Killerton parkrun is cancelled on 28 March 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Killerton #459 14th March 2020.

In the absence of a formal Run Report for Saturday's event, I would like to take this opportunity in sharing some important matters regarding the staging of our event.

Covid-19

As you will appreciate this issue is a fast moving and policy changes from our Government and of parkrun HQ will be made known when applicable to do so. We urge all members of our running community to ensure they check our Facebook page regularly for the very latest news.

Code of Conduct.

Over the past few events it would appear that our parkrun Code of Conduct has not been adhered to which is very sad and it is neccessary to ask that all those who take part in our event do follow the simple guidance the Code contains especially the following:

* Under age runners ( those under 11): All under 11s MUST and at all times be supported by a parent or another responsible adult and at arm's reach.

* Dogs and runners: All dogs must be on a short hand held lead at all times around our course and it is one dog to one runner. Over the past few events this rule has not been adhered to and indeed one particular runner when challenged by a very experienced ( and respected) volunteer and even the duty RD, refused to comply with this rule  going so far as to say it did not matter! That is not correct it does matter. Should any runner who allows their dog to go off  lead during an event, will be referred to the RD/Co ED and if confirmed their time removed from the results list.

*Mobile phones/Barcodes: Could we remind all parkrunners, that we follow the No barcode. No time (NBNT) policy...without exception. Furthermore, barcodes that are presented for scanning on mobile phones will not be scanned by our volunteers. At the moment this is parkrun policy. Please do not present such barcodes instead provide a printed copy or even better a Flatband with your parkrun ID and ICE details.

* parkrunners' personal kit: Could we ask that items of kit, coats, hoodies, cycle helmets etc are not left hanging under the archway close to the NT Reception door.   Please leave your items in your car or on a bench close to our gazebo. If items are left here they will be removed to the other side of the arch way. We do not have a lock up for personal items and they are always left at your own risk.

Thank you for your help with all the above. Every Saturday this Code of Conduct is displayed along the path heading towards the Start. Do please check it out.

Mark. CoED

This week 209 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Lucy COMMANDER • Annie FOOT • Phil SPENCER • Warren KILLEN • Neil FITZGERALD • Sue SMYE • Laura Elizabeth GREENHILL • Mark SHAW • Mary ROWE • Tracey NASH • Andrew EATON-HART • Frances STEVENS • Julie LETTON • Rosie PICKERING • Hamish FLETCHER-COONEY • Christy BERGFELD • Chris FUOCO • Ali KERRIDGE • Lucy SIZER • Steve CHAPMAN • Andrew WHARTON-DARKE • George FOOT • Stephen NASH • Andrew BROWN • Alex INGHAM • Colin WEBSTER • Heather BROWN • Jan GRANT

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 14,148 participants have completed 105,447 parkruns covering a total distance of 527,235 km, including 17,170 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,056 individuals have volunteered 8,905 times.

 

Killerton # 458 7th March 2020.

Notices.

So, we have now returned to our summer route. Hopes were high that the coures would be less muddy than our winter route but sadly not! Ali, our EDCC volunteer, reported quite a lot of mud and standing water along the route . As a result of this the CT decided to move the start and finish areas. It may be that this will be the situation for the next few weeks until the course has dried out...hopefully. Front Park, where the finish area is, was extremely heavy going. So given these conditions, well done to all those who ran our course.

Dogs.

Could we ask that all dog owners who run the course ensure that should their dog need a "comfort" stop along the way do stop and clear it up! Reports were made to our duty RD by other runners that this was not the case in at least one case! Thank you for your help with this.

Run Report.

Our run report has been compiled this week by Wendy Holt.

KILLERTON PARKRUN CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY.

The call came out a few weeks back that we would be celebrating International Women’s day by trying to fill today’s roster with an all-female volunteer crew………..well on paper we succeeded then a few of the men snuck in, and grateful we were too!

It feels like a further celebration that we have returned to the ‘summer route’ today, for those who have braved the winter route week after week – we celebrate you all, it’s not been easy and that uphill finish is definitely a challenge, but we have survived and in some ways must be stronger for it!

