Event 260 – 18 January 2020

Kapiti Coast parkrun - 18th January 2020

Run Report by Michael O’Sullivan

This morning was a little bit cold at the start but soon warmed up, I was looking forward to parkrun this week but I woke up sick this morning and was unable to complete parkrun. There was a total of 156 runners, 26 new P.B’s and 16 first-timers. Thanks to all the volunteers, parkrun could happen without you

The top three males today were...
Matthew WATERHOUSE with a time of 19:23, and a P.B!
The second runner was Ricky FRENCH with a time of 19:28, and he got a P.B! Great work!
And third, was Leon GOODWIN with a great time of 19:33!

The top three females today were...
Poppy RAE-MCGREGOR with an awesome time of 19:54!
The second runner was Amara RAE with a time of 21:43! Good Work!
And third, was Paula REARDON with a great time of 23:10 and a new P.B!
Good work!

I’ll talk about the P.B runners, its hard to get a PB so good work...
Matthew WATERHOUSE, Samuel PATERSON, Leon BAKER, Paula REARDON, Geoff MCDONNELL, Glen CATTERMOLE, Glen TOWSEY, Karen LEEMEN, Don KEATS, Dorian FRENCH, Rebecca LOVE, Liam WILSON, Anja WILHELMER, Jo O'SULLIVAN (My Mum!), Todd CAMM, Samantha SHARIF, Johnny GOWLAND, Parker LYNCH, Jo DUFFY, Kohine BALEJKO, Brandon WILSON, Aimee BYWATER-LUTMAN, Carol MAY, Graeme CROMPTON, Anna PATERSON!
I’m still amazed at the number of people that got P.B’s today, if your name is on that list then you did an amazing job!

There were 16 first-timers today, they were...
Louis DUCKWORTH, Sasha DUCKWORTH, Nat SMITH, David WATSON, Millie LACEY, Pauline WATSON, Clare WYNN-WILLIAMS, Marie COLES, Kelly DUCKWORTH, Tabitha Plum DUCKWORTH, Hector ATKINSON, Felix ATKINSON, Peter THOMPSON, Ronel PUREN, Melissa PUREN, Glynis PATERSON.
I hope you had fun and come back next week!

Now the top three males in their age grading were
Warwick SMITH - VM50-54 - 75.60% age grade
Leon GOODWIN - VM45-49 - 73.66% age grade
Tony FARMER - VM70-74 - 72.09% age grade
Good job you three!

The top three females in their age grading were
Poppy RAE-MCGREGOR - JW11-14 81.83% age grade!
Anna KENNA - VW65-69 - 77.00% age grade
Paula REARDON - VW45-49 - 69.21% age grade

Thank you to all the volunteers that helped out today
Brent ATKINS, Kyan BOEYEN, Sara BOEYEN, Sara ENOKA, Andre FRAENKEL, Andy JENKINS, Sylvia MEAKIN, Michael Riley O'SULLIVAN, Glynis PATERSON, Andrea SARTY, Jeff STARK, Jude WADSWORTH, Bruce WILSON.

If you want to see the Kapiti Coast parkrun website
https://www.parkrun.co.nz/kapiticoast/

-Michael O’Sullivan

 

Event 258 – 4 January 2020

Another beautiful summers morning on the Kapiti Coast brought out a large number of people to the Parkrun on Saturday. There were lots of first timers, plenty of PB's and an interesting selection of visitors from around the world in the 158 finishers.

There were some interesting club names amongst our visitors this week including, Irene Road Runners Club, Surfers Paradise, Glossopdale Harriers( thats where Wallace & Grommet run ) UK Netrunners, Thames Valley Triathletes( who knew?) and the Skipton Harriers, where running is also an option.

But something caught my eye when looking through this weeks results. Two of our visitors from UK Netrunners, Helen & Andy Lane had both completed close to 450 Parkruns. This prompted closer investigation on the global site. As I suspected both Helen and Professor Andy Lane have run at over 100 different Parkruns. Whilst they are not alone in achieving this feat, they are in a select minority. Another interesting observation I made whilst surfing around the global site. There is a man called Albie Bosch, probably someone Andre know's from South Africa, who has completed 119 Parkruns," whats so great about that", I hear you say. Every run was a different Parkrun, and not in the same country.

