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.
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!”
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.
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.