Event 275 – 26 September 2020

Welcome back, again,

I am a failed long distance runner from the 1980s. Pasta loading was all the rage. Our “go to” Friday night dinner prior to a Kapiti park run is a chicken and mushroom risotto, in keeping with the Italian theme.

Now, I have a secret girl friend, Giada de Laurentiis, celebrity Californian chef and TV presenter. (don’t tell Jocelyn). Giada sent me a spicy rigatoni recipe for last night’s dinner. It got the tick from the Greens. No meat! Did it help? Well, the jury is out - 55 seconds outside my PB.

Six people did complete PBs this morning. I wonder what their recipes were? Bolognese, fish and chips, or pizza? Probably just hard work in reality. Well done to each of you.

We are down to 120 second pre-run briefings so no time for the usual welcomes and acknowledgements of achievements.

I read in the results that we had 8 first timers at Kapiti. A post run welcome to you all. I hope you enjoyed your Kapiti experience and that we see you again in the coming weeks.

Just one milestone I think. Lorraine Bovey completed her 50th park run. Well done Lorraine. You can set your sights on another goal now. Sorry, if I missed any one, but if I did, well done also.

Let hope the virus remains contained and the track doesn’t disappear into the river so that we can continue with this wonderful Saturday morning event.

See you next time,
Graeme Fountain


Photo: Jeff Stark

This week 84 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Sandi COOPER • Jeff STARK • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Lucy LAWLOR • Gary CRILLEY • Matthew WATERHOUSE • Graeme FOUNTAIN • Martin HILL • Nicholas WALBRIDGE • Michelle HOLMES • 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 2,407 participants have completed 21,056 parkruns covering a total distance of 105,280 km, including 3,348 new Personal Bests. A total of 318 individuals have volunteered 2,690 times.