Killerton # 439 19th October 2019.

 

Joint parkrun/National Trust Working Party.
Many thanks to all those who supported this activity after yesterday's event. The group under the guidance and supervision of our good friend Tommy Muncie, headed out to Park Wood( the wooded downhill section on our route), to attack the Rhododendron along the trail. Although a lovely plant in gardens, out in the woods it is a real invasive problem and requires constant attention. The members of the working party worked with enthusiasm and gusto and successfully cleared many areas. Tommy, was delighted with the work that was achieved.
It may well be possible to arrange another working party next year. So if you missed out this time do keep an eye open for information about future working parties.
Dof E Volunteers.
We are very happy to announce that we have four Dof E volunteers who are currently attending our parkrun. They will be undertaking numerous duties as part of this programme. We thank our former Co ED, Roger Rowe for coordinating the programme and for our volunteers who support them.
So welcome aboard:
Abi Foster.
Heather Brown.
Anabel Parker.
Ruby-May Stone.
Killerton parkrunner milestones.
Well done to the following parkrunners who have reached special milestones this week.
Joe Tate: 100 club
Alex Looman:50 club.
Run Report.
This week's report has once again been compiled by one of our regular runners, Karen Brewer.
Good gracious, what a shock. a chill in the air! but what a glorious bright morning for killerton mud erm parkrun, lots of debris about the course this morning, is it just me or does it make it far more fun?? sticks, and sweet chestnuts covering the floor to leep over , it is never boring and each week is never the same,no wonder why every one is so smiley at killerton ,I am actually starting to enjoy pacing!, although I still need more practice!! so a big shout out to Naomi Thorne for beating the pacerEmoji, this should be the new goal each week, as long as the pacers do not try and beat the other pacers!! thanks to all that ran, and to all that volunteered, especially you lot behind the scenes, we really appreciate you, and all that you do for us each week!!. o forget drop off any unwanted shoes, especially trail, and or help yourself to a pair, under the gazebo, flats are not recommended for this coarse, unless you like skating ! see you all next week.
Karen Brewer

 

This week 250 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 39 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Tim FELTON • Annie FOOT • Warren KILLEN • Mark SHAW • James EPHRAUMS • Paul PALMER • Julie FINCH • Mary ROWE • Andrew EATON-HART • Karen BREWER • Abigaill FOSTER • Luke HOLWAY • Katy LANCASTER • Sim TAYLOR • Phil PENNY • Di HOLLIDGE • Ali KERRIDGE • Kate BROWN • Dawn WALKER • Victoria REDLER • Vera HALE • Caroline TAIT • Kevin PARTRIDGE • Duncan BROWN • George FOOT • Andrew BROWN • Annabel PARKER • Jon IACOMINO • Heather GREEN • Graham KIRBY • 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 13,651 participants have completed 101,013 parkruns covering a total distance of 505,065 km, including 16,939 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,008 individuals have volunteered 8,284 times

 

Killerton # 438 12th October 2019

 Joint National Trust/ parkrun Working Party.

19th October 10.30am-1pm

Thank you to all those who have volunteered for this working party. It is certainly a great way to give back to the estate through which we run. It's not too late to add your name to the list. Just drop us a line via our email at killertonhelpers@parkrun.com.

Word from Tommy is to wear stout shoes and suitable clothing. He will provide gloves and tools. Tommy would like everyone to gather in the main car park near the Toilet block. He will then direct us to the site where he will meet us with all the kit. Do also bring some water, a few snacks and your enthusiasm!

Family spotlight.

As you are aware our parkrun has many families who enjoy running our course and I would like to celebrate their stories in this feature. I have already approached several families about this and in next month I hope to start  publishing  their stories. If you would like your family to be included, do please drop me an email at:

killertonhelpers@parkrun.com

with words and pictures. I look forward to sharing your parkrun stories

Happy parkrunning!

