October 2018 Nonsuch Inter-Church mob match

by Tim Gray (Chiltern Church Runners)

Brilliant to see you all, 23 ran for Chiltern, 18 for Good Shepherd, 2 for Croydon Vineyard, 5 for Sutton Vineyard, 1 for All Saints West Ewell, 6 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 18 for St Patrick’s, 2 for Springfield, 2 for the Salvation Army, 4 for Selsdon Baptist, 3 for Tandridge Deanery, 1 for Sutton Christian Centre, & 1 for Cheam Baptist – 86 runners in total, and from 13 different Churches.


We were spread from position 19 to position 674 – we helped push Nonsuch to being 3rd biggest parkrun in the country that week.


Also as ever we had a great welcome from the volunteer team (thanks to all), and a mention in the main run briefing.


The handicap system resulted in;

Good Shepherd – 1st place – 1011
St Patrick’s Tigers – 2nd place – 999
Vineyard Sutton – 3rd place – 592
Chiltern Church runners– 4th – 547
Tandridge Deanery – 5th – 513
Croydon Vineyard – 6th – 476
Selsdon Baptist church Runners – 7th – 434
Holy Trinity Wallington – 8th – 391
Cheam Baptist Church Runners – 9th – 379
All Saint’s West Ewell – 10th – 362
Sitton Christian Centre – 11th – 348
Springfield Church Springers – 12th – 234
The Salvation Army – 13th – 97


We also got Annual results, so for the year 2018 the top 5 were;

1 Chiltern Church Runners
2 St Patrick’s Tigers
3 Good Shepherd
4 Selsdon Baptist Church Runners
5 Holy Trinity Wallington


I said in 2017 “I think next year we will perhaps change this trophy to the team with the best score – who did NOT win a mob match. We like to mix it up a bit.” So whilst Chiltern Church Runners did win the year – the trophy goes to St Patrick’s Tigers for most consistent year without an outright win.


Next year we will go with highest scoring team who have never won a mob match! To win though the team will have to have completed at all 4 physical events.

A special mention to the Good Shepherd couch to 5k runners doing their first ever parkrun – brilliant work from you all.

Within the churches;

First women (first column) and girls home (for whom I have GDPR consent)
1 Jemima Potter GS Jemima Potter GS
2 Sophia Lunn CCR Sophia Lunn CCR
3 Cindy Woo HTW Eleanor Webster GS


Jason I note was lead bike, and THEN started his run – still completing his run well ahead of the Tail Walker!

First men (first column) and boys home (for whom I have GDPR consent)
1 Zac Carpenter CV Ian Cotton StP
2 Wlliam Higgs StP James Springate StP
3 David Root SBC Michael Coppin StP

Again those without publically declared club affiliation, or privately submitted GDPR consent are excluded.


Other achievements, not an exhaustive list but course Pb’s for; Zac Carpenter, William Higgs, James Springate, Darren Millings, Michael Coppin, Kieran Lewis, Michael Potter, Jonathan Humphreys, Sophia Lunn, Nigel Panter, Kirsty Cotton, William Webster, Eleanor Webster, Fran Lewis, Marie Gray, Claire Coppin, & Rachel Berende.

Well done all.


First Timer’s to Nonsuch were; Stan Van Rensburg, Cindy Woo, Alex Hill, Rajka Kuhar, Alla Lunn, Patricia Norton, Emma Clements, Alma Courtney, Beverley Brigden, and Rachel Armitage.

Nice to see you at Nonsuch.

Also running but not mentioned yet were –to many of you for me to list everyone – but again congratulations to you all, and thanks. Nice to see supporters out as well – much appreciated.


A massive thank you to scorers Sue Gray and Anthony French, we had Nikki Humphreys as photographer in advance but were fortunate to benefit from photos also by Stephen Siu. Results, as ever, by Andy Crossley. Website by Clive Wickham. Errors in the report – all mine! Also thanks to our helpers on the cake table.

Apologies to anyone I have missed.

We have some more photos to enjoy, keep up the training and we will see you at a mob match in 2019– the next one is the National (virtual event) date to follow –you can parkrun anywhere & count for this one.






Roundshaw Inter-Church Mob Match (Jul 2018)

Thank you all so much for coming, 43 ran for Chiltern, 7 for Good Shepherd, 2 for Tandridge Deanery, 6 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 3 for Emmanuel, 10 for St Patrick’s Tigers, 4 for Christ Church Purley, 9 for Croydon Vineyard, 6 for Springfield, 6 for the Salvation Army, 2 for Sutton Christian Centre and 5 for Selsdon Baptist – 103 runners in total!


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Bushy Inter-Church Mob Match (Mar 2018)

Thank you all so much for coming,  16 ran for Chiltern,  4 for Good Shepherd, 6 for St Patrick’s, 3 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 3 for Refresh , 1 for Springfield Springers and 7 for Selsdon Baptist  39 – runners in total.

A return ‘home’ for Nick White of Springfield Springers who has 261 Bushy parkruns now starting there in 2007!

In all 1146  people ran Bushy parkrun that day, and we were spread from position 9 to position 1124!

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Running in Faith – the National Virtual Mob Match 2018

Another January National, and it looks like we got a good turnout– but the weather meant some parkruns were shut for health and safety reasons – bad luck for last year’s winners Christian Runners UK, as that was often in the North – impacting on their numbers.

Nice to see several new Churches in the results – and even on the podium.

In total there were 170 runners (50 up on last year), across 57 parkruns (nearly double last year) running for Christian running groups/churches.

Obviously none of this would be possible without parkrun – so a big thank you to them.
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Nonsuch Inter-Church Mob Match (Nov 2017)

Brilliant to see you all, 27 ran for Chiltern, 16 for Good Shepherd, 15 for Croydon Vineyard, 14 for Sutton Vineyard, 1 for Carshalton Beeches Baptist (first time with us – welcome), 4 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 1 for Emmanuel, 10 for St Patrick’s, 1 for Springfield, 4 for the Salvation Army, 6 for Selsdon Baptist  & 3 for Cheam Baptist – 102 runners in total, and from 12 different Churches.


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Holy Trinity Hastings

HTH Runners (Holy Trinity Hastings) has got off to a really good start!

A few weeks ago we started a weekly Monday evening get-together in the park – there were 7 of us the first week, 16 the second, and 18 this week! Originally we thought we’d just trial it over the summer – we weren’t sure anyone would actually be interested! – so we’ve been really pleased with the turnout and feedback. It’s so encouraging to see people with all levels of running ability / experience enjoying the evening together.

Then, last Saturday 19th we had our first group outing to the Hastings parkrun – 14 took part on the day, including 3 parkrun first-timers.

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- we celebrated the occasion with cake afterwards :-)

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If you are down that way look out for the HTH t shirts and say Hi!