts their stopwatch at the precise moment of departure.

While we all run round, the timekeeper goes down to the finish in time for the first runner home.  From then on, it’s high concentration: one click of the watch at the exact moment each runner goes through the entrance to the finishing funnel.

So by the time the tail runner comes in, the stopwatch knows that, say, the first runner home took 18 mins, the 150th runner took 28 mins, the 250th runner 40 mins, and so on.

What the system doesn’t know yet is who those runners are.

But at the end of the funnel the Finish Tokens volunteer gives each of us a finish token, with its barcode and number – number 0001 for the first runner home, 0150  for the 150th, and so on.

We take our personal ID barcode and finish token to the scanners, who scan first our ID barcode, and then our finish number.

When we’ve all gone home, the Results Processor volunteer loads the times and numbers from the timekeeper’s stopwatch, and the ID barcodes and finish token numbers from the scanners, and a piece of parkrun software marries these, so that we now know

-          how long the 1st, 150th, 250th runner, and all of us, took to pass the finish line

-          who the 1st, 150th, 250th and so forth runners are.

Ingenious, and I guess simple hardware and software.

That’s why it’s so important to stay in line in the funnel and collect your finish token if you’ve passed the timekeeper at the entrance, as otherwise the system will think someone else took the time you took, and the stopwatch will have more runners on than the number of finish tokens given out.

It’s also why it’s important to return your finish token to the scanners, as if tokens are missing, the placings (and therefore the ID of the runners) get out of line.

And if you’ve run your socks off to get round, the team wants you to have spot-on timing and placing as part of your brilliant all-round parkrun experience.

Two things: if you forget your ID barcode but want to know your time, go through the funnel, take your finish token, remember the orange four digit number printed on it,  and have it scanned.  The results will say ‘unknown’ and your personal profile won’t be updated, but you’ll be able to see from the number what time you took, and where you came.

And, if you don’t want to feature on the placings at all (or if you’ve been through and gone back to accompany someone else) veer off just before the beginning of the funnel, where the two hi-vis notices say ‘runners only past this point’.

Enjoy!

This week 327 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 30 were first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Gordon SEWARD • Kerry Nicola RICHARDS • Annie FOOT • Teresa BUTCHERS • Andrew GWYNNE • Mark SHAW • Paul PARKER • Emily BREWER • Matthew MENARY • Paul PALMER • Mary ROWE • Melanie WHITEHEAD • Oliver WILLIS • Lucy BUTT • Chris FUOCO • Heidi MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Dawn WALKER • Damian WILSON • Adam ROOKE • Harli-Mai ROOKE • Olwen COATES • Katherine GWYNNE • Deborah PHILLIPS • Alexander SORLIE-PRING • 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 10,822 participants have completed 78,600 parkruns covering a total distance of 393,000 km, including 13,861 new Personal Bests.

 

Killerton parkrun Event number 363 28th April 2018

Killerton parkrun's 7th Anniversary
Sunshine greeted us this morning at Killerton.  It rained overnight but this didn't dampen the spirits of the many Wallys and Wandas who turned up to celebrate Killerton parkrun's anniversary.
Those dressed in traditional running gear looked puzzled and amused.
Clare Melbourne celebrated her 100th Parkrun and Adam Rooke and Steve Tordini their 50ths.
The latter ran with a balloon which Jackie had made for him .
Thanks to him for coaching me round.
It was a very joyous occasion and as usual James Woolf added a tu tu to his Wally look, which must have seriously disturbed the cows he needed to herd at the finish.
We all got a little muddy but the course was still much better than the weeks of mud we have had.
Wally cakes were provided at the end and it was a real good community spirit.
Please bring your friends, please volunteer. Most of all keep on running and keep up the spirit of Parkrun and Wally!
Deb Winship

This week 374 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 53 were first timers and 62 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Gordon SEWARD • Alison WHITE • Des WHITE • Maggie HUNT • Sandra DEWSON • Annie FOOT • Teresa BUTCHERS • Warren KILLEN • Roger ROWE • Adrian MIDGLEY • Mark SHAW • Paul PALMER • Mary ROWE • Mark NEWSON • Claire DRAINEY • Sandie READER • Lucy BUTT • Luke HOLWAY • Natalie BALLANTYNE • Kate BROWN • Heidi MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Chrissie RANDALL • Deborah WINSHIP • Valentine VERRIJKEN • Sophie BUTT • Lorraine GLOVER • Tim LAVERICK • Jo LAVERICK • Annabel PARKER • Siana GREEN

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 10,691 participants have completed 76,961 parkruns covering a total distance of 384,805 km, including 13,497 new Personal Bests.

