parkrunday 21st October 2023

On a parkrunday when Storm Babet decimated the parkrun calendar with many parkruns cancelled in Scotland and the north of England, not surprisingly the HPH numbers were slightly down with 39 HPH women and 51 HPH men out parkrunning across 35 venues this week.

Twenty-one Hyde Park Harriers travelled to try out a new course and amongst them two new courses were added to the HPH list. These were Reimer in Germany by Jo Rhodes and Momoi harappa koen in Japan by Vikki Hawkins. This was Vikki’s 10th course in Japan and took her total of Japanese parkruns to 87 – one more than her total in the UK.

Reimer Park in Munich is a large landscaped park that was built in 2002 in a new municipality on the site of the abandoned Munich-Riem airport. An artificial lake 800m long, 150m wide and up to 18m deep has been created in the centre of the park. On the east bank there is a beach and on the west bank there is a sedimentation zone for aquatic plants. The residential area to the south has the first multi-family zero energy house in Munich and projects for car-free living. The parkrun course goes around the lake and the former airport runway.

Momoi harappa koen parkrun is a five lap course in the Suginami City area of Tokyo. The park is a city block sized urban open space with a running track around a large grassy field. It is popular for ball games & flying kites.

There was one first finishing Hyde Park Harriers this week. It was Michael Vargas in 17:51 at Cross Flatts. There were 7 PBs. These were by Tariq Roberts with 24:13 at Black Park; Michael Gartside with 26:43 at Lister Park; Claire Booth with 26:26 at Sewerby; Sam Dooley with 24:26 at Cross Flatts; Heather Fulton with 32:22 at Bowling Park; Alex Greenwood with 21:46 at Rothay Park; and Debbie Brown with 34:10 at Chevin Forest.

Tariq Roberts and Josh Mitchell joined the parkrun 25 club with their runs at Black Park and Albert, Australia respectively. Alexander Perkin joined the parkrun 100 club with his run at Woodhouse Moor.

Top female Age Grade% was 68.16% by Jane Prust at Horton Park and top male Age Grade% was 75.91% by Michael Vargas at Cross Flatts.

Here are the details of this week’s parkrunning Hyde Park Harriers.


Alys GRIFFITHSCross FlattsUK27:5453.29%279
Anna MOGERHeslingtonUK27:4656.66%299
Anna STOCKSRoundhayUK32:2345.70%348
Becky WEBBRoundhayUK32:2445.68%107
Carol ROGERSClarenceUK31:2559.20%2081st
Caroline YOUNGCross FlattsUK27:5653.70%140
Chloe BROOKSWoodhouse MoorUK26:1756.31%82
Claire BOOTHSewerbyUK26:2657.25%242PB
Claire HOUGHAMWoodhouse MoorUK33:2947.88%344
Clare EVANSSouthwarkUK23:1763.85%3061st
Clare MAXWELLWoodhouse MoorUK28:1064.26%422
Claudia BAUERWoodhouse MoorUK34:4643.53%312
Debbie BROWNChevin ForestUK34:1052.29%282PB
Dominique HARRISMyrtleUK56:2027.51%401st
Eleanor WILLIAMSMyrtleUK29:5749.42%2471st
Emma AMORStrathclydeUK26:4955.75%1881st
Frances ANDREWSWoodhouse MoorUK52:5228.28%71
Gabriel KILNERWoodhouse MoorUK41:4742.76%139
Heather FULTONBowling ParkUK32:2246.19%170PB
Jane PRUSTHorton ParkUK29:4468.16%1301st
Jaz BANGERHWoodhouse MoorUK31:1355.79%638
Jessica WANLESSWoodhouse MoorUK33:3844.20%26
Jo RHODESRiemerDE35:5641.47%2281st
Julie ROBSONWoodhouse MoorUK1:07:2527.22%178
Kay JEFFERIESWoodhouse MoorUK1:07:2727.21%401
Liz JONESArmleyUK41:0949.25%587
Lizzie COOMBESWoodhouse MoorUK31:0159.16%273
Lucy RIDERPontefractUK34:1845.53%312
Lydia GREENTemple NewsamUK31:2747.69%11st
Michelle DICKSONWoodhouse MoorUK28:5356.66%71
Monika PUGEVICIUTEDulwichUK24:0062.08%931st
Naomi MILESWoodhouse MoorUK25:4557.86%184
Nicki DERRICKPontefractUK26:4755.26%251
Rebecca GOODYWoodhouse MoorUK56:3627.59%48
Robyn JOHNSONFell FootUK36:4740.92%257
Sarah JEWERSFrédéric BackCA28:5551.18%801st
Tami BONDAspenUS37:3550.20%75
Vicky HOUGHTONCross FlattsUK27:5655.07%435
Vikki HAWKINSMomoi harappa koenJP33:5750.61%1871st