To our Parkrun at Killerton today (number 458). With the weather forecast set to be dry and slightly warmer than the past few weeks, alongside the promise of our summer route ringing in our ears 227 of us gathered up in the Deer Park for the start – oh yes that’s right we start higher than we finish, a real bonus for some of us, never again will we complain about hauling ourselves up that slope BEFORE the start! It was great to see so much purple being sported by so many people – the colour representing International Women’s day and linked to the Suffragist colours signifying justice and dignity (according to Wikipedia). We were joined by a number of visitors today most notably from Basingstoke and Bournemouth – not sure if we are planning to have an alphabet challenge for visitors this year but if we are then all visitors from anywhere beginning with C would be most welcome next week.

Several milestones were announced:

Katherine Gwynne – 50th Parkrun

Robyn Chard-Maple – 50th Parkrun

Mel Gostling – 250th Parkrun

(I think there may also have been a 10th Parkrun that snuck in without us knowing, so well done to Owen Hughes)

From looking at the results we seem to also have logged 15 first timers with us and 30 new PBs – well done one and all.

Thanks as always to all the volunteers without whom our Parkruns could not happen, as always please do consider taking on some volunteer slots to try and spread the load a little.

I think I should just leave you all with one question…….we have prayed for it, we have endured quite a few weeks of mud and a finish line higher than the start…….why does the summer route not miraculously feel easier………and why does it feel like either way round is just as uphill?!

Wendy Holt.

This week 227 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 30 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Katie WILLIAMS • Rachel HUDSON • Lucy COMMANDER • Annie FOOT • Jane LUSCOMBE • Sarah Rachel SULLIVAN • Stephanie HAWKER • Mark SHAW • Julie FINCH • Mary ROWE • Ivy-Mei SULLIVAN • Sandie READER • Amber WADDINGHAM • Abigail FOSTER • Rosie PICKERING • Katy LANCASTER • Graham LAND • Chris FUOCO • Lynda GARCIA • Jo POPE • Ali KERRIDGE • Meriel WADDINGHAM • Kate BROWN • Victoria REDLER • Sue JACKSON • Danni MEYER • Abigail LAVERICK • Marzena STRZALKOWSKA • Jo LAVERICK • Wendy HOLT • Seren WADDINGHAM • Heather BROWN • Nikola STRZALKOWSKA • Jan GRANT

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 14,122 participants have completed 105,238 parkruns covering a total distance of 526,190 km, including 17,152 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,055 individuals have volunteered 8,877 times

 

 

 

Killerton # 457 29th February 2020.

 

Run Report.
Our report has been produced by one of our regular runners/volunteers, Karen Brewer.
Karen did the EDCC role this morning( running the course to check it out), ran the event and then wrote the report! Brilliant work!
Happy leap year run, may be the only one we ever do!! ??
and what a day starting early all wrapped up, prepared for the storm the weather people promised us! off I set to check the course, backwards, as I thought I would save getting soaked till the end, I was warm by the time I had reached the top of the hill! the mud was impressive as I passed by the finish area and onto the field, stripping of my coat and gloves, it really was not too bad out , the middle of the course was fine, then to cow corner, where I paused for a second mmmmm, can I negotiate this and keep my dry feet dry for a few more minutes??? ha ha ha of course not! knees up and just keep going heading towards jelly bean corner,it could be mistaken for a small lake!!, and on to the sodden field , I was now carrying my snood, my headband was off, and my fleece and jacket around my waist!! towards the gazeebo to report back, what I am sure everyone knew, the course was very wet and muddy! the weather changed very quickly, as everyone turned up, the wind got up, and the rain began brrr as we all huddled together contemplating , when we should be brave enough to walk to the start, well a great mud flicking start and water spraying everywhere up the track , but still a great fun, run, and the so called sprint finish is just getting slower each week, it is more a stay upright challenge!! we will all miss this when the sun finally shows its face, well if like me you sometimes struggle to get out of bed, volunteer!! it really helps! happy parkrunning.
Karen Brewer

 

This week 163 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 1 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Milan GOC • Melanie GOSTLING • Annie FOOT • Roger ROWE • Neil FITZGERALD • Kerry PETERS • Mark SHAW • Mary ROWE • Hannah SUMMERS • Karen BREWER • Sandie READER • Julie LETTON • Keith WILLIAMS • Phil GATER • Chris FUOCO • Geoff GIRDLESTONE • Lucy SIZER • Peter SIMMONS • Vera HALE • Matthew LE BRETON • Fiona AYERST • Tom AYERST • Jim STRONG • Jon IACOMINO • Alex INGHAM • Heather BROWN

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 14,107 participants have completed 105,011 parkruns covering a total distance of 525,055 km, including 17,122 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,053 individuals have volunteered 8,843 times.

