Killerton # 445 7th December 2019

Thank you to all those who took part in Saturday's event...especially the 30 volunteers who made it all happen! Brilliant work! Kate and Jon, Co RDs for the event ,were very pleased with how the run went which is great. Some observations were made to them particularly about the slippery conditions heading towards the Finish Funnel. The Core Team will take these into consideration and tweaks can be made. As always,thank you for your comments.

Prestigous Award.

You may have heard that the parkrun founder, Paul Sinton-Hewitt CBE, received yet another award! The award presented by the Royal Society for the Arts, was the ALBERT MEDAL. Paul, received this for creating parkrun and building a global participation movement. Well done Paul from all at Killerton parkrun. Much deserved!

Warming up.

You will recall that the NT have asked us to ensure that runners DO NOT warm up on the driveway but stay to the footpaths along the drive or even on FRONT PARK close to the start area. Could we once again ask you to adhere to this request? It is for runners safety. Thank you.

National Trust Update.

Next Saturday 14th December, Mr Paul Hawkins, a National Trust officer will be speaking to us briefly about the work of the Trust and especially at Killerton. This is going to be a regular feature and we thank him for providing us with this news.

Happy parkrunning!

Mark. Co ED

Run Report.

Our run report has been compiled by one of our brilliant Under 18 Volunteers, Alex Ingham. Thank you Alex for taking the time to produce the report!

199 people joined us this morning for Killerton’s 445th event, the weather was quite well behaved and the course was not too muddy in comparison to past weeks. However, still a little slippery underfoot. We had 12 first timers this morning, 10 of which had completed their first ever event at Killerton parkrun. Both Madeleine Brandon and Marietta D’erlanger had completed their first ever parkrun event, so a very big well done to you both. We hope to see you again within the parkrun community! Our first timers had traveled from various location across the country such as, Cornwall, Totnes and London.

1 runner gained an age-related score of over 80% - Lin Lascelles at 80.12% and for the men, Martin Lascelles received the highest age-related grade at 74.24%.

Out of all of our 199 participants this morning, we had runners from 24 different running clubs such as South West Road Runners, Exmouth Harriers, St Austell Running Club and Okehampton Running Club, just to make a few!

We also had 5 PBs this morning, considering the rather slippery course conditions. Well done to you all!

Milestone celebrations.

A very big well done to everyone who achieved a milestone today. Both Joanne Page and Paul Hawkins achieved their 50th Parkrun. Also well done to Rosie Nancekivell for achieving her 10th Parkrun milestone

Killerton Volunteers.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Annie FOOT • Sue SMYE • Ben MURRAY • James EPHRAUMS • Mary ROWE • James WHILE • John FOWLER • Shaun FRY • Luke HOLWAY • Graham LAND • Chris FUOCO • Jane FLAXINGTON • Di HOLLIDGE • Ali KERRIDGE • Kate BROWN • Lucy SIZER • Jon TIBBETTS • Steve CHAPMAN • Duncan BROWN • Andrew BROWN • Jon IACOMINO • Michelle MAHDON • Isabelle MAHDON • Aveline MAHDON • Andrew PIDSLEY • Jose Felix MANCHON MAS • Alex INGHAM • Heather BROWN • Ruby-May STONE • Romulus HILL

If you are interested in volunteering do register through our website and then contact our duty VC who can let you know what roles are available. Have a look at our roster on the website and select your own event date. Volunteering certainly will give you a different perspective!

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 13,766 participants have completed 102,214 parkruns covering a total distance of 511,070 km, including 16,995 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,021 individuals have volunteered 8,467 times.