UKRUNCHAT Parkrun Review

Parkrun Killerton, near Exeter
Terrain Trail Facilities Toilets, car park, café, shoe wash off area.
Website http://www.parkrun.org.uk/killerton/

 

Review
 

Until the last few weeks this was the furthest south Parkrun and it’s a real gem!  It boasts a negative gain but don’t let this fool you as there is a few cheeky hills to catch you out!  From the car park signage is great and a sharp climb up the hill takes you to an open field, and the start line.  Running the first 1km on grass can be problematic especially with all the rain we have had!  The field is holding up well to the 200 runner average each week but can be quite slippy.  After a sharp left turn you begin circumnavigating a large hill on woodland tracks with great scenery to keep you going.  After about 2km of undulating woodland trails you hit the farm road which leads you back around to the Killerton estate.  This road is long and muddy but the cattle will spur you from the adjoining fields.  After a sharp incline you return to the estates lower field for the last 500m.  The last section is all on grass with many friends and family who are more than happy to spur you along.

 

This is a true example of the Park run ideology.  The volunteers and organisers are great, the venue and hosts fantastic and the added bonus of a café for a post ru drink and chat a true winner.