Event 274 – 8 August 2020

Today’s weather conditions were cold after some rainfall last night and there were some big puddles throughout the course, but that didn’t stop 74 parkrunners plus our volunteers to make this event happen. It was also my fourth time coming to this course, although I didn’t manage to get a PB for the third time in a row but it didn't stop me from visiting the course. 

This is my first run report since the COVID-19 pandemic changed the world forever. We are grateful as New Zealanders that parkrun is able to resume from the beginning of July after maintaining discipline and strict guidelines. Hopefully the other 21 countries that parkrun is established are able to come back to normality once their infections are under control. 

When parkrun NZ resumed on Saturday 4th July, I ran Whanganui Riverbank’s first ever parkrun event followed by Blenheim parkrun the week after to put my name forward to have at least 15 different events completed in NZ. Details can be found here.

Milestones:

We also had one milestone today. Congratulations to Natalie HARDY on completing her 50th parkrun. Next week we will have Dave CHANDLER who will be running for his 100th milestone, congratulations in advance. By looking at the latest results, some of us are closing the gap to achieve either their 50, 100 or 250th milestones by the end of this year!

Debuts and Tourists:

There were 6 first timers to the course, which includes Ruth TRASK who chose our course for her debut parkrun and we had some visitors outside of the Wellington region. We hope to see you again soon. 

Personal Bests:

Four parkrunners today have got a new personal best today. Congratulations to Michael PEARCE, Kitty GRICE, Nisa PROMCHOT and Greg DOBSON.

Volunteers:

Without volunteers every week, this event would not have happened. The event was run by Bruce WILSON. The other 11 volunteers that helped out today are as follows: Carolyn BRETT, John GLYNN-BEGBIE, Arend LANSER, Adam LAWLOR, Lucy LAWLOR, Steve LOGAN, Sylvia MEAKIN, Alan ORANGE, Paula REARDON, Ross WELLS and myself (Dan JOE)

I am hoping to come back to this course next month. Until then, keep yourself safe, healthy and look after those around you. I am grateful that we are allowed to do events without any restrictions.

Many thanks,

Dan Joe

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Event 273 – 1 August 2020

Great to be seeing a consistent turnout of runners and walkers, since we started back on 4th July. Numbers are consistently just above or below the 100 mark, which is particularly good for the winter stint. With the first run back, being almost triple that of the same time last year, everyone must be very keen - keep it going folk!

As there was no newsletter last week, I would like to acknowledge the achievement of Rebecca O'Sullivan, for completing 200 runs on 25th July. Pretty amazing milestone, when you're only 8!

Congratulations also to the Lawlor family, for clocking up 150 between them (Lucy100 /Adam50) and well done to Paige. Though I can't say congratulations on your first Park Run, as you have done it so many times already, with Mum.

Thanks to all our lovely volunteers, have a great week everyone and see you Saturday.

Keep running,

Kate

(Photo credit: Jeff Stark)

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This week 103 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 3 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Craig MURPHY • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Thomas COLLIER • Kate JENKINS • Brent ATKINS • Matthew WATERHOUSE • Cath BRADDOCK • Graeme FOUNTAIN • 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 2,393 participants have completed 20,898 parkruns covering a total distance of 104,490 km, including 3,338 new Personal Bests. A total of 313 individuals have volunteered 2,667 times.

 

Event 270 – 11 July 2020

Brrrrrrr……Mother Nature certainly put on a brisk one this morning. Bruce, our race director, informed us it was a 3c set up this morning and it cant have been to much higher by the time we all set off.

The track was still a bit sloppy for the first 600mt but once we cleared out onto the open track it was pretty much smooth passage from there on in. Plenty of dragons breath could be seen ahead as the lead runners tore ahead. It was then a case of settle in, find a pace and then hope that come the half way turnaround there was still enough gas in the tank to have reverse splits on the return back.

