Event 205 12 January 2019

Kapiti Parkrun Odyssey

‘Let’s been havin’ ya!’ the big man cries

the tumult and the chatter dies.

Visitors welcomed, messages given,

the big field lines up, primed and driven.

Youngsters, oldies, dogs and strollers,

the track is smooth and has no boulders.

The dash is on to reach the bush

the windy path is quite a push.

Under the bridge and on the bank,

must keep plenty in the tank

to try and break out from the pack

and catch some folk while coming back.

Now they’re on the final dash

running for pride and not for cash.

Then the usual post-race banter

about the Kapiti Parkrun canter. 

Roger Childs

This week 102 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:
Tony FARMER • Sarah BEGBIE • Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Craig MURPHY • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Roger CHILDS • Graeme FOUNTAIN • Andre FRAENKEL

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 1,740 participants have completed 13,969 parkruns covering a total distance of 69,845 km, including 2,428 new Personal Bests. A total of 229 individuals have volunteered 1,858 times.