Mark Co ED

Run Report.
.....and so another glorious,wet, muddy day for Killerton, and if we think it was hard going today, think of Eliud kipchoge, breaking the 2 hour marathon!! What a super man!! I am still a little shocked when I see a few people turn up in road shoes! I think how on earth do you make it round our slippy ,wet course on a day like today, without falling over! If you need some more grip, please feel free to rifle through the box in the gazebo, and if anyone has some trainers with a little life left, please donate them to the box (it is good to share!!)
If like me you sometimes struggle to get out of bed on a dreary looking day like today, it is always a good plan to volunteer( there are lots of roles where you can run and volunteer). then you have to come! So not only are you helping your self, you are helping others too.
Well it was a great start. The main start field was not bad going.. the rest just mud and puddles! There was some great running from the juniors today, and some lovely supportive parents which, it is always nice to see!Well done all runners in hard conditions today and to everyone that helped, making it another great morning at Killerton.
Karen Brewer.
Thank you Karen for your words today.
Milestones.
Well done to our good parkrun friend Phil Penny on joining the 100 Club!

This week 227 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Annie FOOT • Warren KILLEN • Trayton VANCE • Julian CABRERA • Mark SHAW • Julie FINCH • Mary ROWE • Steve FOSTER • Andrew EATON-HART • Karen BREWER • Chris FUOCO • Jaroslaw ZAJAC • Phil PENNY • Di HOLLIDGE • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Darragh CASEY • Peter SIMMONS • Steve CHAPMAN • Julian BUDD • Sarah YATES • Danni MEYER • Olwen COATES • Amy JONES • Valentine VERRIJKEN • Andrew BROWN • Tim LAVERICK • Wendy HOLT • James RINTOUL • Jon IACOMINO • Oli CLARKE • 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 13,612 participants have completed 100,763 parkruns covering a total distance of 503,815 km, including 16,920 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,006 individuals have volunteered 8,252 times.

 

Killerton New Year’s Day parkrun

Killerton parkrun will be holding an additional event on New Year's Day. This will be at 8:30am, allowing anyone wishing to complete a 'New Year's Day Double' to do so with a local event starting at 10:30. We will be looking for volunteers to fill this roster nearer the time.

We look forward to seeing you!

 

Killerton # 347 5th October 2019

 

So on Saturday,  parkrun  reached its 15th anniversary and what a great achievement this is. From its inception back in 2004 this free community event has grown year on year and is now a global event. There have been 53, 870,589 parkruns completed during this period, more events have been born, more parkrunners signing up to run (and volunteer) and average run times have dropped: a clear indication that one of parkrun's aim to improve the health of the planet is taking hold. So well done to everybody who has contributed to the success of parkrun. Let's hope it continues to grow and that it can continue to contribute to a healthier and happier planet!
Milestones.
Congratulations to the following parkrunners.
Caroline Rowe: 200th parkrun.
Paul Brewer: 250th parkrun.
Dogs at parkrun.
Like many parkruns our four legged friends are very welcome to run our course. However, given the intricacies of our course, and the numbers of runners running, there are a few rules we would ask those running with dogs to adhere to.
1. ONE dog ONE runner.
2. Dogs are on a SHORT hand held lead at all times .
3. No waist harnasses or extendable leads.
For more information see our website.
Thank you for you support.
Run Report.
Today's report has been provided by one of our regular parkrunners, Karen Brewer.
15 years of park run!, now that is something to celebrate! it was an idea that has changed so many people's lives in so many different ways, perhaps making us all a little fitter and more sociable?and what better way to celebrate than to run at Killerton, it gets more beautiful at this time of year, so much to see and look out for, this morning especially, , horse chesnuts cows, and twigs! it never bores me running at Killerton so many hundreds of times I have run around the course and beyond, this mornings run seemed very quiet, and peaceful, or was it in fact quiet because I was running slow today so could not hear my normal heavy breathing?Thank you all volunteers!!you are all fab! and all you runners too, p.s dont forget, to car share,run/walk/cycle if at all possible!

 

  Karen Brewer.

