parkrunday 7th October 2023

There were 67 HPH women and 63 HPH men out parkrunning across 49 venues this week.

Thirty-two Hyde Park Harriers travelled to try out a new course and amongst them six new courses were added to the HPH list. These were Montrose by Emma Amor; Greenfield Valley in North Wales by Eleanor Williams; Blaise Castle in Bristol by Cara Gates; Porterstown in Ireland by Chris Worfolk; Mattheiser Weiher in Germany by Liz and Chris Jones; and Northside Beltline in Atlanta, USA by Grace Roberts.

Montrose parkrun course is a single loop on the cycle path around the old aerodrome – which was the first operational military aerodrome to be established in the United Kingdom when it opened on 26th February 1913.

Greenfield Valley is an out-and-back course from the town of Holywell – The Lourdes of Wales – which takes its name from the world famous St Winifride’s Holy Well, one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. The Well is a Grade 1 listed building and it is claimed to be the oldest visited pilgrimage site in Great Britain. The water is said to produce miraculous cures. As well as passing the Well & Shrine the parkrun course turns around just beyond Basingwerk Abbey – the evocative remains of a medieval abbey.

Blaise Castle is a sham castle folly built in 1766 by sugar merchant and investor in the slave trade Thomas Farr. The castle sits within the Blaise Castle Estate in Henbury near Bristol. The estate was sold to Bristol City Council in 1926, to preserve it from development. The castle and its 650 acres of parkland are now open to the public.

Porterstown Park is in Castleknock in the west of Dublin. The parkrun course is flat and three laps of the perimeter of park. A €2 million all-weather, cutting-edge and floodlit running track and sporting field has recently opened in the park. At the opening ceremony Mayor Howard Mahony, said: “I am exceptionally proud to stand here today to officially open this magnificent sporting facility. Delivery of this key project is testament to our commitment to fostering a healthy and active lifestyle for our residents in Castleknock and the surrounding Dublin 15 area. It is a place where dreams will be chased, records will be broken, and sporting talents will be nurtured. I am confident that this state-of-the-art recreation hub will inspire our community to engage in sports and will serve as a centre for outstanding athletic achievements.”

Mattheiser Weiher (or St. Matthias Park) in the south of Trier in Germany is described as a “stretch of pastoral landscape that offers a refuge for friends of nature and allotment gardening.” The parkrun course is three laps on asphalt and gravel roads within the park. Chris Jones set the highest Age Grade% on the day and also bagged the VM65-69 record for the course.

Northside Beltline parkrun is at the Bitsy Grant Tennis Center in Atlanta. It is an out-and-back course on a new paved surface. According to the official course description: “Participants will enjoy being surrounded by trees for first portion and then alongside golf course for second portion.”

There was one first finishing Hyde Park Harriers this week. This was Thomas Moulding in a PB time of 17:36 at Peel. There were 6 other PBs. These were by Caitlin Crockford with 29:02 at Wakefield Thornes; Michael Godsall in 24:19 at Gunnersbury; Aisling Davis with 23:38 at Aylesbury; Joe Lawley with 22:21 at Cross Flatts; Daniel Waas with 25:51 at Doddington Hall; and Peter Noren with 18:01 at Alstervorland in Germany.

Top female Age Grade% was 66.92% by Jane Prust at Woodhouse Moor and top male Age Grade% was 73.48% by Thomas Moulding at Peel.