 

Killerton parkrun Event number 358 24th March 2018

RUN REPORT FOR KILLERTON PARKRUN 24/03/2018

 

As my day began this Saturday, unlike many others recently, it dawned bright, sunny and mild with not a drop of rain, drizzle or snow in sight. The going underfoot was firm and not slippery and there were bound to be some good PB’s today…………………….then I woke up! Pushing the duvet back gently and checking behind the curtains revealed no snow (that’s a start) and no hammering rain (plus point number 2) but it was a little grey and drizzly, I guess you can’t have everything after all it’s only meteorological Spring!

Arriving at Killerton I was greeted as usual just beyond the Stable Block by the smiling faces and bright hellos of some of today’s volunteers. Making my way up to the Start with the Tail Walker (I had planned to walk / run most of the route today as I have been out with injury for a bit) it seemed remarkably calm and clear and it took a while for arrivals to get going. By 0850 there were the hardy few raring to go, 0855 brought a small flurry of bodies in varying states then 0858 began a minor onslaught of keenness!

16 people listened in to the Killerton new runner’s talk, it is always nice to see new faces amongst the usual suspects, then Di our Run Director for today gave a quick briefing about the state of the course (evidently not at all like my dream) it was set to be ‘Boggy, muddy, wet and slushy’ Oh Joy, here we go embracing it all again then.

We also learnt of a couple of milestones celebrated today Andrew Finch (200 – unofficial but wow) and Shaun Fry (150) well done to you both. Plus a shout out to the pacers Graham, Mark, Tommy and John.

The route was about as expected I think, Di had it pretty much nailed in the briefing, so no major surprises there. 208 people completed today’s course and I hope everyone was at least satisfied with their times given the conditions.

I was pleased just to get around in one piece and to be shown the ropes for the Tail Walker job (or should I say rope as there is just the one to collect on the way past!) Thanks for your company Chrissie and thanks to all the volunteers for today, it wouldn’t be possible without you.

Wendy Holt.

This week 210 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 25 volunteers:

Gordon SEWARD • Sue LEWIS • Maggie HUNT • Mary HUMPHRIES • Lucy COMMANDER • Naomi THORNE • Anthony YORK • Andrea CONROY • Lindsay DUDLEY • Mark SHAW • Paul PALMER • Jonathan NEWMAN • Mary ROWE • Stephen MCCONNELL • Sandie READER • Graham LAND • Wendy LAND • Terry MCDERMOTT • Lynda GARCIA • Di HOLLIDGE • Kate BROWN • Chrissie RANDALL • Dawn WALKER • Tommy MUNCIE • 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 10,508 participants have completed 75,571 parkruns covering a total distance of 377,855 km, including 13,299 new Personal Bests.

 

Killerton parkrun Event number 345 23rd December 2017

A simply brilliant run report from Sue here.

I want to acknowledge Simon and Lisa Minting for their epic work getting the Exmouth parkrun setup and running. It was (as someone called it) a mahoosive success with over 700 runners. I was with them to witness this achievement. A very fast course and the polar opposite to ours. Worth a try if you want to keep your feet dry!

Well done Simon & Lisa

Joe, ED

Killerton parkrun report - 23.12.17 - by Sue Smye

 

Please sing this to the tune of Jingle Bells

 

Jingle bells, Jingle bells,

Jingle all the way

Oh what fun it was to run

At Killerton today.

 

Di gave us the nod

And cross the fields we set

Through the mud to plod

Down in the woods and wet,

Famous folk were seen

To slip and slide and jump

But no wise men had been so keen

Just Rod Stewart and Donald Trump.

 

Jingle bells .....

 

The many dressed up elves

Stayed upright in the mud

The Santas - at least twelve -

And one big Christmas pud,

Hats with antler ends

And lots of flashing lights

Rudolph and his reindeer friends

Were such a merry sight.