This week 314 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 35 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Katie WILLIAMS • Annie FOOT • Warren KILLEN • Neil FITZGERALD • Sarah Rachel SULLIVAN • Ray SUMMERFIELD • Julian CABRERA • Martin SAXTON • Mark SHAW • Paul PALMER • Mary ROWE • Ivy-Mei SULLIVAN • Karen BREWER • Frances STEVENS • Sandie READER • Graham LAND • Wendy LAND • James WOOLF • Jonathan RICH • Phil PENNY • Ali KERRIDGE • Kate BROWN • Peter SIMMONS • Karen POWLESLAND • Steve CHAPMAN • Ian POWLESLAND • Julian BUDD • Sue JACKSON • Ezra SULLIVAN • Wilbur SULLIVAN • Luanne WILSON • Bruce ODLIN • George FOOT • 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 13,588 participants have completed 100,536 parkruns covering a total distance of 502,680 km, including 16,908 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,004 individuals have volunteered 8,219 times

 

Killerton # 436 28th September 2019

 

Women on the Run.
A huge thank to Di Hollidge and all the ladies from Women on the Run who took over our event yesterday providing all the volunteers/marshals. They all did a great job! Many of the ladies commented on the organisation that was required to put on our event each week. They never realised what needed to be done to ensure the event is staged safely and efficiently!
Today's run report has been compiled by Deb Winship, a regular parkrunner and volunteer at Killerton, and member of Women on the Run. Thanks Debs for your words.
Killerton Milestone.
At yesterdays event our parkrun achieved a significant milestone....the completion of 100,000 parkruns! This accolade went to  First Timer and parkrun tourist Neil Fenwick from Woodley parkrun, East Reading. Thank you to him for running with us. Roll on 200,000!!
Guide Volunteers.
From its earliest beginnings, parkrun HQ have been keen to encourage local events to look where ever possible to improve the inclusivity of their run. Many parkruns have provided GUIDES for runners who wish to get involved but may have some physical, mental or medical condition. Up to now this support has taken the form of guides running with Visually Impaired runners. parkrun HQ is looking to expand this form of guiding role and the subject is hot on its agenda both in the UK and internationally. Contact with HQ officials has been made regarding this support here at Killerton and we have been encouraged to provide this where possible.
Yesterday you may have seen a parkrunner wearing the purple Guide vest. This runner was supporting another parkrunner around the course who has a medical condition. The Core Group would like to encourage other parkrunners to undertake this role . So if you know of a somebody who would like to run at Killerton but would need the support of a Guide, do get in touch with our VC or on the day with our duty RD. It may be that you yourself run as a Guide or one of our team offers to do this. Those who Guide others will get a run and volunteering credit.. and the gratitude of those they guide!
Volunteer Taster Events.
To encourage parkrunners to volunteer at our event, the Core Group have agreed to instigate a Volunteer Taster Event. This will be at the first parkrun of each month. The idea behind this is to allow potential volunteers to sample the delights of volunteering accompanied by other volunteers!   Some parkrunners have told us that they are a little unsure about what is expected of them and this has held them back from volunteering. We hope that this initiative will allow parkrunners who want to volunteer can do so by shadowing other more experienced volunteers. If you are interested in this initiative contact our VC and discuss what roles you would like to shadow.
killertonhelpers@parkrun.com
Personal Milestones.
Well done to the following parkrunners for joining the 50 Club.
Denise Pilcher
Hayley Johns
Irene Samson
Jonno Johnson
and.....9 year old Lily Crawford!!
25 Volunteer Club.
Terry Mc Williams.
Run Report.
Another day, another Killerton Parkrun?

