Kapiti Coast parkrun
4th November 2017
After a good run of dry conditions, a mildly damp track greeted the 71 runners for the 141st Kapiti Coast parkrun. Our man Andy was back to lead the troops after his Palmerston North sojourn last week. A credible 32.59 if I'm reading the results correctly. A very nice run apparently up and down the river on a good quality track. 217 people turned and Kapiti Coast's very own Lucy Lawlor was the first female home.
Congrats to James Brader and Jill Burns who knocked up 100 and 50 run milestones this week. Quite an achievement.
First female home today was Hannah Buglass-Deveux in an impressive 21:40. And streaking out ahead (not literally!) of the male runners was Sam Yeoman in an equally impressive 19.29.
Lots of PBs again this week.
Well done to Zane Wakeling, Gareth Thomas, Archie Chambers, Kara Leigh, Hugo Harper, Sharon Hurman, Grace Hutton, Stephen Chambers and Ria Waikerepuru. Most of you are under 14, so I think us oldies need to pull finger and record some PBs next week.
Hello to Andrew Ross, Paul Brosnahan who joined the parkrun family this week with their first Kapiti parkruns. And a welcome back to Marcelo Amaya. Pretty much every time I've run with Marcelo he's hovered just behind me for most of the run, before sprinting past as we come through the gate. Returning after 6 months he did exactly the same to me again today.
And the last word goes to my daughter who at the finish line asked her 'on the verge of passing out' Dad, "why did you let that man pass you, daddy?". She can push herself next week!
See you next time
Dan & Rosie (aged 5 1/4)
This week 71 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:
Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jude WADSWORTH • Bruce JENKINS • Jeff STARK • James SPENCER • Thomas COLLIER • Kate JENKINS • Ross WELLS
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 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 1,317 participants have completed 9,018 parkruns covering a total distance of 45,090 km, including 1,781 new Personal Bests.