 

Jingle bells ....

 

Some milestone runs today

From Gary, Andy, Steve

Red t-shirt on the way

Congrats and well achieved.

One hundred done by Freddie

That's some accomplishment

For Lewis the first of many,

A 13th birthday present.

 

Jingle bells ....

 

The hi-viz volunteers

Were out in force today

Full of Christmas cheer

And laughing all the way - hey, hey, hey

Steve Chapman last of all

His 50th run complete

He didn't want to fall and so

He finished on his feet !

 

Oh - Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way

Oh what fun it was to run

At Killerton today.

Happy Christmas runners !

This week 294 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 19 were first timers and 23 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:

Vikki THOMPSON • Maggie HUNT • Rachel HUDSON • Sandra DEWSON • Annie FOOT • Warren KILLEN • Naomi THORNE • Mark SHAW • Julie FINCH • Mary ROWE • Pat CLATWORTHY • Julie-Anne SAGET • Claire DRAINEY • John FOWLER • Derek BOUSTRED • Graham LAND • Oliver DERHAM • Caroline ROWE • Di HOLLIDGE • Steve CHAPMAN • Tommy MUNCIE

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 10,222 participants have completed 72,707 parkruns covering a total distance of 363,535 km, including 13,061 new Personal Bests.

 
 

Killerton parkrun Event number 335 14th October 2017

Today was a first – the first time we took our puppy, Ruby, to parkrun. She is nearly 5 months old and loves being outside so we decided to take her to our local and favourite, Killerton, to run a bit, walk a bit and be carried a lot. Her older brother, Elvis, is a parkrun veteran and told her all about it so she was very excited. When we arrived, we were greeted by all our wonderful running friends, our incredible running family that grows week by week. When I say ‘we were greeted’, what I actually mean was ‘Ruby was greeted’. She is quite the celebrity and very much enjoyed the attention. Elvis did quite well for cuddles too, and after a while, they talked to us too!! Paul, our RD, reminded us all to thank the volunteers, without whom this inclusive and delightful event couldn’t go ahead. Thanks to our amazing Volunteer Coordinators Recently our volunteer roster has recently been filling up a few weeks in advance which is great news – next week is already full (and a personal thanks to all from me as I’ll be RD next week!!).  We really need people to focus on the following weeks, especially tose already in the 100 club! Elvis, as ever, gets himself very excited when he hears the announcements so Jon took him away so everyone could hear. I guess we all get that excited at the start but, unlike Elvis, we manage to contain ourselves!! The ground was quite dry and the leaves were falling. Autumn has definitely arrived but it was a warm morning and no rain. Ruby enjoyed running through the woods but didn’t like the deep leaves, I think because of the conkers being prickly and hidden and hurting her toes. There were 329 runners today and 11 runners new to parkrun, I hope the atmosphere and inclusivity of the event will mean they keep returning to us. The volunteers were cheery, Nigel the donkey was back (I haven’t seen him for a while but he looks well), the cows were mooing and the gate at marshal point 5, that had been stuck, was open so no need for steeplechase moves!! Our friends on the funnel said there was a 5-man battle for first finisher! Needless to say, we missed that, coming in at around 39 minutes. Of note from the results, there were 52 PB’s, and Holly Britton and Wilber Sullivan reached their 10 parkrun milestones and will hopefully be getting their ‘10’ t-shirts shortly. It was wonderful to see so many milestone t-shirts. Ruby had a wonderful morning and is now snoozing with her brother. As ever, we had a lovely morning and it looks like Killerton are going to have good weather for the Apple and Cider festival weekend. Tomorrow is the Great West Run in Exeter and I know many of our runners and volunteers will be participating tomorrow. I wish you all the greatest of luck and look forward to seeing you at the start and on all the out-and-backs!!!   This week 329 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 53 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part. The event was made possible by 25 volunteers: Gordon SEWARD • Ian PANG • Philip CHIVERS • Michelle Lillian PANG • Jane MURRAY • Sarah Rachel SULLIVAN • Jackie TORDINI • Robert STEPHENSON • Paul PALMER • Jeff CURD • Julie-Anne SAGET • Claire DRAINEY • Sandie READER • Caleb PALMER • Vic N' SKRUFF (AINSWORTH) • Oliver DERHAM • Cyril MORCRETTE • Caroline ROWE • Di HOLLIDGE • Katrina VOS • Lucy SIZER • Dawn WALKER • Andy LUSH • Sharon MCCABE • Danni MEYER Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Killerton parkrun Results Page. Male placings: Patrick DEVINE-WRIGHT (VM45-49) of Axe Valley Runners, was first over the line in 18:03 - 5th time in 28 appearances. James WOOLF (VM50-54) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:05 - was first to finish once before. Jon PARKINSON (VM50-54) of Torbay AAC, was third over the line in 18:10. Female placings: Ellie DOMINEY (SW30-34) of South West Road Runners, was first (12th overall) over the line in 19:56 - 38th time in 84 appearances. Helen ANTHONY (VW35-39) of Teignbridge Trotters, was second (19th overall) over the line in 21:00 - was first to finish once before. Cathy PARKINSON (VW50-54) (Unattached) was third (31st overall) over the line in 22:31. The three highest age grades were recorded by: Charlie HAGUE (JM11-14) – 82.33% for the time 18:35 (6th overall). James WOOLF (VM50-54) – 81.57% for the time 18:05 (second overall). Jon PARKINSON (VM50-54) – 81.19% for the time 18:10 (third overall). 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 9,978 participants have completed 70,010 parkruns covering a total distance of 350,050 km, including 12,847 new Personal Bests.

