Hyde parkrun # 68

In a day when the television and social media has been full of stories of the achievements of all the runners taking part in the London Marathon, I have been reflecting on what makes running so great, my feeling is that above all else, it is the sense of community.

Hyde parkrun starting life with a meeting in 2016 with the first official run being taking place 7th January 2017. The event has been held every week since with the exception of one where snow made it unsafe. Each week over twenty people volunteer to set up the course, marshal to ensure that everybody taking part has a positive experience. This week regulars at the event may have noticed two new marshals Jacob Smiles who was nursing an injured leg at the T point and Neil Gator at the bottom bridge.

As run director I had to be near the finish and could hear the cheering and shouting that was happening around the course, what a fantastic atmosphere. What is also noticeable on Hyde parkrun is how many people come down to support their friends and families, and the enthusiasm that they share with all the runner.

This week 115 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 12 were first timers and 21 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 12 different clubs took part.

The first male home was Aiden Moyles in a time of 18.24, followed by Karl Lee of Altrincham and District Athletics Club in a time of 18.47. The third finisher is worth mentioning, prior to the event I had been told by his friend that he was going to 'smash it' he did achieve a very respectable time; Well done John Self, we hope to see you again.

The first Lady was Laura Coucill from Hyde Striders in a time of 23.28 with the second lady Liz Baron crossing the line in a time of 24.08. Liz came back to the finish to cheer her Mother in who also ran and finished in a time of 32.41

Also worth a mention is Louise Bird who kept her sense of humor despite being, cheered on with shouts of 'go on Laura, Lucy!!' Louise finished in a time of 29.25 and is a regular volunteer at Hyde parkrun ( we should really know her name by now.)

Paul Woolley was the tailwalker and finished in a time of 46.48. Paul is currently training for an ultra which he is planning to do later in the year.

Watching the marathon on television reminded me of how great what we have in Hyde parkrun is; there is the same sense of community, commitment and enthusiasm that makes being part of this event such a pleasure.

Thank you to all the volunteers and participants for a fantastic day. See you at the bandstand next week, and if you know anyone who is thinking about coming, bring them with you ( we like to see new faces)

 

Hyde parkrun # 62

What a fantastic day for a run! The squirrels were climbing the trees, spring bulbs were flowering and while the weather was overcast it was warm.

This week 100 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 13 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 23 volunteers, who all put a sterling effort in to make the event enjoyable for everyone.

This week Steven Henderson from Sale Harriers finished first in a time of 18.02 which is a personal best for him on this course; he was followed by Stephen Jones in a time of 18.48. The next two runners were from Bramhall Runners and included the first lady Nicola Lloyd in a time of 21.49. The second lady was Jennifer Hatch in a time of 23.39

Adam Fowles was the tail walker and finished in a time of 46.48, Adam sometimes can be seen running the course with his dog when he is not tail walking.

Mothers day tomorrow, I hope everyone has a fantastic day. Enjoy your week and see you at the bandstand next Saturday. Next week Hyde Striders will be taking over the marshaling which promises to be good.

 

Hyde parkrun # 59

This week 119 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 24 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 15 different clubs took part.

Akkeal CHAMBERS oAltrincham and District AC was the first  runner to finish in a time of 17.00. Akkeals Father Shaun was marshaling at the bottom of the slope, Shaun is a regular volunteer on this course.

Mark COLLIER of the Davenport Runners was the second runner to finish in a time of 18.26. Mark was one of twelve Davenport Runners to complete the course this week, also from the club were a number of volunteer tourist, who shared their knowledge with us. Thank you Davenport Runners for your help.

Shirley TUERSLEY of the Saddleworth Runners was the first Lady home in a time of 23:56

Carol GRAY was the second lady to finish in a time of 24:14. This was the first time Carol has completed the course, well done on a personal best.

The tail walker was Kelly MORTON of Hyde Striders in a time of 42.55, Kelly volunteers regularly on parkrun.

The event was made possible by 18 volunteers all of which were drenched by the finish. The fantastic thing about parkrun is that the event is ran every week by people that remained cheerful and enthusiastic despite the weather.

Happy valentines day for Wednesday, see you at the bandstand.

 

Hyde parkrun report #49

This week on a frosty morning 74 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 7 were first timers and 6 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 11 different clubs took part.

Howard OLDHAM who runs for East Cheshire Harriers finished first in a time of 17:56, followed by Ben TETLER from Glossopdale Harriers in a time of 18:55. The First lady home was Kirsty Marie SHARP also from Glossopdale Harriers in a time of 19:31, Liz BARON was the second lady in a time of 25:01. Paul MORTON of Hyde Striders was the tail walker in a time of 46:02.

The event was made possible by 21 volunteers:
James FAIRFIELD • Kelly PATERSON • Ray HOWARTH • Colton REID • Jane DURKIN • Gill WOLSTENCROFT • Andrew WILSON • Kelly MORTON • Paul MORTON • Ryan SPROAT • Wendy HIRST • Sudam GAMAGE • Paul FROST • Amelia MORTON • Amanda CHANDLER • Janet FROST • Elizabeth SHINGLER • Shaun CHAMBERS • June WHALLEY • Erin MORTON • Rebecca NEAL

 
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hyde parkrun Results Page.

 

Hyde parkrun report #44

This week 109 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 21 were first timers and 17 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 13 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 19 volunteers:
James FAIRFIELD • Kelly PATERSON • Jane DURKIN • Gill WOLSTENCROFT • Andrew WILSON • Paul MORTON • Sudam GAMAGE • Paul FROST • Lizzy NUGENT • Amelia MORTON • Janet FROST • Tony JONES • Elizabeth SHINGLER • Frankie YAN • June WHALLEY • Ed JOHNSTON • Joel NUGENT • Erin MORTON • Rebecca NEAL

Mark COLLIER from Davenport Runners was the first to pass the finish line in a time of 19:08, follow closely by Stuart THOMPSON in a time of 19:23. The third person across the line and first lady was Kirsty Marie SHARP from Glossopdale Harriers in a time of 19:57, Kirsty has recently got married. The second lady was Olivia FULLER in a time of 21:54, she positioned tenth overall.

Other notable firsts were Sudam GAMAGE who volunteered for the first time this week, Sudam was the gentleman that was cheering the runners at the bottom gate. Today was also the first day that I have cheered on David PHELPS by name. David has run at Hyde parkrun sixteen times and used to cycle a lot, previously I have shouted encouragement ‘come on you biker.’

Elizabeth SHINGLER was the last runner / volunteer tail walker over the line in a respectable 53:05. Liz completed the course with a young lady that was supporting her Brother, I think she might have been persuaded to do the course and was talking about coming back to do it again as she had enjoyed it.

It is bonfire night tomorrow, wishing everybody an enjoyable and safe weekend and we will see you at the bandstand next week.

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