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 # 442 16th November 2019

So what a change in weather from last week.The dampness was replaced with sunshine and there was definitley a festive atmosphere with the Killerton Christmas preparations in full flow. The course had dried out substantially through there was plenty of leaf debris through Park Wood and Columbjohn Wood to contend with. Studded trail shoes are certainly needed at this time of year. The Highland Cattle in Deer Park were in evidence this week though our good friends Andrew and Duncan Brown supported by Assistant RD Jon Iacomino helped to move them out of the way of our runners. Many thanks.We had no reports of fallers this week which is great news.

Winter Route.

Hopefully, next Saturday 23rd November we will be able to run our Winter course. We are still awaiting confirmation from our NT hosts about this and as soon as we know their decision we will of course let you know. It is worth noting though a few details about this course.

1. Access to the start in Front Park will be through the five bar gate. Please do not climb over the wire fence to access the start.

2.Use of the driveway for warm up is to be avoided. NT have requested runners stay off the driveway and use the adjacent paths...this is the current position.

3.The Finish Funnel will be placed on a narrow track in Deer Park so you will need to walk back to the Stableblock to be scanned.

4. The route does include some uphill stretches.The final stretch to the finish funnel can get quite soft.

5. It is very likely that you will encounter other park users along this route especially the track towards Ellerhayes Bridge. Remember to GIVE WAY.

6.On course marshals will have more equipment to put out and return to the lock up so running on will not be possible.

There may well be other matters to pass on to you about the use of this route so do please check our FB page during the week.

Happy parkrunning.

Mark

Co ED

 

Milestones.

Congratulations to the following runners:

Natalie Ballantyne: 100th parkrun and her birthday too!

Finley Woods: 100th parkrun(12years of age!!)

Alex and Simon Sorlie-Pring: 50th parkrun and done dressed as dinosaurs!!

This week 226 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 23 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Simon MURRAY • Mary HUMPHRIES • Annie FOOT • Teresa BUTCHERS • Roger SAUNDERS • Roger ROWE • Trayton VANCE • Ben MURRAY • Martin SAXTON • Trudy SAXTON • Mark SHAW • Mary ROWE • Frances STEVENS • Abigaill FOSTER • Katy LANCASTER • Graham LAND • Phil PENNY • Kate BROWN • Heidi MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Duncan HARRIS • Peter SIMMONS • Steve CHAPMAN • Richard STEVINSON • Duncan BROWN • Marzena STRZALKOWSKA • Stephen NASH • Andrew BROWN • Jon IACOMINO • 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 13,717 participants have completed 101,614 parkruns covering a total distance of 508,070 km, including 16,983 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,011 individuals have volunteered 8,372 times

 

 

 

 

 

 

Killerton # 441 9th November 2019

Well done to all those who ventured out into the rain this morning. It certainly was very wet with lots of mud and standing water. Sadly, today we had three fallers all of whom are  regular and experienced Killerton parkrunners and know our course intimately. They fell in  the area that our NT hosts are unwilling to offer help due to the ground conditions. Luckily all three were able to continue and complete the course.

These incidents were a reminder of the need to ensure the health and safety of all parkrunners especially in the Winter, which the Core Team are hopeful will be the case over our new Winter route. The Core Team, and more especially Co EDs, are duty bound to ensure runners are safe, though one could argue that ultimate responsibility for individual saftey lies with runners themselves. Taking all this into consideration it has been decided by the Core Team that the alternative Winter route will commence from SATURDAY 16th NOVEMBER. This route is the REVERSE of the trial that some 60 runners ran last week. This route will start in FRONT PARK and end in DEER PARK. A selection of photos with some narrative has been posted on our FB page. Do take a look.

Running this reverse route may not be to everybody's liking, but it does make use of much of the current route with a small detour to avoid the steep trail through Park Wood and the very muddy trail from the current start in DEER PARK where our runners fell today. This route change is only until the Spring when we will revert to the current course.

We would ask all those in our running community to embrace this route change and to give it a try in the knowledge that it has been done with best intentions.

Happy parkrunning.

Mark

CoED

 

Run Report.

Today's report has been produced by one of regular under 18 volunteers, Alex.

208 People ran on this rather wet and muddy Parkrun at Killerton this morning. We had 18 first timers, and 6 people completing their first ever Parkrun. Well done to everyone completing their first ever Parkrun and first run at Killerton, we hope that the weather has not put you off too much!

1 runner gained an age-related score over 76% - Nicholas Einchcomb at 76.51%, and for the women, Lucy Commander received the highest age-related grading at 70.50%.

