7/17/2021 Lillie parkrun #82: Checking All The Boxes

First-timers --- √ CHECK!

Welcome to Keri M, Marc E, and Tyacie C!


Tourists --- √ CHECK!

Hi to Ruth L -a regular at Mansfield parkrun, OH.  It was lovely to have you join us.


Volunteer milestone --- √ CHECK!

Sara W volunteered for the 25th time this week. Often found at Lillie Park bright and early setting up the course, today Sara was collecting and sorting the finisher chips ready for us to do it all again next week….  Thank you, Sara!


parkruns milestone --- √ CHECK!

Nicola N ran her 50th parkrun today and brought all her lovely family to run with her and to volunteer –daughter Vivien was our Radiant Run Director this morning, Son Jack ran a PB and Nicola and Tony finished together in Nicola’s second-best-ever time of 28:59. Congratulations, Nicola!  And thank you N family for being such a wonderful part of our communityI

N fam

New Lillie parkrun Record --- √ CHECK!

Laurel P is the new Age-Graded Record holder, with a whopping 81.1%!  Age grading compares your times to others in your age/gender group, so it allows you to compare yourself to others in different groups.  the higher the %, the faster you are.  Way to go, Laurel!

Personal Bests --- √ CHECK!

There were 11 PBs this week -19% of finishers achieving their fastest ever time! Of our 10 fastest finishers this week, half achieved PBs, and …satisfyingly for us number-pattern-lovers… these 5 were the runners finishing in the evenly-numbered positions.

Alan S, David R and Jeremie O all finished their second-ever parkruns, bettering their times from their maiden outings, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, parkrun veterans Henry S and Matthew J (with 56 and 57 parkruns under their belts respectively) also recorded record times. First female finisher Laurel P chalked up a PB on her 3rd parkrun, Jack N on his 4th, Dan R and Tushar T on their 6th, Jackson S on his 8th, Brendan B on his 12th.

 Fun Finish Times  --- √ CHECK!

I think it was Amanda S who first talked about "aesthetically pleasing" times in a run report ....helping all of us number nerds know we are not alone......

Timekeeper Carol C excelled herself this week.:

  • Tyacie C and Marc E both finished in 24:24
  • Tiffany F and Nicole R both finished in 33:33
  • Elizabeth D clocked up 31:13.

And finally.... how did we do?

Storming home first -for the 4th week on the run and only his 4th parkrun- was Matthew D in a time of 18.52. Just 6 seconds later, Jeremie O crossed the line to be 2nd on his 2nd parkrun and notching up a new Personal Best time.  First female finisher was Laurel P in 22:56 -a Personal Best, and our tailwalkers (the Keer family) closed it up in an hour and change.


As always, thanks to all volunteers. See you on Saturday!