Killerton # 452 18th January 2020.

Run Report.

This week's report has been produced by one of our regular parkrunners and volunteers, Sue Jackson. I would like to commend her words about volunteering to all within our running community. Volunteers are essential to ensure our event is staged each and every week. If you are a regular Killerton parkrunner and have not yet volunteered, please consider doing so!

Mark CoED.

231 parkrunners were greeted by a very misty and chilly start at Killerton this morning. Hats and gloves were more in evidence than usual and mine stayed on until the end of the event which was swiftly followed by a great cup of coffee in the Stables cafe with my running posse.

RD Di, efficiently dealt with the necessary announcements before setting us off on our way. Front Field was firmer in places due to the overnight frost (it was -1 as I left home) but it came as no surprise to find the lane beyond old Jelly Baby corner well under water. It was so cold that my feet remained numb for quite some time afterwards requiring extra concentration to avoid mishap underfoot. The mist remained for the duration of the run so the usual vistas weren’t visible to visitors to Killerton parkrun. It’s beautiful on a clear day! Really!

 

There were 24 first timers today including four doing their first ever parkrun. We hope you enjoyed it so much that you will be back to see us again soon. Amazingly, there were 19 PBs today - how do you do it guys? I’d like to know your secret! Practice, practice and more practice I suspect.

 

Matthew Fry celebrated his 50th parkrun today - you might have spotted him and his friends wearing conical party hats. Martin Saxton volunteered for his 50th time - brilliant Martin.

Congratulations too, were offered to one of our 2019 prolific volunteers, Graham Land. Thanks Graham.. a true example to all!

As you probably realise by now, our parkrun couldn’t take place without volunteers and there were 35 today. Our volunteer coordinators do a fantastic job encouraging parkrunners to fill the roles each Saturday. Perhaps your New Year’s resolution (or one of them!) could be to offer to volunteer a few times this year? It is really rewarding to enable Killerton parkrun to run smoothly and once you have tried a few different positions around the course, you might get hooked. It’s great to see all those faces passing by and get to meet more people too, knowing that you helped them to achieve their parkrun.

Sue Jackson

This week 231 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 24 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 25 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Neil LAWSON • Annie FOOT • Roger ROWE • Marcus MUMFORD • Shane HUDD • Sue SMYE • Trayton VANCE • Maureen DUDLEY • Ben MURRAY • Martin SAXTON • Trudy SAXTON • Jonathan NEWMAN • Mary ROWE • Eleanor CRAWFORD • Rosie PICKERING • Katy LANCASTER • Lynda GARCIA • Di HOLLIDGE • Ali KERRIDGE • Geoff GIRDLESTONE • Kate BROWN • Dawn WALKER • Peter SIMMONS • Teresa BOSENCE • Andrew WHARTON-DARKE • Sue JACKSON • Danni MEYER • Duncan BROWN • Marzena STRZALKOWSKA • Andrew BROWN • Jon IACOMINO • Alex INGHAM • Heather BROWN • Ruby-May STONE • 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 13,979 participants have completed 103,969 parkruns covering a total distance of 519,845 km, including 17,069 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,040 individuals have volunteered 8,686 times.

 

Killerton # 451 11th January 2020.

Run Report.

Our run report has been produced by one of our regular reporters, Alex Ingham.

288 parkrunners waded through the mud this morning at Killerton parkrun’s 451st event. We didn’t get much of an appearance from the sun, but it was still fairly warm in comparison to past months at Killerton. We had 24 first timers this morning, I would like to thank you all very much for visiting Killerton parkrun and I hope to see you all return in the near future. Out of the 24 first timers we had 16 runners who completed their first ever parkrun. Well done to you all, I hope that the mud has not put you off returning! Our first timers had traveled from various locations across the country such as Worcestershire and the Midlands. It is great to see runners from so far afield.

1 runner gained an age-related score of over 75% - David Wilkinson at 75.40% and for the women, Sue Smye achieved the highest age-related grade at 73.08%.

Out of all of our 288 participants this morning, we did see a vast quantity of runners from different running groups, for example South West Road Runners, Honiton Running Club, Tiverton Harriers and Heavitree Running Group, just to name a few!

We did have 15 new PBs this morning, which is very impressive as the current Killerton course conditions are not ideal for PBs.

Milestones.

A very big well done to everyone who achieved a milestone this morning. Congratulations, Tom Pales and Oliver Bennet for completing your 50th Parkrun. A very big congratulations to Julie-Anne Saget, Nick Figgie Daniels and Bruce Odlin for completing your 100th Parkrun. For our junior parkrunners, well done to James Pugsley for achieving your 10th Parkrun milestone.