Out of all of the 208 people that ran, jogged and walked with us this morning, there were people from 23 different running clubs such as, Heavitree Running Group, Cullompton Crawlers and Exeter Harriers, just to name a few!

Considering the course conditions this morning we did have 14 new PBs. Well done to you all! Especially in those unpleasant conditions.

Well done to everyone who achieved a milestone this morning. John Rostron, Rosie Bamford and Gayle Peacock achieved their 50thParkrun. A very special well done to Matt Sullivan for completing his 100thParkrun.

I hope you all have a fantastic week, and we will see you all again on Saturday!

Alex Ingham.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Neil LAWSON • Mary HUMPHRIES • Annie FOOT • Jackie TORDINI • Mark SHAW • Mark PETERS • Paul PALMER • Gary KINGDON • Sandie READER • Abigaill FOSTER • Graham LAND • Caroline ROWE • Wendy LAND • Phil PENNY • Kate BROWN • Steve MILLER-RATCLIFFE • Duncan HARRIS • Teresa BOSENCE • Steve CHAPMAN • Marzena STRZALKOWSKA • Andrew BROWN • Annabel PARKER • Jon IACOMINO • Graham KIRBY • 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 13,700 participants have completed 101,388 parkruns covering a total distance of 506,940 km, including 16,964 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,011 individuals have volunteered 8,340 times

 

 

 

Killerton # 440. 26th October 2019

 

Well done indeed to the 167 parkrunners and the 28 Volunteers who turned up at Killerton this morning. It was certainly a wet, windy and muddy run! Today, I was acting as car park marshal and it was interesting to see how many runners turned up after the 8.50am briefing time. I understand there was a broken down boat causing some delay to runners arriving. However, attendance at the briefing is an important element of the parkrun event as news of the course is always provided by the duty RD to all assembled. So we would urge all parkrunners to get to the start by 8.50am to attend this briefing and to ensure they have heard all the up todate information about the course.
Trial of Winter Route.
As previously posted, the trial of our new Winter route is taking place on SUNDAY 3rd NOVEMBER at the usual 9am start. If you would like to be involved in this trial please arrive early so those running can be briefed about the route and directed to the start area.
Following this trial, it is hoped that the new route will come into operation on Saturday 9th November.
This new route will require some changes to the marshal positions out on the course and it may not be possible for those volunteering for these positions to run the course as well. Do speak with the VC if you want to marshal out on the course.
Mark
Co ED
Club Milestones.
Congratulations to Karen Brewer who today joined the 25 Volunteer Club. Karen not only provided today's run report but also paced!! Well done Karen!
Run Report.
Once again your run report is provided by Karen Brewer.
  Well,that blew the cob webs away!! well done for everyone that braved the weather this morning, to be honest I would have stayed in bed had it not been for the fact that I was pacing(still practicing!) and run reporting, so another great reason for volunteering!(there are many more) a very wet and slippery course today with many more leaves, so a special well done if you got yourselves a pb in those conditions, and congratulations everyone else who just made it round, and a special thanks to marshals standing around in cold and wet conditions, very much appreciated!! I am actually quite excited about the new course coming for the winter months, in a couple of weeks time. Do not worry there will still be plenty of mud!, just a little safer, If you want to see the new route come for a practice on November the 3rd, same start time 9am and timed, just not recorded, tell your friends! the more the merrier . do not forget (I know I have said it all before! but) try volunteering even just once!photographer is often needed! and donate any old trainers especially off road, or help yourself to a pair (under the gazebo) and see you all next week,
Karen

 

This week 167 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 31 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 19 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 28 volunteers:

Hilary COLLINS • Annie FOOT • Warren KILLEN • Neil FITZGERALD • Trayton VANCE • Mark SHAW • Catherine NEWMAN • Jonathan NEWMAN • Julie FINCH • Andrew FINCH • Andrew EATON-HART • Lucy DALY • Karen BREWER • Wendy LAND • Chris FUOCO • Jaroslaw ZAJAC • Phil PENNY • Ali KERRIDGE • Steve CHAPMAN • Sue JACKSON • Caroline TAIT • Damian WILSON • Marzena STRZALKOWSKA • George FOOT • Annabel PARKER • Graham KIRBY • Gina HUNTER-MARSDEN • Finley HUNTER-MARSDEN

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 13,682 participants have completed 101,180 parkruns covering a total distance of 505,900 km, including 16,950 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,010 individuals have volunteered 8,312 times

 

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 # 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