So Saturday was the second running of our Winter route and the underfoot conditions were much better than last week. However, there were one or two tweaks made! The first at the start where the line was brought forward a little; the second at the Finish Funnel which was moved slightly further along the track and the third at Ellerhayes Bridge corner.Here the corner was moved up the track to allow runners better underfoot conditions. There is a small step up from the track on to the field but having been at this corner as Marshal, I don't think it caused too many problems.
For those more vigilant runners, you may have noticed some parkrun tape tied to a few branches along the farm track and into Columbjohn Wood, just before the first hill. This was suggested as a way to improve the navigation of the route for those taking part. We hope this was the case.
Once again there were many positive comments from runners both visitors and regulars. Indeed, one of our more experienced Killerton parkrunners, Lucy Commander, was heard to say as she passed me at M1,
"I really love this course!!"
Thank you Lucy for your affirmation. We hope it grows on other runners. From the times recorded it would appear that runners are getting faster! So well done to all those who took part both volunteers and runners.
Run progress report.
As this month runners have made use of two routes, it would seem inappropriate to post information about progress as our Winter route may well have changed individual times. The next progress report will therefore be at the end of next month when runners have used the route for a full month.
Mark. Co ED.
This week 219 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:
Mary HUMPHRIES • Annie FOOT • Trayton VANCE • Ben MURRAY • Jackie TORDINI • Mark SHAW • Julie FINCH • Andrew EATON-HART • Karen BREWER • Mark NEWSON • Sandie READER • Emma MURRAY • Rosie PICKERING • Luke HOLWAY • Graham LAND • Phil GATER • Di HOLLIDGE • Jenna SMITH • Heidi MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Lucy SIZER • Steve CHAPMAN • Vera HALE • Stuart FISHER • Marzena STRZALKOWSKA • Valentine VERRIJKEN • George FOOT • Tim LAVERICK • Jo LAVERICK • Jon IACOMINO • Ruby-May STONE • Romulus HILL • Nikola STRZALKOWSKA
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 13,754 participants have completed 102,015 parkruns covering a total distance of 510,075 km, including 16,990 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,017 individuals have volunteered 8,437 times.