Event 319: 31 July 2021

The first weekend of the current school term is already here, which did not stop 84 parkrunners and 12 volunteers braving the cold conditions this morning. The track was very moist from the previous few days of bad weather and it is also the last day of July. The winter days are almost coming to a close and everyone had a great time during the event. Today was also the first time I tried the post-run coffee cart near the picnic table. The person who runs it is very multi-talented with different jobs on the side and is able to manage his time very well each week.

We are also disappointed that the Trans Tasman bubble is paused until Friday 17th September and it is likely to be extended. Our parkrun friends in the affected states with their lockdowns are disappointed with how this virus is spreading, devastating economies and putting livelihoods in jeopardy. A few weeks ago, we had an Australian visitor in one of our Wellington region parkruns who has done over 150 different parkruns said to some of us that he was fortunate to have made it back to Brisbane before the lockdown was enforced. Parkrun tourism is not easy and it takes a lot of commitment to achieve this goal.

There were 7 first timers, 2 of whom were doing their debut parkrun, although one of the two debut parkrunners has already completed their 25th volunteer achievement. The rest of the first timers were visitors from Hamilton, Palmerston North and the Greater Wellington region. 3 personal bests were recorded. 2 parkrunners have achieved their milestones today, one official and one unofficial. Congratulations to Allen COTTLE on reaching his 50th and Matt BURDEN on reaching his 150th. Allen has done the majority of his parkruns at Kapiti Coast and once each at Rotorua and Flaxmere. Matt has done all of his 150 parkruns at Kapiti Coast.

Another handy tool for other parkrunners is that they can obtain their parkrun achievements by downloading the 5K app on their phones, either on iOS or an Android. You can see all the achievements by typing your barcode number and even follow other parkrunners on the app, should you choose to. I was able to get 32 seconds on my time today, which is a step closer for me to complete the stopwatch bingo challenge. Hopefully by the end of this year that I can achieve the stopwatch bingo challenge and the position bingo challenge is far off for me. You will be amazed at how addicted you will be with this app. There is a screenshot below of what it looks like.

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As most parkrunners were not aware of the unofficial tour guide book that was delivered by myself to this parkrun when I visited Invercargill the weekend before. It was great to see this book being looked at by attendees today and of course, it will be off to a new destination next week. Having a great community such as parkrun is a great way to build new friendships, travel for just a parkrun as part of their parkrun tourism challenge or even form a team to create a new event. The photo of this book is shown below and this can be purchased on the website - https://runswithabarcode.co.nz/. This book describes each parkrun, where the nearest showers/toilets are, how to get there by public transport, walking distance and also explains how the course was founded.

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We cannot thank our volunteers enough for helping out today. The team was led by run director Bruce Wilson, The rest of the volunteers were as follows: Lorraine BOVEY, Randall WALKER, Mari DAVENPORT, Michelle HOLMES, Graeme CROMPTON, An WELLS, Bruce ALLEN, Jeff STARK, Dan JOE, John GLYNN-BEGBIE and Lucy LAWLOR.

Until next time, have a great weekend and welcome to the last month of winter. It has not been as cold as I thought it might be.

Many Thanks,

Dan Joe

parkrunner and parkrun tourist

Dan JoePhoto: Jeff Stark

 

 

Event 317: 10 July 2021

Positivity Breeds Positivity

A few weeks back my wife and I turned up early for Kapiti Coast Parkrun. We have just recently moved up to Paraparaumu Beach and are still run directors at Porirua Parkrun. It is a habit to turn up early and just help out if and when needed.

As we were hanging around before the start a lovely lady called Barbara turned up and was asking about Parkrun. This was her very first event and she was very nervous and explained she had registered for parkrun a year earlier but never had the confidence to go. I talked to her about the process for the day and also about my parkrun journey. Barbara seemed to be a bit more relaxed which was great to see so I thought I would share my journey with you all.

