Event 228 – 22 June 2019

Thanks Martyn Cole

Up in the morning on a cold winters day

There’s something about park run that gets us on our way

For some it’s a lie in for others its not

Time to put on your shoes and bring what you got

 

On Saturday morning it’s the place we like to be

Beside our gorgeous Waikanae river and under a tree.

Its where it all starts this great epic run

Some come for PBs and others for fun

 

They’re short and they’re tall and some even have tails

Some run like the wind and others like snails

But we all gather round on the grass by the table

And Andy explains it and tells us were all able

To drag ourselves up along the river track

Then at 2.5km turnaround and drag ourselves back

 

Well the excitement is growing as we head for the line

The sun is breaking the trees and all will be fine

Some chat and banter from our happy race lead

Time to set watches for pace or for speed

Weather you’ve come to set a PB

Or just an easy jog under a tree

We all come for a reason to do this thing today

Ready set go we’re all on our way

 

The air has a bite of cold as we set off down the track

Some pushing ahead and others letting out slack

To each their own park run challenge and each their own reason

In winter or summer, all year and in every season

For some its their first and others 200 plus

Be we all set off, each and every one of us

 

It wouldn’t happen if it weren’t for the crew

That gave up their morning for me and for you

So a big shout out to everyone that volunteers

They help us push through the blood sweat and tears

An encouraging “go on” or “keep going your nearly there”

They really do matter they really do care.

 

For me it’s the discipline and reward of the run

Out there pushing myself and having some fun

It’s the personal satisfaction of finishing the track

All the way there and all the way back.

Watching the times drop as my body gets stronger

Or maybe it’s my legs, that are just getting longer

 

Catching up with mates is now part of the attraction

To chat before the weekend starts, a simple satisfaction

To each their own reason for getting out of bed

To set a PB or for fun as I said

 

So to Andy and Co thanks another one done

Rope rolled away as up comes the sun

But we know next Saturday there’ll be another one

To challenge that PB or again just for fun

 

This week 78 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 4 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Naomi HOUGH • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • Zygmunt JUCHNOWICZ • Jocelyn FOUNTAIN • Lucy LAWLOR • Dave CHANDLER • David LEIGH • Matthew WATERHOUSE • Andre FRAENKEL • Martyn COLE

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 1,938 participants have completed 16,153 parkruns covering a total distance of 80,765 km, including 2,741 new Personal Bests. A total of 255 individuals have volunteered 2,119 times.