Event 271 – 18 July 2020

Well, aren’t we lucky, three weeks down while the rest of the world looks on from chaotic situations with envy. We might get some international park run tourism out of this eventually.

So, are you back into the Saturday morning routine? For us, that is timing the consumption of a cup of tea, an orange and a banana to get to the start line eager to go at 8 o’clock. A few less goose bumps on the start line this morning. Our Kapiti routine concludes with a cheese scone from a popular beach bakery with a coffee at home. That puts a smile on my face.

Park run is clearly a happy place for many people. I motor along at a sedate 8 kilometres per hour and that gives me the opportunity to observe the faces of the returning runners. So many of you manage to get a smile out through the pain.

We were tourists ourselves last week, going to the second ever Whanganui park run. Many smiling faces there, with a number of familiar faces from the Wellington region park runs. If you are looking for a PB, it is basically out and back, flat and fast. You could indulge yourself at a famous kitchen in Sanson on the way there or/and back.

At Kapiti we are incredibly lucky to have volunteers who churn the results out in a very quick time. My coffee was not empty this morning when the email results arrived. Well done Jude and John!

I think I counted 16 PBs this morning. Perfect conditions, although a little cool. I note that John Glynn-Begbie is improving just like fine wine, proving that age is no barrier to a PB!

Finally, thank you as always to all our volunteers, but particularly Matthew, broken arm and all. If you have got a niggle and can’t run, get out of bed and come and volunteer. it is a great way to start the weekend, and you feel good about yourself.

I think we are at Bothamley next week, so see you in August.

Graeme Fountain

(Photo credit: Jeff Stark)

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This week 95 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Declan MURPHY • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Adam LAWLOR • Matthew WATERHOUSE • Dave THORBURN • Lizi EADE • Graeme FOUNTAIN • Don KEATS • Judy KEATS • Bruce WILSON • Carolyn MURPHY

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 Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 88.06% (15:30) on 1st January 2020 (event number 257).

Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 2,388 participants have completed 20,700 parkruns covering a total distance of 103,500 km, including 3,314 new Personal Bests. A total of 313 individuals have volunteered 2,643 times.

 

Event 270 – 11 July 2020

Brrrrrrr……Mother Nature certainly put on a brisk one this morning. Bruce, our race director, informed us it was a 3c set up this morning and it cant have been to much higher by the time we all set off.

The track was still a bit sloppy for the first 600mt but once we cleared out onto the open track it was pretty much smooth passage from there on in. Plenty of dragons breath could be seen ahead as the lead runners tore ahead. It was then a case of settle in, find a pace and then hope that come the half way turnaround there was still enough gas in the tank to have reverse splits on the return back.

Again just settling in, trying to smile to remind yourself it is a fun time you’re having out there…….and you never know where the photographer may be lurking.

Always love the sight of the finishing shute and seeing is there one final little kick in the legs to cut an extra second or two off the time.

Great to see 7 “newbies” this week and 10 PB’s out of 101 total participants. Great effort everyone and as usual big thumbs up to the volunteers. Love yah work.

Terry Morris

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This week 101 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Tania HOLLIS • Andy JENKINS • Jake ROOS • Arend LANSER • Jude WADSWORTH • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Lucy LAWLOR • Thomas COLLIER • Richard BERBER • Terry B MORRIS • Matt BURDEN • An WELLS • Bruce WILSON • Carolyn MURPHY

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 Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 88.06% (15:30) on 1st January 2020 (event number 257).

Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 2,381 participants have completed 20,605 parkruns covering a total distance of 103,025 km, including 3,298 new Personal Bests. A total of 313 individuals have volunteered 2,630 times.

 

Event 268 – 14 March 2020

Autumn is the best time of the year and Saturday was a perfect example why. 117 motivated people, plus the all important volunteers, out doing what they love on a Saturday morning. It was one of those days when you feel like Forrest Gump. You get to the turn around cone and just want to keep going and run all day. Or maybe that only happens in the movies.

Some great results, a few first timers, and 15 people achieved PB's. Fantastic. No international visitors, I wonder why?

If you are a regular visitor to the website, and I'm sure its not just me who studies the results every week, you will have noticed the now familiar red banner with the Covid 19 updates. Parkrun has already been cancelled in 15 countries, the latest update will come through on Thursday our time, so there is a possibility of an indefinite cancellation at some stage.