Jog On

Bruce Jenkins

This week 158 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 22 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jude WADSWORTH • Bruce JENKINS • Jeff STARK • Amber RAMOO • Matt BURDEN • Brian NELSON • Michael PEARCE • Michael PECK • Andre FRAENKEL • Chris FARROW

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 2,244 participants have completed 19,092 parkruns covering a total distance of 95,460 km, including 3,093 new Personal Bests. A total of 291 individuals have volunteered 2,471 times.

 

 
 

Event 256 – 28 December 2019

On Saturday 28 December for the last run of 2019 saw 148 runners/walkers, the largest field for the year gather for Andy's briefing at 8am.
A calm summer morning with good track conditions, ensured many fast times, with 15 personal bests achieved. There were many smiling faces at the end, and happy people leaving after enjoying the run.
From my observations at Kapiti parkrun for 2019, that it has been a successful year and is in a healthy state with the following positives.
A lot of new faces.
Many young people participating.
Consistently good numbers attending.
A good track with an improved surface.
I would like to wish everyone all the best for happy running in 2020 and remind anyone making newyears resolutions to include volunteering at parkrun.

Linsay May

This week 148 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 26 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 10 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Sarah BEGBIE • Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jude WADSWORTH • Linsay MAY • Gary CRILLEY • Kristina CAMERON • Gareth DAVIES • Andre FRAENKEL • Graeme CROMPTON • Sara BOEYEN • Kyan BOEYEN

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 Ross GOLLAN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 29th December 2018 (event number 203).
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 2,203 participants have completed 18,848 parkruns covering a total distance of 94,240 km, including 3,056 new Personal Bests. A total of 288 individuals have volunteered 2,447 times.

 

Event 255 – Christmas Day 2019

Ho Ho Ho, merry Xmas everyone. Great turn out for the Christmas Day Park Run, well done to all that sacrificed their Xmas morning breakfast and put in an appearance. Mother nature was kind enough to put on a great day for us and even Santa turned up to help with the Bar Codes - thanks Santa! A huge thanks to all those wonderful volunteers who made this extra run possible and if you wish to indulge in more Mince Pies over the festive season, you had better turn up for the next park run, this Saturday. You could even have an extra helping of Xmas Pud and do the double Park run next Wednesday, if your keen. Happy running everyone :) Kate Jenkins

This week 136 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Sarah BEGBIE • Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jude WADSWORTH • Bruce JENKINS • Jeff STARK • Zygmunt JUCHNOWICZ • Kate JENKINS • Paul GREYLING • Lia-Nella GREYLING • Gerrie GREYLING • Daniel STONER • Chrissy FAY • Michael PEARCE • Michelle HOLMES • Graeme CROMPTON

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 Ross GOLLAN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 29th December 2018 (event number 203).
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 2,177 participants have completed 18,700 parkruns covering a total distance of 93,500 km, including 3,038 new Personal Bests. A total of 287 individuals have volunteered 2,435 times.

 

