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!
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.
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!
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