Kapiti Coast parkrun is cancelled on 30 May 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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.

 

Event 265 – 22 February 2020

Another first for Kapiti Coast Park Run - to my knowledge our first female run director - great work Lucy!
Now, I have been to other park runs, and as far as I can determine, it is not a pre-requisite that run directors must have a bump. What I can say with certainty is that Andy’s bump, and Lucy’s bump, are the result of quite different activities.
Having Lucy on the podium this morning inspired me to complete a personal best, along with 15 others. Great exercise everybody. In my case, I was also following Jude’s instructions, which of course I always do!
I know that personal bests are hard to achieve, so never “smash” your previous best. Incremental one or two second gains mean you can go on with personal bests over the coming weeks and months. Gives you a glow to take with you through your Saturday. Good luck with that.
We are doing a little park run tourism in the coming weeks so see you back walking and running at Kapiti towards the end of March.

Graeme Fountain.

This week 113 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Serena HARPER • Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jude WADSWORTH • Elizabeth EARL • Jocelyn FOUNTAIN • Lucy LAWLOR • Gary CRILLEY • Ross WELLS • Michael PEARCE • Lizi EADE • Graeme FOUNTAIN • Bruce WILSON

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 2,347 participants have completed 20,082 parkruns covering a total distance of 100,410 km, including 3,237 new Personal Bests. A total of 303 individuals have volunteered 2,563 times.

 

Event 264 – 15 February 2020

As I awoke this morning, my wife & my 19th Anniversary together, I thought about the secret to our longevity. So a coffee for her and out the door I went for Kapiti Parkrun #264.

I felt even more happiness once outside & basking in another balmy Kapiti day. Could this get any better. Well yes as here I was volunteering for my first time and I still get to run. How good is that?

Greeted by the Andy’s 1 & 2 , Jude and the other volunteers and shown the volunteer “ropes”.

It wasn’t long before the holler of “Lets be having you then” from Andy 1 broke the ever strong chorus of the chatter amongst the throng of fellow Park runners. A quick meet, greet & overview from Andy 2 and we were off !!

I always love the first gate as the crowd converges into the riverbank bush and everyone settles into their stride to head East.

One of the positives of an out and back course is you get to see everyone at some time or another. From the haring frontrunners to those enjoying a 5km stroll to start their day. We all have our own reasons or motivations to be out there and no matter what level or speed we’re all going we’re lapping everyone on the couch. Better still we’ve got the rest of this beautiful Kapiti day to enjoy yet.

Report Writer

 Terry Morris

This week 123 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Geoff MCDONNELL • Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • James SPENCER • Andrew THOMSON • Kristina CAMERON • Terry B MORRIS • Dave THORBURN • Joanna HUMPHRIES • Ollie CRANER • Chris FARROW • Bruce WILSON

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 2,335 participants have completed 19,969 parkruns covering a total distance of 99,845 km, including 3,221 new Personal Bests. A total of 302 individuals have volunteered 2,550 times.

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