Event number 135

Kapiti Coast parkrun
23rd September 2017

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On a warm spring morning, in a car bound for Parkrun, I met up with 92 others and we were ready to run, so we took hold of our bottles and took one last swallow, Andy got in his position, ready with the gun, he took his one last breath and said get ready to run
Great turnout for the second week of spring. The sun was shining, the birds chiming, very little wind as the 92 runners took off heading to the hills including 21 juniors, who took off at lightning speed. Brent Atkins was once again out of race contention with Daniel Stoner as he volunteered.
At the halfway mark Daniel Stoner and his chariot took and held the lead ahead of Jason Wayne Harper and newcomer David Parr who posted an impressive time of 20.55, knowing that Mancamp was breathing hard down his neck.
Hannah Buglass-Devereux was first women home 15 sec short of her PB, With Terence Brown coming in 2 places behind, and aiming to improve his PB by making it to Mancamp training.
Harley Hubbard slugs it to the finish line with his never say die atti(dude) still feeling the effects of a dose of the flu.
All and all there were 15 new Pbs posted with a few coming in close including Summer Stevens and Kate Jenkins.
So let's shake our butts like we just don't care, and pop down next Saturday and even volunteer.
Over n out

This week 92 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 4 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 7 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Bernard James MCMANUS • Jude WADSWORTH • Mancamp KAPITI • Jeff STARK • Brent ATKINS

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

Male placings:
Daniel STONER (VM35-39) was first over the line in 20:45 - second time in 29 appearances.
Jason Wayne HARPER (VM45-49) of Windrush Triathlon Club, was second over the line in 20:50.
David PARR (VM40-44) was third over the line in 20:55.

Female placings:
Hannah BUGLASS-DEVEREUX (VW35-39) of Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc, was first (6th overall) over the line in 21:33 - 13th time in 55 appearances.
Kate JENKINS (VW55-59) of Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc, was second (11th overall) over the line in 22:16 - has been first to finish on 25 previous occasions.
Hannah Kate GAJLAND (SW25-29) was third (14th overall) over the line in 23:38 - was first to finish once before.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Kate JENKINS (VW55-59) – 81.29% for the time 22:16 (11th overall).
Geoff SMITH (VM65-69) – 77.56% for the time 21:37 (7th overall).
Anna KENNA (VW60-64) – 72.34% for the time 27:36 (44th 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 1,280 participants have completed 8,556 parkruns covering a total distance of 42,780 km, including 1,715 new Personal Bests.