parkrunday 2nd September 2023

There were 64 HPH women and 63 HPH men out parkrunning across 54 venues this week.

Thirty-seven Hyde Park Harriers travelled to try out a new course and amongst them four new courses were added to the HPH list. These were Wisbech by Clare Maxwell; Dodder Valley on the outskirts of Dublin in Ireland by Chris Worfolk; Margaret River near Bramley – no not that one – in Western Australia by Jack Rose; and Fort Ward near Seattle, USA by Tami Bond.

Wisbech is the birthplace of nineteenth century social reformer Octavia Hill whose main concern was improving the welfare of the inhabitants of cities. As well as being a driving force behind the development of social housing she was also concerned about the availability of open spaces for poor people. She was one of the three founders of the National Trust, set up to preserve places of historic interest or natural beauty for the enjoyment of the British public. It is therefore not surprising that she influenced the development of Wisbech Park which opened in 1869. The park is home to several nationally important heritage landmarks including the impressive Richard Young Memorial Column (Grade II listed, 1872) and the traditional bandstand (Grade II listed, 1908). The park contains a fine arboretum along with several sports areas, bowls, tennis, football and a children’s play area – which has recently undergone a makeover offering new and exciting opportunities for play and fun for a wide range of ages and abilities. The parkrun course is four anticlockwise laps of the perimeter path of the park, starting and finishing by the children’s play area splash pool.

Dodder Valley Park is a suburban linear park in South Dublin. It is a haven for wildlife: among the species to be seen are kingfisher, dipper, grey heron, sparrowhawk and fox. Anglers come to Ireland every year to fish the River Dodder. The fish stock in the river is predominantly wild and introduced brown trout. The parkrun course is along permanent paths and is two laps run clockwise, one small one, then one larger lap.

Margaret River is a small town south of Perth in Western Australia, known for its craft breweries, boutiques and surrounding wineries. The parkrun course is out-and-back in Rotary Park. The park provides a lovely recreational area beside both the forest and the river. Over the years the park has grown from the installation of heritage steam engine ‘Old Kate’, to the development of gardens, a playground, exercise equipment, barbeques, picnic facilities, toilets and an information bay.

Fort Ward parkrun is on Bainbridge Island in the Puget Sound which is connected to Seattle by ferry. The island has become an increasingly affluent bedroom community of Seattle, a 35-minute ride away on the Washington State Ferries. The course is on the Fort Ward Trail. On Saturdays public bus services don’t start on Bainbridge Island until 9am, so a pre-arranged taxi is required to get to the start.

There were four first finishing Hyde Park Harrier this week. These were Samantha Tecwyn in a PB time of 19:10 at Woodhouse Moor; Thomas Naisby in 19:28 at Stewart, Middlesbrough; Rupert Jordan on his first visit to Rising Sun, Newcastle-upon-Tyne in a time of 17:37 and Michael Vargas in 17:38 at Bramley. There were seven other PBs. These were by Muyang Zhang in 27:45 at Woodhouse Moor; Vicente Ponsoda with 19:46 at Cross Flatts; Aisling Davis with 22:17 at Keswick; Chris Harris with 22:37 and Jane Prust with 28:35 at Bramley; Richard Neal with 26:10 at Exmouth; and Rebecca Dawson with 26:30 at Wynyard Woodland, Stockton-on-Tees.

George Anderson & Jonah Kennedy joined the parkrun 25 club with their runs at Woodhouse Moor, as did Dan Lee with his run at Myrtle. ALexandra Natalie Smith joined the parkrun 100 Club with her run at Bradford and Robyn Johnson joined the parkrun 250 club with her run at Woodhouse Moor.

Top female Age Grade% was 77.74% by Samantha Tecwyn at Woodhouse Moor and top male Age Grade% was 76.92% by Rupert Jordan at Rising Sun.