Again just settling in, trying to smile to remind yourself it is a fun time you’re having out there…….and you never know where the photographer may be lurking.

Always love the sight of the finishing shute and seeing is there one final little kick in the legs to cut an extra second or two off the time.

Great to see 7 “newbies” this week and 10 PB’s out of 101 total participants. Great effort everyone and as usual big thumbs up to the volunteers. Love yah work.

Terry Morris

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This week 101 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 3 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Tania HOLLIS • Andy JENKINS • Jake ROOS • Arend LANSER • Jude WADSWORTH • John GLYNN-BEGBIE • Lucy LAWLOR • Thomas COLLIER • Richard BERBER • Terry B MORRIS • Matt BURDEN • An WELLS • 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 2,381 participants have completed 20,605 parkruns covering a total distance of 103,025 km, including 3,298 new Personal Bests. A total of 313 individuals have volunteered 2,630 times.

 

Event 268 – 14 March 2020

Autumn is the best time of the year and Saturday was a perfect example why. 117 motivated people, plus the all important volunteers, out doing what they love on a Saturday morning. It was one of those days when you feel like Forrest Gump. You get to the turn around cone and just want to keep going and run all day. Or maybe that only happens in the movies.

Some great results, a few first timers, and 15 people achieved PB's. Fantastic. No international visitors, I wonder why?

If you are a regular visitor to the website, and I'm sure its not just me who studies the results every week, you will have noticed the now familiar red banner with the Covid 19 updates. Parkrun has already been cancelled in 15 countries, the latest update will come through on Thursday our time, so there is a possibility of an indefinite cancellation at some stage.

But for now, lets enjoy the beautiful autumn weather ( 24 degrees Monday, 14 degrees Tuesday. Brrrrr ) and look forward to another cracking day and a great run on Saturday.

Jog On

Bruce Jenkins

 

This week 117 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 8 were first timers and 15 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 5 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Arend LANSER • Jude WADSWORTH • Bruce JENKINS • Jeff STARK • Lucy LAWLOR • Jo WARREN • Kate JENKINS • Samantha SHARIF • Matthew WATERHOUSE • Chris FARROW • Peter BROWN

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 2,366 participants have completed 20,394 parkruns covering a total distance of 101,970 km, including 3,277 new Personal Bests. A total of 310 individuals have volunteered 2,602 times.

 

Event 267 – 7 March 2020

Ah, Parkrun day. Previously known as Saturday, aka the best day of the week. And what a perfect crispy Kapiti Coast morning 7 March was for a spot of Parkrun!
We were welcomed by the warm booming call of Andy’s: “let’s be having ya!”, the usual briefing was given, we said hello to a our international guests from Durban and Sydney, lined up on the start line, and were off.
The young running superstar that is Poppy Rae-McGregor (who was also celebrating her 13th birthday!) was first overall and lead home the pack in another sub-20 effort! She was followed pretty closely by her fit mum Karis Rae and the ever speedy Cath Braddock. That meant three females in a top five finish this week, wahoo, talk about girl power, and ahead of “International Women’s Day” on 8 March - very cool!
Shout out to top three lads too, Ariki Vertongen, Ian Macfarlane and Andrew Ross, for their solid runs.
Also out on the course was a heap of doggos, young ones with family, older ones with family, friends encouraging each other along, a netball troupe continuing their pre-season training, a whole whanau of tail walkers, two paparazzi photographers capturing the action, and a hoard of orange-vested volunteers to cheer us all in to the finish line (thanks team!)
However the best part of Parkrun for me was the footrace between my husband, Adam, and I. We have a bit of friendly banter going about who is going to cross the finish line first. He’s been doing Parkrun going on a year and is closing the gap! This week we stayed neck-and-neck for about 4km. I thought with 1km to go I’ll put on a bit of a burst and try finish ahead of him. Well, he chased me! And we were both hurtling towards the finish line with bragging rights at stake.
Delighted to report I finished three seconds ahead of him, although he maintains he wasn’t trying (ha!) but not a bad effort considering I’m 33-weeks pregnant. I have been annoyingly going on about this all weekend, and now including it in the run report ... what a loving, caring wife I am ;) ... so I bet he cannot wait for next time and to burn off those three-seconds, and who can blame him!
Looking forward to next Parkrun day already!
Lucy Lawlor

