Killerton # 457 29th February 2020.

 

Run Report.
Our report has been produced by one of our regular runners/volunteers, Karen Brewer.
Karen did the EDCC role this morning( running the course to check it out), ran the event and then wrote the report! Brilliant work!
Happy leap year run, may be the only one we ever do!! ??
and what a day starting early all wrapped up, prepared for the storm the weather people promised us! off I set to check the course, backwards, as I thought I would save getting soaked till the end, I was warm by the time I had reached the top of the hill! the mud was impressive as I passed by the finish area and onto the field, stripping of my coat and gloves, it really was not too bad out , the middle of the course was fine, then to cow corner, where I paused for a second mmmmm, can I negotiate this and keep my dry feet dry for a few more minutes??? ha ha ha of course not! knees up and just keep going heading towards jelly bean corner,it could be mistaken for a small lake!!, and on to the sodden field , I was now carrying my snood, my headband was off, and my fleece and jacket around my waist!! towards the gazeebo to report back, what I am sure everyone knew, the course was very wet and muddy! the weather changed very quickly, as everyone turned up, the wind got up, and the rain began brrr as we all huddled together contemplating , when we should be brave enough to walk to the start, well a great mud flicking start and water spraying everywhere up the track , but still a great fun, run, and the so called sprint finish is just getting slower each week, it is more a stay upright challenge!! we will all miss this when the sun finally shows its face, well if like me you sometimes struggle to get out of bed, volunteer!! it really helps! happy parkrunning.
Karen Brewer

 

This week 163 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 1 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 26 volunteers:

Milan GOC • Melanie GOSTLING • Annie FOOT • Roger ROWE • Neil FITZGERALD • Kerry PETERS • Mark SHAW • Mary ROWE • Hannah SUMMERS • Karen BREWER • Sandie READER • Julie LETTON • Keith WILLIAMS • Phil GATER • Chris FUOCO • Geoff GIRDLESTONE • Lucy SIZER • Peter SIMMONS • Vera HALE • Matthew LE BRETON • Fiona AYERST • Tom AYERST • Jim STRONG • Jon IACOMINO • 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 14,107 participants have completed 105,011 parkruns covering a total distance of 525,055 km, including 17,122 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,053 individuals have volunteered 8,843 times.

 

 

Killerton #456 22nd February 2020.

Run Report.

This week's report has been provided by one of our regular volunteers, Sue Jackson.

 Normally I like to arrive at Killerton with plenty of time to warm up and take in the surroundings. This morning wasn’t quite as relaxed as I didn’t respond to my alarm call of 7:05 and went on to remain in bed until 8:05 - yikes! Luckily I had put all my kit ready the night before so it was almost a Wallace and Gromit moment of leaping into my clothes and leaving the house within ten minutes. No time for a cuppa or bowl of granola to fortify me for my run.

It was a rather mizzly start to the event and RD Jon Iacomino had to coax participants out from under the shelter of trees to gather at the start line for the briefing. Unsurprisingly, we were advised that the going would be muddy - we were just fortunate today that the wind and rain wasn’t severe as in the past fortnight. We were set off promptly as the stable clock was chiming nine o’clock.

Front field was extremely muddy and slippery and quite an effort was needed to stay upright. I’m not entirely sure if anyone else in the ‘field’ of runners fell today but one of our regular females had a mishap on the rough track after Cow Corner and Nigel’s field resulting in grazed knees, elbow and a cut to the hand. It just goes to remind us that it is easy to lose your footing when the course is in its current state. It was great to see how many fellow runners showed their concern both during and after the event. Two separate people advised our RD of the injured runner. Hope she will soon be feeling back to normal.

As you run or walk the route you begin to notice the subtle seasonal changes and this morning it was the profusion of wild garlic leaves that weren’t in evidence a fortnight ago. Definitely a harbinger of Spring. It won’t be long before we experience that garlicky aroma that isn’t from the curry you ate the night before!

One big milestone today was Emma Scrace doing her 200th event with 194 of them done at Killerton. Well done Emma and good to see you back here for your 200th. Only 5 PBs today reflected the state of the course. We had one pacer - Duncan Brown doing 27 minutes who was within 2 seconds of the pace! Brilliant pacing Duncan, thank you.

If your times are fairly consistent why don’t you be ‘more like Duncan’ and offer to pace as a volunteering credit? It’s a great way of volunteering and ‘giving back’ whilst still achieving your run.

It was a much smaller number of runners today with just 155 including 16 juniors.

Finally, we had a parkrun tourist at Killerton this morning, Elizabeth Czaban from Wales, doing her 99th tourist event at a 99th Parkrun location! It was Elizabeth’s 139th run in total. Good luck for your 100th at the 100th location, Elizabeth.

Here’s to some drier weather and less muddy Parkruns at Killerton.

Sue Jackson.

This week 155 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 23 were first timers and 5 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 24 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Melanie GOSTLING • Lucy COMMANDER • Annie FOOT • Ray SUMMERFIELD • Ben MURRAY • Julie FINCH • Steve FOSTER • James WHILE • Andrew EATON-HART • Frances STEVENS • Sandie READER • John FOWLER • Abigail FOSTER • Rosie PICKERING • Charlie DIBBLE • Christy BERGFELD • Ali KERRIDGE • Geoff GIRDLESTONE • Olivia MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Lucy SIZER • Dawn WALKER • Peter SIMMONS • Teresa BOSENCE • Imogen GROVES • Sue JACKSON • Danni MEYER • Duncan BROWN • Jon IACOMINO • Alex INGHAM • Gary HEATHCOTE

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 14,084 participants have completed 104,848 parkruns covering a total distance of 524,240 km, including 17,121 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,049 individuals have volunteered 8,817 times

 

 

 

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.

