All posts by Tim G.

27Feb/17

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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30Jan/17

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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06Jan/17

KMPC Runners – 1000km to May

This is the full length version of the article previously published in the parkrun newsletter

In December 2015, Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church (KMPC), in East Belfast, launched a parkrun initiative as a way of raising levels of physical activity & exercise throughout the Congregation. The concept involved making use of the nearby Stormont parkrun (and indeed any others in Northern Ireland) to encourage KMPC members to meet up on a Saturday morning and participate, building our local community and encouraging what we call “Life Together”.

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26Nov/16

Nonsuch Inter-Church Mob Match (Nov 2016)

Brilliant to see you all, 18 ran for Chiltern, 12 for Good Shepherd, 2 for St Paul’s (bonus runners who joined us on the day), 10 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 3 for Emmanuel, 12 for St Patrick’s, 3 for Springfield, 4 for The Salvation Army, 3 for Cheam Baptist Church, 2 for Sutton Vineyard, 6 for Croydon Vineyard, 6 for Selsdon Baptist, 2 for Christian Runners UK & 1 for Christ Church Chelmsford  – 84 runners in total, and from 14 different Churches.

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04Nov/16

Nonsuch in November

Saturday 19th November 09:00 at Nonsuch parkrun, Nonsuch Park, Cheam.

Nonsuch parkrun is a two lap course, roughly half of which is on pavement and the other half on grass. The course is flat although not quite as flat as Bushy; there are a couple of slight undulations on the grass bit (not like Lloyd or Roundshaw I promise).   

If you’re coming by car there are a couple of free car parks when you enter by the Cheam Village gate and a car park by London Road.  These are getting quite full nowadays though so I would recommend getting there by about 8:30.  Please also try and car share as this will certainly help parking.  It is then about 500m walk to the start by the Mansion House from either car park.  Please do not park in the car park by the Mansion House though as this is for patrons only.  Cheam train station is approximately 1km from the start.

Please arrive for a pre-mob match briefing and photograph at 08:45 (look out for the churchrunner sign) and there will be well earned food treats afterwards. 

The Good Shepherd Runners look forward to welcoming you to Nonsuch!