8/14/2021 Lillie parkrun #86: Small but Perfectly Formed

Last Saturday (the day before the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run) 42 parkrunners and 4 barkrunners crossed the finish line at Lillie Park.  So, dear Douglas Adams, the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything must be "How many humans finished Lillie parkrun #86?".

Not only were many of our regulars running in the DXA2 the next day, but some of them were busy running the event!  Shout Out to JJ, Laurel P, and everyone who volunteered to make that happen!

Finishing first at Lillie was Tourist Tim T, who crossed the line in 20:33 on his 25th parkrun. Previously he has run at Livonia 4 times, and before that at Pontefract in England. Welcome and Well Done, Tim! Finishing last were tailwalker Sara W and her posse, checking in at one hour and a few seconds. First Female Finisher was Naomi H in 6th place overall on her 7th parkrun, with a new Personal Best time of 23:55. Congratulations, Naomi.

Canine Corner

Barkunners Charlie, Chloe, Cosmo, and Liberty kept all the squirrels, rabbits, and birds out of our way -thanks guys.

Achiever Alcove

6 participants achieved PBs this week: Alan S, Andreas W, Christa S, David W, Naomi H, and Rajagopalan S. Well Done, all!

Newbie Niche

Welcome to first-timers Akshat M, Anand M, Anna V, Heather D and Keri H!

Number Nerd Nook

On the Aesthetically Pleasing Finish Times front, Alan S finished in 35:35 -his 4th PB in a row -and only his 5th ever parkrun! WTG, Alan, a PB every time!  Kranthi B -who will be celebrating his 50th parkrun milestone this week- recorded 37:37, whilst Jeremy W opted for  mirror symmetry over repetition with a finish time of 31:13.

On the Super Weird/Vanessa-you-need-to-get-a-life front... it is interesting to note that 5 of the 42 human finishers (12%) had times of XY:55.

Photo Finish

After weeks of being plagued by the flying vampires as we set up and ran, I thought we were being attacked by a mega mosquito this week…… but it turned out to be Alex C’s drone taking pictures. Check them out on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lillieparkrun Here’s a taster…..



Why yes, I do adore a little alliteration....... why do you ask?