parkrunday 26th August 2023

There were 60 HPH women and 61 HPH men out parkrunning across 47 venues this week.

Forty-two Hyde Park Harriers travelled to try out a new course and amongst them four new courses were added to the HPH list. These were Prospect Park in Reading by Richard Neal; The Great Field in Dorchester by Peter Hobson; Sharpham Estate in Totnes by Kate Solomon; and Shanganagh in the Dublin suburb of Shankill by Chris Worfolk.

Prospect Park is the largest and most popular park in Reading, and includes a large regency style house which has recently been restored and is now a Harvester Restaurant. The area surrounding the Mansion House has broad sweeps of short cut grass, with areas of meadow grassland. A pond lies to the south of the house and attracts an assortment of wildlife, while to the north there is a mature oak woodland and Wildlife Heritage Site. In the south-eastern corner of the park, the Reading Society of Model Engineers runs a miniature railway, which is open to the public on certain days. The park was named after its views over Reading.

The Great Field in Dorchester is a new park in the Poundbury area of Dorchester. Poundbury is an experimental urban extension on the western outskirts of Dorchester. The development is led by the Duchy of Cornwall, and had the keen endorsement of King Charles III when he was Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall. Its design is based on traditional architecture and New Urbanist philosophy. Poundbury has been highlighted for its pedestrian and public transport links and not being as ‘car-based’ as other developments across the country. In May 2022, the Prince of Wales formally opened a huge children’s play area in the Great Field. The park also contains a zip wire, outdoor gym equipment, an area with wildflowers and plenty of paths on which to enjoy a walk. The park is now under the care of Dorchester Town Council.

The Sharpham Estate parkrun course description says it is: “National Cycle Network 28 from Totnes towards Ashprington; turn around point is on the lower path leading to Sharpham House. There are spectacular views over the river, and distant vistas of Dartmoor. The narrow path is mainly tarmac with a short section of rough track, and it is very hilly in places. It is shared with cyclists, walkers, and dog owners.”

Shankill’s Shanganagh Park is the home of Shankill’s local Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Club which promotes indigenous Gaelic games and pastimes including the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie (UNESCO lists camogie as an element of Intangible Cultural Heritage), and Gaelic football. The park has two full sized grass GAA fields as well as three 11 a side grass football pitches, a cricket pitch and a baseball field. The parkrun course description says it is very flat with some 90 degree turns.

There was one first finishing Hyde Park Harrier this week. This was Frazer Carr in his first visit to Darlington South Park in a time of 17:01. There were eight PBs. These were by Adam Lomas with 16:41 and Daniel Roberts with 23:13 at Woodhouse Moor; John Pratt with 18:58 at Roundhay; Grace Roberts with 29:24 at Queens, Belfast; Jack Rose with 22:07 at New Earswick; Nick Shakhlevich with 18:50 and Karly Stringer with 26:16 at Armley; and Rupert Jordan with 18:22 at Jesmond Dene.

Steve Worthington and Sophie Studholme joined the parkrun 50 club with their runs at Chevin Forest and Albert Melbourne respectively.

Top female Age Grade% was 65.58% by Lizzie Coombes at Queen’s Belfast and top male Age Grade% was 78.22% by Adam Lomas at Woodhouse Moor.

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


Aisling DAVISBrickfieldsIE23:5461.92%281st
Alison HARGREAVESWoodhouse MoorUK25:5759.73%150
Alys GRIFFITHSArmleyUK23:4262.59%272
Amy RAMSDEN-YOUNGRoundhayUK28:4251.92%224
Anna MOGERRoundhayUK33:3346.90%293
Anna STOCKSWetherbyUK24:5659.36%341
Caite BURKEWoodhouse MoorUK22:4764.96%26
Cara GATESLudlowUK30:2249.40%2061st
Carol ROGERSHeatonUK28:3165.23%201
Caroline SANDERSRoberts ParkUK27:2759.02%3031st
Caroline YOUNGNorth Yorkshire Water ParkUK27:3354.26%1351st
Catherine MCGUIREArmleyUK32:1746.62%147
Chloe BROOKSChevin ForestUK27:0654.61%76
Ciara CROSSANRothwellUK37:1540.40%142
Claire BOOTHWoodhouse MoorUK25:4658.73%235
Claire HOUGHAMNew EarswickUK34:1746.77%3361st
Clare EVANSQueensUK25:0359.35%3001st
Clare MASONWoodhouse MoorUK46:0637.78%367
Clare MAXWELLQueensUK29:2361.60%4151st
Claudia BAUERWoodhouse MoorUK35:0543.14%304
Danni BRYANTHuddersfieldUK41:2435.75%1241st
Debbie BROWNBrockwellUK34:4551.41%2791st
Delyse FORBERWoodhouse MoorUK46:0742.07%303
Dominique HARRISHuddersfieldUK48:5431.46%38
Ellie CROSSLEYBramleyUK27:5453.05%701st
Ellie SHIPPWoodhouse MoorUK31:5246.44%69
Emily WILLIAMSWoodhouse MoorUK28:5951.06%30
Frances ANDREWSCrosbyUK28:0553.23%641st
Gabriel KILNERWoodhouse MoorUK42:1942.22%138
Grace ROBERTSQueensUK29:2450.45%105PB
Helen BEDDOWWoodhouse MoorUK31:1447.49%132
Jane PRUSTLyme ParkUK34:5558.04%1211st
Jaz BANGERHWoodhouse MoorUK39:0844.51%630
Jo RHODESWoodhouse MoorUK49:1130.29%224
Karly STRINGERArmleyUK26:1657.61%165PB
Kate SOLOMONSharpham EstateUK31:5446.39%1441st
Kay JEFFERIESArmleyUK39:3546.36%396
Laura FOSTERDruridge BayUK46:0432.27%75
Laura HASTINGSRothay ParkUK36:4540.82%237
Lesley-Ann DONNELLHoly Cross CollegeUK27:3554.38%209
Linda GLENDINNINGWoodhouse MoorUK39:0854.22%285
Liz JONESAshington Community WoodlandUK36:1355.96%5791st
Lizzie COOMBESQueensUK27:3665.58%2661st
Louise GARDHAMNew EarswickUK34:1550.85%1671st
Manesha CHAUHANOaklandsUK44:4735.13%158
Naomi MILESRoundhayUK27:0654.86%180
Nicki DERRICKEpworth EquestrianUK29:4149.86%2461st
Poppy FORWOODBere IslandIE44:2938.37%2051st
Rebecca GRAYWoodhouse MoorUK31:1547.68%329
Robin CULSHAWBramleyUK25:5357.44%88
Robyn JOHNSONRothay ParkUK35:3942.22%249
Romina MASOODHackney MarshesUK29:5249.55%441st
Rosalie DANGWoodhouse MoorUK31:5146.47%84
Sarah JEWERSHolyroodUK27:4853.24%741st
Sarah UNDERWOODBedfordUK24:3360.90%184
Sharron NEUGEBAUERWoodhouse MoorUK34:5655.53%305
Sophie STUDHOLMEAlbertAU25:2958.08%501st
Surinder BHATTIWoodhouse MoorUK34:2848.07%304
Vicky HOUGHTONHampstead HeathUK26:4057.69%4291st
Vikki HAWKINSFutakotamagawaJP37:0746.30%180


