Killerton # 442 16th November 2019

So what a change in weather from last week.The dampness was replaced with sunshine and there was definitley a festive atmosphere with the Killerton Christmas preparations in full flow. The course had dried out substantially through there was plenty of leaf debris through Park Wood and Columbjohn Wood to contend with. Studded trail shoes are certainly needed at this time of year. The Highland Cattle in Deer Park were in evidence this week though our good friends Andrew and Duncan Brown supported by Assistant RD Jon Iacomino helped to move them out of the way of our runners. Many thanks.We had no reports of fallers this week which is great news.

Winter Route.

Hopefully, next Saturday 23rd November we will be able to run our Winter course. We are still awaiting confirmation from our NT hosts about this and as soon as we know their decision we will of course let you know. It is worth noting though a few details about this course.

1. Access to the start in Front Park will be through the five bar gate. Please do not climb over the wire fence to access the start.

2.Use of the driveway for warm up is to be avoided. NT have requested runners stay off the driveway and use the adjacent paths...this is the current position.

3.The Finish Funnel will be placed on a narrow track in Deer Park so you will need to walk back to the Stableblock to be scanned.

4. The route does include some uphill stretches.The final stretch to the finish funnel can get quite soft.

5. It is very likely that you will encounter other park users along this route especially the track towards Ellerhayes Bridge. Remember to GIVE WAY.

6.On course marshals will have more equipment to put out and return to the lock up so running on will not be possible.

There may well be other matters to pass on to you about the use of this route so do please check our FB page during the week.

Happy parkrunning.





Congratulations to the following runners:

Natalie Ballantyne: 100th parkrun and her birthday too!

Finley Woods: 100th parkrun(12years of age!!)

Alex and Simon Sorlie-Pring: 50th parkrun and done dressed as dinosaurs!!

This week 226 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Simon MURRAY • Mary HUMPHRIES • Annie FOOT • Teresa BUTCHERS • Roger SAUNDERS • Roger ROWE • Trayton VANCE • Ben MURRAY • Martin SAXTON • Trudy SAXTON • Mark SHAW • Mary ROWE • Frances STEVENS • Abigaill FOSTER • Katy LANCASTER • Graham LAND • Phil PENNY • Kate BROWN • Heidi MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Duncan HARRIS • Peter SIMMONS • Steve CHAPMAN • Richard STEVINSON • Duncan BROWN • Marzena STRZALKOWSKA • Stephen NASH • Andrew BROWN • Jon IACOMINO • 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 13,717 participants have completed 101,614 parkruns covering a total distance of 508,070 km, including 16,983 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,011 individuals have volunteered 8,372 times