It was another beautiful Kāpiti Coast summer morning, although no doubt the runners were relieved about a little bit of cloud cover to keep the temperature a bit cooler. There seemed to be a slightly smaller group than in previous weeks; as was evident when the show of hands showed only one visitor to the region this morning, and with a few of the locals away off running Tarawera. It is always fantastic to see the numbers of families with young kids out running together, as was the case again this morning, and of course the usual mix of dogs accompanying their owners.
As I was dragging myself up the course it was our gentleman visitor from the Philipines who was first to race past me in the opposite direction heading for the finish line - the rest of the field were unable to catch him and he took first place for the day.
As I turned around the cone and headed home, it was very joyful surprise to see our Andy out running the course today - great stuff Andy!
Thanks to all the volunteers for giving up your time this morning so the rest of us can enjoy the run.
Till next week everyone - happy running Celia Fleck
This week 98 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 11 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:
Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jude WADSWORTH • Bruce JENKINS • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Thomas COLLIER • Celia FLECK • Craig IRONSIDE • Graeme FOUNTAIN • 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 1,799 participants have completed 14,448 parkruns covering a total distance of 72,240 km, including 2,500 new Personal Bests. A total of 233 individuals have volunteered 1,906 times.