 

Killerton parkrun #334 Run Report

A great run report from Emily Brewer. Emily is a regular volunteer and one of our RD's. She celebrated her 100th run and 25th volunteer role earning her both the black and purple shirts. As said on Saturday, people in the 100 club should also be close to the 25 club, so pick a role and join in.

Joe, Co-ED

Yesterday at 9am 307 of us stood on the start line at Killerton on International parkrun day – a celebration of 13 years of parkrun. In 2004 13 runners along with a few volunteers took park in the first parkrun in Bushy Park, it has now grown to a vast community of 2.5 million runners and volunteers with parkruns in 15 countries.  Pretty impressive stuff and I for one am very grateful to those pioneers that we can all get up on a Saturday morning, come to our lovely NT estate in Devon and challenge ourselves, volunteer, build a community, keep children active. I could go on all day about the positives of parkrun but if you are reading this I'm sure you will know already.
To celebrate its birthday parkrun encouraged everyone to wear their apricot T shirts, I certainly spotted a few on my way round the course, but what was slightly more notable was a chap hanging from a tree in an orange tutu and tights as I was heading down the home straight. I later found out this was James Woolf and this was his apricot attire, great effort James, look forward to seeing what you come up with for Halloween!
Some notable milestones yesterday; well done to William Daly who completed 100 runs. 47 PBs were achieved this week, well done all and a special mention to fellow RD John Fowler for achieving a PB after 71 Killerton parkruns and Olwen Coates who achieved a PB while Pacing, maybe the pressure of pacing pushed you along a bit Olwen! Yesterday we welcomed 14 newcomers to parkrun, I hope you enjoyed your runs and will be back again. We also welcomed tourists from running clubs in Hedge End Southampton and Tiptree, Essex. The rain nearly managed to stay away but no quite with a bit of a cooling shower, I'm not sure of the exact stats but we still do pretty well for getting away with dry Killerton parkruns.
Yesterday was a notable run for me too, it was my 100th run and also, in writing this run report, my 25th volunteering role. My sincerest apologies to RD Joe for missing the announcement he made, I was hanging back outside the gate attempting to keep my enthusiastic, but very noisy, dog a bit quiet so everyone can hear the briefing. I was there; just adding an extra few metres to my run! It has taken a long time to get to 100 runs but very satisfying nonetheless. My first in Frimley lodge Hampshire April 2013 but with the greatest majority at Killerton, which I would consider my home run. I work in the hospital, so due to my shifts I'm not always able to make it Saturday mornings but when I can it's always a part of our weekend. It's a real family affair for us, whether running or volunteering, me, my husband and our dog will come along as a team, even if I can't keep up with the other two! We have encouraged other friends and family to get involved with their local parkruns, Christmas parkrun back at my parents with all the family is always really good fun. I've managed to do a fair bit of parkrun tourism and run at 20 different events, it often gets weaved into weekends away and holidays. It was even a feature of my hen weeekend (I wasn't feeling my best at that one but somehow managed a half reasonable time) and my husband came along with my brother in law and nephew on the morning of our wedding this June.
I've been running for a fair few years but always very inconsistently, parkrun has given me the constant that I've needed to help me improve. This year has been particularly busy for us what with weddings and honeymoons, but we now that we can now get back on the parkrun wagon, which feels great.
I've always been very conscious that this brilliant free thing that we love only happens week in week out by people giving a bit of their time so I've been more that happy to do the same to make sure its there every week. I've really enjoy volunteering too, being able to cheer someone on when they are nearly there or scan their barcode so they can find out the time later that day is super satisfying. I've done a bit of RDing too, its a great feeling to have set off 300 plus runners and for everyone to get back in safe and having achieved something. So a big thank you to everyone who volunteered yesterday from the RDs, pacers, scanners and marshals that we see out and about to the funnel and timing team and the behind the scenes teams of the results processors, event directors and the volunteer coordinators , who make sure it all happens. Keep volunteering everyone, and if haven't done it before - do it -  it's not scary and the existence of every run is reliant on you brilliant volunteers.
So I treated myself to a new pair of trail shoes yesterday, the sole fell off my old ones  yesterday, probably a bit more hazardous than the mud - time for some proper trail shoes. I cannot recommend trail shoes for our winter course highly enough, I resisted for ages, believing they wouldn't make a difference but I was completely wrong. I have no idea how the extra nobbly bits create so much more grip on the slippery first field, but they really do. Falling over is not fun, at least it can hurt your pride but at worst you can really damage yourself. Please if you don't have any have a good think about getting some trail shoes before winter really hits.
Lastly the Killerton Cider and Apple Festival is on next week (14th October), it starts at 10 am so there will be extra traffic about after parkrun and may be a bit more pressure on parking so just be aware. You could always pop over after parkrun (free for NT members) and get some post race re hydration - apple juice of course!
See you next week
Emily

