Well done to all those who ventured out into the rain this morning. It certainly was very wet with lots of mud and standing water. Sadly, today we had three fallers all of whom are regular and experienced Killerton parkrunners and know our course intimately. They fell in the area that our NT hosts are unwilling to offer help due to the ground conditions. Luckily all three were able to continue and complete the course.
These incidents were a reminder of the need to ensure the health and safety of all parkrunners especially in the Winter, which the Core Team are hopeful will be the case over our new Winter route. The Core Team, and more especially Co EDs, are duty bound to ensure runners are safe, though one could argue that ultimate responsibility for individual saftey lies with runners themselves. Taking all this into consideration it has been decided by the Core Team that the alternative Winter route will commence from SATURDAY 16th NOVEMBER. This route is the REVERSE of the trial that some 60 runners ran last week. This route will start in FRONT PARK and end in DEER PARK. A selection of photos with some narrative has been posted on our FB page. Do take a look.
Running this reverse route may not be to everybody's liking, but it does make use of much of the current route with a small detour to avoid the steep trail through Park Wood and the very muddy trail from the current start in DEER PARK where our runners fell today. This route change is only until the Spring when we will revert to the current course.
We would ask all those in our running community to embrace this route change and to give it a try in the knowledge that it has been done with best intentions.
Today's report has been produced by one of regular under 18 volunteers, Alex.
208 People ran on this rather wet and muddy Parkrun at Killerton this morning. We had 18 first timers, and 6 people completing their first ever Parkrun. Well done to everyone completing their first ever Parkrun and first run at Killerton, we hope that the weather has not put you off too much!
1 runner gained an age-related score over 76% - Nicholas Einchcomb at 76.51%, and for the women, Lucy Commander received the highest age-related grading at 70.50%.
Out of all of the 208 people that ran, jogged and walked with us this morning, there were people from 23 different running clubs such as, Heavitree Running Group, Cullompton Crawlers and Exeter Harriers, just to name a few!
Considering the course conditions this morning we did have 14 new PBs. Well done to you all! Especially in those unpleasant conditions.
Well done to everyone who achieved a milestone this morning. John Rostron, Rosie Bamford and Gayle Peacock achieved their 50thParkrun. A very special well done to Matt Sullivan for completing his 100thParkrun.
I hope you all have a fantastic week, and we will see you all again on Saturday!
The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:
Neil LAWSON • Mary HUMPHRIES • Annie FOOT • Jackie TORDINI • Mark SHAW • Mark PETERS • Paul PALMER • Gary KINGDON • Sandie READER • Abigaill FOSTER • Graham LAND • Caroline ROWE • Wendy LAND • Phil PENNY • Kate BROWN • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Duncan HARRIS • Teresa BOSENCE • Steve CHAPMAN • Marzena STRZALKOWSKA • Andrew BROWN • Annabel PARKER • Jon IACOMINO • Graham KIRBY • Oli CLARKE • Alex INGHAM • 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 13,700 participants have completed 101,388 parkruns covering a total distance of 506,940 km, including 16,964 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,011 individuals have volunteered 8,340 times