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


Aisling DAVISKeswickUK22:1766.42%29PB
Alexandra Natalie SMITHBradfordUK34:3742.75%1001st
Alison HARGREAVESWoodhouse MoorUK26:5557.59%151
Alys GRIFFITHSRoberts ParkUK27:5953.13%273
Amy RAMSDEN-YOUNGNostellUK32:4645.47%2251st
Anna MOGERHeslingtonUK31:0950.51%294
Anna STOCKSVogrieUK23:5961.71%3421st
Anne AKERSWoodhouse MoorUK38:2952.66%385
Beth ROSEDalby ForestUK33:4743.81%9
Brenda GANNONSouth BankAU36:0245.98%131
Caitlin CROCKFORDDruridge BayUK24:4359.88%201st
Cara GATESWoodhouse MoorUK27:4953.92%207
Carol ROGERSHeatonUK26:2870.28%202
Caroline SANDERSWoodhouse MoorUK27:5358.10%304
Catherine MCGUIREAyrUK36:3041.23%1481st
Chloe WILSONWoodhouse MoorUK28:5651.15%34
Christina EDWARDSMillhousesUK50:2630.50%1891st
Claire BOOTHWoodhouse MoorUK25:2359.62%236
Claire HOUGHAMWoodhouse MoorUK33:2348.03%337
Claire LYONSWoodhouse MoorUK25:3260.70%190
Clare EVANSPenrhynUK24:5759.59%3011st
Clare MAXWELLWisbechUK27:4365.30%4161st
Claudia BAUERWoodhouse MoorUK34:2344.01%305
Danni BRYANTOsterleyUK42:5934.43%1251st
Eleanor WILLIAMSWoodhouse MoorUK29:3250.11%240
Ellie SHIPPWoodhouse MoorUK29:2750.25%70
Emma AMORDrumpellier CountryUK28:5251.79%1831st
Emma BROWNWoodhouse MoorUK47:1531.32%241
Fleur SISWICKWoodhouse MoorUK25:1858.56%49
Frances ANDREWSFountains AbbeyUK55:0927.11%651st
Gemma NEWMANWoodhouse MoorUK26:5954.85%73
Heather FULTONFell FootUK30:1749.37%1661st
Helen BEDDOWWoodhouse MoorUK32:2145.85%133
Hilary M Z LUNDWetherbyUK29:4670.21%321
Jane PRUSTBramleyUK28:3570.90%122PB
Jaz BANGERHWoodhouse MoorUK39:0644.54%631
Jill MCKNIGHTWoodhouse MoorUK31:0547.72%7
Karly STRINGERWoodhouse MoorUK29:2951.33%166
Kate SOLOMONWoodhouse MoorUK29:5949.36%145
Kay JEFFERIESWoodhouse MoorUK40:1945.51%397
Laura HASTINGSFell FootUK36:1541.38%238
Laura KETTLEWELLWoodhouse MoorUK28:5753.94%202
Lesley-Ann DONNELLHoly Cross CollegeUK27:3754.32%210
Linda GLENDINNINGWoodhouse MoorUK39:0654.26%286
Lizzie COOMBESWoodhouse MoorUK27:5964.68%267
Louise GARDHAMWoodhouse MoorUK30:5556.33%168
Lucy RIDERPontefractUK31:4749.13%306
Manesha CHAUHANArrow ValleyUK31:5549.30%1591st
Matilda RHODESWoodhouse MoorUK47:1431.33%198
Megan FOSTERWoodhouse MoorUK25:0159.16%42
Michelle DICKSONWoodhouse MoorUK29:1555.95%66
Monika PUGEVICIUTECrystal PalaceUK24:3660.57%891st
Muyang ZHANGWoodhouse MoorUK27:4553.33%16PB
Nicola WOODWARDWoodhouse MoorUK35:5347.89%48
Poppy FORWOODKillarney HouseIE51:0133.45%2061st
Rebecca DAWSONWynyard WoodlandUK26:3055.85%173PB
Rebecca GRAYWoodhouse MoorUK27:4853.60%330
Rebecca NAISBYStewartUK26:2056.46%29
Robin CULSHAWBramleyUK25:5957.22%89
Robyn JOHNSONWoodhouse MoorUK37:3040.13%250
Samantha TECWYNWoodhouse MoorUK19:1077.74%33PB
Tami BONDFort WardUS29:1964.35%721st
Vikki HAWKINSFutakotamagawaJP36:3746.93%181
Xenia PERRYWoodhouse MoorUK37:3039.47%105