 

Killerton # 454 1st February 2020.

 

Run Report.
This week's run report has been compiled by one of our regular parkrunners and volunteers, Karen Brewer. Karen is witness to the fact that you can run our lovely course and volunteer as well. Sometimes, Karen has been known to go the extra mile and even undertake THREE volunteering roles on the same day! Brilliant work! I heartily commend her words on volunteering to you all.
Mark Co ED.
All showered, and trail shoes scrubbed and drying. another fab Killerton run. DRY! Yippee, it feels such a bonus to have a dry run, the same could not be said for under foot! Still nice and wet on the course. This course still feels such fun!The start field still staying pretty good under foot and the on to the lane where you have no chance of staying dry,! After Cow Corner you can zig zag and avoid the puddles. Then through the woods is just a pleasure (OK maybe not the inclines!).. but then it just feels a breeze to get to the last field, which is surprisingly not too boggy.. and then the lovely mud finish my favourite bit. The effort needed to keep moving forward and to stay upright. Am I the only one thinking this course will be great in the summer and I hope we do not go back to the old course???
Thank you to all the brilliant volunteers that keep our lovely Killerton parkrun going each and every week. If you have not yet volunteered what are you waiting for??? There are so many roles to choose from!! You have no excuse, you can run and volunteer!! Just check out the list each week , set your self a challenge and do not forget you get a wonderful 25 T shirt after you have completed 25 volunteer roles ..FREE! Yes FREE! so what are you waiting for?
Karen Brewer

This week 240 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 22 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 22 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 34 volunteers:

Hilary COLLINS • Mary HUMPHRIES • Teresa BUTCHERS • Roger SAUNDERS • Roger ROWE • Trayton VANCE • Ben MURRAY • Tristan BENTALL • Mark SHAW • Julie FINCH • Mary ROWE • Hannah SUMMERS • Andrew EATON-HART • Karen BREWER • Melanie WHITEHEAD • Sandie READER • Abigail FOSTER • Rosie PICKERING • Chris FUOCO • Ali KERRIDGE • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Lucy SIZER • Steve CHAPMAN • Julian BUDD • Valentine VERRIJKEN • Clare Louise CLARKE • David TWIDDLE • Nicki WEBSTER • Jose Felix MANCHON MAS • Alex INGHAM • Colin WEBSTER • 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 14,029 participants have completed 104,454 parkruns covering a total distance of 522,270 km, including 17,104 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,046 individuals have volunteered 8,756 times.

 

Killerton # 453 25th January 2020.

Killerton parkrun – Run Report 25th January 2020

Our run report is onec again provided by one of our regular runners and volunteers, Alex. I commend to you all his words about volunteering! Do remember there are several volunteering roles that you can undertake and still get to run! If you are interested contact our duty VC at,

killertonhelpers@parkrun.com

245 parkrunners joined us this morning in the significantly warmer conditions, in comparison to the last few weeks. The course was quite pleasant and not too muddy. Although being Killerton we can expect to see a bit of mud on the course this time of year! We had 27 first timers this morning, I would like to thank you all very much for supporting our parkrun and the National Trust. We had 9 runners complete their first ever parkrun event. All of us here at Killerton hope to see you return in the near future. We did have first timers visit from different UK destinations such as Shropshire. I believe that we did also have a gentleman participate here this morning from Spain. Well done to all of our first timers, I hope that you will return to Killerton parkrun in the future!

There were a fair few runners from various running groups this morning, for example Exeter Harriers, South West Road Runners, Torbay Tri Club, Tiverton Harriers and Ludlow Runners. They are just a few of the running groups that our runners belong to.

The runner with the highest age-related score this morning was Flurry Grierson with 73.57%. The female with the highest age-related grade this morning was Jasmine Stone with 72.32%. Well done, both of you!

We did have 24 new PBs this morning, a very big well done to all of you. The mud definitely would not have made this easy for you!

Congratulations to everyone who achieved a milestone this morning. Well done, Marcus Busch for completing your 50th parkrun. Also well done to, Lucy Mottram for completing your 100th parkrun. For our junior parkrunners, well done to Poppy Harrison and Oliver Pales for achieving your 10th parkrun milestone. Everyone at Killerton would like to say a huge well done to Maggie Hunt for completing her 400th parkrun, Absolutely fantastic! Keep it up!

In last week’s report, Sue Jackson explained the importance of volunteering at parkrun and how these events would not take place with out our brilliant volunteers. 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.

Today’s parkrun event at Killerton would not have been possible without our 36 amazing volunteers. Our volunteers this week were:

Fiona AYERST, Tristan BENTALL, Heather BROWN, Charlie DIBBLE, Andrew EATON-HART, Michael FAHEY, Julie FINCH, Annie FOOT, George FOOT, Abigail FOSTER, Chris FUOCO, Milan GOC, Romulus HILL, Finley HUNTER-MARSDEN, Gina HUNTER-MARSDEN, Alex INGHAM, Ali KERRIDGE, Neil LAWSON, Cyril MORCRETTE, Ben MURRAY, Andy PARKER, Rosie PICKERING, Victoria REDLER, Caroline ROWE, Ellie ROWE, James ROWE, Mary ROWE, Roger ROWE, Andy SPENCER, Frances STEVENS, Ruby-May STONE, Billy WARE, Lisa WARE, William WARE, David WILKINSON, Damian WILSON

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 14,007 participants have completed 104,214 parkruns covering a total distance of 521,070 km, including 17,093 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,044 individuals have volunteered 8,722 times.

 

 

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.

 

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