Category Archives: Notices

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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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!

04Mar/16

Bushy Refreshed – March 19th

A message from Mark;

As you probably know Bushy is the home of parkruns and now attracts over 1100 every week, yes really! It’s a lovely flat one loop course with a chance for supporters to cheer and take photos of runners at the start, the 4k mark and the finish.

The aim is to create an opportunity for us to spend time with our fellow churchrunners and, more importantly, with our running friends at Bushy.

We, Refresh Runners, entered our first mob match at Nonsuch parkrun in 2013 and had a great time with our mainly non-church team and 3 other churches, think there were about 50 of us. It’s great to see how you folks have helped this outreach grow. I’ve been plugging it on the UK Sports Ministries website and every opportunity I get.

Saturday 19th March, 2016 is the date and the address is Bushy Park, Teddington. The main southern side entrance is on Hampton Court Road, I can only find the postcode for the Palace not the Park which is very close and is KT8 9AU. It’s a 20 minute walk from Hampton Court Train station.

Usual start at 9.00am.
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03Jan/16

Transformation from Riddlesdown to Virtual

We have been made aware that the Riddlesdown parkrun course is getting very wet and somewhat risky, with mud, and some concealed hazards in deep puddles. Consequently we will NOT run the mob match this coming Saturday at that venue. The extra 50-100 runners we bring would not be a good idea. Runner safety is a high priority for us, as is accessibility of events.

Instead we will run the Virtual Mob Match we were due to run in September this Saturday (9th January), and pencil in the September date (10th) for Riddlesdown, subject to confirmation of the convenience of that date to Emmanuel, and Riddlesdown.

That means you can still parkrun this Saturday, as part of a mob match, but at a course of your choosing that you are confident on. It also means our mob matches are still evenly spaced at one every 2 months for the year.

Especially for those who do not like mud, here’s a fairly local list for those in the South London area - Dulwich, Peckham Rye, Crystal Palace and Brockwell are all courses that are tarmac.

God bless,
Tim