Lower Hutt parkrun 469 – 7 August 2021

Luckily the weather was kind of playing along as 169 parkrunners took off for another while four ran their first parkrun.

I'm pretty sure that most of us look at our results and plan to run faster the next time we line up. I'm also convinced that many look at the number of parkruns they have run and eye up milestones and a new colour shirt. I've also heard talk of people never skipping a parkrun to stay ahead of a friend, sibling, offspring, partner or spouse. There is another number that I look at, the age group number. I'm actually dreading my next age group...
A run I always try and do is when my birthday is on a Saturday. The thrill of starting a 'new year' with a 5k is a great way to start a new trip around the sun, in my opinion. A sucky part of it is looking at all the years and seeing a steady increase in parkrun times though.

Well done to Bridget Kiddle who was the top female age-grade finisher with 73.39% and Karl Van Polanen the top male with 75.27%, incredible achievement. Mine is a slow 65.57%, run way back in 2013