November 2017 Nonsuch Inter-Church mob match


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.


We were spread from position 2 to position 648.

Also as ever we had a great welcome from the volunteer team (thanks to all), a specific briefing just for us, and a mention in the main run briefing – also they were kind enough to pop our picture on facebook afterwards.


The handicap system resulted in

Croydon Vineyard– 1st place –1460 – Well done on your first ever win!

Vineyard Sutton – 2nd place – 1110 – again well done your best ever placing

Chiltern Church runners– 3rd place – 1066 (Time to go to Battle!)

Good Shepherd –  4th – 901

St Patrick’s Tigers  -  5th – 833

Cheam Baptist Church Runners – 6th – 672

Carshalton Beeches Baptist – 7th – 538

Holy Trinity Wallington – 8th – 526

The Salvation Army – 9th – 510

Selsdon Baptist church Runners – 10th – 485

Springfield Church Springers – 11th – 473

Emmanuel Church – 12th – 46 (Winning Riddlesdown pushed that handicap!)


We also got Annual results, so for the year 2017 the top 5 were;

1 Chiltern Church Runners

2 Good Shepherd

3 Croydon Vineyard

4 St Patrick’s Tigers

5 Selsdon Baptist Church Runners

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.


The ‘Achievement award’ that moves around went to Zac Carpenter of Croydon Vineyard as their most improved runner who has picked up 6 minutes on his times this year.

Rupert Quested of Holy Trinity Wallington missed the mob match – on a trip to Turkey and the Holy land –he still did his bit;


We really appreciate that (but before anyone asks we did not score him!).

Within the churches;

First women (first column) and girls home

1 Catherine Demetriou CV2 Laura Dowman StP

3 Ramona Dixon VS

Darcey Goodger VSEleanor Woodman GS

Sophie Woodman GS



First women home for their teams otherwise were; Chloe Constantinou CCR, Carolyn Varney CBC, Eloise Martin GS, Jo Wheeler SBC, Claire Hedson CBB, Lucy Duckworth SA, Alison Symonds-Tayler HTW & Sue Swaysland EC.

First girls otherwise were, Lauryn Coppin StP & Marie Gray CCR.


First men (first column) and boys home

1 Kevin Lewis GS2 Robert Lines SBC

3 Antony Constantinou CCR

Kieran Lewis GSJonathan Humphreys CCR

Josh Cameron CCR


A great double for the Lewis family!

First men home for their teams otherwise were; Shane Dowman StP, Tom Thompson CV, Duncan Owen VS, Ian Smith HTW, David Hore CBC, Billy Corr SA, & Andrew Green SPR.


First boy for his church otherwise was;  Daniel Johansen VS

Age Men Women
J10J11-14 Matthew Gray CCRKieran Lewis GS Sophie Woodman GSDarcey Goodger VS
J15-17 Zac Carpenter CV —–
S18-19 —– Chloe Constantinou CCR
S20-24 Tom Algar CCR Laura Dowman StP
S25-29 —– —–
S30-34 Mohammed Maguid CV Fran Niven VS
S35-39 Tom Thompson CV Catherine Demetriou CV
V40-44 Kevin Lewis GS Sue Jones StP
V45-49 Robert Lines SBC Kerena Ivens CCR
V50-54 Antony Constantinou CCR Carolyn Varney CBC
V55-59 Shane Dowman StP Yvonne Harrison CV
V60-64 —– —–
V65-69 Don Brims CCR —–
V70-74 Geoff Nunn HTW Susan Bailey GS


Other achievements, not an exhaustive list but course Pb’s for; Kevin Lewis, Robert Lines, Antony Constantinou, Shane Dowman, Tom Thompson, Damian Taylor, Ian StJohn, Gavin Hamilton, Ian Smith, David Hore, Laura Dowman, Michael Procter, Michael Potter, Tom Algar, Kieran Lewis, Chloe Constantinou, Geoff Nunn, Mark Baldwin, Emma Baldwin, Eloise Martin, Matthew Gray, Jo Wheeler, Kathrine Hand, & Lidia Johansen.

Well done


First Timer’s to Nonsuch were; Zac Carpenter, Catherine Demetriou, Neil Curtis, Salamao De Almeida, Billy Corr, Gary Harrison, Darren Millings, Christian Vietz,  Andrew Green, Colin Jackson, Jake Lewin, Darcey Goodger, Yvonne Harrison, Naomi Honey, Megan Thomas, Jonathan Humphreys, Heather Daniels, Mark Cameron, David Murray, Sue Swaysland, Rachel Berende & Mark Tomlinson.

Nice to see you at Nonsuch

Congrats to Sophie Woodman on achieving her junior 10 milestone, also 200 up for Mark Constantinou & 300 for Ken Wright.

Also running but not mentioned yet were –to many of you for me to list everyone – but again congratulations to you all, and thanks.

A massive thank you to scorers  Nikki Humphreys and Anthony French, we had no photographer in advance but have been very fortunate to benefit from smartphone photography by Anthony French & also use of some of the parkun photos. Results, as ever, by Andy Crossley – remotely this time. Also the churchrunner Technical Director Clive Wickham.

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 2018 – the next date is;

National (virtual event) January 20th – a few people may be going to South Norwood – but you can parkrun anywhere & count for this one.



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!


Lloyd Inter-Church Mob Match (May 2017)

Brilliant to see you all, 22 ran for Chiltern Church Runners, 10 for Good Shepherd, 6 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 18 for Emmanuel, 14 for St Patrick’s, 3 for Springfield, 5 for the Salvation Army, 2 for New Creation Church London, 12 for Croydon Vineyard, 3 for the Springfield Church Springers and 32 for Selsdon Baptist, –  124 runners in total – 2 up from last year, and from 10 different churches.

We were spread from position 1 to position 345. Once again we helped Lloyd break their attendance record – 350 now, up from 317 set at last year’s mob match!


Also as ever we had a great welcome from Debra and her volunteer team (thanks to all).

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The Tourist Weekend

On 18th March we have a ‘not a mob match’ which is us trying out a new idea; a ‘Tourist event’. Basically we’d like to encourage you to try a new parkrun, either solo, or in a group, and send us in a photo or a little ‘report’. It’s a chance to fly the flag for your club somewhere else, and have some fun with a new location at the same time. You could even meet up with another club.
So for example here’s one I prepared earlier;

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Running in Faith – the National Virtual Mob Match

Well this was the first time we’d moved the inter church ‘mob match’, in a deliberate way, to January, it looks like we got a few new year’s resolution runners – but the icy weather meant some parkruns were shut for health and safety reasons.

In total there were 120 runners, across  29 parkruns 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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