As usual there is nothing "normal" about it. Is it sunny? Is it raining. The answer is yes.
I arrived with Ros and was greeted with the traditional site of Dawn in her car park marshals role.
Then to the volunteer area where we geared up for Parkrun.
Please volunteer. It's such good fun and it would be lovely for the volunteer coordinators not to have to send desperate messages every week.
So off everyone went to their posts.
I met Kevin Partridge who had a groom running shirt on and was getting married this very day at the chapel in Killerton.
Lots of his Heavitree running group were there including Emma and Richard and Chrissie.
His future wife wasn't...
I did the new people brief and welcomed people from such places as Portsmouth, Reading and Toronto!
Lots of first ever Parkrunners today.
They didn't make it to the briefing but it's lovely to see new people.
Parkrun is 15 years old next week.
Di our Run Director did a brilliant briefing to the assembled crowd.
She told us Lily Crawford who is 9 was doing her 50th Parkrun.
Off we went through the mud and the cows. I have a hug to all the marshals. Not something I do every week!
Sarah and Claire witnessed a cow giving birth so there were more cows than when we started.
Well done to Ethan Sterry on your PB coming in second and everyone else who got one.
A special mention to Neil Fenwick from Reading Woodley who came in 67th. Nothing special about that. I managed that at a Parkrun once..but there were only 90 runners!
No the accolade is that he is the 100,000 Killerton Parkrunner!
At the other end I was greeted by Tina
Who was giving out refreshments.
We stood and had a chat with many of you which was wonderful. It had been raining but now it was sunny.
Thanks to all the Women On The Run and others who helped , including of course Mary at Jelly Baby Corner.
If your running club wants to do a takeover please message Killerton Parkrun.
If you want to join Women On The Run we have a website and Facebook pages.
Thanks to the pacers and people behind the scenes.
Without Killerton I would not be in Women On The Run because I got recruited there!
I hope you all enjoyed it.
Lovely to see you all
Deb Winship.
This week 289 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 30 different clubs took part.The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Sarah SAUNDERS • Annie FOOT • Jackie TORDINI • Mark SHAW • Mary ROWE • Julie-Anne SAGET • Elizabeth LLOYD-POWELL • Tracey CASSIDY • Sandie READER • Shaun FRY • Sarah STANBURY • Luke HOLWAY • Graham LAND • Lucy ROBERTS • Andrew HOSKING • Di HOLLIDGE • Judy WARWICK • Heidi MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Mandy LUCAS • Dawn WALKER • Teresa BOSENCE • Deborah WINSHIP • Caroline TAIT • Ros VINCENT • Susan SUTHERLAND • Clare Louise CLARKE • Lesley RAWLINGS • Ruth LLOYD • Ingrid REES • Rebecca GRANT • Heather BROWN

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 13,562 participants have completed 100,222 parkruns covering a total distance of 501,110 km, including 16,873 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,001 individuals have volunteered 8,183 times.

 

 

Killerton # 435 21st September 2019.

Killerton parkrun milestone.

To those parkrunners keen on statistics, it will not have gone unnoticed that we are fast approaching the completion of our 100,000 th parkrun since our launch back in 2011. There have been 99,933 parkruns completed so we will be looking to see who finishes in 67th place next Saturday. I feel a photo might be neeeded!

Joint National Trust Ranger/ parkrun working party.

I will be looking for names of those who might be able to help with this working party. It is designed to give back a little to the estate we love to run through and to the Rangers who support our event every Saturday. Do please help if you can. Date for your diaries:

Saturday 19th October.

Event takeover.

Next Saturday 28th September our parkrun will be taken over by Women on the Run. We thank all the ladies who have offered to help with this take over. They will be coordinated by our own Co ED , Di Hollidge. There might be a few surprises afoot!

First Timers and Tourist map/banner.

Whilst doing a spot of parkrun tourism this Saturday, I attended a FTB meeting at which was displayed a hand drawn map/banner of the course. It showed various highlights of the course as well as marshal points and obstacles to watch out for. I was thinking this might be something we could do at Killerton. So are there any budding artists within our community who might want to help with this project? If so please get in touch with me via our email...killertonhelpers@parkrun.com or see me next Saturday.

Club Milestones.

Well done to the following parkrunners.

10 Club: Leak Wooldrige and Orson Walker.

50 Club: Ben Crawford, Ed Campbell and Langdon Williams.

100 Club: Anthony Denne and Peter Monaghan.

Run Report.

Today's report was compiled by one of our regular parkrunners and volunteers, Karen Brewer.

 

What a fabulous warm sunny morning for a Killerton Parkrun so ok I was not the best pacer last week! so run marshal was my role this week, running with the runners and back through which gave me a chance to see many more people than usual!, It was lovely to see so many great runners small, tall,old and young, A shout out to Claire Anderson this week visiting her family in the uk from Bunyaville north Brisbane Parkrun a beautiful trail Parkrun not too dissimilar from Killerton minus the snakes, wallaby's and a little water to leap over! oh and a little earlier start time of 7am! erm I think I like the 9 am start personally zzzzzz ...well done to all park runners and volunteers see you all next week, maybe a bit sloppier ?? who doesn't love a puddle?