This week 307 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Gordon SEWARD • Mary HUMPHRIES • Teresa BUTCHERS • Les TURNER • David NASH • Teresa DAVEY • Martin SAXTON • Mark SHAW • Emily BREWER • Paul PALMER • Joe DALY • William DALY • Jemima DALY • Tracey CASSIDY • Sandie READER • Lucy BUTT • Shaun FRY • Oliver DERHAM • Caroline ROWE • Chris FUOCO • Lisanne HIDDERLEY • Lucy SIZER • Andy LUSH • Steve CHAPMAN • Julian BUDD • Adam ROOKE • Olwen COATES • Sandra CHAPMAN • Sophie BUTT

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Killerton parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Simon Kenneth WHITE (VM45-49) (Unattached) was first over the line in 18:02 - third time in 76 appearances.
An unknown runner was second.
James WOOLF (VM50-54) (Unattached) was third over the line in 18:13 - was first to finish once before.

Female placings:
Maggie HUNT (VW55-59) of Fetch Everyone RC, was first (30th overall) over the line in 21:40 - 42nd time in 268 appearances.
Karen EYRE (VW45-49) of Axe Valley Runners, was second (45th overall) over the line in 22:53.
Sue SMYE (VW55-59) (Unattached) was third (64th overall) over the line in 24:13.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Maggie HUNT (VW55-59) – 87.08% for the time 21:40 (30th overall).
James WOOLF (VM50-54) – 80.97% for the time 18:13 (third overall).
Simon Kenneth WHITE (VM45-49) – 79.85% for the time 18:02 (first overall).

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 9,952 participants have completed 69,681 parkruns covering a total distance of 348,405 km, including 12,794 new Personal Bests.

