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.
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.
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.