After two weeks where Killerton parkrun could not go ahead due in part to the weather, conditions underfoot and a fallen tree, the lovely people at National Trust and Parkrun have re rerouted the first mile to allow the 5k to go ahead.
This week was my first try at the new course, prior to the start I chatted with some runners who had done the new route last week, as ever with anything to do with running there was opposing points of view, one thought it easier another harder!
After the run I spent some time comparing the two courses and here are the comparisons
look at the difference in the first mile, no immediate up, right in to a long down, the course is the same from the start of mile two although on the graphics it looks different as I had to get the first one from the web as the Garmin site was not co-operating.
The we have the mile by mile break down
Followed by the overall elevation gain and loss
Do I like the new route? Yes, its nice to have a change of scenery, its bliss to start in to a down hill, its heaven underfoot not nearly as slippy. Both Madam and I did our best time so far this year at Killerton. Hope they keep it this way for a while.
Out of interest I decided to compare Chelmsford’s course elevation to Killerton’s following last weeks PB there…….
no comparison really is there?