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


Abigail PRUDHOEHagaSE24:1061.24%141st
Aisling DAVISAylesburyUK23:3862.62%31PB
Alexandra Natalie SMITHRothwellUK28:2552.08%103
Alys GRIFFITHSBramleyUK29:3750.20%277
Anna STOCKSRoundhayUK22:4065.29%346
Becky WEBBCrosbyUK28:3451.81%1061st
Beverley MILLERWoodhouse MoorUK31:3362.39%375
Caitlin CROCKFORDWakefield ThornesUK29:0250.98%22PB
Cara GATESBlaise CastleUK23:4063.38%2091st
Carol ROGERSHeatonUK28:4764.62%206
Caroline SANDERSWoodhouse MoorUK27:0959.67%307
Caroline YOUNGRoberts ParkUK56:5426.36%1381st
Catherine MCGUIREArmleyUK29:1551.45%151
Chloe BROOKSRoberts ParkUK24:5959.24%80
Chloe WILSONRothay ParkUK26:2855.92%361st
Claire BOOTHWoodhouse MoorUK27:4554.53%240
Claire HOUGHAMWoodhouse MoorUK56:0628.58%342
Clare EVANSCross FlattsUK23:3363.13%304
Clare MASONWoodhouse MoorUK44:1639.34%368
Clare MAXWELLWoodhouse MoorUK28:5262.70%420
Claudia BAUERBramleyUK34:0544.40%310
Danni BRYANTWoodhouse MoorUK50:0529.55%129
Debbie BROWNCleethorpesUK31:3556.57%2811st
Delyse FORBERWoodhouse MoorUK44:1744.45%304
Eleanor WILLIAMSGreenfield ValleyUK29:0550.89%2451st
Ellie CROSSLEYArmleyUK28:0252.79%73
Ellie SHIPPWoodhouse MoorUK30:3448.42%74
Emma AMORMontroseUK31:3047.46%1871st
Emma BROWNWoodhouse MoorUK26:2456.06%246
Fiona CAMPBELLYorkUK30:1948.87%6
Frances ANDREWSWoodhouse MoorUK29:4250.34%69
Grace ROBERTSNorthside BeltlineUS27:3153.91%1061st
Heather FULTONHarrogateUK36:2241.11%168
Helen BEDDOWRothay ParkUK28:2352.26%1361st
Hilary M Z LUNDWoodhouse MoorUK37:3855.54%325
Jane PRUSTWoodhouse MoorUK30:1766.92%128
Jaz BANGERHWoodhouse MoorUK31:0256.12%636
Jessica WANLESSAmsterdamse BosNL31:4546.82%241st
Jo RHODESWoodhouse MoorUK38:5338.32%227
Julie ROBSONWoodhouse MoorUK56:0832.69%177
Karly STRINGERWoodhouse MoorUK29:1751.68%171
Kate SOLOMONWoodhouse MoorUK29:1650.57%148
Katherine KIRKHAMWoodhouse MoorUK56:1528.80%137
Laura HASTINGSFordUK47:5431.32%242
Lesley-Ann DONNELLWoodhouse MoorUK29:4450.45%215
Liz JONESMattheiser WeiherDE37:1854.33%5851st
Lizzie COOMBESWoodhouse MoorUK27:3565.62%272
Louise GARDHAMWoodhouse MoorUK30:2957.14%173
Lucy MCKERRELLWoodhouse MoorUK25:4757.40%11
Lucy RIDERPontefractUK48:5231.96%310
Manesha CHAUHANOaklandsUK33:2647.06%161
Matilda RHODESWoodhouse MoorUK38:5038.11%200
Michelle DICKSONWoodhouse MoorUK29:3855.23%70
Muyang ZHANGWoodhouse MoorUK29:1850.51%18
Nicola WOODWARDBurley GriffinAU33:5850.59%491st
Rebecca DAWSONWynyard WoodlandUK27:0054.81%175
Rebecca GRAYRoberts ParkUK56:5226.20%334
Robin CULSHAWCoventryUK28:0253.03%90
Robyn JOHNSONWoodhouse MoorUK37:1140.48%255
Rosalie DANGWoodhouse MoorUK30:3448.42%88
Sarah JEWERSCross FlattsUK27:4953.21%781st
Sarah UNDERWOODWoodhouse MoorUK26:3056.42%188
Sharron NEUGEBAUERWoodhouse MoorUK33:2558.05%309
Sophie STUDHOLMEWoodhouse MoorUK27:1054.48%51
Surinder BHATTIWoodhouse MoorUK38:4842.70%309
Susie BARRETTWoodhouse MoorUK40:5260.40%105
Vikki HAWKINSFutakotamagawaJP33:1651.65%186


