Event 263 – 8 February 2020

The observant among this morning’s parkrun may have noticed some subtle changes. Firstly, little Andy took care of the announcement formalities stepping into the shoes of big Andy. Next, our lead biker Sonette discovered she didn’t have the mid-point turn around cone, so she became our first life size talking cone calling out encouragement as runners. As all our helpful volunteers wear flouro orange vests she was suitably clothed for the roll. Finally, the weather signalled the first suggestion that the cooler days of autumn are just around the corner. Grey overcast skies meant the usual sunnies were not strictly necessary; However I noticed the many celebrities in our midst still sporting them. Celebrities you say? The overseas runners from London? Well if you can run faster than me, then I consider you a celebrity and that is about 90% of you as I generally finish in the bottom 10%. I was the one wearing the ‘I can’t run I’m a mermaid t-shirt’. Anonymous.

This week 160 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Michael MEAKIN • Rebekah ROOS • Jude WADSWORTH • Andrew THOMSON • Lily SCOTT • An WELLS • Craig IRONSIDE • Andre FRAENKEL • Deborah HAMBLY • Sonette VAN ZYL • Johan BOEYEN • Bruce WILSON

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 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 2,319 participants have completed 19,846 parkruns covering a total distance of 99,230 km, including 3,201 new Personal Bests. A total of 299 individuals have volunteered 2,536 times.