Christmas Day Fun

Kapiti Coast parkrun
Event number 149
25th December 2017

To the tune of Rudolph the red nosed reindeer)

Andy the parkrun leader

Set them off promptly at eight

Up the Waikanae river

Past the broken branch and gate

Then one sunny Christmas eve

Santa came to say
"Everyone runs so fast alright
Won't you pull my sleigh tonight"
First male home was Michael Wray

With Kent Stead second you see

Hannah the first lady

You'll go down in history

(to the tune of jingle bells)
Dashing up the path
People starting their day
Doing Kapiti parkrun
Laughing all the way
14 personal bests
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to run and sing
We'll all sleep well tonight
Jingle bells, Andy smells
The runners ran away
O what fun it is to do
Parkrun on Christmas day
Hope everyone had fun!
Dan (with a little bit of help from Isaac)

This week 81 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • Daniel SPENCER • Thomas COLLIER • Theresa LANGLEY • Todd SPENCER • 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 1,369 participants have completed 9,624 parkruns covering a total distance of 48,120 km, including 1,883 new Personal Bests.

 

Kapiti Coast parkrun
Event number 148
23rd December 2017

This week 105 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Izy NELSON-WILL • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Thomas COLLIER • Dave CHANDLER • Andy LANGLEY • 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 1,361 participants have completed 9,543 parkruns covering a total distance of 47,715 km, including 1,869 new Personal Bests.

 

Kapiti Coast parkrun
Event number 147
16th December 2017

A string of glorious weather on the Kapiti Coast led to another cracking Saturday morning for Park Run at Otaihanga Domain. A good crowd gathered to hear the briefing from Andy then without much fanfare we were set off on our trot.

The sun was in my eyes as I wound my way up the Waikanae River track. There were plenty of families, dogs barking up a storm and other enthusiastic runners on the track.

I had convinced a small crowd of work colleagues to come along this week and this must have spurred me along as I managed my fasted time of the summer so far.

After the run, I lay about on the grass and cheered on the remaining runners. Then it was time for a swim at the beach, fabulous start to the weekend on the Kapiti Coast!
Cheers,
Jo

This week 94 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 10 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Craig MURPHY • Declan MURPHY • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • Joanna JENKINS • Caty SPENCER • Brent ATKINS • Dave THORBURN

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 1,349 participants have completed 9,438 parkruns covering a total distance of 47,190 km, including 1,854 new Personal Bests.

 

Event number 141

Kapiti Coast parkrun
4th November 2017

After a good run of dry conditions, a mildly damp track greeted the 71 runners for the 141st Kapiti Coast parkrun. Our man Andy was back to lead the troops after his Palmerston North sojourn last week. A credible 32.59 if I'm reading the results correctly. A very nice run apparently up and down the river on a good quality track. 217 people turned and Kapiti Coast's very own Lucy Lawlor was the first female home.

 

Congrats to James Brader and Jill Burns who knocked up 100 and 50 run milestones this week. Quite an achievement.

 

First female home today was Hannah Buglass-Deveux in an impressive 21:40. And streaking out ahead (not literally!) of the male runners was Sam Yeoman in an equally impressive 19.29.

Lots of PBs again this week.

 

Well done to Zane Wakeling, Gareth Thomas, Archie Chambers, Kara Leigh, Hugo Harper, Sharon Hurman, Grace Hutton, Stephen Chambers and Ria Waikerepuru. Most of you are under 14, so I think us oldies need to pull finger and record some PBs next week.

 

Hello to Andrew Ross, Paul Brosnahan who joined the parkrun family this week with their first Kapiti parkruns. And a welcome back to Marcelo Amaya. Pretty much every time I've run with Marcelo he's hovered just behind me for most of the run, before sprinting past as we come through the gate. Returning after 6 months he did exactly the same to me again today.

And the last word goes to my daughter who at the finish line asked her 'on the verge of passing out' Dad, "why did you let that man pass you, daddy?". She can push herself next week!