Alex FELLSArmleyUK25:5849.94%86
Alex GREENWOODFordUK23:4056.06%741st
Andrew BASSETTWhitley BayUK23:4854.20%257
Andrew BLACKRoundhayUK22:0461.40%66
Andrew BRINESt AlbansUK19:2466.49%401st
Andrew P NICHOLLSForo ItalicoIT24:2068.90%461
Andrew SMALLWOODWoodhouse MoorUK28:4148.69%26
Andy JUDDWoodhouse MoorUK30:3951.44%297
Ben HARTLEYWoodhouse MoorUK23:5459.34%325
Charlie JACKETTRothwellUK23:2959.47%201
Chris HARRISRoberts ParkUK24:3953.48%72
Chris JONESMattheiser WeiherDE24:2070.21%6671st
Chris WORFOLKPorterstownIE28:2746.63%3211st
Colin TRANTERQueen ElizabethUK20:2369.01%631st
Conor GOOLDWhitley BayUK30:3042.79%70
Daniel ALLISONWoodhouse MoorUK25:1551.09%49
Daniel CLAYTONBurgessUK19:3066.15%701st
Daniel WAASDoddington HallUK25:5153.58%436PB
David GREALYWoodhouse MoorUK21:1762.33%123
Gary GRANTTramore ValleyIE20:4164.54%171
George SULLIVANWoodhouse MoorUK24:1053.38%193
George WEBSTERWoodhouse MoorUK33:5138.11%117
Greg JUDGESHarrogateUK19:2067.50%421st
Jack ROSEHarrogateUK27:0048.15%191
James BOOTHWoodhouse MoorUK46:3829.27%257
James UNDERWOODWoodhouse MoorUK27:4847.42%108
Jamie RYANWoodhouse MoorUK20:5761.73%281
Jason NEWELLArmleyUK27:2754.58%314
Joe LAWLEYCross FlattsUK22:2158.02%116PB
John BLATHERWICKRoberts ParkUK56:5323.32%334
John PRATTWoodhouse MoorUK23:5157.65%128
Jonathan PRYORWoodhouse MoorUK31:0542.20%126
Jonathan SPAINRothay ParkUK28:2446.19%1061st
Joseph ELMESWoodhouse MoorUK29:5843.05%46
Lee TAYLORPotternewtonUK23:3560.57%77
Liam BROWNEastleighUK27:2447.08%55
Mark HADDRILLBramleyUK21:1464.76%319
Matt BARTONWoodhouse MoorUK22:5061.17%232
Matthew GRAYRoberts ParkUK32:1940.59%151
Michael GARTSIDERoberts ParkUK25:3752.90%101
Michael GODSALLGunnersburyUK24:1953.05%27PB
Mohammed MEGHRAOUAWoodhouse MoorUK32:5149.26%185
Nathan JEFFSArmleyUK27:4246.57%121st
Nick SHAKHLEVICHCross FlattsUK18:3371.52%761st
Pablo TENORIO VILLEGASCross FlattsUK24:1254.48%15
Pavels SIDLOVSKISHackney MarshesUK21:3360.56%271st
Peter NORENAlstervorlandDE18:0171.60%66PB
Phil LINDSAYWoodhouse MoorUK33:1053.82%426
Richard EDWARDSHeslingtonUK40:1335.81%3241st
Richard KNIGHTONWoodhouse MoorUK18:5568.19%58
Robert BUTLERNorthallertonUK27:2351.80%1201st
Sam DOOLEYEpworth EquestrianUK25:1863.97%3251st
Simon MCGRATHWarringtonUK21:2762.24%228
Simon ROGERSHeatonUK26:4260.61%241
Steve BROWNCleethorpesUK28:4554.38%2341st
Steve WORTHINGTONConyngham HallUK22:2957.82%531st
Stuart HARRISWoodhouse MoorUK34:0440.36%177
Thomas MOULDINGPeelUK17:3673.48%114PB
Timothy LINLEYWoodhouse MoorUK19:4069.92%91
Tom ELCOCKWhinlatter ForestUK33:2341.49%413
Tom ROPERRoberts ParkUK30:1342.69%361st
Vicente PONSODACross FlattsUK28:1646.40%72
William WATKINSPotternewtonUK29:2443.88%381st