 

This week 374 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 53 were first timers and 38 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Ian PANG • Annie FOOT • Neil FITZGERALD • Tristan BENTALL • Serena STEPHENSON • Andrew HAWKINS • Mary ROWE • Andrew EATON-HART • Karen BREWER • Sandie READER • Shaun FRY • Graham LAND • Jonathan RICH • Phil GATER • Chris FUOCO • Ali KERRIDGE • Kate BROWN • Gary EVANS • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Steve CHAPMAN • Julian BUDD • Danni MEYER • Valentine VERRIJKEN • Gregory HUGHES • Catherine HUGHES • Tom AYERST • George FOOT • Jon IACOMINO • Doug TOSH • Debbie JONES • Alex INGHAM • Heather BROWN

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 13,539 participants have completed 99,933 parkruns covering a total distance of 499,665 km, including 16,837 new Personal Bests. A total of 994 individuals have volunteered 8,151 times

 

 

Killerton # 434 14th September 2019.

 

Advance Notification: Joint National Trust-parkrun working party.
Following the great work done last year by the working party to clear a substantial amount of Rhododendron along our course, it has been agreed to undertake some further work along our route. This work, supervised by our National Trust Ranger hosts, is a great opportunity for parkrunners to give a little back to the estate in which we run! To say thank you!
So after the run on Saturday 19th October from 10.30-1pm we would invite all those that can to work with our ranger friends to help maintain our route: area TBC. All tools etc will be provided by the rangers and full training will be provided. In the next few weeks, I will be at the gazebo, clipboard in hand, to take names of those who are willing to lend a hand. Please do sign up and help. More information will be provided closer to the date.
Women on the Run takeover.
On Saturday 28th September our parkrun event is set to be taken over by this fab running group! We thank those involved for agreeing to cover all volunteering roles on that day. We look forward to the day. Do come along and enjoy the run and say a thank you to the club members.
We do welcome other running clubs to takeover our event. Drop us an email if your club may be interested.
Happy parkrunning!
Mark
Co ED
Our Run Report has been written by Karen Brewer today who undertook TWO volunteering roles today!!
Run Report.
Well a nervous start for me today! As I volunteered for the 35 minute pacer , yes me! the one that has never, can never ,stick to an even pace just run as I feel kind of person, but I thought it would be good to try a new volunteering role, I hardly noticed the beautiful morning as I was just trying to remember 11.20 was the pace I had to stick to! With my watch fully charged we were off oh my, it was as hard as I thought it would be! if not harder! too fast too slow all the way hitting the final field much too fast but finished not too much out! I will try it again another day as practice makes perfect, and what a fabulous day to volunteer,please give it a go if you have never tried it, I have tried most of the roles and I have my favourites ,scanning being one of them and running the course before the start to open the gates, see you all next week.
Karen Brewer.
Milestone News.
Well done to the following parkrunners on their personal Milestones.
Seren Waddingham( 51/2 years of age). Seren did her 10th parkrun this morning.
Duncan and Andrew Brown for running their 100th parkrun today.
Mel Whitehead for undertaking her 25th Volunteering duty and joing the purple 25 Club.
On course photpgrapher.
Many thanks to Alex Sorlie-Pring for the wonderful action photographs he took today. They are on our Facebook page. Great lense work Alex.
This week 378 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 78 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 27 different clubs took part.The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Annie FOOT • Ray SUMMERFIELD • Martin SAXTON • Trudy SAXTON • Mark SHAW • Jennie INGERSENT • Mary ROWE • Andrew EATON-HART • Karen BREWER • Melanie WHITEHEAD • Sandie READER • Nick HOPKINSON • Shaun FRY • Luke HOLWAY • Graham LAND • Wendy LAND • Jonathan RICH • Amelia HOPKINSON • Di HOLLIDGE • Ali KERRIDGE • Emma CLUTTERBUCK • Sarah DALE • Steve CHAPMAN • Julian BUDD • Lucy DALE • Caroline TAIT • Jack CLUTTERBUCK • Abigail LAVERICK • Siobhan WHITE • Stephen NASH • Alexander SORLIE-PRING • Chris TURNER • George DALE

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 13,486 participants have completed 99,559 parkruns covering a total distance of 497,795 km, including 16,799 new Personal Bests. A total of 992 individuals have volunteered 8,118 times

 

 

Killerton # 433 7th September 2019.

Run Report.
Hands up if you’ve ever told someone that you go for a run, on a Saturday morning at 9am, and get a returning look like you’re planning to rob a bank. “You’re mad” you get told. ‘You’d never see me doing that’ you’ll hear over and over again.