See you next time

Dan & Rosie (aged 5 1/4)

This week 71 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 6 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jude WADSWORTH • Bruce JENKINS • Jeff STARK • James SPENCER • Thomas COLLIER • Kate JENKINS • Ross WELLS

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 1,317 participants have completed 9,018 parkruns covering a total distance of 45,090 km, including 1,781 new Personal Bests.

 

Spooky Special

Kapiti Coast parkrun
Event number 140
28th October 2017

74 ghastly ghouls joined us for the Kapiti park run number 140. Beautiful conditions, with light winds, a pleasant temperature and a track that has now fully dried out.

First male home in a spookily fast time of 19:07 was Sean Eaton and the first female home was Kate Jenkins, ghosting through in a time of 22:23.

Congratulations to Dave Thorburn, Mckaela Woodward, Ross Wells, Sharon Hurman, Sarah Rickard, Angie Busing and Chloe Courtnage who all achieved personal bests. I also smashed my stroller PB. We really need an extra column in the results table for that!

A big hello to Andrew Marlow, Donal Cotter, Hannah Langley, Rebecca Love and Amy Fleetwood, who were running their first Kapiti parkrun. We hope to see you back again.

Thanks to the organisers for the halloween themed treats. Your contribution supporting parkrun each week doesn't go unnoticed.

Hope to see you all next week.

Dan

PS - Don't forget to volunteer. I run out of jokes for the run report!

This week 74 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 5 were first timers and 7 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 9 volunteers:

Bernard James MCMANUS • Jill BURNS • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • Fiona MORRISON • Thomas COLLIER • Ella DOUGALL • Hazel OLLERENSHAW • Ben HODGES

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 1,310 participants have completed 8,947 parkruns covering a total distance of 44,735 km, including 1,771 new Personal Bests.

 

Bruce’s Report for Event 136

Saturday 30th September, Run number 136.

87 Runners/walkers

9 First timers

1 Visitor from Oz

A few dog's

16 PB's

A brief shower of rain smack on 8am made the top 500 meters of the track rather squishy, ( technical term ) otherwise perfect conditions.

First man back was Tom Bland, first female to return was Hannah Buglass-Deveraux.

Parkrun is not promoted as a race but there are certainly some great battles every week. I was able to witness first hand the battle between Craig and Declan Murphy, father & son, with Declan pulling away in the last 300 meters to win bragging rights in the Murphy house for a week. 

Cameron Dougall & Andy Hicks had a fantastic sprint to the line, Cameron just staying ahead. 

Then there are the personal battle's, racing against yourself in pursuit of a PB. There were 16 PB's this week, here are the details of a few.

Mark & Sylvia Bouwman are onto something, both having PB's on Saturday.

Art Woodley-Hanan, McKaela Woodward and Rene Greyling all ran PB's that were more than 2 minutes faster than their previous best. If you translate that time into distance they're finishing nearly 1/2 a kilometer ahead of where they'd normally be. Thats fantastic.

Here's a good one, Sylvia Meakin has completed 129 Parkrun's. But in the last 7 weeks she has achieved 6 PB's, brilliant.  That gives me inspiration.

See you Saturday.

Bruce Jenkins

Male placings:
Tom BLAND (VM35-39) of Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc, was first over the line in 18:17 - 21st time in 47 appearances.
Mark BOUWMAN (VM35-39) (Unattached) was second over the line in 18:36 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Brent ATKINS (SM25-29) (Unattached) was third over the line in 20:50 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Hannah BUGLASS-DEVEREUX (VW35-39) of Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc, was first (7th overall) over the line in 22:04 - 14th time in 56 appearances.
Judith TAYLOR (VW60-64) of Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc, was second (15th overall) over the line in 23:44.
Zoe COOPER (VW40-44) (Unattached) was third (20th overall) over the line in 24:29 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Judith TAYLOR (VW60-64) – 81.74% for the time 23:44 (15th overall).
Anna KENNA (VW60-64) – 75.20% for the time 26:33 (32nd overall).
Tom BLAND (VM35-39) – 73.56% for the time 18:17 (first overall).