 

 

Killerton #456 22nd February 2020.

Run Report.

This week's report has been provided by one of our regular volunteers, Sue Jackson.

 Normally I like to arrive at Killerton with plenty of time to warm up and take in the surroundings. This morning wasn’t quite as relaxed as I didn’t respond to my alarm call of 7:05 and went on to remain in bed until 8:05 - yikes! Luckily I had put all my kit ready the night before so it was almost a Wallace and Gromit moment of leaping into my clothes and leaving the house within ten minutes. No time for a cuppa or bowl of granola to fortify me for my run.

It was a rather mizzly start to the event and RD Jon Iacomino had to coax participants out from under the shelter of trees to gather at the start line for the briefing. Unsurprisingly, we were advised that the going would be muddy - we were just fortunate today that the wind and rain wasn’t severe as in the past fortnight. We were set off promptly as the stable clock was chiming nine o’clock.

Front field was extremely muddy and slippery and quite an effort was needed to stay upright. I’m not entirely sure if anyone else in the ‘field’ of runners fell today but one of our regular females had a mishap on the rough track after Cow Corner and Nigel’s field resulting in grazed knees, elbow and a cut to the hand. It just goes to remind us that it is easy to lose your footing when the course is in its current state. It was great to see how many fellow runners showed their concern both during and after the event. Two separate people advised our RD of the injured runner. Hope she will soon be feeling back to normal.

As you run or walk the route you begin to notice the subtle seasonal changes and this morning it was the profusion of wild garlic leaves that weren’t in evidence a fortnight ago. Definitely a harbinger of Spring. It won’t be long before we experience that garlicky aroma that isn’t from the curry you ate the night before!

One big milestone today was Emma Scrace doing her 200th event with 194 of them done at Killerton. Well done Emma and good to see you back here for your 200th. Only 5 PBs today reflected the state of the course. We had one pacer - Duncan Brown doing 27 minutes who was within 2 seconds of the pace! Brilliant pacing Duncan, thank you.

If your times are fairly consistent why don’t you be ‘more like Duncan’ and offer to pace as a volunteering credit? It’s a great way of volunteering and ‘giving back’ whilst still achieving your run.

It was a much smaller number of runners today with just 155 including 16 juniors.

Finally, we had a parkrun tourist at Killerton this morning, Elizabeth Czaban from Wales, doing her 99th tourist event at a 99th Parkrun location! It was Elizabeth’s 139th run in total. Good luck for your 100th at the 100th location, Elizabeth.

Here’s to some drier weather and less muddy Parkruns at Killerton.

Sue Jackson.

This week 155 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Melanie GOSTLING • Lucy COMMANDER • Annie FOOT • Ray SUMMERFIELD • Ben MURRAY • Julie FINCH • Steve FOSTER • James WHILE • Andrew EATON-HART • Frances STEVENS • Sandie READER • John FOWLER • Abigail FOSTER • Rosie PICKERING • Charlie DIBBLE • Christy BERGFELD • Ali KERRIDGE • Geoff GIRDLESTONE • Olivia MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Lucy SIZER • Dawn WALKER • Peter SIMMONS • Teresa BOSENCE • Imogen GROVES • Sue JACKSON • Danni MEYER • Duncan BROWN • Jon IACOMINO • Alex INGHAM • Gary HEATHCOTE

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 14,084 participants have completed 104,848 parkruns covering a total distance of 524,240 km, including 17,121 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,049 individuals have volunteered 8,817 times

 

 

 

International Women’s Day Saturday 7th March 2020 at Killerton parkrun #IWD

On Saturday 7th March, parkrun is celebrating International Women’s Day. We at Killerton will be joining in the celebrations and want to take the opportunity to encourage as many women and girls to take part as possible. Perhaps you could:

Bring along a female friend, family member or a work colleague, especially one who has never been to parkrun before

Come dressed in purple (parkrun’s chosen colour for the day)

Fill a position on the volunteer roster to try and have as many women and girls on the roster as possible – please contact our volunteer coordinator killerton@parkrun.com if you are able to help

Have your photo taken on the day using the special #IWDparkrun selfie frames to celebrate female participation

We look forward to seeing you all to celebrate with us.

Di (Co ED)

 

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