parkrunday 9th November 2019

It was a parkrunday of special celebrations this week. Amongst the 87 Hyde Park Harriers parkrunning across 27 different venues there were two new members of parkrun clubs; two big round number milestones; two new international venues added to the Hyde Park Harriers’ list; two first finishers; and nine PBs.

It was a double celebration at tututastic Woodhouse Moor where in the week of her 7th birthday Poppy Forwood joined the parkrun 100 club and the slightly older tutu wearing Jaz Bangerh joined the parkrun 500 club. Poppy celebrated with traditional cake and balloons and Jaz celebrated by providing 400 bananas each with a handwritten inspirational message for finishers. Over at South Manchester Clare Maxwell completed her 300th parkrun and in Firenze, Italy super parkrun tourist (having done 138 different parkrun events) Andrew Nicholls completed his 400th. Two other super parkrun tourists Steve Milne (182 events / 235 parkruns) and Tom Elcock (234 events / 277 parkruns) added Tokoinranta parkrun in Helsinki and Castleblayney parkrun in Ireland respectively to the Hyde Park Harriers venue list. The course in Helsinki sounds nice. It goes past the Alvar Aalto Finlandia house in white marble and the Opera House and has a beautiful view of the city centre. The course at Castleblayney is above the western shore of Lough Muckno – and according to Wikipedia the Irish name of the lake is ‘the place where pigs swim’.

There were two first finishing Hyde Park Harriers. These were Vicky Houghton in 25:50 at Bestwood Village and Cara Sass in a PB time of 23:39 at Bramley; There were eight other PBs. These were by 100 clubber Poppy Forwood in 37:05 and Deanna Howley in 33:09 at Woodhouse Moor; Anna Stocks in 20:37 and John Blatherwick in 22:46 at Roundhay; Monika Pugeviciute in 23:53 at Cross Flatts; Catherine Wallis in 26:45 at Penrith; Gill Donaldson in 34:53 at Armley; and Andrew Nicholls in 22:29 at Firenze.

Following 11 months of treatment for a variety of problems with his heart and lungs and a deep vein thrombosis Sam Dooley was discharged this week and he celebrated with his quickest parkrun in four years in 30:58 at Normanby Hall.

Top Age Grade% by the ladies was 72.06% by Clare Slorach at Roundhay and for the men was 71.98% by Andrew Nicholls at Firenze.

Nicola Forwood is now on 499 parkruns so it could be a case of déjà vu celebrations (although probably with less bananas) at Woodhouse Moor next week!

