Event 279 – 24 October 2020

105 keen Park Runners completed their runs today on an absolutely stunning Kapiti spring day. We had 3 newbies, 2 visitors, and 14 of you set a new personal best.

Congratulations everybody, and doubly so to Zoe Cooper, reaching 250 Park Runs, and Mark O’Sullivan running his 350th Park Run today! What an achievement for you both.

Personally, I am now on 13, and even 50 seems very far off, thanks Covid for keeping me in the teens! I’m one of the ones who comes in towards the end, and admires the runners who pass me on their way back while I’m at around the 1.5km mark. But we’re all out there, giving it our best, every week (or mostly!), and should all feel proud of our achievements.

I’m sure you all noticed the sun and heat today so a timely reminder to slip, slop, slap and swipe! And drink plenty of water. I hope everyone’s enjoyed a fabulous rest of the day, there’s plenty on in Kapiti this weekend so let’s make the most of it.

Nga mihi

Sharleen M

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Photo: Jeff Stark

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Alastair PICKARD • Michael MEAKIN • Arend LANSER • Sharleen MCARTNEY • Bruce JENKINS • Carrie-Ann STARK • Jeff STARK • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Deloros LITHERLAND • Alan ORANGE • Daniel STONER • Lorraine BOVEY • Robert CROCKER

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 2,441 participants have completed 21,462 parkruns covering a total distance of 107,310 km, including 3,393 new Personal Bests. A total of 326 individuals have volunteered 2,734 times.