Today’s event could not have been made possible without the 36 fantastic volunteers. Our volunteers this week were:

Fiona AYERST, Tom AYERST, Kate BROWN, Heather BROWN, Andrew BROWN, Steve CHAPMAN, James EPHRAUMS, Neil FITZGERALD, Annie FOOT, Abigail FOSTER, Vincent HALL, Romulus HILL, Di HOLLIDGE, Alex INGHAM, Ali KERRIDGE, Jo LAVERICK, Abigail LAVERICK, Tim LAVERICK, Julie LETTON, Georgia MARTIN, George MARTIN, Cyril MORCRETTE, Ben MURRAY, Jonathan NEWMAN, Rosie PICKERING, Victoria REDLER, Mary ROWE, Mark SHAW, Peter SIMMONS, Lucy SIZER, Jenna SMITH, Ruby-May STONE, Nikola STRZALKOWSKA, Susan SUTHERLAND, Trayton VANCE, Andrew WHARTON-DARKE

I hope you all have a brilliant week!

Alex Ingham.

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 13,955 participants have completed 103,738 parkruns covering a total distance of 518,690 km, including 17,050 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,038 individuals have volunteered 8,651 times

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Killerton # 449 1st January 2020

So our first run of the new year and new decade took place today at the earlier time of 8.30am! A huge thank you to all our volunteers who turned up bright and early to ensure our event took place in good time to allow many of our parkrun community to do a NYD double. Special thanks to our Duty RD, Steve Chapman who arrived at 7am to begin the setting up process as cheery as he usually is, even having rung in the new year in his home town of Ottery St Mary and having only a mince pie for breakfast! Top chap!It was pleasing to see that our event had 60 First Timers..evidence  of the draw our event has! We hope this continues to be the case during 2020.

Next Saturday will be our 450th event and with any luck this time next year we will be celebrating our 500th run! A magnificient achievement!

parkrun review 2019.

As is common practice now,  each year our founder, Mr Paul Sinton-Hewitt, takes time  to provide a parkrun review. There has been much progress during the year with over 350 new parkruns being established world wide and in some interesting places...prisons for example. A new financial system has also been introduced to ensure parkrun is sustainable and even better news is that the average parkrun time has slowed again this year to 32mins 33 secs...a clear indication that parkrun is seen as a positive way to improve personal health and wellbeing. Let's hope 2020 continues this trend.

Happy 2020 parkrunning.

Mark CoED

Run Report

Wednesday 1st January 2020 – the first parkrun of the decade at Killerton. 229 runners participated at 08:30 and the mood was light.

The ground underfoot had improved slightly although there was still plenty of mud! The new course seems to continue to be fun for everyone and despite some hangovers everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I was marshalling at the farm and was surprised to see a T Rex running towards me (with Mrs T Rex holding his tail like a bride’s train). Apparently, it was ‘a little steamed up’ in there but somehow he managed to finish the uphill intact. Victoria Redler did her 100th parkrun and Yvette Carver did her 50th parkrun, both amazing achievements. Ed Shaw celebrated his 40th birthday – happy birthday!!! Does that put you in a new age category Ed?! 8 runners managed a PB which is quite remarkable given the conditions, so congratulations to you all. And a big thank you to all the volunteers who signed up to enable us to run the event today. Without volunteers, parkrun could not happen.

Many of the New Year runners endeavoured to get to Haldon Forest parkrun to carry out the ‘New Years Day Double parkrun’ – we managed to make it by the skin of our teeth, missing the start but managing to catch up. Massive congratulations to the volunteer teams at Exeter Riverside, Exmouth and Haldon who saw huge numbers of runners today and coped admirably.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank one volunteer who has put in so much time and effort to Killerton parkrun and in particular the winter route. My co-event director, Mark Shaw, has put in so much work to ensure the winter route could go ahead safely. He has spent many hours sorting out risk assessments, route plans etc and all of this is in his own time, all to enable us to continue to get muddy and happy every Saturday morning throughout the winter. Mark regularly celebrates other volunteers but I feel it is time for us to say thank you to him, as we go into 2020, for everything he has done throughout 2019.

It is a privilege to work alongside the entire core team that work so hard behind the scenes to keep our event the happy fun time it is.

So thank you to our core team, and thank you to all volunteers and runners who come along and make it all worthwhile.