Having started back in 2014 after my wife dragged me along I was really nervous. Why on earth would I want to go to a running event when I can't run and all these super fit athletes are around me. I was just picturing myself being everyone's joke for the day. I turned up and did the run/walk and it was nothing like what I expected, there was no judging just people out doing their thing. Over the next few years I only went occasionally, I would get injured and just not go.

My weight was close to 125kg. I didn't feel good about much but started getting more active at parkrun. This time when I got injured and was out for weeks/months I still went with my wife but volunteered just to keep being part of the atmosphere. I didn't want to volunteer at first because I did not want to stuff anything up, however before long I had done 50 volunteers and 50 runs. I had covered every role from Run Director & Results Processing to Barcode Scanning and Timekeeper.

As I was running/walking I would get the regulars at parkrun starting to make comments like "Good work" "keep it up" and I am thinking to myself that these are the super fit athletes who I was afraid of the very first time. The fact that they did not really know me or need to encourage me was a real boost. Before long these comments kept inspiring me to get better. I was losing weight and all of a sudden I am actually able to run the whole 5km.

The Run Grumpy Finish Happy team started inviting me along to run with them at other times. I went from having no confidence to feeling like I belonged as part of a group. I signed up for the 50km Taupo ultra-marathon last year (and completed it) which would never have been possible without these guys. I went from being a type 2 diabetic on insulin to having no medication and my levels being below even prediabetic. I had also dropped 45kg.

Unfortunately I had a neck injury which caused me to stop running for a long time and caused me to put weight back on. However by sticking around parkrun and the positive attitudes and either just walking or volunteering these guys have helped me start getting to where I want to be now that the neck injury is sorted. The weight is dropping off again and I have signed up for the Tarawera 100km next year. Can I go that far? Who knows, but without a goal I will not have anything to achieve and I will be giving it my best effort possible. Failure isn’t not finishing, failure is not making an effort to start.

None of my journey would be possible if it were not for all the positive comments along the way from the people at parkrun. For the reasons above Porirua Parkrun will always be my home Parkrun however I couldn’t ask for a nice place than Kapiti Coast Parkrun to be my second home.

It doesn't matter if you are passing the fastest or slowest person you never know what words of encouragement might do for a person. Thank the volunteers because without them we wouldn’t be running. Thank all those that do things behind the scenes as there is a lot more than goes into parkrun than what we see as runners.

Positivity Breeds Positivity.

Steve

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This week 79 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 0 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Sylvia MEAKIN • Steve MACDONALD • Jake ROOS • Arend LANSER • Jeff STARK • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Lucy LAWLOR • Adam LAWLOR • Hazel OLLERENSHAW • Terry B MORRIS • Sharon HURMAN • Maggie JONES • Martin HILL

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 2,736 participants have completed 25,064 parkruns covering a total distance of 125,320 km, including 3,751 new Personal Bests. A total of 388 individuals have volunteered 3,154 times.

 

Event 316: 3 July 2021

Now that I have the feeling back in my fingers, I can type out this run report.

Woke up 6.30am to a frosty 2 degrees but there was little time to sleep in as I’d to drive 30 mins to Otaihanga Domain, Waikanae for another Park Run. I knew it would be a special day. It should have been event #316 but it was cancelled last week due to being at Covid Alert Level 2. And I knew that the cold wouldn’t keep these hardcore runners away. Hello Carl and Gabi! Alan, where were you and Ruby?

It sure was a special day. We had a couple of runners join us all the way from Wellington and also from even further- Edinburgh. Special mentions to those who achieved their milestone t-shirts. Shout out goes to Peter Ellis who celebrated his 80th birthday! What a legend! It was wonderful to see him cross the line with so many of his fellow park runners.

We had over 100 attending this event including runners, dogs (hello Tess the Sheepdog), supporters and volunteers braving the cold and were rewarded with some of the most beautiful scenes of glistening frost, fog hovering over the river and the sun streaming through the canopy of the trees. I thought that I’d be able to get a new PB if I ran faster to warm up but alas, not this time. Maybe I spent too much time admiring the scenery. Next week perhaps, there is always a next week.

