Event 215 23 March 2019

Another perfect parkun morning, there was a slight chill in the air and many runners remarked how refreshing it was after the hot summer months.  I must admit it was a nice change to not be completely dripping afterwards!  I was blinded by the low sun for part of the first 2.5km to the turnaround, which made it hard to avoid the many horse deposits scattered along the trail. All part of the beautiful Kapiti Coast parkrun experience!

I've been a parkrunner for just over a year now, and I've only missed a handful of runs (sore shoulder, car needed a WoF, it was raining) but I would say I'm fairly dedicated. I started parkrun last February after I was disappointed with my Round the Bays time and was convinced I could do better.  In the past year, I have shaved just over 7 and a half minutes from my time, my first parkrun was 30:35 and 23:00 is my current PB.

Being my 50th parkrun today, I wanted to share a few observations I've made in my year as a runner:

  • I've become one of those people who posts on Facebook every time they go for a run (sorry Facebook friends)
  • I'm also one of those people who turns every conversation round to running (sorry friends, family, colleagues)
  • I have to buy a new pair of running shoes at least every season, gravel is not kind to them
  • My calf muscles are a much nicer shape than they were a year ago
  • I have competed in my first 10km events and I'm hoping to go even further
  • Nothing is better than an organised, free, timed run!

I wasn't the only one reaching a milestone this morning - congratulations to Joanna Jenkins who completed her 100th run today. A shoutout to all my parkrun friends, and a special thank you to the volunteers who do this week after week. Here's to the next 50! (And I promise not to skip parkrun due to rain anymore.)

Kristina Cameron

This week 99 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Sarah BEGBIE • Andy JENKINS • Jude WADSWORTH • Thomas COLLIER • Kristina CAMERON • Andy LANGLEY • Hannah LANGLEY • Graeme FOUNTAIN • Andre FRAENKEL • Joanna MARTIN

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kapiti Coast parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 18:19 on 17th February 2018 (event number 157).
The male record is held by Ross GOLLAN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 29th December 2018 (event number 203).
The Age Grade course record is held by Keith BATEMAN who recorded 87.28% (18:13) on 21st February 2015 (event number 5).

Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 1,841 participants have completed 15,031 parkruns covering a total distance of 75,155 km, including 2,577 new Personal Bests. A total of 244 individuals have volunteered 1,974 times.

 

 

Event 214 16 March 2019

"Parkrun done and dusted"

Steffan L Wong  Written at Raumati Beach Paraparaumu Kapiti Coast Wellington North Island New Zealand.

This mornings power of presence was felt with moments of silence to adjust all of our heart rates & think of others. Not very many start line place position options as everybody veered right to avoid a freshly laid dog doo in centre lane wow.

Please remember to keep Left here in nz and enjoy yourself also become a responsible pet owner or camper LoL. O.k so they have booted up the laptop, uploaded the stop watches & the scanners & are,delighted to publish the results of this parkrun 214’

I do, highly reccomend starting and finishing Kapiti coast beautiful parkrun course, anyone especially older peoples to take part in KC parkrun to help treat a host of health conditions & improve physical & mental well being. What a lovely track and variety if commuting by foot or bike via tarseal or expressway. Quite a flat one with stunning river side views and rabbits not to be missed.

Hopefully you enjoyed reading this as much as I have enjoyed putting it together Looking at the truly unique movement parkrun has become step by stride. Compete or complete it doesnt matter just follow those feet. KEEP that barcode, dispose any white cups correctly. Free for everybody to pay to play each Saturday morning starting at 8am sharp these runs or walk, or bring doggie cruize.Over one hundred people cannot be wrong, 14 new p.b= personal bests today five 1st timers, so that was just their first finishing appearance here at KC parkrun. Massive thank you all very much to all of the volunteers..

This week 107 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 5 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Nadine ROWAN-THOMSON • Marcelo AMAYA • Bruce JENKINS • Jeff STARK • Dianna CAIRD • Sharon HURMAN • Steffan L WONG • Andre FRAENKEL • Martyn COLE • Michelle HOLMES

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kapiti Coast parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 18:19 on 17th February 2018 (event number 157).
The male record is held by Ross GOLLAN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 29th December 2018 (event number 203).
The Age Grade course record is held by Keith BATEMAN who recorded 87.28% (18:13) on 21st February 2015 (event number 5).

Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 1,833 participants have completed 14,932 parkruns covering a total distance of 74,660 km, including 2,561 new Personal Bests. A total of 243 individuals have volunteered 1,964 times.

 

 

Event 213 9 March 2019

Some slight drizzle didn’t deter a good turn out to today’s Parkrun. The track held up really well after Friday’s rain with only the odd puddle to run through if you wanted too, rather than running on the edge of the track.

There were a couple of new runners today and one international runner from Perth. I hope you all enjoyed your run on the Kapiti parkrun course and hope to see you back again.

Congratulations to Sharon for her milestone of completing 100 Parkrun's today. What an achievement. Sure the next 100 will be a walk/run in the park…

Also a big Happy Birthday was sung to Jude who was celebrating her Birthday today. Happy Birthday Jude and thanks for all your help from all of us runners, walkers and volunteers.

Now in to the results,

There was some quick times out there today, out front Liam and Alvrig were out of the blocks quickly and just kept on going. Both achieved PB’s today with Liam coming in at 17:52 and Alvrig at 18:00. Fantastic effort and I am sure there is some more PB’s to come from these two.