Happy New Year!!!!

Di Hollidge CoED

This week 229 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 60 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 53 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:

Hilary COLLINS • Annie FOOT • Roger ROWE • Laura Elizabeth GREENHILL • Mark SHAW • Mary ROWE • Sandie READER • Louise PRITCHARD • Abigail FOSTER • Rachel TOFT • Di HOLLIDGE • Ali KERRIDGE • Kate BROWN • Heidi MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Dawn WALKER • Jayne BARLOW • Olly MORRIS • Steve CHAPMAN • Steve COPPER • Stuart FISHER • Marzena STRZALKOWSKA • Mia MORRIS • Andrew BROWN • Catherine BREWER • Heather BROWN • 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 13,885 participants have completed 103,125 parkruns covering a total distance of 515,625 km, including 17,022 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,034 individuals have volunteered 8,583 times

 

 

 

Killerton # 448 28th December 2019.

Run Report:

This week's run report has been compiled by our good friend Alex Ingham. Thank you  once again Alex!

267 people ventured into the muddy conditions for Killerton’s 448th event, the weather was fairly mild in comparison to previous weeks, but the course was still very wet in many places. We had 31 first timers this morning, I would like to welcome you all to Killerton parkrun and we hope to see you all return in the future. We had 4 runners who completed their first ever parkrun. Well done to Megan Roberts, Bebe Wigram, Tim Wigram and James Foreshew. We hope to see you again within the parkrun community! Our first timers had traveled from various location across the country such as, Teignmouth, Poole and Wickham.

1 runner gained an age-related score of over 75% - David Wilkinson at 76.38% and for the women, Mary Humphries received the highest age-related grade at 74.03%.

Out of all of our 267 participants this morning, we saw a large amount of runners from different running clubs such as Serpentine Running Club, Exmouth Harriers, Greenbow Running Club and Honiton Running Club, just to name a few!

We also had 9 PBs this morning, considering that the conditions were not on our side. Well done to you all!

A massive well done to everyone who achieved a milestone today. Congratulations, Darragh Casey for completing your 50th parkrun. A very special well done to Andy Parker and Mike Carter for completing their 100th parkrun. Also well done to the junior parkrunners, Ella Spiller and Toby Newnes for achieving their 10th parkrun milestone. Christian Teague was mentioned in our briefing this morning for completing his 150th parkrun, under the age of 18. This is a rather impressive achievement.

I hope you all have a brilliant week! We will see you all again on Wednesday for our New Year’s Day parkrun at the slightly earlier time of 8:30am, I hope that you can make it!

Alex Ingham.

This week 267 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 9 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 35 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Annie FOOT • Teresa BUTCHERS • Roger ROWE • Ray SUMMERFIELD • Mark SHAW • Mary ROWE • Jeff CURD • Steve FOSTER • Gary KINGDON • Sandie READER • Abigail FOSTER • Eleanor CRAWFORD • Katy LANCASTER • Sim TAYLOR • Chris FUOCO • Di HOLLIDGE • Ali KERRIDGE • Heidi MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Dawn WALKER • Steve CHAPMAN • Stuart FISHER • Valentine VERRIJKEN • Ben CRAWFORD • Jon IACOMINO • Alex INGHAM • Ruby-May STONE • 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 13,825 participants have completed 102,896 parkruns covering a total distance of 514,480 km, including 17,014 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,028 individuals have volunteered 8,556 times.

 

 

Killerton #447 21st December 2019

No additional words to add to our run report this week as Wendy's words say it all. Do remember we have an early New Year's Day parkrun on offer at 8.30am! We are still looking for volunteers so if you can help please contact out duty VC.

killertonhelpers@parkrun.com

On behalf of the Killerton Core Team, can I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas!

Mark Co ED.

A Visit to Christmas parkrun

With apologies to CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE!

'Twas the run before Christmas, at Killerton course

Something was stirring, a small secret force;

The stockings were hung by the finish with care,

In hopes that runners soon would be there;

The runners arrived by the stables from bed;

With visions of PBs and mud in their heads;

Timekeepers wrapped up, and us in our kit,

Began the Parkrun to re-meet in a bit,

When out on the course there was such a clatter,

The Marshalls sprang up to see what was the matter.

To their stations they flew like a flash,

To see all of the runners fly by at a dash.

Then what past their wondering eyes did jog,

But a stream of runners and some muddy hound dogs,

More rapid than eagles the runners they came,

And they whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

“Thanks Di! Thanks Heidi! Thanks Mary and Jon!

