I have a few notices this week: Not moans, notices.
The car park situation on exceptional days does not work as it is. From now on we will have a marshal at the gate counting cars in. Car number 271 will be turned away. There are no other provisions; the overflow is not in use at the moment and parking up the driveway is also not an option. The best bet is to car share, get the bus, run or cycle.
We are going to be starting on time from now on. We have given an extra few minutes recently due to parking issues, but now we have clarity we will be starting at 0900hrs. Most of the field are in place by then and it is unfair to them and the volunteers to wait around. You have be at the start by 0850hrs at the latest for the H&S briefing, which is compulsory under our Event Charter.
We have very few few rules, but just because it is free does not mean we should not enforce them:
Dogs on short hand-held leads only. To the lady who was spoken to by me at the start, un-clipped her waist harness and re-clipped it on after the first corner, you are not welcome if you continue to do this. You were asked by many participants to control your dog, which was an unacceptable distraction to others.
Please, please, please wear appropriate shoes. We had 4 people who fell badly a couple of weeks ago. There is a direct correlation between falls and the choice of shoes. You have to, have to, wear studded shoes in these conditions.
The spirit of our wonderful event endures all of these very minor points. Our wonderful core group of volunteers continue to do fantastic job for you. Please remember to thank them effusively.
Joe, Event Director
Over to Deb for the nice bit....
I didn't want to do it this morning.
It rained all day yesterday. I really couldn't be bothered. Still, saw the stars were in the sky so arrived at Killerton through the mist and immediately saw Clare who was here for her first Killerton.
We were fighting the ticket machine but Dawn came over and helped us.
Then we met Mary who told us off for not being there last week. Apparently we're to blame for not making a record attendance!
We started off slip sliding across the mud and I just thought I just have to stay upright!
Martin soon joined me and announced he was literally becoming a grandfather!
We chatted all the way round and as we approached Jelly Baby corner his wife phoned announcing Elijah had arrived! We saw a photo and celebrated splashing through the lakes and mud!
More celebrations over coffee- James Woolf was the 1st to complete the course even without a tu-tu.
Simon Bundy got his 100th (Thanks for the cake) and William Ware and Fiona Moore hit 50 parkruns.
Coffee with the Killerton family was lovely and the bread man was peddling his wares.
Thanks to all the volunteers- hello to all the first timers.
All my running friends you make it a festival every week!
All this before 11 o'clock!
This week 307 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:
Gordon SEWARD • Mary HUMPHRIES • Annie FOOT • Roger ROWE • Lawrence John ATHERTON • Jackie TORDINI • Serena STEPHENSON • Julie FINCH • Mary ROWE • Karen BREWER • Gary KINGDON • Mark NEWSON • Claire DRAINEY • Luke HOLWAY • Philippa DAVIES • Graham LAND • James DERHAM • Ali KERRIDGE • Becka GREEN • Dawn WALKER • Steve CHAPMAN • Deborah WINSHIP • Damian WILSON • Kevin PARTRIDGE • Duncan BROWN • Andrew BROWN • Tim LAVERICK
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 12,074 participants have completed 88,972 parkruns covering a total distance of 444,860 km, including 15,274 new Personal Bests. A total of 923 individuals have volunteered 7,163 times.