Today at Parkrun #314 we had 100 finishers plus #314.
I opted to be lead bike so wasn't present for the briefing and missed most of the finishers as well!
Lovely to see so many appreciative runners still able to talk and run at the half way mark who thanked me for volunteering.... which involved little more than setting the cone up and waiting for the last group. A few even offered to change places with me. Not to worry, Parkrun is always looking for volunteeers. Alas, I had to take the day off running, despite looming within a minute to my goal time, as this week's Parkrun took place between two sessions at a swim meet, and I wanted to conserve energy! We were fortunate to have not a drop of rain despite the prediction for a rainy weekend. I'm looking forward to next week when I can join you on the course!
Some of our newer runners noticed that we have a little alphabetically ordered file card box on the picnic table. If you don't have a bar code token or wrist band, its great to leave a back up in here (I actually use this system most weeks). This would be especially handy for those who come sporadically, or those for whom organisation at 7:30am could be a challenge. Finish the race, take your printed bar code out of the box and back to the scanners and then replace ready for next week. Simple!
This week 101 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:
Sylvia MEAKIN • Michael MEAKIN • Jeff STARK • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Lucy LAWLOR • Deborah HAMBLY • Michelle HOLMES • Graeme CROMPTON • Anna PATERSON • David DOWNER • Glen CATTERMOLE • Lynne RUSSELL • Esther RICHARDSON
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 Michele ALLISON who recorded 92.16% (22:20) on 19th June 2021 (event number 314).
Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 2,731 participants have completed 24,885 parkruns covering a total distance of 124,425 km, including 3,729 new Personal Bests. A total of 386 individuals have volunteered 3,129 times.