Running in Faith – the National Virtual Mob Match (Jan 2020)

Another January National, and it looks like we got a good turnout.

In total there were 245 runners (7 up on last year), across 94 parkruns (up 26 on last year year) running for 20 Christian running groups/churches. Please note some runners are not listed in the individual results due to GDPR issues.

Obviously none of this would be possible without parkrun – so a big thank you to them.

parkruns – where did we run?

Haigh Woodland, Nonsuch, Llanerchaeron, Lloyd, Roundshaw Downs, Banstead Woods, Hanworth, South Norwood, Tooting Common, Beacon, Cambridge, Riddlesdown, Hartlepool, Crystal Palace, Falkirk, Cardiff, Cannon Hill, Tamar Trails, Montrose, Pontefract, Andover, Cleethorpes, Eastbourne, Hazelhead, Gnoll, Rother Valley, Nova Prestatyn,  Rothwell, Bushy, Margate, Seven Fields, Conkers, Aberystwyth, Rushmoor, Frimley Lodge, Lancaster, Belton House, Brighton and Hove, Shrewsbury, Colney Lane, Southport, Wepre, Cannock Chase, Leamington, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Dulwich, Catford, Brockwell, Lullingstone, Walmer & Deal Seafront, California Country, Hastings, Stormont, Jersey, Catton, Heartlands, Congleton, Southampton, Harcourt Hill, Sheffield Hallam, Watermeadows, Kingdom,  Coldham’s Common, Worcester Pitchcroft, Selby, Morecombe Prom, Thetford, York, Barking, Maidenhead, Ashton Court, Walsall Arboretum, Sizewell, Wimpole Estate, Newcastle, Lydiard, Forest Rec, Stevenage, Ferry Meadows, Bromley, Bath Skyline, Thetford, Harwich, Pegwell Bay, Rushcliffe, Norwich, Braunstone, Brandon Country Park, Chelmesford Central, Burgess, Southport, Oriam, Ellon, Raphael, & Woodhouse Moor.

What a massive selection.

My family and I, joined by churchrunner Technical Director Clive Wickham, went to Hanworth;

A warm welcome there on a lovely flat course, and close to Kew Gardens afterwards!

Clubs and churches – who ran?

Good Shepherd – Selsdon Baptist Church Runners – Chiltern Church Runners – Holy Trinity Church WallingtonChristian Runners UKEmmanuel RunnersSt Patrick’s TigersSalvation ArmyKMPC RunnersBeacon Church RunnersCheam Baptist Church RunnersChrist Church Purley Runners – jOG NorwichChristian Vision for MenNew Life CroydonTailenders running clubLighthouse Church RunnersRising Brook RunnersHoly Trinity Hastings (HTH) RunnersBody and Soul RunnersGrace Church DulwichSpringfield Church SpringersWrangthorn Runners

Some familiar names, and some new, 24 clubs or churches in all.

Alison Symonds-Taylor and Rosemary Egbe, both running for Holy Trinity Wallington + friend (not in the US!)


Some excellent results here as the handicap system continues to give everyone a chance;

The Salvation Army                                        2006 (Well done)

TailEnders                                                      1987

Grace Church Dulwich                                    1514

Christian Runners UK                                       981

HTH Runners                                                    898

Christ Church Purley Runners                          860

Christian Vision for Men                                    844

Chiltern Church Runners                                  773

St Patrick’s Tigers                                             747 (A jumbo score!)

Good Shepherd Runners                                  735

KMPC Runners                                                 655

New Life Croydon                                              641

Lighthouse Church Runners                              601

Cheam Baptist Church Runners                        553

Holy Trinity Church Wallington                          550

Rising Brook Runners                                        508

Wrangthorn Runners                                         492

Emmanuel Runners                                           469

Springfield Church Springers                             442

jOG Norwich                                                       432

Body and Soul Runners                                    416

Sutton Christian Centre                                    404

Selsdon Baptist Church Runners                      394

Beacon Church Runners                                     34

For those down south – or who fancy a visit our next mob match is at Dulwich on March 21st  – do come along.