Killerton # 438 12th October 2019

 Joint National Trust/ parkrun Working Party.

19th October 10.30am-1pm

Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this working party. It is certainly a great way to give back to the estate through which we run. It's not too late to add your name to the list. Just drop us a line via our email at killertonhelpers@parkrun.com.

Word from Tommy is to wear stout shoes and suitable clothing. He will provide gloves and tools. Tommy would like everyone to gather in the main car park near the Toilet block. He will then direct us to the site where he will meet us with all the kit. Do also bring some water, a few snacks and your enthusiasm!

Family spotlight.

As you are aware our parkrun has many families who enjoy running our course and I would like to celebrate their stories in this feature. I have already approached several families about this and in next month I hope to start  publishing  their stories. If you would like your family to be included, do please drop me an email at:

killertonhelpers@parkrun.com

with words and pictures. I look forward to sharing your parkrun stories

Happy parkrunning!

Mark Co ED

Run Report.
.....and so another glorious,wet, muddy day for Killerton, and if we think it was hard going today, think of Eliud kipchoge, breaking the 2 hour marathon!! What a super man!! I am still a little shocked when I see a few people turn up in road shoes! I think how on earth do you make it round our slippy ,wet course on a day like today, without falling over! If you need some more grip, please feel free to rifle through the box in the gazebo, and if anyone has some trainers with a little life left, please donate them to the box (it is good to share!!)
If like me you sometimes struggle to get out of bed on a dreary looking day like today, it is always a good plan to volunteer( there are lots of roles where you can run and volunteer). then you have to come! So not only are you helping your self, you are helping others too.
Well it was a great start. The main start field was not bad going.. the rest just mud and puddles! There was some great running from the juniors today, and some lovely supportive parents which, it is always nice to see!Well done all runners in hard conditions today and to everyone that helped, making it another great morning at Killerton.
Karen Brewer.
Thank you Karen for your words today.
Milestones.
Well done to our good parkrun friend Phil Penny on joining the 100 Club!

This week 227 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Annie FOOT • Warren KILLEN • Trayton VANCE • Julian CABRERA • Mark SHAW • Julie FINCH • Mary ROWE • Steve FOSTER • Andrew EATON-HART • Karen BREWER • Chris FUOCO • Jaroslaw ZAJAC • Phil PENNY • Di HOLLIDGE • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Darragh CASEY • Peter SIMMONS • Steve CHAPMAN • Julian BUDD • Sarah YATES • Danni MEYER • Olwen COATES • Amy JONES • Valentine VERRIJKEN • Andrew BROWN • Tim LAVERICK • Wendy HOLT • James RINTOUL • Jon IACOMINO • Oli CLARKE • Alex INGHAM • Heather BROWN • Ruby-May STONE

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 13,612 participants have completed 100,763 parkruns covering a total distance of 503,815 km, including 16,920 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,006 individuals have volunteered 8,252 times.

 

Killerton New Year’s Day parkrun

Killerton parkrun will be holding an additional event on New Year's Day. This will be at 8:30am, allowing anyone wishing to complete a 'New Year's Day Double' to do so with a local event starting at 10:30. We will be looking for volunteers to fill this roster nearer the time.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Killerton # 347 5th October 2019

 

So on Saturday,  parkrun  reached its 15th anniversary and what a great achievement this is. From its inception back in 2004 this free community event has grown year on year and is now a global event. There have been 53, 870,589 parkruns completed during this period, more events have been born, more parkrunners signing up to run (and volunteer) and average run times have dropped: a clear indication that one of parkrun's aim to improve the health of the planet is taking hold. So well done to everybody who has contributed to the success of parkrun. Let's hope it continues to grow and that it can continue to contribute to a healthier and happier planet!
Milestones.
Congratulations to the following parkrunners.
Caroline Rowe: 200th parkrun.
Paul Brewer: 250th parkrun.
Dogs at parkrun.
Like many parkruns our four legged friends are very welcome to run our course. However, given the intricacies of our course, and the numbers of runners running, there are a few rules we would ask those running with dogs to adhere to.
1. ONE dog ONE runner.
2. Dogs are on a SHORT hand held lead at all times .
3. No waist harnasses or extendable leads.
For more information see our website.
Thank you for you support.
Run Report.
Today's report has been provided by one of our regular parkrunners, Karen Brewer.
15 years of park run!, now that is something to celebrate! it was an idea that has changed so many people's lives in so many different ways, perhaps making us all a little fitter and more sociable?and what better way to celebrate than to run at Killerton, it gets more beautiful at this time of year, so much to see and look out for, this morning especially, , horse chesnuts cows, and twigs! it never bores me running at Killerton so many hundreds of times I have run around the course and beyond, this mornings run seemed very quiet, and peaceful, or was it in fact quiet because I was running slow today so could not hear my normal heavy breathing?Thank you all volunteers!!you are all fab! and all you runners too, p.s dont forget, to car share,run/walk/cycle if at all possible!

