Event 228 – 22 June 2019

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.

 

 

 

Event 227 15 June 2019

Park ran into the winter season'                          Steffan L Wong written at Kapiti Coast district library, post - run with a brown coffee and hottie (hotwaterbottle) on neck. A new season equals new old gear (retail therapy tip) or required supplement stack.

Parkrun is a brilliant way to start ones weekend off, make it my own duty to complete for free every Saturday 8am startline. Straight away feeling glad as everybody is in good time. Happy people always guaranteed at the Otaihanga domain. This way, right way, write away, why a whey, the right way ! Credits to follow. Keeping moving wheather hiding imbalances or not, pet animal dogs are welcome on leads as well.

This mornings ceremony was firstly to announce some milestones of great individuals. Followed by the friendly podium ceremony briefly out of finishing chute. I love the concept of a race pack pick up, all of the compoents of the event are covered, beatiful. No racing winds today as it was still being not very cold or chilly just moderately mild one. Track surface is nearly finished up grading after over a hole entire year. Smoothed out slowly but surely.

Plenty of free parking space available and lots of fun challenges with the race contestants of a spectrum of any abilities, we had no walkers today. Thank we ran in place positions after a few hundred metres, Ash Hough mowed the field down from the gun get go clocking a new sub 19 p.b. Poppy Rae taking out the womens categories be sure to keep an eye on this speedy individual.

Save the stats and please keep our course clean and be a tidy kiwi, remember to keep left always. Im gone but not forgotten.

This week 86 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 4 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sylvia MEAKIN • Naomi HOUGH • Jude WADSWORTH • Lucy LAWLOR • Thomas COLLIER • David LEIGH • Matthew WATERHOUSE • Steffan L WONG • 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 1,934 participants have completed 16,075 parkruns covering a total distance of 80,375 km, including 2,720 new Personal Bests. A total of 255 individuals have volunteered 2,107 times.

 

 

Event 226 – 8 June 2019

8th June Run Report by Michael O'Sullivan

Today at kapiti parkrun it was a bit wet, there were a few floods on the course but apart from that it was fine. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that volunteered today.

The first three males today were Steffan L WONG with a great time of 19:24, Ash HOUGH with a time of 19:30, Warwick SMITH, his time was 19:53. Great work you three!

The first three females were Cath BRADDOCK with an amazing time of 21:37, Carolyn MARSHALL with a great time of 22:06, Kate JENKINS with a good time of 23:34. Good work you three you did amazing!

There were four first timers today at parkrun. Svenja DONLON, Matthew MCDONALD, Miriam WAAKA, Elaine SUNNEX. We hope to see you next week.

There were also a lot of P.B’s today. My older sister Jessie O’Sullivan got a new PB, her time was 32:36 she beat her PB by over a minute. Paul FITZMAURICE, Matt BURDEN, Nicholas WALBRIDGE, Justin Manning FRASER, Amber RAMOO, Mike HUGHES, Martyn COLE, Adam LAWLOR, Renier MATTHEE, Sarah RICHARDS, Anna PATERSON. Good work you guys hope you got the times you wanted.

First three men in their age categories were Warwick SMITH VM50-54 76.03 %, David DOWNER VM50-54 70.79 %, Brian NELSON VM55-59 70.15 %. Good work you guys!

The first three women in there age categories were Kate JENKINS VW55-59 78.93 %, Carolyn MARSHALL VW50-54 77.75 %, Cath BRADDOCK VW45-49 73.48 %. Great work you three!

I hope everyone got their times they were hoping for, I also hope everyone had a good parkrun today even though it was a little bit wet.

See you next week Michael O’Sullivan parkrunner

This week 84 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 4 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Michael Riley O'SULLIVAN • Andy JENKINS • Naomi HOUGH • Jeff STARK • Thomas COLLIER • Gary CRILLEY • Hannah LANGLEY • David LEIGH • Andy LANGLEY • Celia FLECK • 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 1,930 participants have completed 15,989 parkruns covering a total distance of 79,945 km, including 2,701 new Personal Bests. A total of 255 individuals have volunteered 2,097 times.

 

Event 224 – 25 May 2019 Congratulations Mark O’Sullivan

 

Kapiti Parkrun – Event #224

Special day to day as Uncle Mark O’Sullivan ran his 300th Parkrun.

Dad wakes us up at 6.20am in Lower Hutt & says big day today Mark is going to try and kick my butt on his 300th – we jumped in the car and headed to the Kapiti Coast.

Arriving at 7.40, we had plenty of time to catch up with other family members and the wonderful volunteers.

Thanks to Andre FRAENKEL, Andy JENKINS, Aniwaniwa AIKEN-COOPER, Anna KENNA, Arend LANSER, Craig MURPHY, Jeff STARK, Matthew WATERHOUSE, Sara ENOKA, Thomas COLLIER, Travis LEIGH & me James O’SULLIVAN for making this event possible.

Andy welcomed our first-time runner to his office then called up Mark O’SULLIVAN to celebrate his milestone, I note Zoe COOPER ran her 200th run also, congrats Zoe!

After a round of applause the whistle blew, and 85 runners & walkers set off on the morning exercise. It was a calm, nice day for a morning run although muddy under foot in some areas.

First Male Finishers

Matthew KING 19.41

Glen STRONG 20.22

David DOWNER 21.06

First Female Finishers

Kristina CAMERON 23.04

Zoe COOPER 24.06

Paula REARDON 24.55

Welcome to the first timers at Kapiti today Megan SCOTSON & Sarah RICHARDS hope you had a fantastic day and will return next week.

13 New Personal Bests this week.

Glen STRONG, Craig THOMSON, Martin O’SULLIVAN (my dad), Michael PEARCE, Daniel HEWER, Charlie BAZLEY, Allen COTTLE, Carrie-Ann STARK, Caroline Emma JOHNSTON, Madison BUSING, Renier MATTHEE, Claire DOWLING, Judy KEATS

I had a quick count up, my family members who ran at Kapiti at the weekend have now run 2,138 parkrun’s between us – no wonder I feel tired!

 

James O’SULLIVAN

Parkrunner

 

Event 222 11 May 2019

A fine morning saw the usual mix of runners (and walkers) from around the country, local area and world gather to enjoy the Parkrun family experience.

5 people ran a personal best, 3 ran for the first time and the rest of us just did their own thing. Whether it's trying to beat a time, sibling, your kids or your dog, Parkrun gives you the chance whatever.

Great to see the phasing out of the plastic cups, we all run along the beautiful banks of the river so it's only right we do our best to keep the environment at front and centre.

Thanks as always to the team of volunteers who give up the run to help out, it's not hard and it's way easier than running so give it a whirl from time to time.

See you all next week

Andy Langley

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