Killerton #455 8th February 2020.

Run Report.

Our run report this week has been produced by one of our regular volunteers Alex Ingham. Thank you Alex.

239 parkrunners came together at Killerton parkrun this morning, for our 455th event. Our numbers were average for this time of year, and it was great to see a large number of first times. The course was not quite as muddy as normal, which was a relief! However you cannot hide from the mud at Killerton. 32 first timers ventured out onto the course this morning, I would like to thank you all very much for supporting our parkrun and the National Trust, it means a lot to us here at Killerton. 13 of our first timers were completing their first ever parkrun event. We hope to see you return to Killerton parkrun again in the future. Our first timers had travelled from different locations across the UK. We had runners from Bristol and Manchester. The parkrunner that travelled the furthest this morning was from Glasgow. It is great to see lots people from different places trying our very unique parkrun. Well done to you all!

We did see quite a few runners from different running groups this morning, these are just a few of the running groups that our runners are part of, Women on the Run, South West Road Runners, Vegan Runners, Tiverton Harriers and and Heavitree Running Group.

The parkrunner who achieved the highest age-related score this morning was Lucy Hilton with 78.84%, she was also completing her first ever parkrun. Well done to you! The male with the highest age-related grade this morning was David Wilkinson with 75.77%. David WILKINSON has achieved the highest age-related score for his age category many times now, so a very special well done to you!

We had 12 new PBs this morning, a very big well done to all of you. Especially as achieving a PB is difficult with the current course conditions!

Congratulations to Toby Rix for completing your 50th Parkrun. I did notice quite a few parkrunners were only a few weeks off a milestone, it is a fantastic achievement. Keep up the hard work!

There has never been a better time to volunteer and help out at you local parkrun event. Here’s how to keep up to date with volunteering opportunities for your local parkrun - Simply open a recent parkrun newsletter, results email or volunteer email, click on 'manage my profile', then 'email options', then select the events you'd like to hear from and click 'save opt-in events list'. You will then receive regular emails from those events letting you know all about their volunteering opportunities

The event was made possible by 31 volunteers:

Lucy COMMANDER • Roger ROWE • Neil FITZGERALD • Lindsay DUDLEY • Ben MURRAY • Mark SHAW • Mary ROWE • Andrew EATON-HART • Sandie READER • Rosie PICKERING • Luke HOLWAY • Harriet THOMPSON • Peter SEIGNE • Jo POPE • Ali KERRIDGE • Geoff GIRDLESTONE • Kate BROWN • Lucy SIZER • Stuart FISHER • Danni MEYER • Vincent HALL • Abigail LAVERICK • Marzena STRZALKOWSKA • Valentine VERRIJKEN • Andrew BROWN • Tim LAVERICK • Jo LAVERICK • Kevin THOMPSON • Alex INGHAM • Heather BROWN • 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 14,061 participants have completed 104,693 parkruns covering a total distance of 523,465 km, including 17,116 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,047 individuals have volunteered 8,787 times.