Thanks, Luke! Thanks Roger! Thanks Rosie and Ben!”

To the end of the run! To the finish they call!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"

Their eyes—how they twinkled! Their dimples, how merry!

Their cheeks were like roses, Their noses like cherries!

They were heard to exclaim, as they ran on in fun —

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good run!”

Run Report:

260 of us slid, sploshed and squelched our way round the course today – well done one and all! Somehow there were some new PBs – particularly well done to those runners.

There were a number of visitors, with the furthest afield coming from Brisbane – we hope you enjoyed our lovely mud (it is good for you really…).

There were also several milestones to be marked:

Sue-Ellen Lee 50th parkrun

          Damian Wilson 50th parkrun

          Chris Jackson 100th parkrun

          Steve Miller Radcliffe 25th Volunteering role

          Wendy Holt 50th parkrun and 25th Volunteering role

Finally thank you to all the volunteers – no parkrun is possible without you (and personal apologies for anyone who is not mentioned in the poem……maybe a name change to allow some rhyming might help and I could retry next year!). Do remember that there are some roles which can count for both a run and a volunteer credit so you don’t necessarily need to miss out on the run.

Wendy Holt.

This week 260 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 29 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Mary HUMPHRIES • Annie FOOT • Phil SPENCER • Roger ROWE • Ben MURRAY • Mark SHAW • James EPHRAUMS • Anne EPHRAUMS • Mark JELLEY • Mary ROWE • Sandie READER • Abigaill FOSTER • Rosie PICKERING • Luke HOLWAY • Sim TAYLOR • Jonathan RICH • Phil PENNY • Di HOLLIDGE • Jo POPE • Heidi MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Lucie SPENCER • Sarah HARVEY • Caroline TAIT • Wendy HOLT • Jon IACOMINO • Isabelle MAHDON • Aveline MAHDON • Catherine BREWER • Ruby-May STONE • Romulus HILL • Sheila HEMINGTON

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 13,794 participants have completed 102,629 parkruns covering a total distance of 513,145 km, including 17,005 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,026 individuals have volunteered 8,528 times.

 

 

Killerton # 446 14th December 2019

Once again a huge well done to the 155 runners who turned out on Saturday to run our winter route  especially the 28 volunteers who ensured the event could be staged safely. Thank you for standing out in the wind and rain! Much appreciated.The weather in recent weeks has certainly been rather wet resulting in some soft conditions. You may have noticed that the Finish Funnel was moved further down the track following runners comments last week. We will of course look closely at conditions on the day as provided by our Event Day Course Check runner and tweak where possible.

National Trust.

Thank you to Paul Hawkins,(National Trust) who spoke briefly on Saturday about the work of the National Trust. It was lovely to see other NT representatives running our course. Brilliant! This will be a regular feature in the coming months.

parkrun Legends.

At our run on Saturday, two of our parkrun legends achieved a fantastic milestone on the same day! John Reader and Roger Rowe, both reached the 350 parkrun mark! John was joined on his run by his good friends(and ours!) Steve Chapman(RD) and Shaun Fry...with Bailey the dog! Roger completed the course with one of our Dof E students. Well done gentleman on your magnificent achievement! A great inspiration to all of us!

Happy parkrunning.

Mark. Co ED

Run Report.

Our run report is short but sweet and produced by (I think ) our youngest run reporter...unless you know differently. Thank you Jake for your words.

 

On Saturday I ran at Killerton, It was very wet and muddy , so we had to run through some very muddy puddles! I I can run, skip or walk if I get tired, Near the finish line Mrs Jelly baby lady(Mary Rowe), gave me jelly babies to help me run faster to the finish. I loved Mrs Jelly baby lady the most, because she gave me sweets ,From Jake age 6.

 

This week 155 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 20 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

John Edward MITCHELL • Trayton VANCE • Ben MURRAY • Mark SHAW • Mary ROWE • Frances STEVENS • Sandie READER • Rosie PICKERING • Chris FUOCO • Di HOLLIDGE • Ali KERRIDGE • Kate BROWN • Gary EVANS • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Lucy SIZER • Victoria REDLER • Steve CHAPMAN • Imogen GROVES • Sue JACKSON • Damian WILSON • Marzena STRZALKOWSKA • Andrew BROWN • Jon IACOMINO • Jake Mark BREWER • Alex INGHAM • Heather BROWN • 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 13,772 participants have completed 102,369 parkruns covering a total distance of 511,845 km, including 16,999 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,022 individuals have volunteered 8,496 times.

