Thanks Martyn Cole
Up in the morning on a cold winters day
There’s something about park run that gets us on our way
For some it’s a lie in for others its not
Time to put on your shoes and bring what you got
On Saturday morning it’s the place we like to be
Beside our gorgeous Waikanae river and under a tree.
Its where it all starts this great epic run
Some come for PBs and others for fun
They’re short and they’re tall and some even have tails
Some run like the wind and others like snails
But we all gather round on the grass by the table
And Andy explains it and tells us were all able
To drag ourselves up along the river track
Then at 2.5km turnaround and drag ourselves back
Well the excitement is growing as we head for the line
The sun is breaking the trees and all will be fine
Some chat and banter from our happy race lead
Time to set watches for pace or for speed
Weather you’ve come to set a PB
Or just an easy jog under a tree
We all come for a reason to do this thing today
Ready set go we’re all on our way
The air has a bite of cold as we set off down the track
Some pushing ahead and others letting out slack
To each their own park run challenge and each their own reason
In winter or summer, all year and in every season
For some its their first and others 200 plus
Be we all set off, each and every one of us
It wouldn’t happen if it weren’t for the crew
That gave up their morning for me and for you
So a big shout out to everyone that volunteers
They help us push through the blood sweat and tears
An encouraging “go on” or “keep going your nearly there”
They really do matter they really do care.
For me it’s the discipline and reward of the run
Out there pushing myself and having some fun
It’s the personal satisfaction of finishing the track
All the way there and all the way back.
Watching the times drop as my body gets stronger
Or maybe it’s my legs, that are just getting longer
Catching up with mates is now part of the attraction
To chat before the weekend starts, a simple satisfaction
To each their own reason for getting out of bed
To set a PB or for fun as I said
So to Andy and Co thanks another one done
Rope rolled away as up comes the sun
But we know next Saturday there’ll be another one
To challenge that PB or again just for fun
This week 78 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 4 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:
Andy JENKINS • Naomi HOUGH • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • Zygmunt JUCHNOWICZ • Jocelyn FOUNTAIN • Lucy LAWLOR • Dave CHANDLER • David LEIGH • Matthew WATERHOUSE • 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 1,938 participants have completed 16,153 parkruns covering a total distance of 80,765 km, including 2,741 new Personal Bests. A total of 255 individuals have volunteered 2,119 times.