Event number 180

Kapiti Coast parkrun
28th July 2018

I have always enjoyed my running and whilst I enjoy the challenge of improving my personal times when racing, the most memorable moments are those spent (sometimes hours), running with many wonderful people. We have laughed, told stories (some slightly exaggerated), reminisced, listened, given advice, got lost, met amazing people in the wilderness and run places, most would not have seen.

I could go on, but instead, I would like to share with you a piece written by Roger Hart. Here is the link, if it doesn't work, type in 'Runners' by Roger Hart and you will find it on, A Trail Runners Blog. It is a great read and I can totally relate to it and I defy you not to laugh or at least smile and possibly have a small tear in your eye, as you too remember the good old days.

www.atrailrunnersblog.com/2006/07/runners-great-story-by-acclaimed.html

Cheers, Kate

This week 72 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 2 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sylvia MEAKIN • Michael MEAKIN • Jude WADSWORTH • Bruce JENKINS • Jeff STARK • Thomas COLLIER • Kate JENKINS • Dave MACKAY • Hazel OLLERENSHAW

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

The male record is held by Isaac MURPHY who recorded a time of 16:02 on 26th August 2017 (event number 131).
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 18:19 on 17th February 2018 (event number 157).
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 1,548 participants have completed 11,932 parkruns covering a total distance of 59,660 km, including 2,212 new Personal Bests.