 

Killerton parkrun report #325

A glorious  morning with occasional showers. It was a Women On The Run takeover. Some women were men but don't ever say we're not inclusive. I went off with Sue to the cattle grid and waited for the first runners to come through. The sun shone through the trees in the wood & it was beautiful. Soon we saw the frontrunners who sped past us in a flash. Then came James in his women on the run t shirt, crew label and pacing vest.  ( Bit normal for him) Then everyone else - not yet tired and all smiling and friendly. It was a beautiful sight and you can see everyone in the photos on this site. The Sheldrakes were visiting from Nottingham on their 4th wedding anniversary. They first came  here on their wedding weekend. Sam Jelley celebrated his 50th parkrun today, as did Lucy Sizer and Thomas Trude. Mark Jelley did his 100th. Well done to Tom Higgs on getting a PB and coming first. Well done to everyone else - thank you to the person who went back to tell the injured person that help was on the way. This is the spirit of Parkrun. Also to the grandparents who did it because their grandchildren were doing it. To all the first timers, PB achievers, Lizz and Jackie tailwalking, all the other volunteers - Di doing a brilliant run director job! Amazing everyone! It was great to meet other people from our running club but also families walking and people out just enjoying themselves. Keep on running (or walking!)
Deb Winship.

This week 332 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 47 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 33 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Sarah CRABB • Gordon SEWARD • Jackie TORDINI • Paul PALMER • Mary ROWE • Cheryl GIBSON • Julie-Anne SAGET • Elizabeth LLOYD-POWELL • Darren POWELL • Tracey CASSIDY • Claire DRAINEY • Rachel SHERRING • Sandie READER • Cameron HUTTER • Laura NICHOLLS • James WOOLF • Yvonne GILBERT • Shirley BRADLEY • Di HOLLIDGE • Dawn WALKER • Roxanna SNOOKE • Jennifer BROOKE • Teresa BOSENCE • Deborah WINSHIP • Anna DUNN • Sue GRIGG • Jo EDWARDS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Killerton parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Tom HIGGS (SM20-24) of South London Harriers, was first over the line in 16:19 - first time in 5 appearances.
Howard BAILEY (SM25-29) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:28 - was first to finish once before.
Harry MILLS (SM30-34) of Exeter Harriers, was third over the line in 18:42.

Female placings:
Samantha CLARKE (SW30-34) (Unattached) was first (38th overall) over the line in 22:24 - first time in 4 appearances.
Julie FINCH (VW40-44) (Unattached) was second (47th overall) over the line in 23:01.
Tessa DIBBLE (SW20-24) (Unattached) was third (63rd overall) over the line in 24:35.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Andrew TRIGG (VM55-59) – 79.55% for the time 19:19 (4th overall).
Tom HIGGS (SM20-24) – 79.37% for the time 16:19 (first overall).
Samuel MILLS (JM11-14) – 76.50% for the time 19:26 (5th overall).

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 9,555 participants have completed 66,385 parkruns covering a total distance of 331,925 km, including 12,332 new Personal Bests.

 

Killerton parkrun #322

There hasn't been a report for a month so I feel I need to rectify this. At school I was ok  at writing and awful at running. Thanks to Parkrun I can do both! To bring you up to date we've been running with the cows this last few weeks. It's also been very hot. For the past two weeks we've had pacers- last week we had four and this week two.

It was cloudy and warm and we had quite a lot of first timers. Di worked her magic as run director and The marshals kept us going. Jonathan Rich and Lizz Heatley celebrated their 50th Parkruns & there were quite a lot of first timers.
What I really noted was The pacers though - well Graham at 30 mins in my case. Having never wanted to run I mostly have no clue what I'm doing. Keeping near the 30 min pacer was hard work and I thought I was going to lose him. However Liz had got an injury and said she'd run with me. She kept me going and I kept up 3 seconds behind her and 5 behind Graham with my speedy partner encouraging me through

the field and the brilliant people at the end spuring us to the finish. I knocked 14 seconds off my time and joined about 90 others in getting a PB including my superfast partner. I'm saying all this not to blow my own trumpet but to extol the brilliance of Parkrun. Thanks especially to Graham , Liz & of course James. Well done to everyone - I did my 25th today and I encourage everyone to keep going. The coffee and chat afterwards is brilliant but hats off completely to the volunteers. Please give it a go- so many different roles and so much fun. It's being with you all that keeps me doing it.
The course is beautiful and it's great to see all sorts of people out there along with dogs and children.
What a way to start the weekend!
Deb Winship.
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