 

  Karen Brewer.

This week 314 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Katie WILLIAMS • Annie FOOT • Warren KILLEN • Neil FITZGERALD • Sarah Rachel SULLIVAN • Ray SUMMERFIELD • Julian CABRERA • Martin SAXTON • Mark SHAW • Paul PALMER • Mary ROWE • Ivy-Mei SULLIVAN • Karen BREWER • Frances STEVENS • Sandie READER • Graham LAND • Wendy LAND • James WOOLF • Jonathan RICH • Phil PENNY • Ali KERRIDGE • Kate BROWN • Peter SIMMONS • Karen POWLESLAND • Steve CHAPMAN • Ian POWLESLAND • Julian BUDD • Sue JACKSON • Ezra SULLIVAN • Wilbur SULLIVAN • Luanne WILSON • Bruce ODLIN • George FOOT • Heather BROWN • Ruby-May STONE

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 13,588 participants have completed 100,536 parkruns covering a total distance of 502,680 km, including 16,908 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,004 individuals have volunteered 8,219 times

 

Killerton # 436 28th September 2019

 

Women on the Run.
A huge thank to Di Hollidge and all the ladies from Women on the Run who took over our event yesterday providing all the volunteers/marshals. They all did a great job! Many of the ladies commented on the organisation that was required to put on our event each week. They never realised what needed to be done to ensure the event is staged safely and efficiently!
Today's run report has been compiled by Deb Winship, a regular parkrunner and volunteer at Killerton, and member of Women on the Run. Thanks Debs for your words.
Killerton Milestone.
At yesterdays event our parkrun achieved a significant milestone....the completion of 100,000 parkruns! This accolade went to  First Timer and parkrun tourist Neil Fenwick from Woodley parkrun, East Reading. Thank you to him for running with us. Roll on 200,000!!
Guide Volunteers.
From its earliest beginnings, parkrun HQ have been keen to encourage local events to look where ever possible to improve the inclusivity of their run. Many parkruns have provided GUIDES for runners who wish to get involved but may have some physical, mental or medical condition. Up to now this support has taken the form of guides running with Visually Impaired runners. parkrun HQ is looking to expand this form of guiding role and the subject is hot on its agenda both in the UK and internationally. Contact with HQ officials has been made regarding this support here at Killerton and we have been encouraged to provide this where possible.
Yesterday you may have seen a parkrunner wearing the purple Guide vest. This runner was supporting another parkrunner around the course who has a medical condition. The Core Group would like to encourage other parkrunners to undertake this role . So if you know of a somebody who would like to run at Killerton but would need the support of a Guide, do get in touch with our VC or on the day with our duty RD. It may be that you yourself run as a Guide or one of our team offers to do this. Those who Guide others will get a run and volunteering credit.. and the gratitude of those they guide!
Volunteer Taster Events.
To encourage parkrunners to volunteer at our event, the Core Group have agreed to instigate a Volunteer Taster Event. This will be at the first parkrun of each month. The idea behind this is to allow potential volunteers to sample the delights of volunteering accompanied by other volunteers!   Some parkrunners have told us that they are a little unsure about what is expected of them and this has held them back from volunteering. We hope that this initiative will allow parkrunners who want to volunteer can do so by shadowing other more experienced volunteers. If you are interested in this initiative contact our VC and discuss what roles you would like to shadow.
killertonhelpers@parkrun.com
Personal Milestones.
Well done to the following parkrunners for joining the 50 Club.
Denise Pilcher
Hayley Johns
Irene Samson
Jonno Johnson
and.....9 year old Lily Crawford!!
25 Volunteer Club.
Terry Mc Williams.
Run Report.
Another day, another Killerton Parkrun?

