Killerton # 440. 26th October 2019


Well done indeed to the 167 parkrunners and the 28 Volunteers who turned up at Killerton this morning. It was certainly a wet, windy and muddy run! Today, I was acting as car park marshal and it was interesting to see how many runners turned up after the 8.50am briefing time. I understand there was a broken down boat causing some delay to runners arriving. However, attendance at the briefing is an important element of the parkrun event as news of the course is always provided by the duty RD to all assembled. So we would urge all parkrunners to get to the start by 8.50am to attend this briefing and to ensure they have heard all the up todate information about the course.
Trial of Winter Route.
As previously posted, the trial of our new Winter route is taking place on SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER at the usual 9am start. If you would like to be involved in this trial please arrive early so those running can be briefed about the route and directed to the start area.
Following this trial, it is hoped that the new route will come into operation on Saturday 9th November.
This new route will require some changes to the marshal positions out on the course and it may not be possible for those volunteering for these positions to run the course as well. Do speak with the VC if you want to marshal out on the course.
Club Milestones.
Congratulations to Karen Brewer who today joined the 25 Volunteer Club. Karen not only provided today's run report but also paced!! Well done Karen!
Run Report.
Once again your run report is provided by Karen Brewer.
  Well,that blew the cob webs away!! well done for everyone that braved the weather this morning, to be honest I would have stayed in bed had it not been for the fact that I was pacing(still practicing!) and run reporting, so another great reason for volunteering!(there are many more) a very wet and slippery course today with many more leaves, so a special well done if you got yourselves a pb in those conditions, and congratulations everyone else who just made it round, and a special thanks to marshals standing around in cold and wet conditions, very much appreciated!! I am actually quite excited about the new course coming for the winter months, in a couple of weeks time. Do not worry there will still be plenty of mud!, just a little safer, If you want to see the new route come for a practice on November the 3rd, same start time 9am and timed, just not recorded, tell your friends! the more the merrier . do not forget (I know I have said it all before! but) try volunteering even just once!photographer is often needed! and donate any old trainers especially off road, or help yourself to a pair (under the gazebo) and see you all next week,


This week 167 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Hilary COLLINS • Annie FOOT • Warren KILLEN • Neil FITZGERALD • Trayton VANCE • Mark SHAW • Catherine NEWMAN • Jonathan NEWMAN • Julie FINCH • Andrew FINCH • Andrew EATON-HART • Lucy DALY • Karen BREWER • Wendy LAND • Chris FUOCO • Jaroslaw ZAJAC • Phil PENNY • Ali KERRIDGE • Steve CHAPMAN • Sue JACKSON • Caroline TAIT • Damian WILSON • Marzena STRZALKOWSKA • George FOOT • Annabel PARKER • Graham KIRBY • Gina HUNTER-MARSDEN • Finley HUNTER-MARSDEN

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 13,682 participants have completed 101,180 parkruns covering a total distance of 505,900 km, including 16,950 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,010 individuals have volunteered 8,312 times