First woman across the line with Lucy Lawless in a time of 20:34 not too far off her PB, second was Cath Braddock in 21:26 which was very close to a PB as well and third Carolyn Marshall in 22:19. Some great running by all 3 and some great times.

There were a number of runners and walkers who achieved PB’s today, well done.

Big shout out also to the volunteers today as well. Remember to put your name down to help out if you can as Andy said a couple times a year is all it takes.

For all those doing Park to Path tomorrow good luck and if you a keen to tackle another 5 km event before next weeks parkrun there is the local 5 km run starting from Boundary in Raumati on Monday night at 6pm.

Take care till next week

Sam Yeoman

This week 88 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Jason HARPER • Andy JENKINS • Jill BURNS • Jude WADSWORTH • Randall WALKER • Thomas COLLIER • Sam YEOMAN • Geert VAN DE VORSTENBOSCH • Gareth DAVIES • Andre FRAENKEL • Martyn COLE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kapiti Coast parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 18:19 on 17th February 2018 (event number 157).
The male record is held by Ross GOLLAN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 29th December 2018 (event number 203).
The Age Grade course record is held by Keith BATEMAN who recorded 87.28% (18:13) on 21st February 2015 (event number 5).

Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 1,828 participants have completed 14,825 parkruns covering a total distance of 74,125 km, including 2,546 new Personal Bests. A total of 241 individuals have volunteered 1,952 times.

 

 

Event 212 2 March 2019

It was a good turnout at parkrun this week on a beautiful crisp Kapiti morning, with 86 runners and lots of them youngsters which was great to see!

Not a lot of news this morning but there was a reminder about the Park to Path fun run/walk on next weekend (Sunday 10 March) at Otaraua Park, Otaihanga. This is a free event organised by KCDC with run/walk options for adults and kids.

Liam Jones took out first place this week in 18 minutes, 38 seconds – well done Liam! Cath Braddock was the first woman home in 21 minutes, 49 seconds. There were a number of new PBs so it’s great to see everyone getting stuck into some good strong running in 2019!

To end this report, I’ll share with you my favourite quote that motivates me with my running: ‘Remove ‘can’t’ and ‘won’t from your vocabulary’. This is especially helpful at the bottom of a large hill! Who knows, it might help or motivate you too.

Happy running everyone!

Anna Douglas

This week 86 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 5 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers: Andy JENKINS • Michael MEAKIN • Fiona ROWAN-THOMSON • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • Thomas COLLIER • Geert VAN DE VORSTENBOSCH • Steffan WONG • Andre FRAENKEL • Anna DOUGLAS • Martyn COLE

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kapiti Coast parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 18:19 on 17th February 2018 (event number 157). The male record is held by Ross GOLLAN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 29th December 2018 (event number 203). The Age Grade course record is held by Keith BATEMAN who recorded 87.28% (18:13) on 21st February 2015 (event number 5).

Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 1,820 participants have completed 14,737 parkruns covering a total distance of 73,685 km, including 2,536 new Personal Bests. A total of 239 individuals have volunteered 1,941 times.

 

Event 211 23 February 2019 – Thank you Michael

Kapiti Coast parkrun run report:

Good work everyone, I hope you had a really good run (or walk) and got your time you were aiming for. If this was your first parkrun I hope you had a good morning and enjoyed the scenery.

Alex Procter came first with an amazing time 18:58 Good job ! Marcelo Amaya came second and his time was 19:22 and 3rd was Sam Yeoman his time was 19:25. Good work you three! For the females Lucy Lawlor came first with 21:19 Great work! second was Michelle Panzer her time was 21:39 and third was Carolyn Marshall her time was 22:27. Good work you guys!

Also today at parkrun there were 11 new PB’s. Ash Hough, Alex Gibson, Naomi Hough, Mike Jensen, Adam Lawlor, Joanna Martin, Paul Greyling, Sylvia Meakin, Evan Pinfold, Kezia Hardy, Nadine Rowan-Thomson.
There were 5 new runners to kapiti parkrun,
Alex Procter, Michelle Panzer, Gareth Williams, Amanda Mcauliffe and Janet Mcauliffe.

Carolyn Marshall topped the age gradings with 76.54%, a stunning time of 22:27, in the VW50-54 category. Second in the age grading was Marcelo Amaya who came second with 72.63% and a great time of 19:22, in the VM40-44 category.

Good job everyone I hope you all enjoyed your morning
Michael O’sullivan

This week 96 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 5 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Michael Riley O'SULLIVAN • Andy JENKINS • Robert CALDER • Declan MURPHY • Jill BURNS • Jude WADSWORTH • Thomas COLLIER • Lizi EADE • Andre FRAENKEL • Deborah HAMBLY • Sarah PARKINSON

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kapiti Coast parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 18:19 on 17th February 2018 (event number 157).
The male record is held by Ross GOLLAN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 29th December 2018 (event number 203).
The Age Grade course record is held by Keith BATEMAN who recorded 87.28% (18:13) on 21st February 2015 (event number 5).

Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 1,815 participants have completed 14,651 parkruns covering a total distance of 73,255 km, including 2,523 new Personal Bests. A total of 236 individuals have volunteered 1,930 times.

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