7/31/2021 Lillie Parkrun #84: Tourist Season …and more milestones and another record

We had 61 finishers this week, with 12 of them achieving Personal Bests (and half of those were among the first 10 finishers!) One PB achiever was our first female finisher, Laurel P, who set a new Age-Graded Record two weeks ago, only to have it beaten last week by Alex B visiting from California. Today, she reclaimed that record with an amazing 82.06%! Congratulations, Laurel.

First across the line was Jaime D, with a PB of 19:59. Sub 20! WTG!

Two milestones were celebrated this week -it was Kristine Y’s 50th parkrun and Vanessa C’s 25th time volunteering. We also learned that it was Reed S’s 27th time volunteering and we missed his 25th…….. so that run-briefing shout-out will be coming…..731msts

We welcomed two first-timers (one of whom wasn’t intending to participate, but we can be very persuasive…… :D )   Hi to Hollie A and Kevin M.  And there was one tourist…. welcome to Derek S who usually runs at College Park in Maryland.731new

Speaking of tourists…….some of our regulars were missing from Lillie this week…… but we tracked them down….. Henry S was busy finishing first at Eagan parkrun (MN), whilst dad Josh S was pipped at the post and finished second at Heritage Harbor Ottawa parkrun (IL) ….where he was surprised to find Emma K and Adam H also touristing -Emma was the first female finisher and Adam was the tailwalker. Way to Represent, Lillie parkrunners!

And whilst we’re on the travelling theme… Sara W has spent the last three months virtually running across Tennessee and completed her mission yesterday. That’s an average of 7 miles per day since the start of May! Congratulations Sara….. Most of us would have taken today off….. but Sara still rolled out of bed extra early this morning to set-up ……and then run….. Thank you! And WOW!SaraTN