Abdu AHMEDWoodhouse MoorUK22:0858.28%58
Alex GREENWOODRothay ParkUK21:4660.95%76PB
Alexander PERKINWoodhouse MoorUK24:0353.64%100
Andrew BASSETTRising SunUK25:2950.62%259
Andrew BRINEWoodhouse MoorUK26:0749.39%42
Andrew P NICHOLLSForo ItalicoIT24:5767.20%463
Andy JUDDWoodhouse MoorUK28:2655.45%298
Chris GIGLIARoundhayUK24:3854.60%113
Chris JONESArmleyUK25:0568.11%669
Chris WORFOLKSt AnnesIE27:4847.72%3231st
Dan LEEWoodhouse MoorUK56:3924.45%261st
Daniel WAASYarborough Leisure CentreUK27:0751.08%438
Dominic O’KEYWoodhouse MoorUK22:0858.73%138
Frazer CARRWoodhouse MoorUK19:5464.91%111
Gareth Edward JOWETTTemple NewsamUK22:4159.29%55
Gary GRANTTramore ValleyIE20:3664.81%173
George SULLIVANWoodhouse MoorUK23:3854.58%195
Gordon CRAWFORDWoodhouse MoorUK25:5868.74%222
Jack HOLLANDWoodhouse MoorUK22:0261.50%35
James BOOTHSewerbyUK35:4438.20%258
James UNDERWOODWoodhouse MoorUK28:4945.75%109
Jamie HAYESOaklandsUK20:0264.39%121st
Jamie RYANPontefractUK26:4848.26%283
Joe LAWLEYFrédéric BackCA28:5344.89%1181st
John BLATHERWICKCross FlattsUK28:5845.80%336
Jonathan SPAINWoodhouse MoorUK22:0759.31%108
Joseph ELMESWoodhouse MoorUK27:5846.13%48
Josh MITCHELLAlbertAU23:2555.09%251st
Leigh SCHELVISNostellUK26:0451.98%37
Mark HADDRILLWoodhouse MoorUK34:4739.53%321
Matt BARTONWoodhouse MoorUK24:0358.07%234
Michael GARTSIDELister ParkUK26:4350.72%103PB
Michael VARGASCross FlattsUK17:5175.91%209
Mohammed MEGHRAOUAWoodhouse MoorUK35:1146.00%187
Nathan JEFFSRoundhayUK28:3245.21%141st
Paul MILLIGANWoodhouse MoorUK25:0055.87%67
Paul RAMSDENWoodhouse MoorUK24:5958.11%202
Paul ROBINSONCross FlattsUK23:3059.43%128
Paul SAWYERWoodhouse MoorUK25:0354.49%218
Phil LINDSAYWoodhouse MoorUK33:2153.52%428
Richard EDWARDSCross FlattsUK28:5849.71%326
Rob RILEYCattonUK21:3959.66%165
Sam DOOLEYCross FlattsUK24:2666.23%327PB
Simon ROGERSClarenceUK28:4456.32%2431st
Stephen PRUSTHorton ParkUK36:2545.63%1241st
Steve BROWNChevin ForestUK55:5127.99%235
Tariq ROBERTSBlack ParkUK24:1354.44%25PB
Thomas MOULDINGWoodhouse MoorUK22:0558.57%116
Tobias ADKINSWoodhouse MoorUK22:4057.57%170
Tom ELCOCKEpworth EquestrianUK26:0653.07%4151st
William WATKINSMiddleton WoodsUK27:1147.46%391st