Today is a prime example of why I love Parkrun. It is Lindsay’s 100th Parkrun and at the bequest of the celebrated, today is Superhero Saturday. And so I roll up to Killerton in my skin tight Flash costume, to join friends and family who know exactly what this Saturday morning tradition is all about and are all very happy to be here.

That brisk walk up the hill – the perfect warm up to your Parkrun. Then announcements and celebrations. We have visitors from Brisbane, Vienna, Vancouver and Ottery St Mary. In addition to our Lindsay and her Superhero gang, we have Emily taking part in her 50th Parkrun and Lucy running her 300th Parkrun. Incredibly Lucy has been ‘first lady’ here 141 times (including today). To put that in perspective that is basically a third of all Parkruns that have ever been held at Killerton.

And then off we go for 5 kilometres of ups and downs, twists and turns through the Devonshire countryside. A chance to unwind after a busy week. An opportunity to push myself and see if I can be a little better than before. Towards the end I ask myself why am I doing this and then there’s the finish line and it’s time to push on and notch up another run on my record.

After cheering on the Superhero Squad across the line, it was time for a quick photo. Then teas, coffees, hot chocolates and celebratory 100th Parkrun cake. We’ve done the hard work and it’s time to celebrate and have the weekly catch up. Then home for a shower and to enjoy the rest of the weekend knowing that it’s started off pretty well indeed.

Do you want to know the best bit? When I sat down and looked around the table every single one of us at some point in time would have said ‘You’d never see me doing that once, let alone a hundred times’. Now we’re not just friends, we’re Parkrunning buddies too.

Glenn Redler.

This week 401 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 40 were first timers and 82 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 28 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Kerry Nicola HOPE • Melanie GOSTLING • Annie FOOT • Phil SPENCER • Philip GREEDY • Rachel STONE • Mary ROWE • James WHILE • Karen BREWER • Gary KINGDON • Sandie READER • Rosie BAMFORD • Lynette HAWES • Heidi MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Lucy SIZER • Dawn WALKER • Glenn REDLER • Julian BUDD • Stuart FISHER • Catherine HUGHES • George FOOT • Phil REES • Lorraine GLOVER • Andrew BROWN • Tim LAVERICK • Chris TURNER • Tracey FYLES

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 13,445 participants have completed 99,181 parkruns covering a total distance of 495,905 km, including 16,721 new Personal Bests. A total of 988 individuals have volunteered 8,083 times

 

 

Killerton # 432 31st August 2019

        New RD.

At today's event we welcomed a new RD to the team...Steve Chapman. Steve is no stranger to Killerton parkrun. He has been a stalwart volunteer, passionate pacer and parkrunner for some time and we are very happy to see him step up to RD. Steve is now trained to lead events on Saturdays. We wish him well and know he will get every support from the Killerton community.

August Volunteers.

Today saw yet another month of volunteering completed. This month has been a bit of a struggle for our VCs. However, 122 volunteering roles have been filled ...but...only by 77 volunteers! This means some volunteers did several roles to ensure the events this month took place . We thank these volunteers greatly.

Killerton has 466 parkrunners registered as volunteers so there is a great supply of possible volunteers. If you are one of those registered but have yet to volunteer, do please get in touch and offer your services.

killertonhelpers@parkrun.com.

Mark Co ED.

Run Report.

Today's run report was produced by one of our parkrun tourists, Emma from Manchester.

It was a perfect morning for running at Killerton this week, and a warm welcome was offered to myself from South Manchester. 365 people walk, jogged and ran round the lovely south Devon trails, with a great effort seeing plenty of PBs, 47 at my count! And more importantly plenty of smiles.

There were two people hitting milestones at Killerton with Steven Nash and Simon Crawford both hitting their 50th run.

There were 55 people who headed to Killerton for the first time, hopefully everyone who came to their first parkrun are now hooked, and tourists enjoyed their run as much as I did.

The first man home was Joe Tyler in 18:06 and the first woman was Lucy Commander in 20:36.

Lastly and most importantly a huge thanks to the volunteers who without this beautiful run wouldn’t happen. If you’ve not volunteered before please have a chat and see what roles you can do, there are plenty where you can run too.