 

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!

killertonhelpers@parkrun.com

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.

 

Killerton # 444 30th November 2019.

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.

Happy parkrunning!

Mark. Co ED.

Run Report.

A slightly chilly start,but......DRY !! The start was not bad going, a lot less puddles, my feet stayed dry! (I did have to jump to avoid the big ones!). I plodded gently round and then the fun muddy uphill finish! Everyone seemed very happy today, and why not, it is such a fun course! Maybe not for a pb but just really great fun.  Can't wait for next week!!

Karen Brewer.

 

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.

 

 

Killerton # 443 23rd November 2019.

Congratulations to the 182 runners and 32 volunteers who turned out on Saturday to run and marshal our Winter route. It certainly was a wet an muddy event as a result of the heavy rainfall in recent days. Many positive comments were made about the route which is pleasing to note. Howvever, there are some tweaks that can be made especially in signage to help runners navigate the course. Steps will be taken to improve this aspect of the route.So look out for additional arrows and possible some parkrun tape hanging from branches.

The official stats provided with this report (see below) show that there were 0 personal bests!! However, given this was a new route I suggest there were 182 PBs recorded. So well done to everybody who recorded their PB over this route. We hope that as you all get used to the course you will improve your Winter PBs!

National Trust.

It has been agreed that on a fairly regular basis, a representative of the NT would provide some information about the Trust and its work at Killerton to our running community. This will take place before the main briefing. The first update will be on Saturday 14th December and is set to be delivered by one of regular parkrunners,Mr Paul Hawkins. We look forward to hearing from him.

Happy parkrunning.

Mark

CoED.

barkrun report.

Our "barkrun" report is provided by Teresa Bosence and her dog Bracken.

When I woke up this morning and heard the rain, I wanted to stay in bed, but mum said we had to get up and go to barkrun.

When we arrived I saw my friend Dawn and she gave me a biscuit. It was raining and everyone was stood in the archway to keep dry. I was freezing! I get really nervous at the beginning so mum usually has to pick me up. Then she said it was time to go to the start, but I was confused as we didn’t go up the hill like we do normally, we went into the field! What was going on? Then I remembered she told me there was a new route for the winter.

Off we went down across the field, splashing in the water and slipping in the mud. We took a slightly different path, but still ran alongside the cricket pitch. Then we went round the corner and into the lane – and the puddles started! I don’t much like the puddles when I’m running because I’m short and mum splashes the water all over me! And the water was cold! Down through the alley of trees, past a girl with a balloon tied to her – today was her 9th birthday and 10th parkrun - to farmyard corner, where I pulled up – there was no way I was running through that lake! Mum had to pick me up and carry me. Then we ran out past Nigel and along to the woods. We saw my other friend Di there – she was directing people to go right, into the woods. Up the hill! It was a long way......then we got to the cattle grid and it was a lovely downhill all the way to Ellerhayes bridge. We saw Mark there and he directed us up onto the field. Mum very nearly fell over here, but she managed to stay upright! Up and up we went, slipping and sliding all over the place because lots of other people had already run through and we’d had so much rain. Then the finish funnel came into sight – we were finished!

Down the hill to the café, where mum dried me off and put on my jumper. Then we had a cup of tea and Dawn gave me another biscuit! I love barkrun!

Next week though, I’m staying home! Mum doesn’t take me every week as sometimes she needs to run on her own.

Thank you to Mark and all the core team for their hard work in getting the winter route in place, it will be much safer for everyone.

By Bracken (and her mum).

This week 182 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 15 were first timers and 0 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Mary HUMPHRIES • Lucy COMMANDER • Annie FOOT • Roger ROWE • Sarah Rachel SULLIVAN • Matt SULLIVAN • Trayton VANCE • Ben MURRAY • Mark SHAW • Julie FINCH • Jeff CURD • Hannah SUMMERS • Mark NEWSON • John ROSTRON • Emma MURRAY • Abigaill FOSTER • Luke HOLWAY • Chris FUOCO • Phil PENNY • Di HOLLIDGE • Kate BROWN • Dawn WALKER • Peter SIMMONS • Teresa BOSENCE • Steve CHAPMAN • Mark TAIT • Stuart FISHER • Marzena STRZALKOWSKA • Robyn CHARD-MAPLE • Heather BROWN • 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 13,732 participants have completed 101,796 parkruns covering a total distance of 508,980 km, including 16,982 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,015 individuals have volunteered 8,404 times.

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