Event 262 – 1 February 2020

A perfect Kapiti morning for a park run.  It produced 18 PBs - well done to those runners and walkers.

If you were not at Kapiti this morning you missed the announcement that our Kapiti Kauri is stepping down. After 5 years of unrelenting volunteering Andy wants to take back control of his Saturday mornings. What an amazing commitment to Park Run! If you are interested in taking over Andy’s role, please register your interest with him.

That lead me to wonder what we ever did at 8 o’clock on a Saturday morning before Park Run came along. I came up with a random selection of activities that Jocelyn and I used to do.

Played netball.
Shopped at the Wimbledon Fruit and Vegetable Market.
Rested before a Wellington Harrier event.
Went to work.
Panadol and water breakfast - probably just one of us.
Changed nappies.
Listened to Brian Edwards on National Radio.
Coached cricket.
Watched hundreds of games of netball.
Climbed Mt Kau Kau.

Then, one Sunday, Andy and Sara accosted us while we were walking on the Waikanae river track and said “You should come to the Kapiti Park Run”. We said “We don’t run anymore”. They said “You can walk it”. So now at 8 o’clock every Saturday we walk a park run. Long may it continue!

Happy running and walking - see you next week somewhere.

Graeme Fountain.

This week 125 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 0 volunteers:
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 Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 20:14 on 1st August 2015 (event number 25).
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 Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded a time of 15:30 on 1st January 2020 (event number 257).
The Age Grade course record is held by Paul MARTELLETTI who recorded 88.06% (15:30) on 1st January 2020 (event number 257).

Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 2,306 participants have completed 19,684 parkruns covering a total distance of 98,420 km, including 3,182 new Personal Bests. A total of 295 individuals have volunteered 2,509 times.