Event 255 – Christmas Day 2019

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me

An Andy under a tree

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me

Two water containers and

An Andy under a tree

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me

Three marker posts

Two water containers and

An Andy under a tree

 On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me

Four quaking ducks

Three marker posts

Two water containers and

An Andy under a tree

 On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me

Five kilometres

Four quaking ducks

Three marker posts

Two water containers and

An Andy under a tree

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me

Six strollers strolling

Five kilometres

Four quaking ducks

Three marker posts

Two water containers and

An Andy under a tree

 On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me

Seven chocolate santas

Six strollers strolling

Five kilometres

Four quaking ducks

Three marker posts

Two water containers and

An Andy under a tree

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me

Eight kids a running

Seven chocolate santas

Six strollers strolling

Five kilometres

Four quaking ducks

Three marker posts

Two water containers and

An Andy under a tree

On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me

Nine helpers helping

Eight kids a running

Seven chocolate santas

Six strollers strolling

Five kilometres

Four quaking ducks

Three marker posts

Two water containers and

An Andy under a tree

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me

Ten barking dogs

Nine helpers helping

Eight kids a running

Seven chocolate santas

Six strollers strolling

Five kilometres

Four quaking ducks

Three marker posts

Two water containers and

An Andy under a tree

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me

Eleven personal bests

Ten barking dogs

Nine helpers helping

Eight kids a running

Seven chocolate santas

Six strollers strolling

Five kilometres

Four quaking ducks

Three marker posts

Two water containers and

An Andy under a tree

On the Twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me

Twelve first timers

Eleven personal bests

Ten barking dogs

Nine helpers helping

Eight kids a running

Seven chocolate santas

Six strollers strolling

Five kilometres

Four quaking ducks

Three marker posts

Two water containers and

An Andy under a tree

This week 136 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 18 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 9 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 16 volunteers:

Sarah BEGBIE • Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Jude WADSWORTH • Bruce JENKINS • Jeff STARK • Zygmunt JUCHNOWICZ • Kate JENKINS • Paul GREYLING • Lia-Nella GREYLING • Gerrie GREYLING • Daniel STONER • Chrissy FAY • Michael PEARCE • Michelle HOLMES • Graeme CROMPTON

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 Ross GOLLAN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 29th December 2018 (event number 203).
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 2,177 participants have completed 18,700 parkruns covering a total distance of 93,500 km, including 3,038 new Personal Bests. A total of 287 individuals have volunteered 2,435 times.

 

 

Event 254 – 21 December 2019

Kapiti Coast parkrun event #254, 21 December 2019

This was my 8th run at Kapiti Coast. The first time was one of my most memorable parkruns – let’s just say there was a lot of water! It was exhilirating! Since my wet initiation, I have come to enjoy the variety of terrain which makes Kapiti Coast parkrun more challenging than some, but also more interesting. I might have missed all the opportunities to take in the scenery, as suggested in the briefing, as the need to keep my eyes on the ground in front of me took priority. I did notice, however, that warming sunshine and a cooling breeze took turns – both most welcome.

Conditions were obviously perfect for the 19 people who recorded PBs. Congratulations to: David DOWNER, Carolyn MARSHALL, David DRUMMOND, Amara RAE, Leon BAKER, Zygmunt JUCHNOWICZ, Blaize KAYE, Ruby BAKER, Glen TOWSEY, atthew PENWILL, Stephen CHAMBERS, Jackson DOWNER, Emma DOWNER, Ryszard BALEJKO, Edward DRUMMOND, Jenny DRUMMOND, Jana SIMCIC, Kohine BALEJKO, Peter BROWN.

This was the first-ever parkrun for: Isla FELLOWS, Parker LYNCH and Nyah TONGA. Welcome to the parkrun community.

Another seven were visiting Kapiti Coast for the first time. Welcome also to: Emma KENNEDY, George ROWELL, Marianne BASTILLE and Richard BASTILLE (Windermere, UK), Alice ENTWISLE, Aimee BYWATER-LUTMAN (Tooting, UK) and James MILLS (Stockport, UK).

The first three females were: Poppy RAE-MCGREGOR (20.22), Cath BRADDOCK (21.12) and Carolyn MARSHALL (21.15).

The three male frontrunners were: Sam YEOMAN (19.15), David DOWNER (19.34) and Leon GOODWIN (19.42).

It’s always good to see a range of age categories in the top three age-grade percentiles. That was certainly the case for: Carolyn MARSHALL, VW50-54 (81.96%), Poppy RAE-MCGREGOR, JW11-14 (79.95%) and Kate JENKINS, VW55-59 (79.09%). Well done you three!

Another winner on the day was the coffee-car operator. Apparently, the demand for her services was well over what she was expecting. It’s a novelty for me to have coffee on the spot so I usually take advantage of it, and it is much appreciated.

Volunteers are crucial to parkruns everywhere. Appreciation for this event goes to: Andy JENKINS (Run Director), Maite BRIDERGraeme CROMPTONTrish CUMMINSSara ENOKAAndre FRAENKELJohn GLYNN-BEGBIEDaniela LARENASDeclan MURPHYEric PHIMISTERJeff STARKJude WADSWORTH and Matthew WATERHOUSE.

A special mention must be made of Joe and Lily. I came across them along the new narrow section of the track. Apparently, Lily likes gravel underfoot even less than I do, so they let me go ahead on the gravelly bits and then passed me (several times) when there was grass alongside to soothe Lily’s paws. I enjoyed their company as we headed towards the finish. See Facebook page for photo.

