Wow what a great way to kick off August! We had 40 parkrunners getting in their virtual 5k - four of whom earned their Big TEN badge this week!! That's Matthew, Kranthi, Joyce, and Tiffany! We wonder what the next badge will be... Keep *virtually* parkrunning to find out!
Our average finish time was 39:52, just 8 seconds faster than last week's incredibly pleasing time of 40 minutes even, but we still love that we're getting so many walkers out there. You can see the full results (for this week and the past twelve weeks) here!
It was a fairly uneventful week for #Lillienotaparkrun which makes this run report fairly short and sweet, but nonetheless we're so happy that so many people joined us.
Amanda S tried out a new routee around Dexter with parkrunners Kristine, Torsten, Charlie, and Tui! they were joined by another college friend Merril (a virtual parkrun first timer!).
They finished the morning off with donuts and we absolutely approve of that decision!!
Janet and her dad, Mark, walked 8.5 (!!!) miles around Kensington Metro Park which was their longest walk ever together - great job!
Cory and Adam G, also out-of-town parkrunners recently relocated to Michigan like Janet and Mark, incorporated this week's virtual parkrun into a long run around Detroit! Pictured here is the Birwood Wall.
It obviously wouldn't be a virtual parkrun without Baxter the pup! This week Baxter and Laura explored yet another new park - this week it was Hewen's Creek Park in Ypsi. This week was also the anniversary of Baxter's gotcha day so big smooches to him!!
This week for the first time in Lillie history (correct me if I'm wrong) a snake was spotteed on one iteration of the course! Tiffany came across a snake on her walk this morning so this is just yet another wildlife friend to add to the Lillie roster of sighted animals.
Lynn joined us again, sporting his quarantine beard, but the rain kept barkrunner Cooper from joining him. As much fun as splashing in the puddles is, Cooper wasn't much for the rain, and we can't say we blame him.
Speaking of splashing in puddles, Vanessa *almost* went for a swim in our beloved pond! It's so hot outside right now that it really is tempting to look at the place where our bridge was (is?) and consider a nice cool dip to the other side. (We do not recommend this as an activity).
All the way from North Carolina, Joyce was sporting her awesome apricot t-shirt! Joyce's daughter, Brooke, also joined our virtual parkrun from right here in Ann Arbor this week - we love that it can still be a full family event!
While there aren't any winners in parkrun, there certainly are in soccer! This Saturday was the Strade Binache (a cycling race) and the FA cup final - Chelsea vs Arsenal! Emma and Adam decided that the loser has to cook dinner. Chelsea was *obviously* the better team but nonetheless, Emma had to cook
Lastly, in College Park, MD where College Park parkrun is - their usual post-parkrun coffee shop has opened for outdoor service which of course attracted lots of regular CP parkrunners for a social distant meet up. It must've been great to see everyone. We're jealous! We miss all of our Lillie parkrunners!!!
Don't forget, we have a new bingo board this month and the squares are *slightly* easier than the past few months (maybe). So check it out here and see how many you can get in August!
We'll see you next week! Stay safe!