As I awoke this morning, my wife & my 19th Anniversary together, I thought about the secret to our longevity. So a coffee for her and out the door I went for Kapiti Parkrun #264.
I felt even more happiness once outside & basking in another balmy Kapiti day. Could this get any better. Well yes as here I was volunteering for my first time and I still get to run. How good is that?
Greeted by the Andy’s 1 & 2 , Jude and the other volunteers and shown the volunteer “ropes”.
It wasn’t long before the holler of “Lets be having you then” from Andy 1 broke the ever strong chorus of the chatter amongst the throng of fellow Park runners. A quick meet, greet & overview from Andy 2 and we were off !!
I always love the first gate as the crowd converges into the riverbank bush and everyone settles into their stride to head East.
One of the positives of an out and back course is you get to see everyone at some time or another. From the haring frontrunners to those enjoying a 5km stroll to start their day. We all have our own reasons or motivations to be out there and no matter what level or speed we’re all going we’re lapping everyone on the couch. Better still we’ve got the rest of this beautiful Kapiti day to enjoy yet.
This week 123 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:
Geoff MCDONNELL • Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • James SPENCER • Andrew THOMSON • Kristina CAMERON • Terry B MORRIS • Dave THORBURN • Joanna HUMPHRIES • Ollie CRANER • Chris FARROW • 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 2,335 participants have completed 19,969 parkruns covering a total distance of 99,845 km, including 3,221 new Personal Bests. A total of 302 individuals have volunteered 2,550 times.