Killerton Parkrun – Worth a Visit

1 May 2017 - By Anita Grainger

I ventured off to Devon for the weekend and decided to check out a local parkrun whilst down there. Early on Saturday morning I set off through the countryside to Killerton Parkrun…. behind a double decker bus, passing cows and sheep along the way.
The Parkrun is set in the beautiful grounds of the National trust estate. In true Parkrun spirit I was made to feel very welcome as a ‘tourist’ when I arrived looking a bit lost as I made my way through the converted stable block. I made my way to the start up a steep hill hoping this wasn’t how the course would be. Chatting with fellow runners I was told the course was ‘undulating’ which always leaves me a bit skeptical!
454 of us set off just after 9am over the grass and along the tracks which were undulating and a little tricky under foot in places, however the course was surprisingly faster than I expected heading through the edge of the woods past a farm in a big loop before finishing across a field.

I’d highly recommend this parkrun to anyone venturing down to Devon and would like to try it out again sometime. After a quick cake ( well would be rude not to on their 6th Birthday) I set off back to Tiverton managing to find myself in front of a tractor rather than behind it which make me smile.

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