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 1,289 participants have completed 8,643 parkruns covering a total distance of 43,215 km, including 1,731 new Personal Bests.

 

View from the finish line

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Parkrunday arrives and the sun comes out to shine
For 67 runners making their way over to the line.
A babble of excitement and brightly coloured tees
Head off along the river track, in amongst the trees.

It was a tricky run, I hear, with lots of puddles in the way
Not that it caused too much bother – we still had 2 PB's today!
From my spot on the finish line, I watched everyone arrive
Some people smiling, some sprinting, some only just alive...

Well done to all who took part, you were absolutely prime
Next week I'm back to running, instead of keeping time!

Anna Walsh

This week 67 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 4 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 6 volunteers:

Anna WALSH • Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jill BURNS • Fiona MORRISON • Thomas COLLIER

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

Male placings:
Isaac MURPHY (SM20-24) of Wellington Harrier Athletic Club Inc, was first over the line in 16:03 - third time in 3 appearances.
Tom BLAND (VM35-39) of Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc, was second over the line in 18:43 - has been first to finish on 20 previous occasions.
Leon GOODWIN (VM40-44)  was third over the line in 19:14 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.

Female placings:
Kate JENKINS (VW55-59) of Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc, was first (9th overall) over the line in 22:41 - 25th time in 71 appearances.
Zoe COOPER (VW40-44)  was second (17th overall) over the line in 24:30 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Kate WATTERSON (VW35-39)  was third (20th overall) over the line in 25:36.

The three highest age grades were recorded by:
Isaac MURPHY (SM20-24) – 80.37% for the time 16:03 (first overall).
Kate JENKINS (VW55-59) – 79.79% for the time 22:41 (9th overall).
Geoff SMITH (VM65-69) – 74.08% for the time 22:38 (8th overall).

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 1,276 participants have completed 8,464 parkruns covering a total distance of 42,320 km, including 1,700 new Personal Bests.

 

29 July 2017

Kapiti parkrun 29 July 2017

If there was one word to describe today’s parkrun, it would be cold. ❄️❄️❄️

A polar blast had arrived at Kapiti the day before and provided some ‘cooler’ temperatures for today’s parkrunners. 40 of us pitched up ready to go all-out for PB’s and have fun doing it. In the true spirit of parkrun, friends reunited, families came together, and even new people met each other.

The course was still a bit battered from stormy weather over the past few weeks. The runners had to dodge frequent puddles and navigate some mildly rough terrain. The reward, however, was seeing the snow-capped mountains above Waikanae as we came into the halfway mark.

 

Kapiti Coast parkrun
Event number 89
29th October 2016

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parkrun 89 was a Halloween special and there were plenty of hideous looking sights on the track this week but that's not that unusual within our group and had little to do with the theme!

The actual run report is a little bit sketchy this week as I was visually impaired by running in a rather fetching long black wig and witches hat as well as trying to encourage a daughter with a pumpkin on her head to push right to the end.

Everyone seemed to have a good time as always and we were lucky enough to have plenty of volunteers to look after us which always helps Andy out.

If you haven’t had go at volunteering before give it a go it's free as well and means that we all can enjoy the running.

Great news about the silicone wristbands, it will be really good to see how they work and much easier than trying to scan a washed barcode. Maybe we could think about Parkrun barcode tattoos next but that might be slightly over the top!