 

Event 253 -14 December 2019

A  fresh breezy morning for the 253rd Kapiti coast parkrun greeted a large field of 109 runners. With Andy sleeping in it was left to Bruce to do the briefing honours before setting us on our way.

 First male home was Sam Yeoman in a brisk 18.26 and first female was Cath Broddock in a swift 21.28. Top male age grade percent was David Downer with 75.66% and Carolyn Marshall breaking the 80% barrier with 80.38%

Great to see some first timers down there. 6 in total, with one complete parkrun newbie. Well done Anna Duncan, we hope to see you back for more!

A few PB's to note:

David Downer - First time under 20 mins - 19:39

Zane Wakeling - Another second off your PB and a whole 2 minute improvement over the year - 21.19

Michael Pearce - A huge 38 second PB and a massive 2 minute improvement - 21.38 (who says you can't get faster in your 60's!)

Paula Reardon - Best time in 2015 = 26.36, best time in 2019 = 23.30

Glen Cattermole - Only started running with us this year, but is gradually shaving time off - 48 second improvement on his PB last week - 25.20

Blaize Kaye - Another 2019 newbie showing consistent improvement - 26.15

Tessa Busing - JW10 category so only going to get faster - 28.47

Hope to see you all back next week

Don't forget to volunteer. You can still run if you do the run report like me.

Dan

 

Event 251 – 30 November 2019

On a nice warm Saturday morning 119 runners lined up, with 10 personal bests achieved including myself on my second parkrun.
After attending parkrun for 170 times to support Linsay, I decided to try and participate.
I like attending each week to catch up with friends that I have made over the past few years, and now enjoy the 5km course.
After the 2 runs I feel that I will do many more. Unfortunately I will miss the next 2 Saturdays as I will be out of town but look forward to returning again later this month.
Carol May

This week 119 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 10 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 4 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 12 volunteers:

Sarah BEGBIE • Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Joanna JENKINS • Thomas COLLIER • Brian NELSON • Carolyn MARSHALL • Matthew WATERHOUSE • Cath BRADDOCK • Andre FRAENKEL • Peter BROWN • 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 Ross GOLLAN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 29th December 2018 (event number 203).
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 2,134 participants have completed 18,205 parkruns covering a total distance of 91,025 km, including 2,985 new Personal Bests. A total of 278 individuals have volunteered 2,387 times.

 

Event 250 – 23 November 2019

We had a perfect conditions at the park run this week, for our 118 attendees, 12 of which were first timers - welcome to you all. It was great to see one of our regular weekly supporters, finally give it a go herself last week. Carol turns up each week, to support her husband Linsay, no matter the weather and encourages him to the finish line. A few people had suggested that she give it a try and finally she did - keep it up Carol.

There were some amazing PBs again this week, 14 all up and the top two from our younger runners, Poppy Rae-McGregor and Tristyn Robertson, both in the J11-14 age group - well done both of you, awesome work. At the walkers end, we have Chris Farrow, who has had a PB every week (all but one), since he began Park Run - well done to him too!

It's quite interesting to look at the PB times and see that often, there are only a few seconds between the person with the PB and the person either in front or behind and sometimes, 2 people with the same time. This is because we can utilise others we are running or walking with to push us on, usually out of our comfort zone. This can be quite hard to do on your own, as you focus too much on the discomfort, rather than the chase.

So whatever it is you come to Park Run for, enjoy the friendship, have fun and see you next week.

Kate Jenkins

This week 118 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 14 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 8 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 13 volunteers:

Andy JENKINS • Sara ENOKA • Bruce JENKINS • Jeff STARK • Joanna JENKINS • Thomas COLLIER • Kate JENKINS • Kristina CAMERON • Matthew WATERHOUSE • Dave THORBURN • Michael PEARCE • Lizi EADE • 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 Ross GOLLAN who recorded a time of 15:41 on 29th December 2018 (event number 203).
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 2,124 participants have completed 18,086 parkruns covering a total distance of 90,430 km, including 2,975 new Personal Bests. A total of 276 individuals have volunteered 2,375 times.