Abdu AHMEDWoodhouse MoorUK26:5447.96%53
Adam SUMNALLVogrieUK25:1651.19%1061st
Alexander PERKINCross FlattsUK27:5646.18%95
Andrew BASSETTUniversity of StirlingUK22:2157.72%2531st
Andrew P NICHOLLSTrevisoIT25:1166.58%4561st
Chris HARRISBramleyUK22:3758.29%69PB
Chris WORFOLKDodder ValleyIE24:4453.64%3161st
Curtis PARKER-MILNESWoodhouse MoorUK57:4222.39%202
Dan LEEMyrtleUK26:4851.68%25
Daniel ALLISONWoodhouse MoorUK24:5451.81%44
Daniel FAWCETTWoodhouse MoorUK27:5546.21%43
Daniel WAASMarket Rasen RacecourseUK26:0053.27%4311st
David GREALYLyme ParkUK24:2754.26%1181st
Elijah WOODSFountains AbbeyUK55:0330.91%81st
Gareth Edward JOWETTTemple NewsamUK21:5361.46%52
George ANDERSONWoodhouse MoorUK27:4247.59%25
George SULLIVANWoodhouse MoorUK24:5451.81%189
George WEBSTERWoodhouse MoorUK33:4038.32%113
Greg JUDGESArmleyUK18:4969.35%40
Jack ROSEMargaret RiverAU21:3460.28%1871st
John BLATHERWICKBramleyUK26:1750.16%329
John PRATTWoodhouse MoorUK21:5562.74%124
Jonah KENNEDYWoodhouse MoorUK30:3942.14%25
Jonathan CARPENTERWoodhouse MoorUK22:5965.19%29
Jonathan PRYORWoodhouse MoorUK30:0843.53%124
Jonathan SPAINWoodhouse MoorUK27:4347.32%103
Joseph ELMESWoodhouse MoorUK19:5764.66%42
Josh MITCHELLWakefield ThornesUK23:0156.05%20
Lee TAYLORSilksworthUK21:0867.59%75
Liam EDWARDSMillhousesUK50:2728.74%1241st
Mark HADDRILLWoodhouse MoorUK34:2339.99%314
Matthew GRAYWoodhouse MoorUK29:5743.80%148
Michael GARTSIDERoberts ParkUK24:4654.31%98
Michael VARGASBramleyUK17:3876.28%208
Mohammed MEGHRAOUAWoodhouse MoorUK32:1250.26%182
Nigel WALLISWoodhouse MoorUK23:0661.40%62
Oliver PRYSEWalmer and Deal SeafrontUK23:4557.05%46
Pablo TENORIO VILLEGASCross FlattsUK24:1154.24%111st
Paul MILLIGANMiddleton WoodsUK21:5763.63%62
Paul RAMSDENNostellUK31:0646.68%1981st
Paul ROBINSONCross FlattsUK25:5453.93%124
Paul SAWYERWoodhouse MoorUK24:5354.86%215
Phil LINDSAYWoodhouse MoorUK51:3134.65%421
Richard EDWARDSMillhousesUK29:2349.01%3201st
Richard KNIGHTONWoodhouse MoorUK18:5868.01%57
Richard NEALExmouthUK26:1060.76%116PB
Richard PULLANRothwellUK28:1259.46%354
Robert BUTLERGanavan SandsUK27:1751.99%1151st
Ross MARRIOTTEastleighUK35:2837.41%91st
Rupert JORDANRising SunUK17:3776.92%801st
Sam DOOLEYConcordUK25:0764.43%3221st
Sam EDWARDSMillhousesUK45:1734.85%1111st
Simon MCGRATHWarringtonUK20:4964.13%226
Simon ROGERSHeatonUK26:4060.13%237
Stephen PRUSTBramleyUK36:3445.44%117
Steve WORTHINGTONBelvoir CastleUK22:4557.14%511st
Thomas MOULDINGHolyroodUK18:1071.10%1091st
Thomas NAISBYStewartUK19:2867.04%28
Timothy LINLEYWoodhouse MoorUK20:0468.52%86
Tom MCNEILLIEDruridge BayUK22:4358.03%711st
Trevor RADDINGSWoodhouse MoorUK57:4030.23%114
Vicente PONSODACross FlattsUK19:4666.36%67PB
William WATKINSRutland WaterUK21:4059.54%341st