Well done to everyone, see you all at the next one.

Sandy

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Photo credit: Jeff Stark

This week 100 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 5 were first timers and 12 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Linsay MAY • Jeff STARK • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Lucy LAWLOR • Alan ORANGE • Matt BURDEN • Sharon HURMAN • Dave THORBURN • Sandy CHAN • Graeme CROMPTON • Mike HOSEGOOD • Svenja DONLON

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 2,736 participants have completed 24,985 parkruns covering a total distance of 124,925 km, including 3,741 new Personal Bests. A total of 388 individuals have volunteered 3,141 times.

 

 

Event 314: 19 June 2021

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!

Deborah

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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.

 

 

Event 278 — 17 October 2020

Another great turnout, with a 114 of you out there, giving it your all. Congratulations to Poppy with yet another PB this week and due to her age, will only get faster. Would be great to see a local female hold the Parkrun record for Kapiti again.

As the longer, warmer days arrive, we tend to get a bit more adventurous with our runs and hikes, venturing further a field. Would like to give all our folk a timely reminder to stay safe and preferably to partner up with someone else. If the destination is remote, always let someone back home know your intentions. Go prepared for a change in the weather, our climate (particularly in the hills), can change very quickly. Take water, snacks and first aid. Most of all, enjoy.

Parkrun is a great, safe way to start out running and a great way to meet others to partner up with for something more adventurous. Perhaps training for your first 10k or something even bigger. No matter what it is, have fun.

A big thanks to all our volunteers this week. Have a great week everyone and don't forget to put your name down on the volunteer list, from time to time.

Kate
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Photo: Jeff Stark

This week 114 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 13 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Jason HARPER • Randall WALKER • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Jocelyn FOUNTAIN • Kate JENKINS • Brian NELSON • Graeme FOUNTAIN • Poppy RAE-MCGREGOR • Tara MORTON • Bruce WILSON • Jess ONGLEY

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 2,437 participants have completed 21,357 parkruns covering a total distance of 106,785 km, including 3,379 new Personal Bests. A total of 323 individuals have volunteered 2,721 times.

 

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

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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.

 

Event 271 – 18 July 2020

Well, aren’t we lucky, three weeks down while the rest of the world looks on from chaotic situations with envy. We might get some international park run tourism out of this eventually.

So, are you back into the Saturday morning routine? For us, that is timing the consumption of a cup of tea, an orange and a banana to get to the start line eager to go at 8 o’clock. A few less goose bumps on the start line this morning. Our Kapiti routine concludes with a cheese scone from a popular beach bakery with a coffee at home. That puts a smile on my face.

Park run is clearly a happy place for many people. I motor along at a sedate 8 kilometres per hour and that gives me the opportunity to observe the faces of the returning runners. So many of you manage to get a smile out through the pain.

We were tourists ourselves last week, going to the second ever Whanganui park run. Many smiling faces there, with a number of familiar faces from the Wellington region park runs. If you are looking for a PB, it is basically out and back, flat and fast. You could indulge yourself at a famous kitchen in Sanson on the way there or/and back.

At Kapiti we are incredibly lucky to have volunteers who churn the results out in a very quick time. My coffee was not empty this morning when the email results arrived. Well done Jude and John!

I think I counted 16 PBs this morning. Perfect conditions, although a little cool. I note that John Glynn-Begbie is improving just like fine wine, proving that age is no barrier to a PB!

Finally, thank you as always to all our volunteers, but particularly Matthew, broken arm and all. If you have got a niggle and can’t run, get out of bed and come and volunteer. it is a great way to start the weekend, and you feel good about yourself.

I think we are at Bothamley next week, so see you in August.

