And this lovely poem is courtesy of Kapiti Coast!
Kapiti parkrun Odyssey
‘Let’s been havin’ ya!’ the big man cries
the tumult and the chatter dies.
Visitors welcomed, messages given
the big field lines up, primed and driven.
Youngsters, oldies, dogs and strollers,
the track is smooth and has no boulders.
The dash is on to reach the bush
the winding path is quite a push.
Under the bridge and on the bank
must keep plenty in the tank
to try and break out from the pack
and catch some folk while coming back.
Now they’re on the final dash
running for pride and not for cash.
Then the usual post-race banter
about the Kapiti parkrun canter.
- Roger Childs, Kapiti Coast
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