 

This week 119 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 15 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Arend LANSER • Jude WADSWORTH • Sandi COOPER • Randall WALKER • Vashti HARDY • Lucy LAWLOR • Thomas COLLIER • Samantha SHARIF • Zamira HARDY • Alina HARDY • Natalie HARDY • Kezia HARDY • Andre FRAENKEL • Shiree PALMER

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 2,358 participants have completed 20,277 parkruns covering a total distance of 101,385 km, including 3,262 new Personal Bests. A total of 310 individuals have volunteered 2,589 times.

 

Event 266 – 29 February 2020

Today was a great morning for a parkrun/mud run, everyone was huddling under the gazebo to keep dry while the event briefing was on.  Predictably, the rain stopped just as the final people crossed the finish line.
This week 76 people ran, jogged, and walked the course of whom one was a first timer and 6 recorded new Personal Bests.  One person from Manchester was undaunted enough to join us, however no out of towners were crazy enough to brave the questionable conditions.  Congratulations to Declan Murphy who completed his 150th parkrun!
Well done everyone.  
Angela Busing

This week 76 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 1 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 11 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Sylvia MEAKIN • Angie BUSING • Jeff STARK • Paula REARDON • Daniela LARENAS • Brian NELSON • Carolyn MARSHALL • Cath BRADDOCK • Andre FRAENKEL

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 2,348 participants have completed 20,158 parkruns covering a total distance of 100,790 km, including 3,243 new Personal Bests. A total of 304 individuals have volunteered 2,574 times.

 

Event 265 – 22 February 2020

Another first for Kapiti Coast Park Run - to my knowledge our first female run director - great work Lucy!
Now, I have been to other park runs, and as far as I can determine, it is not a pre-requisite that run directors must have a bump. What I can say with certainty is that Andy’s bump, and Lucy’s bump, are the result of quite different activities.
Having Lucy on the podium this morning inspired me to complete a personal best, along with 15 others. Great exercise everybody. In my case, I was also following Jude’s instructions, which of course I always do!
I know that personal bests are hard to achieve, so never “smash” your previous best. Incremental one or two second gains mean you can go on with personal bests over the coming weeks and months. Gives you a glow to take with you through your Saturday. Good luck with that.
We are doing a little park run tourism in the coming weeks so see you back walking and running at Kapiti towards the end of March.

Graeme Fountain.

This week 113 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 16 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Serena HARPER • Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jude WADSWORTH • Elizabeth EARL • Jocelyn FOUNTAIN • Lucy LAWLOR • Gary CRILLEY • Ross WELLS • Michael PEARCE • Lizi EADE • Graeme FOUNTAIN • 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 2,347 participants have completed 20,082 parkruns covering a total distance of 100,410 km, including 3,237 new Personal Bests. A total of 303 individuals have volunteered 2,563 times.

 

Event 264 – 15 February 2020

As I awoke this morning, my wife & my 19th Anniversary together, I thought about the secret to our longevity. So a coffee for her and out the door I went for Kapiti Parkrun #264.

I felt even more happiness once outside & basking in another balmy Kapiti day. Could this get any better. Well yes as here I was volunteering for my first time and I still get to run. How good is that?

Greeted by the Andy’s 1 & 2 , Jude and the other volunteers and shown the volunteer “ropes”.

It wasn’t long before the holler of “Lets be having you then” from Andy 1 broke the ever strong chorus of the chatter amongst the throng of fellow Park runners. A quick meet, greet & overview from Andy 2 and we were off !!

