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.
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!!
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.
Well done to the following parkrunners for joining the 50 Club.
and.....9 year old Lily Crawford!!
25 Volunteer Club.
Terry Mc Williams.
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
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.