Event 223 18 May 2019

Otaihanga really turned it on for us today - warm autumn sunshine with next to no wind. Lovely.

Towards the back of the pack, we get a great view of all the shapes 'n' sizes and ages 'n' stages of participants stretching out into the distance, each with their own motivations though all out to cover the same ground. It's a pretty incredible thing to be a part of and to hear all the encouraging words that are shared while out there. Then, we see the inspirational sub 20 athletes scream past us in a cloud of dust - quite the sight; never ceases to impress (and occasionally motivate)!

My parkrun was pretty uneventful today but congratulations to all 15 runners who achieved personal bests - awesome work people! To the 4 runners who experienced their first parkrun,"Welcome" and may it be the first of many. This morning, Andy was kind enough to illustrate the little-known bright to dark coding system for milestone t-shirts so those newbies (and the rest of us) have some serious goals ahead of them!

A massive thank you to all the volunteers who allowed 96 of us to huff and puff our way through the sunshine this morning at Kapiti Parkrun #223 - what a cracking start to the day! Happy running everyone :)

This week 96 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Carla NICOLSON • Jill BURNS • Jude WADSWORTH • Thomas COLLIER • Jonathan SWADLING • David LEIGH • Andy LANGLEY • Matthew WATERHOUSE • 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 1,922 participants have completed 15,758 parkruns covering a total distance of 78,790 km, including 2,672 new Personal Bests. A total of 252 individuals have volunteered 2,063 times.