But for now, lets enjoy the beautiful autumn weather ( 24 degrees Monday, 14 degrees Tuesday. Brrrrr ) and look forward to another cracking day and a great run on Saturday.

Jog On

Bruce Jenkins

 

This week 117 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Arend LANSER • Jude WADSWORTH • Bruce JENKINS • Jeff STARK • Lucy LAWLOR • Jo WARREN • Kate JENKINS • Samantha SHARIF • Matthew WATERHOUSE • Chris FARROW • Peter BROWN

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 Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 88.06% (15:30) on 1st January 2020 (event number 257).

Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 2,366 participants have completed 20,394 parkruns covering a total distance of 101,970 km, including 3,277 new Personal Bests. A total of 310 individuals have volunteered 2,602 times.

 

Event 267 – 7 March 2020

Ah, Parkrun day. Previously known as Saturday, aka the best day of the week. And what a perfect crispy Kapiti Coast morning 7 March was for a spot of Parkrun!
We were welcomed by the warm booming call of Andy’s: “let’s be having ya!”, the usual briefing was given, we said hello to a our international guests from Durban and Sydney, lined up on the start line, and were off.
The young running superstar that is Poppy Rae-McGregor (who was also celebrating her 13th birthday!) was first overall and lead home the pack in another sub-20 effort! She was followed pretty closely by her fit mum Karis Rae and the ever speedy Cath Braddock. That meant three females in a top five finish this week, wahoo, talk about girl power, and ahead of “International Women’s Day” on 8 March - very cool!
Shout out to top three lads too, Ariki Vertongen, Ian Macfarlane and Andrew Ross, for their solid runs.
Also out on the course was a heap of doggos, young ones with family, older ones with family, friends encouraging each other along, a netball troupe continuing their pre-season training, a whole whanau of tail walkers, two paparazzi photographers capturing the action, and a hoard of orange-vested volunteers to cheer us all in to the finish line (thanks team!)
However the best part of Parkrun for me was the footrace between my husband, Adam, and I. We have a bit of friendly banter going about who is going to cross the finish line first. He’s been doing Parkrun going on a year and is closing the gap! This week we stayed neck-and-neck for about 4km. I thought with 1km to go I’ll put on a bit of a burst and try finish ahead of him. Well, he chased me! And we were both hurtling towards the finish line with bragging rights at stake.
Delighted to report I finished three seconds ahead of him, although he maintains he wasn’t trying (ha!) but not a bad effort considering I’m 33-weeks pregnant. I have been annoyingly going on about this all weekend, and now including it in the run report ... what a loving, caring wife I am ;) ... so I bet he cannot wait for next time and to burn off those three-seconds, and who can blame him!
Looking forward to next Parkrun day already!
Lucy Lawlor

 

This week 119 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Arend LANSER • Jude WADSWORTH • Sandi COOPER • Randall WALKER • Vashti HARDY • Lucy LAWLOR • Thomas COLLIER • Samantha SHARIF • Zamira HARDY • Alina HARDY • Natalie HARDY • Kezia HARDY • Andre FRAENKEL • Shiree PALMER

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 Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 88.06% (15:30) on 1st January 2020 (event number 257).

Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 2,358 participants have completed 20,277 parkruns covering a total distance of 101,385 km, including 3,262 new Personal Bests. A total of 310 individuals have volunteered 2,589 times.

 

Event 266 – 29 February 2020

Today was a great morning for a parkrun/mud run, everyone was huddling under the gazebo to keep dry while the event briefing was on.  Predictably, the rain stopped just as the final people crossed the finish line.
This week 76 people ran, jogged, and walked the course of whom one was a first timer and 6 recorded new Personal Bests.  One person from Manchester was undaunted enough to join us, however no out of towners were crazy enough to brave the questionable conditions.  Congratulations to Declan Murphy who completed his 150th parkrun!
Well done everyone.  
Angela Busing

This week 76 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 1 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Sylvia MEAKIN • Angie BUSING • Jeff STARK • Paula REARDON • Daniela LARENAS • Brian NELSON • Carolyn MARSHALL • Cath BRADDOCK • 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 Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 15:30 on 1st January 2020 (event number 257).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 88.06% (15:30) on 1st January 2020 (event number 257).

Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 2,348 participants have completed 20,158 parkruns covering a total distance of 100,790 km, including 3,243 new Personal Bests. A total of 304 individuals have volunteered 2,574 times.

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