Event 294: 23 January 2021

On Saturday 23 January a field of 140, including 12 first timers took to the track for the 294th event on the 6th anniversary of the Kapiti Parkrun.

With good weather and track conditions, an added incentitive of a piece of birthday cake (kindly made by Belinda Wilson), saw 7 PBS achieved.

In January 2015 a newspaper article advised that a new Parkrun would commence at the Otaihanga Domain on 24/1/15. The article explained what Parkrun was about and how to register.

As I had not previously heard of Parkrun I thought it may be worth attending at least once, even if it was to get a timed run. Little did I know that over the next 6 years I would continue to return most Saturday mornings along with many others from that first day to run.

The positives of Parkrun participation are immeasurable, and we owe a great debt to all involved in providing it for us, long may it continue.

Linsay May.


Photo credit: Jeff Stark

This week 140 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Jake ROOS • Jude WADSWORTH • Linsay MAY • Jeff STARK • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Lucy LAWLOR • Gary CRILLEY • Adam LAWLOR • Kristin HICKLING • Karl ROMIJN • Carol MAY

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 2,582 participants have completed 22,932 parkruns covering a total distance of 114,660 km, including 3,499 new Personal Bests. A total of 344 individuals have volunteered 2,898 times.