Graeme Fountain

(Photo credit: Jeff Stark)

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This week 95 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Declan MURPHY • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Adam LAWLOR • Matthew WATERHOUSE • Dave THORBURN • Lizi EADE • Graeme FOUNTAIN • Don KEATS • Judy KEATS • Bruce WILSON • Carolyn MURPHY

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 2,388 participants have completed 20,700 parkruns covering a total distance of 103,500 km, including 3,314 new Personal Bests. A total of 313 individuals have volunteered 2,643 times.

 

Event number 180

Kapiti Coast parkrun
28th July 2018

I have always enjoyed my running and whilst I enjoy the challenge of improving my personal times when racing, the most memorable moments are those spent (sometimes hours), running with many wonderful people. We have laughed, told stories (some slightly exaggerated), reminisced, listened, given advice, got lost, met amazing people in the wilderness and run places, most would not have seen.

I could go on, but instead, I would like to share with you a piece written by Roger Hart. Here is the link, if it doesn't work, type in 'Runners' by Roger Hart and you will find it on, A Trail Runners Blog. It is a great read and I can totally relate to it and I defy you not to laugh or at least smile and possibly have a small tear in your eye, as you too remember the good old days.

www.atrailrunnersblog.com/2006/07/runners-great-story-by-acclaimed.html

Cheers, Kate

This week 72 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 2 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sylvia MEAKIN • Michael MEAKIN • Jude WADSWORTH • Bruce JENKINS • Jeff STARK • Thomas COLLIER • Kate JENKINS • Dave MACKAY • Hazel OLLERENSHAW

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kapiti Coast parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Isaac MURPHY who recorded a time of 16:02 on 26th August 2017 (event number 131).
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 18:19 on 17th February 2018 (event number 157).
The Age Grade course record is held by Keith BATEMAN who recorded 87.28% (18:13) on 21st February 2015 (event number 5).

Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 1,548 participants have completed 11,932 parkruns covering a total distance of 59,660 km, including 2,212 new Personal Bests.

 

Event number 157

Kapiti Coast parkrun
17th February 2018

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Another Saturday, and another Kapiti Coast parkrun event.

I always look forward to kick-starting my weekend with a trot at parkrun and despite the muggy mornings we've been having this February, I was extra excited to head to Otaihanga Domain to see the crew this Saturday as it was my 50th parkrun!

Andy and the team as usual had everything prepared and ready to go when I rocked up at 7.59am – there were plenty of happy hellos, a few last minutes gulps of water, a touch of the toes (aka a warm-up stretch) and we were off.

A few of my parkrun pals pointed out there were some serious speedies wearing their 250 green parkrun shirts that had just finished their warm-ups in attendance today - which kind of puts my effort of 50 runs and a personal celebration in the car that I had located my barcode this week to shame.

Our green-shirted long-legged visitors were at the front of the pack giving our usual Saturday speed racers, well, a good race!

About a kilometre before the turn around point I was delighted to see it was a lady leading the way and racing home for an 18min finish - I gave her a woop-woop on her way past and continued puffing my way along with the pack.

I later learned today's winner, and new holder of the fastest female title at Kapiti Coast, was Hannah Oldroyd - she's not only a bit of a parkrun icon with 200+ first finishes, but she also holds a heap of course records and first female finisher titles across the country and the world. Her fellow whizzy green-shirt friend was John Matthews, who has done a total of 369 runs, which is just shy of 1850km clocked up at parkruns across the world and he also finished the Kapiti Coast parkrun course in an easy breezy sub-20. Some unreal running.

Despite Hannah and John's parkrun stardom, they fit in with the friendly community feel that I love most about our Kapiti Coast parkrun and hung around to chat with the crowd.

I actually had a complete fangirl moment when I figured out it was Hannah and started rattling off the races she won last year to her, just in case she'd forgotten (haha), and also found out she was in town for the Wellington Round the Bays, which PS she won in a time of 1 hour 22 minutes.

It was another great week at parkrun, with my favourite time always the debrief at the end, with a few sweaty hugs, high fives and analysing the 5km that was with my fellow parkrunners.