Abdu AHMEDRoberts ParkUK22:2357.63%52
Adam LOMASWoodhouse MoorUK16:4178.22%35PB
Adam SUMNALLWetherbyUK24:5351.98%105
Alex FELLSBramleyUK24:0553.84%831st
Alexander PERKINWoodhouse MoorUK22:5556.29%94
Andrew BASSETTCotsford FieldsUK22:0758.33%2521st
Ben HARTLEYWestparkDE21:5064.96%3231st
Chris HARRISFountains AbbeyUK24:3053.81%681st
Chris JONESAshington Community WoodlandUK24:2969.78%6611st
Chris WORFOLKShanganaghIE26:2050.38%3151st
Colin TRANTERWoodhouse MoorUK19:5870.45%60
Daniel ALLISONWoodhouse MoorUK25:3350.49%43
Daniel LAYCOCKArmleyUK22:3357.21%121st
Daniel ROBERTSWoodhouse MoorUK23:1355.71%46PB
Daniel WAASCrystal PalaceUK27:1150.95%430
Frazer CARRDarlington South ParkUK17:0175.91%1061st
George SULLIVANWoodhouse MoorUK24:1453.23%188
Jack ROSENew EarswickUK22:0758.78%186PB
James UNDERWOODBedfordUK26:3049.75%107
Jamie RYANEpworth EquestrianUK29:4243.55%2781st
Jason NEWELLArmleyUK30:5748.41%311
Joe LAWLEYHolyroodUK22:2058.06%1121st
John BLATHERWICKNorth Yorkshire Water ParkUK27:3247.88%3281st
John PRATTRoundhayUK18:5872.50%123PB
Jonathan COADEWoodhouse MoorUK18:1770.74%40
Jonathan SPAINWoodhouse MoorUK19:3566.98%102
Jonathan TECWYNWoodhouse MoorUK20:1066.20%63
Joseph ELMESWoodhouse MoorUK19:0967.36%41
Lee TAYLORRoundhayUK23:4959.97%74
Mark HADDRILLWoodhouse MoorUK20:2567.35%313
Matt BARTONKagerzoomNL22:5860.81%2281st
Matthew GRAYWoodhouse MoorUK31:1641.95%147
Michael GARTSIDERoberts ParkUK24:1755.39%97
Mohammed MEGHRAOUAWoodhouse MoorUK31:4950.86%181
Nick SHAKHLEVICHArmleyUK18:5070.44%74PB
Nigel WALLISWoodhouse MoorUK23:2160.74%61
Oliver PRYSEWalmer and Deal SeafrontUK24:1255.99%45
Paul FARMERYPont y BalaUK36:3737.55%1471st
Paul RAMSDENRoundhayUK28:4550.49%197
Paul ROBINSONCross FlattsUK24:2257.32%123
Paul SAWYERWoodhouse MoorUK26:4651.00%214
Peter HOBSONThe Great FieldUK20:5561.67%241st
Peter WHITE 2015Woodhouse MoorUK31:1853.57%202
Phil LINDSAYWoodhouse MoorUK56:0531.83%420
Philip FISHERChevin ForestUK23:3155.49%229
Richard EDWARDSBramleyUK29:5148.24%319
Richard KNIGHTONWoodhouse MoorUK19:0867.42%56
Richard NEALProspectUK27:0758.64%1151st
Richard PULLANRothwellUK28:1359.42%353
Rob RILEYSheringhamUK32:2939.76%1601st
Robert BUTLERAviemoreUK24:3357.77%1141st
Rupert JORDANJesmond DeneUK18:2273.77%79PB
Sam DOOLEYArmleyUK25:2563.67%321
Simon ROGERSHeatonUK26:4559.94%236
Stephen PRUSTLyme ParkUK40:2841.06%1161st
Steve BROWNChevin ForestUK32:1248.55%229
Steve WORTHINGTONChevin ForestUK25:0751.76%50
Stuart HARRISPont y BalaUK31:3743.49%1721st
Tariq ROBERTSWoodhouse MoorUK28:0746.89%24
Tom MCNEILLIEWoodhouse MoorUK23:5155.28%70
Vicente PONSODAFountains AbbeyUK20:2564.24%661st