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!
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.
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.