Killerton #450 4th January 2020.

Killerton parkrun 2019 review.

Here are just a few statistics for our event.

* National Trust/parkrunners: 10,906 which could raise £35,445.50 for the Trust.

*Avg run time: 29.57secs..this has fallen during 2019 and is inline with the global parkrun average.

*981 Killerton parkrun registrations during 2019.

*15, 704 Killerton parkruns completed in 2019

*4008 Killerton participants during 2019

* 1541 Volunteer roles during 2109

* 329 Killerton Volunteers during 2019

* Highest Killerton parkrun: 501

*100,000th parkrun achieved in 2019.

We thank everybody who has contributed in making 2019 a great parkrun year at Killerton. We look forward to reaching our 500th event!!!

# happy parkrunning.

Mark Co ED.

 Run Report.

This run report has been produced by our good friend, Sue Jackson.

I awoke (or should it be ‘woke’ nowadays?!) to realise that I was going to be running my third parkrun in four days. This was after only running 19 times in 52 weeks during 2019. Okay, injury played a part and I tried to make up for it by volunteering as often as possible so that I could still be part of the weekly parkrun family.

Doing ‘the double’ on New Year’s Day, as did many of the Killerton fraternity and beyond, had taken its toll on my knees but I was determined to do our first Saturday run of 2020. It was more a case of walking than running but better than not doing it at all and an opportunity to do my first volunteering role of the year by writing the ‘Run Report’. Hope you are still awake!!

The going was surprisingly good today after all the wet weather we have had recently. The rain gods had a break during the past few days leaving fewer puddles to navigate and less mud to contend with en route. Thanks to Julian for his pre-event course check for us.

It was great to see Ali and Milly at the first marshal post and they were soon overtaking me and my walking companion Glenn as they joined the pack of runners. There were hardly any puddles to run through after the old Jelly Baby corner. Even cow corner wasn’t too difficult to deal with. Missed seeing Nigel the donkey though - I guess he is indoors at the moment, unless anyone knows better?

One advantage of walking quite a bit of the route (if needs must) is that you have some oomph left for the final hill assault near Ellerhayes Bridge. Whizz past the new Jelly Baby post where Mary is on hand to give a well earned sugar rush to the youngsters and you are almost there.

Whatever time you do, everyone at the finish post is there to encourage you over the line. Thanks everyone.

Two of our Killerton runners completed their 100th runs on New Year’s Day when they went on to do Haldon Forest after their 99th runs at Killerton, namely Tim Laverick and Glenn Redler.

Today at Killerton there were two milestones recognised with Pip Vanham doing a 50th run and Jaroslaw Zajac doing a 100th run (and 50th at Killerton). Congratulations to you both.

Our furthest travelled participant would have to be Tony from Melbourne. G’day.

This week 325 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 46 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Mike ATKINS • Melanie GOSTLING • John GOSTLING • Annie FOOT • Clare MELBOURNE • Jay SWEETMAN • Roger ROWE • Ray SUMMERFIELD • Trayton VANCE • Maureen DUDLEY • Ben MURRAY • Mark SHAW • Catherine NEWMAN • Jonathan NEWMAN • Mary ROWE • Andrew EATON-HART • Mark NEWSON • Janice NEWSON • Ali KERRIDGE • Kate BROWN • Heidi MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Julian BUDD • Andrew WHARTON-DARKE • Sue JACKSON • Danni MEYER • David TWIDDLE • Jon IACOMINO • Alex INGHAM • Heather BROWN • Romulus HILL

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 13,931 participants have completed 103,450 parkruns covering a total distance of 517,250 km, including 17,035 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,036 individuals have volunteered 8,615 times.