I always love the first gate as the crowd converges into the riverbank bush and everyone settles into their stride to head East.

One of the positives of an out and back course is you get to see everyone at some time or another. From the haring frontrunners to those enjoying a 5km stroll to start their day. We all have our own reasons or motivations to be out there and no matter what level or speed we’re all going we’re lapping everyone on the couch. Better still we’ve got the rest of this beautiful Kapiti day to enjoy yet.

Report Writer

 Terry Morris

This week 123 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 16 were first timers and 20 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 6 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Geoff MCDONNELL • Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jude WADSWORTH • Jeff STARK • James SPENCER • Andrew THOMSON • Kristina CAMERON • Terry B MORRIS • Dave THORBURN • Joanna HUMPHRIES • Ollie CRANER • Chris FARROW • 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 2,335 participants have completed 19,969 parkruns covering a total distance of 99,845 km, including 3,221 new Personal Bests. A total of 302 individuals have volunteered 2,550 times.

 

Event 263 – 8 February 2020

The observant among this morning’s parkrun may have noticed some subtle changes. Firstly, little Andy took care of the announcement formalities stepping into the shoes of big Andy. Next, our lead biker Sonette discovered she didn’t have the mid-point turn around cone, so she became our first life size talking cone calling out encouragement as runners. As all our helpful volunteers wear flouro orange vests she was suitably clothed for the roll. Finally, the weather signalled the first suggestion that the cooler days of autumn are just around the corner. Grey overcast skies meant the usual sunnies were not strictly necessary; However I noticed the many celebrities in our midst still sporting them. Celebrities you say? The overseas runners from London? Well if you can run faster than me, then I consider you a celebrity and that is about 90% of you as I generally finish in the bottom 10%. I was the one wearing the ‘I can’t run I’m a mermaid t-shirt’. Anonymous.

This week 160 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 19 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 14 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Michael MEAKIN • Rebekah ROOS • Jude WADSWORTH • Andrew THOMSON • Lily SCOTT • An WELLS • Craig IRONSIDE • Andre FRAENKEL • Deborah HAMBLY • Sonette VAN ZYL • Johan BOEYEN • 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 2,319 participants have completed 19,846 parkruns covering a total distance of 99,230 km, including 3,201 new Personal Bests. A total of 299 individuals have volunteered 2,536 times.

 

Event 262 – 1 February 2020

A perfect Kapiti morning for a park run.  It produced 18 PBs - well done to those runners and walkers.

If you were not at Kapiti this morning you missed the announcement that our Kapiti Kauri is stepping down. After 5 years of unrelenting volunteering Andy wants to take back control of his Saturday mornings. What an amazing commitment to Park Run! If you are interested in taking over Andy’s role, please register your interest with him.

That lead me to wonder what we ever did at 8 o’clock on a Saturday morning before Park Run came along. I came up with a random selection of activities that Jocelyn and I used to do.

Played netball.
Shopped at the Wimbledon Fruit and Vegetable Market.
Rested before a Wellington Harrier event.
Went to work.
Panadol and water breakfast - probably just one of us.
Changed nappies.
Listened to Brian Edwards on National Radio.
Coached cricket.
Watched hundreds of games of netball.
Climbed Mt Kau Kau.

Then, one Sunday, Andy and Sara accosted us while we were walking on the Waikanae river track and said “You should come to the Kapiti Park Run”. We said “We don’t run anymore”. They said “You can walk it”. So now at 8 o’clock every Saturday we walk a park run. Long may it continue!

Happy running and walking - see you next week somewhere.

Graeme Fountain.

This week 125 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 14 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 7 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 0 volunteers:
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 Unknown ATHLETE who recorded a time of 20:14 on 1st August 2015 (event number 25).
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 2,306 participants have completed 19,684 parkruns covering a total distance of 98,420 km, including 3,182 new Personal Bests. A total of 295 individuals have volunteered 2,509 times.

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