I'm going to allow myself a moment of nostalgia as I have reached the 50 milestones and have the floor through sticking my hand up to write the run report ... every week that I do manage to make it to parkrun I always leave feeling good after seeing the Kapiti Coast parkrun family. I don't mind a run every now and again but if it wasn't for the people who come to Kapiti parkrun I wouldn't go. A highlight is always the familiar faces of our fantastic volunteer team whose enthusiasm, selflessness and commitment is boundless, but also the fellow runners and walkers who pound the river paths with me - their training tales, encouragement and general banter is simply brilliant and I feel very lucky to be part of such a friendly and fun community.

Here's to the next 50 parkruns, to the 50 after that and to one day claiming a green shirt like Hannah and John.

This week 68 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Warwick SMITH • Linsay MAY • Jeff STARK • Lucy LAWLOR • Thomas COLLIER • Lisa CAVANAGH • Trish CUMMINS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kapiti Coast parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Isaac MURPHY who recorded a time of 16:02 on 26th August 2017 (event number 131).
The female record is held by Hannah OLDROYD who recorded a time of 18:19 on 17th February 2018 (event number 157).
The Age Grade course record is held by Keith BATEMAN who recorded 87.28% (18:13) on 21st February 2015 (event number 5).

Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 1,440 participants have completed 10,312 parkruns covering a total distance of 51,560 km, including 1,982 new Personal Bests.

 

Event number 152

Kapiti Coast parkrun
13th January 2018
This morning I'm going to have myself a real good run
I feel alive
And the track is nice and dry, yeah
and the weather is warm
So don't stop me now
Don't stop me
Cause I'm doing parkrun
Having a good time
We are running stars heading up the track
Like tigers defying the laws of physics
Mancamp is a racing car passing Dan like Lady Godiva
He's going to go go go
There's no stopping him
And Sarah Riceman was first yeah
Two hundred kmh
That's why they call her Mrs run out of sight
She's travelling at the speed of light
I wanna see a hundred runners all of the time
Don't stop Amy Jones she gone got a pb
And so has Finn Bland
Don't stop Willem young
P Knighton, A Bland and A Needs, pbs as well
Don't stop me now (because I'm having a good run)
Dont' stop me now (yes I'm having a good run)
I don't want to stop at all
Mentions also for Stephen Mellor, Marija Bakulich, Malachi Duker, Leon Baker, Trish Cummins, Angela Campbell, Carolyn Marshall, Shannon Jeffries, Celia Fleck, Nathan Ferguson, Colin Stoner and Samuel Bland, who also secured pbs.
Original Queen lyrics below:

Tonight I'm going to have myself a real good time
I feel alive
And the world I'll turn it inside out, yeah

And floating around in ecstasy
So don't stop me now
Don't stop me
Cause I'm having a good time
Having a good time


[Verse 1]
I'm a shooting star leaping through the sky
Like a tiger defying the laws of gravity
I'm a racing car passing by like Lady Godiva
I'm going to go go go
There's no stopping me


[Pre-Chorus]
I'm burning through the sky yeah
Two hundred degrees
That's why they call me Mister Fahrenheit

I'm traveling at the speed of light
I want to make a supersonic man out of you


[Chorus]
Don't stop me now I'm having such a good time
I'm having a ball
Don't stop me now
If you want to have a good time just give me a call
Don't stop me now (because I'm having a good time)
Don't stop me now (Yes I'm having a good time)
I don't want to stop at all

This week 100 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 5 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 8 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jill BURNS • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • Jasmine COOPER • Rafferty AYSON • Daniel STONER

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 Betty BOHANE who recorded a time of 19:11 on 25th February 2017 (event number 106).
The male record is held by Isaac MURPHY who recorded a time of 16:02 on 26th August 2017 (event number 131).
The Age Grade course record is held by Keith BATEMAN who recorded 87.28% (18:13) on 21st February 2015 (event number 5).

Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015. Since then 1,400 participants have completed 9,863 parkruns covering a total distance of 49,315 km, including 1,921 new Personal Bests.

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