View from the finish line

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Parkrunday arrives and the sun comes out to shine
For 67 runners making their way over to the line.
A babble of excitement and brightly coloured tees
Head off along the river track, in amongst the trees.

It was a tricky run, I hear, with lots of puddles in the way
Not that it caused too much bother – we still had 2 PB's today!
From my spot on the finish line, I watched everyone arrive
Some people smiling, some sprinting, some only just alive...

Well done to all who took part, you were absolutely prime
Next week I'm back to running, instead of keeping time!

Anna Walsh

This week 67 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 6 volunteers:

Anna WALSH • Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jill BURNS • Fiona MORRISON • Thomas COLLIER

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kapiti Coast parkrun Results Page.

Male placings:
Isaac MURPHY (SM20-24) of Wellington Harrier Athletic Club Inc, was first over the line in 16:03 - third time in 3 appearances.
Tom BLAND (VM35-39) of Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc, was second over the line in 18:43 - has been first to finish on 20 previous occasions.
Leon GOODWIN (VM40-44)  was third over the line in 19:14 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Kate JENKINS (VW55-59) of Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc, was first (9th overall) over the line in 22:41 - 25th time in 71 appearances.
Zoe COOPER (VW40-44)  was second (17th overall) over the line in 24:30 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Kate WATTERSON (VW35-39)  was third (20th overall) over the line in 25:36.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Isaac MURPHY (SM20-24) – 80.37% for the time 16:03 (first overall).
Kate JENKINS (VW55-59) – 79.79% for the time 22:41 (9th overall).
Geoff SMITH (VM65-69) – 74.08% for the time 22:38 (8th overall).

The female record is held by Betty BOHANE who recorded a time of 19:11 on 25th February 2017 (event number 106).
The male record is held by Isaac MURPHY who recorded a time of 16:02 on 26th August 2017 (event number 131).
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 1,276 participants have completed 8,464 parkruns covering a total distance of 42,320 km, including 1,700 new Personal Bests.