Happy running and thank you to Killerton for the warm welcome

Emma Kerwin.

This week 365 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 54 were first timers and 46 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 31 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Mary HUMPHRIES • Annie FOOT • Teresa BUTCHERS • Sue SMYE • Maureen DUDLEY • Martin SAXTON • Mark SHAW • Mary ROWE • Andrew EATON-HART • Frances STEVENS • Luke HOLWAY • Katy LANCASTER • Sharon HEWITT • Graham LAND • Sim TAYLOR • Di HOLLIDGE • Ali KERRIDGE • Emmy L • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Lucy SIZER • Sarah DALE • Steve CHAPMAN • Lucy DALE • Caroline TAIT • Fiona AYERST • John BRACEY • George FOOT • Tim LAVERICK • Jo LAVERICK • Jon IACOMINO • Alex INGHAM • Tom WALSH • George DALE

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 13,405 participants have completed 98,780 parkruns covering a total distance of 493,900 km, including 16,639 new Personal Bests. A total of 985 individuals have volunteered 8,055 times

 

Killerton# 431 24th August 2019

Well what a hot run we had today! Well done to all those taking part. We had a GPS watch  handed in prior to the run. It was found in the car park near a Mazda 3 car. If the owner could get in touch that would be great. It will be retained by the Core Team until collection is arranged.

Thanks to Sue for her run report below.

Mark Co ED.

Run report.

How beautiful it was at Killerton today! We welcomed 12 new to Parkrun and 45 visitors to Killerton this morning from places such as Cambridge, Marlow and Norfolk. RD Chris Fuoco gave everyone a warm welcome and we congratulated Ray Summerfield on his 100th event and Lawrence Atherton on gaining his 25th volunteer t shirt.

Jon Iacomino pre-warned us of good conditions other than recent muck spreading near Nigel the Donkey’s field, following his pre event check. No incidents were reported so all was well. Several pacers were helping others along with their PB goals today - hopefully you might have been one of those ringing the bell after collecting your finish token.

Some of the Relish Running team were at the finish line too handing out well earned refreshments and leaflets of the event at Killerton on Saturday 22nd September - the trail races include a half marathon, 10km, 5km and 1km family fun run. Something for everyone! You can register at www.RelishRunningRaces.com. Tom from Relish Running regularly volunteers at Bath Skyline Parkrun and was at Killerton today with Helen Conner who is Event Director at Bath Skyline. Helen was pleased to be here on a warmer day as it was very cold on a previous visit. It is ‘a beautiful course, lovely amongst the trees and great to have a cafe’ too. Most of us certainly enjoy the National Trust’s refreshments after our run.

Chris also reminded us of two regular members of our Parkrun family who sadly passed away last weekend.  Russell Burns of Perry Hall, Birmingham and Terry Murphy (79) of Northwich, Cheshire who both died doing what they enjoyed. Russell was running his course on the Friday and Terry was running at Northwich last Saturday where the team used their defibrillator, sadly to no avail. We acknowledged the two gentlemen with a round of applause.

Chris asked if everyone knows where the defibrillator is situated at Killerton (see the photo on our Facebook page) - it is on the wall outside the gift shop as you head towards the plant section. It is well worth learning how to use a defibrillator and you will receive good reminder instructions when it is actually in use. Let’s just hope we never have to use it.

Sue Jackson

This week 395 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 81 were first timers and 50 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

John Peter READER • Annie FOOT • Lawrence John ATHERTON • Martin SAXTON • Mark SHAW • Mary ROWE • Melanie WHITEHEAD • Sandie READER • Derek BOUSTRED • Anita ATHERTON • Shaun FRY • Emma RIGBY • Chris FUOCO • Ali KERRIDGE • Jack HELLIAR • Katrina VOS • Duncan HARRIS • Lucy SIZER • Dawn WALKER • Steve CHAPMAN • Sue JACKSON • Danni MEYER • Stephen NASH • Tim LAVERICK • Jon IACOMINO • Debbie JONES • William J HELLIAR

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 13,351 participants have completed 98,415 parkruns covering a total distance of 492,075 km, including 16,592 new Personal Bests. A total of 979 individuals have volunteered 8,021 times.

 

 

 

 

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