As usual there is nothing "normal" about it. Is it sunny? Is it raining. The answer is yes.
I arrived with Ros and was greeted with the traditional site of Dawn in her car park marshals role.
Then to the volunteer area where we geared up for Parkrun.
Please volunteer. It's such good fun and it would be lovely for the volunteer coordinators not to have to send desperate messages every week.
So off everyone went to their posts.
I met Kevin Partridge who had a groom running shirt on and was getting married this very day at the chapel in Killerton.
Lots of his Heavitree running group were there including Emma and Richard and Chrissie.
His future wife wasn't...
I did the new people brief and welcomed people from such places as Portsmouth, Reading and Toronto!
Lots of first ever Parkrunners today.
They didn't make it to the briefing but it's lovely to see new people.
Parkrun is 15 years old next week.
Di our Run Director did a brilliant briefing to the assembled crowd.
She told us Lily Crawford who is 9 was doing her 50th Parkrun.
Off we went through the mud and the cows. I have a hug to all the marshals. Not something I do every week!
Sarah and Claire witnessed a cow giving birth so there were more cows than when we started.
Well done to Ethan Sterry on your PB coming in second and everyone else who got one.
A special mention to Neil Fenwick from Reading Woodley who came in 67th. Nothing special about that. I managed that at a Parkrun once..but there were only 90 runners!
No the accolade is that he is the 100,000 Killerton Parkrunner!
At the other end I was greeted by Tina
Who was giving out refreshments.
We stood and had a chat with many of you which was wonderful. It had been raining but now it was sunny.
Thanks to all the Women On The Run and others who helped , including of course Mary at Jelly Baby Corner.
If your running club wants to do a takeover please message Killerton Parkrun.
If you want to join Women On The Run we have a website and Facebook pages.
Thanks to the pacers and people behind the scenes.
Without Killerton I would not be in Women On The Run because I got recruited there!
I hope you all enjoyed it.
Lovely to see you all
Deb Winship.
This week 289 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Sarah SAUNDERS • Annie FOOT • Jackie TORDINI • Mark SHAW • Mary ROWE • Julie-Anne SAGET • Elizabeth LLOYD-POWELL • Tracey CASSIDY • Sandie READER • Shaun FRY • Sarah STANBURY • Luke HOLWAY • Graham LAND • Lucy ROBERTS • Andrew HOSKING • Di HOLLIDGE • Judy WARWICK • Heidi MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Mandy LUCAS • Dawn WALKER • Teresa BOSENCE • Deborah WINSHIP • Caroline TAIT • Ros VINCENT • Susan SUTHERLAND • Clare Louise CLARKE • Lesley RAWLINGS • Ruth LLOYD • Ingrid REES • Rebecca GRANT • 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 13,562 participants have completed 100,222 parkruns covering a total distance of 501,110 km, including 16,873 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,001 individuals have volunteered 8,183 times.

 

 

Killerton # 435 21st September 2019.

Killerton parkrun milestone.

To those parkrunners keen on statistics, it will not have gone unnoticed that we are fast approaching the completion of our 100,000 th parkrun since our launch back in 2011. There have been 99,933 parkruns completed so we will be looking to see who finishes in 67th place next Saturday. I feel a photo might be neeeded!

Joint National Trust Ranger/ parkrun working party.

I will be looking for names of those who might be able to help with this working party. It is designed to give back a little to the estate we love to run through and to the Rangers who support our event every Saturday. Do please help if you can. Date for your diaries:

Saturday 19th October.

Event takeover.

Next Saturday 28th September our parkrun will be taken over by Women on the Run. We thank all the ladies who have offered to help with this take over. They will be coordinated by our own Co ED , Di Hollidge. There might be a few surprises afoot!

First Timers and Tourist map/banner.

Whilst doing a spot of parkrun tourism this Saturday, I attended a FTB meeting at which was displayed a hand drawn map/banner of the course. It showed various highlights of the course as well as marshal points and obstacles to watch out for. I was thinking this might be something we could do at Killerton. So are there any budding artists within our community who might want to help with this project? If so please get in touch with me via our email...killertonhelpers@parkrun.com or see me next Saturday.

Club Milestones.

Well done to the following parkrunners.

10 Club: Leak Wooldrige and Orson Walker.

50 Club: Ben Crawford, Ed Campbell and Langdon Williams.

100 Club: Anthony Denne and Peter Monaghan.

Run Report.

Today's report was compiled by one of our regular parkrunners and volunteers, Karen Brewer.

 

What a fabulous warm sunny morning for a Killerton Parkrun so ok I was not the best pacer last week! so run marshal was my role this week, running with the runners and back through which gave me a chance to see many more people than usual!, It was lovely to see so many great runners small, tall,old and young, A shout out to Claire Anderson this week visiting her family in the uk from Bunyaville north Brisbane Parkrun a beautiful trail Parkrun not too dissimilar from Killerton minus the snakes, wallaby's and a little water to leap over! oh and a little earlier start time of 7am! erm I think I like the 9 am start personally zzzzzz ...well done to all park runners and volunteers see you all next week, maybe a bit sloppier ?? who doesn't love a puddle?

 

This week 374 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 53 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Ian PANG • Annie FOOT • Neil FITZGERALD • Tristan BENTALL • Serena STEPHENSON • Andrew HAWKINS • Mary ROWE • Andrew EATON-HART • Karen BREWER • Sandie READER • Shaun FRY • Graham LAND • Jonathan RICH • Phil GATER • Chris FUOCO • Ali KERRIDGE • Kate BROWN • Gary EVANS • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Steve CHAPMAN • Julian BUDD • Danni MEYER • Valentine VERRIJKEN • Gregory HUGHES • Catherine HUGHES • Tom AYERST • George FOOT • Jon IACOMINO • Doug TOSH • Debbie JONES • 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 13,539 participants have completed 99,933 parkruns covering a total distance of 499,665 km, including 16,837 new Personal Bests. A total of 994 individuals have volunteered 8,151 times

 

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