Well not a great start personally pre Kapiti Parkrun #325 . To avoid taking a 2nd mortgage to gas my car I thought I’d bike there today. Great, except when you forget your barcode for scanning, Doh! I bet I’m not the first nor will be the last.
On arrival I was greeted by the fellow volunteers. As always big kudo’s to those that volunteer to make the run happen. I try to volunteer every 10th run so as to do my bit as well. It doesn’t happen without people doing just that. If you haven’t given it a shot yet it’s pretty easy & very much appreciated.
The day itself…..Overcast but not gloomy, warm but not hot, slight southerly breeze but pretty gentle. In other words, for me anyway, perfect running conditions.
As the minutes tick closer to the start I notice how for consecutive weeks now the numbers are building back up to where we used to be in “normal” times. 73 participating this week.
The formalities done including the milestones achieved, congratulations to those this week, and then we’re off in a symphony of increasingly rapid breathing.
Awesome to see 4 first timers joining in this week & 8 PB’s including this week’s fastest finisher Karl and a shout out to the young Clark lads who both smashed their PB’s.
One thing I do love about this course is the in/out layout. It gives me a chance to holler a bit of encouragement to either the speedsters on their return leg , the steady achievers out there hitting their own goals or just having a bit of fun. I see a good mix of people and a broad spectrum of ages. Whether you’re in the speedster category, the steady slogger or just having a cruisy jog or walk with possibly a catch up natter you’re out there doing it and remember you’re lapping everyone on the couch so well done & see you all next week.
This week 73 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 4 were first timers and 8 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:
Michael MEAKIN • Randall WALKER • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Lucy LAWLOR • Terry B MORRIS • Brian NELSON • Carolyn MARSHALL • Rod MASTERS • Michelle HOLMES • Graeme CROMPTON • Jessica ROMIJN
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 Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 15:30 on 1st January 2020 (event number 257).
The Age Grade course record is held by Michele ALLISON who recorded 92.16% (22:20) on 19th June 2021 (event number 314).
Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 2,778 participants have completed 25,635 parkruns covering a total distance of 128,175 km, including 3,796 new Personal Bests. A total of 393 individuals have volunteered 3,256 times.