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


Alison HARGREAVESWoodhouse MoorUK32:2046.80%81
Alys GRIFFITHSBradfordUK25:5857.00%149
Amy YOUNGCastle HowardUK24:2360.77%109
Anna STOCKSRoundhayUK20:3771.79%212PB
Beverley MILLERRothwellUK27:5766.55%291
Cara SASSBramleyUK23:3962.72%97PB
Carol ROGERSHeatonUK28:4261.44%130
Caroline SANDERSWoodhouse MoorUK29:5052.35%208
Catherine WALLISPenrithUK26:4555.33%52PB
Chloe BROOKSWoodhouse MoorUK24:0561.45%11
Ciara CROSSANNorwichUK24:1461.49%97
Claire HOUGHAMWoodhouse MoorUK33:5745.66%227
Clare EVANSCliffe CastleUK25:5257.22%202
Clare MAXWELLSouth ManchesterUK26:3664.60%300
Clare SLORACHRoundhayUK20:3572.06%69
Claudia BAUERWoodhouse MoorUK29:5649.78%203
Deanna HOWLEYWoodhouse MoorUK33:0944.65%5PB
Debbie BROWNWoodhouse MoorUK31:3653.69%205
Diane AYKROYDWoodhouse MoorUK42:4253.01%434
Eleanor COLMANWoodhouse MoorUK32:5944.97%59
Emma BROWNCastle HowardUK25:0059.20%140
Faye STRINGERWoodhouse MoorUK24:4660.36%57
Fiona BLYTHWoodhouse MoorUK22:3768.02%123
Frances ANDREWSWoodhouse MoorUK51:0928.97%22
Gill DONALDSONArmleyUK34:5354.09%129PB
Hanna GUL ONGUNWoodhouse MoorUK34:2443.31%61
Heather GOODACRERoundhayUK21:2769.00%10
Helen WILLIAMSWoodhouse MoorUK23:0768.06%277
Hilary M Z LUNDRothwellUK33:0860.26%247
Jane-Marie BRACCHIMorecambe PromUK26:3359.26%125
Jasbir BANGERHWoodhouse MoorUK37:3944.00%500
Jo RHODESWorcesterUK24:5959.24%140
Karly STRINGERWoodhouse MoorUK31:0647.91%55
Kate SOLOMONWoodhouse MoorUK32:2045.77%88
Kay JEFFERIESWoodhouse MoorUK41:0242.45%326
Liz JONESWoodhouse MoorUK34:0356.19%451
Lizzie COOMBESWoodhouse MoorUK29:5058.38%154
Lorna MIDWOODArmleyUK41:1136.10%133
Louise GARDHAMWoodhouse MoorUK29:4955.56%73
Lucy RIDERWoodhouse MoorUK31:0848.82%209
Matilda RHODESCastle HowardUK24:3260.33%143
Michelle HANCOCKSRothwellUK33:0747.96%165
Monika PUGEVICIUTECross FlattsUK23:5361.97%25PB
Naomi ADKINSHighbury FieldsUK26:0556.74%138
Naomi KELLETTRoundhayUK25:5357.18%119
Nichola MORELANDCastle HowardUK25:0159.16%65
Nicola FORWOODWoodhouse MoorUK37:0740.41%499
Poppy FORWOODWoodhouse MoorUK37:0550.61%100PB
Robyn JOHNSONWoodhouse MoorUK31:0847.75%159
Sarah FARNELLDrumchapelUK30:0552.30%179
Susie BARRETTWoodhouse MoorUK34:3666.52%96
Teejay JONESTemple NewsamUK41:4236.45%70
Vicky HOUGHTONBestwood VillageUK25:5058.26%309


Andrew CARRIERRoundhayUK20:3662.62%36
Andrew MADDOCKBradfordUK27:4449.22%87
Andrew P NICHOLLSFirenzeIT22:2971.98%400PB
Andy JUDDWoodhouse MoorUK27:3055.39%240
Bartosz LEWANDOWSKIWoodhouse MoorUK31:2643.11%252
Charlie JACKETTWoodhouse MoorUK20:5065.04%130
Chris BRACCHIMorecambe PromUK26:3158.45%116
Chris JONESWoodhouse MoorUK23:3070.07%531
Christopher HASSALLWoodhouse MoorUK27:1348.44%122
Curtis LEDGERWoodhouse MoorUK56:5224.94%42
Curtis PARKER-MILNESWoodhouse MoorUK25:5149.90%154
Daniel WAASPeckham RyeUK26:4550.28%297
George SULLIVANWoodhouse MoorUK37:2034.91%116
Graeme MILESRoundhayUK25:5251.29%101
Jamie DOBSONPontefractUK24:2253.56%221
Joe BYRDWoodhouse MoorUK31:1541.60%60
John BLATHERWICKRoundhayUK22:4657.10%225PB
John HAYESWoodhouse MoorUK23:3065.96%279
Josh DAWSONArmleyUK19:5265.10%53
Michael GARTSIDEWoodhouse MoorUK20:2064.84%4
Mike WEBBWoodhouse MoorUK27:2851.64%235
Mohammed ASLAMWoodhouse MoorUK27:0055.99%135
Paul SAWYERHalifaxUK21:0862.78%143
Peter WHITE 2015Woodhouse MoorUK37:4042.96%133
Philip FISHERRoundhayUK19:2766.41%152
Rafet ONGUNWoodhouse MoorUK30:3142.76%95
Richard NEALWoodhouse MoorUK26:2458.21%88
Richard PULLANCross FlattsUK28:0457.66%258
Rob HEAPHorton ParkUK22:3861.71%46
Sam DOOLEYNormanby HallUK30:5850.48%215
Simon ROGERSHeatonUK23:5065.59%132
Steve BROWNWoodhouse MoorUK31:3647.84%155
Steve MILNETokoinrantaFI26:2250.32%235
Tobias ADKINSHighbury FieldsUK19:4865.24%131
Tom ELCOCKCastleblayneyIE25:0053.80%277