Male placings:
Leon GOODWIN (VM40-44) was first over the line in 19:04 - 4th time in 17 appearances.
Michael RICHARDSON (SM25-29) was second over the line in 20:28.
Dave CHANDLER (VM50-54) of Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc, was third over the line in 20:31 - has been first to finish on 7 previous occasions.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Bruce JENKINS (Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc) 2957 pts.
Linsay MAY 2711 pts.
Bruce ALLEN 2675 pts.
Female placings:
Renae CRESER (VW40-44) of Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc, was first (4th overall) over the line in 20:49 - second time in 2 appearances.
Kate JENKINS (VW55-59) of Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc, was second (7th overall) over the line in 22:29 - has been first to finish on 15 previous occasions.
Aimee PORTER (JW11-14) was third (15th overall) over the line in 23:41.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Zoe COOPER 3584 pts.
Kate JENKINS (Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc) 3375 pts.
Jasmine COOPER 3337 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Kate JENKINS (VW55-59) was graded 79.47% for the time 22:29 (7th overall).
Anna KENNA (VW60-64) was graded 76.64% for the time 25:41 (27th overall).
Steve MCDONALD (VM65-69) was graded 75.71% for the time 22:22 (6th overall).
This week there were 81 runners, of whom 8 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different athletics clubs took part.
Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015, and since then 999 different runners, including participants from 50 athletics clubs, have completed 5,664 runs covering a total distance of 28,320 km, and there have been 1,330 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Jo JOHANSEN who ran in a time of 00:19:40 on 22nd August 2015 (event number 28).
The male record is held by Geoff FERRY who ran in a time of 00:16:55 on 8th October 2016 (event number 86).
The Age Grade course record is held by Keith BATEMAN who recorded a 87.28% run (18:13) on 21st February 2015 (event number 5).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kapiti Coast parkrun Results Page.

 

Event number 88

Kapiti Coast parkrun
Event number 88
22nd October 2016

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Parkrun 88 saw 86 people (and several animals) running on a beautiful Kapiti Coast morning.

There were personal bests broken all over the show from first place to 86th but the overriding impression was of kids.........everywhere!

I stupidly tried to keep up with those 30 years younger than me and quickly felt many years older but that's what I love about Parkrun, it's inclusive and for all ages.

Massive shout out to the volunteers once again without whom none of the runners would have been able to run.

Try it yourself, it costs the same as the running and gives you the excuse for a rest!!

Male placings:
Brad THOMPSON (SM30-34) was first over the line in 18:46 - second time in 5 appearances.
Mark BOUWMAN (VM35-39) was second over the line in 18:54 - was first to finish once before.
Oakley FEARON (JM11-14) was third over the line in 19:41.
Current standing in the Men's annual points competition:
Bruce JENKINS (Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc) 2862 pts.
Linsay MAY 2621 pts.
Bruce ALLEN 2587 pts.
Female placings:
Lucy TOWNEND (SW25-29) was first (8th overall) over the line in 21:34 - 23rd time in 26 appearances.
Kate JENKINS (VW55-59) of Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc, was second (10th overall) over the line in 22:26 - has been first to finish on 15 previous occasions.
Caty SPENCER (VW40-44) was third (21st overall) over the line in 23:40.
Current standing in the Women's annual points competition:
Zoe COOPER 3489 pts.
Kate JENKINS (Kapiti Running and Tri Club Inc) 3277 pts.
Jasmine COOPER 3250 pts.
The following runners recorded the best Age Grade scores:
Kate JENKINS (VW55-59) was graded 79.64% for the time 22:26 (10th overall).
Anna KENNA (VW60-64) was graded 76.99% for the time 25:34 (36th overall).
Oakley FEARON (JM11-14) was graded 75.53% for the time 19:41 (third overall).
This week there were 86 runners, of whom 6 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different athletics clubs took part.
Kapiti Coast parkrun started on 24th January 2015, and since then 990 different runners, including participants from 50 athletics clubs, have completed 5,583 runs covering a total distance of 27,915 km, and there have been 1,314 new Personal Bests.
The female record is held by Jo JOHANSEN who ran in a time of 00:19:40 on 22nd August 2015 (event number 28).
The male record is held by Geoff FERRY who ran in a time of 00:16:55 on 8th October 2016 (event number 86).
The Age Grade course record is held by Keith BATEMAN who recorded a 87.28% run (18:13) on 21st February 2015 (event number 5).
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Kapiti Coast parkrun Results Page.