Livonia parkrun #411 A 250 milestone

On Saturday, October 9, 2021, Tim Gallagher became the 6th person from Livonia parkrun and 9th person in the United States to earn the milestone of completing 250 parkruns. Congratulations on completing your 250th parkrun and thank you for your dedication to parkrun.

Laura Large completed her 25th volunteer role and earned her 25 volunteer shirt. Thank you for volunteering at Livonia parkrun.

Despite the lackluster course conditions, 75 parkrunners completed Livonia parkrun: Josh Styron (20:47) was the first male finisher and Lindsey McGlinch (25:57) was the first female finisher. Congratulations!

Livonia parkrun welcomed 11 first-timers to Bicentennial Park: Max Guerin (26:40), Karen Blaesser (27:13), Johnathon Garner (28:18), Madalyn Maraldo (28:29), Elizabeth Scalzo (31:50), Jaclyn Maraldo (38:40), April Peterson (44:05), Jason Peterson (44:06), Micheller Gonzalez (45:29), Cheryl Sullivan (1:03:24), and Susan Langman (1:03:25). Welcome to parkrun!

There were three personal bests achieved by participants: Michael Nowell (29:40), Don Eifler (29:41), and Craig Barker (32:19). Congratulations on your personal bests!

The day ended with a celebration to mark Tim Gallagher's 250th parkrun; conversation, food, and fun.

Thank you to all the volunteers that help keep parkrun working every week.

Our next parkrun is Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Livonia parkrun at 9:00 a.m. at Bicentennial Park. We look forward to seeing you then.

 

Livonia parkrun #410

On the first Saturday in October and the first 9:00 a.m. start of the season, 59 participants completed Livonia parkrun. It was a beautiful morning to complete a 5k especially at Livonia parkrun.

Tyler Bjorklund earned his junior 10 milestone shirt! Congratulations Tyler!  Takahiro Kawakami (21:46) was the first male finisher and Lindsey McGlinch (25:11) was the first female finisher. Congratulations Takahiro and Lindsey!

Four parkrunners set their personal bests: Tyler Bjorklund (24:20), Dave Bjorklund (24:26), Alan Preis (30:20), and Cynthia Finger-Hoffman (32:17). Congratulations on your personal bests at Livonia parkrun!

With the weather cooperating, Livonia parkrun welcomed six first-timers: Derek Hassan (28:55), Debra Hemmye (30:30), Walter Carrara (32:10), Kristen Higgens (33:15), Adalynn Packer (37:54), and Bea Morris (55:28). Welcome to parkrun! We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Janet Grudzien John and Christopher John were visiting and volunteered as tailwalkers; it's always wonderful to see the both of you.

Thank you to all our volunteers that help support Livonia parkrun!

Our next parkrun is Saturday, October 9th at 9:00 a.m. at Bicentennial Park. It will be Tim Gallagher's 250th parkrun. We look forward to seeing you there to celebrate Tim's accomplishment.

 

 

 

Livonia parkrun #409

A rainy morning with less than ideal running conditions couldn't stop 26 participants from completing Livonia parkrun. Bicentennial Park was noticeably quiet except for the parkrunners slopping through the rain. (The course was reminiscent to cross-country courses with participants having mud up and down their shirts).

Tyler Bjorklund (24:50) was the first male finisher and Carol Taylor (30:14) was the first female finisher. Congratulations on your first finishers!

Due to course conditions, there was only one personal best: Alan Preis (33:03). Congratulations on your personal best!

There were no first timers, which doesn't happen often, but the weather played a significant role in the low amount of runners completing parkrun and no first timers.

Thank you to all the volunteers that help keep parkrun running each and every week.

The next parkrun is Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at Bicentennial Park. Please note the time change; this is our first run at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

Livonia parkrun #408 A baby shower

Welp, Livonia parkrun hosted a parkrun for one of our own; Cory Kind is pregnant with her first baby. She was gifted a running stroller. Congratulations Cory! We are happy for you!

The course was perfect for completing a 5k which 56 people completed. Personal bests fell, with 11 people notching a personal best: Jay Connors (19:56), Takahiro Kawakmi (21:02), Lindsey McGlinch (24:09), Tyler Bjorklund (24:46), Dave Bjorklund (24:49), Paul Schultz (25:36), Kiran Bandiatmakur (26:24), Punnaiah Cherukuri (28:50), Luke Robbins (29:11), and Dave Taylor (1:02:37). Congratulations on your personal bests!

Jay Connors was the first male finisher and Lindsey McGlinch was the first female finisher. Congratulations on your first finishes!

We welcomed three first timers to parkrun: Trevor Demers (23:42), Emmanuel Bot (24:15), and Su Chap (52:41). Welcome to parkrun; we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Thank you to all our volunteers. Our volunteers help make run every week.

Our next parkrun is scheduled for Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. at Bicentennial Park. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

Livonia parkrun #407 September 11, 2021; a day of rememberance

Twenty years ago, the world as we know it changed. The United States was attacked; nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in New York City, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania. It's a day that lives in hearts of parkrunners throughout the world. Prior to parkrun, a moment of silence was given to the people that lost their lives.

Fifty-one people participated in Livonia parkrun; Thomas Preiss (19:52) was the first male finisher and Lindsey McGlinch (25:07) was the first female finisher.

The course was almost perfect; therefore seven people notched their personal bests: Ralph Valenzeula (22:20), Scott Gallett (22:21), Tyler Bjorklund (26:10), Dave Bjorklund (26:11), James Carlton (27:27), Darin Horton (28:32), and Shari Miller (40:50). Congratulations on your personal bests; keep up the hard work!

Much to the surprise of Steve Dancy, we welcomed one first timer: James Urbanski (23:39). Welcome to Livonia parkrun; we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Thank you to all our volunteers.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Bicentennial Park at 8:00 a.m.

 

 

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