Jason, the founder of Christian Runners, has been a committed Christian since the age of 16 as well as a dedicated runner from about the same time. He currently attends Cutsyke Christian Church, Castleford, where he is a lively, active member. He has completed over 20 marathons (14 being London marathons!) and taken part in hundreds of other track and triathlon events. As of June 2014 he also holds the record for running the most “Winter Tough Guy Events” (21 and counting). Jason is also a coach and the longest serving member of his local running club, The Rothwell Harriers.
Trinity Churches Shrewsbury joined in the Christmas Shrewsbury parkrun Nativity Style!
A group of about 40 of us aged from 2.5 to 60 years upwards got together dressed as the various characters from the nativity and ran the Shrewsbury parkrun. Not only that but we also sang Christmas Carols. It was a brilliant parkrun with so many getting in the Christmas spirit and other runners really appreciated our efforts.
Read more from the Shrewsbury parkrun event report.
Over the past few months I have been asking God for inspiration and a new way to share life with others and also share the good news of Jesus Christ. I love to see others encounter Jesus.
My passion for running has meant that in the past year I have made many new friends and been connected to hundreds of people all over the country through running. I love talking about running, reading about it, watching and well racing too! But I also love supporting others to do the same.
But actually why not share two of my passions? Running and Faith in Jesus.
Why not take an active step to merge the two?
I think this is what God is calling me to do…
Name: Ken Wright
Club: Chiltern Church Runners
Home parkrun: Roundshaw Downs
Number of Runs: 154
Happy New Year to you all!
Need some motivation to keep those new year’s training resolutions going? Well, dates have been set for this year’s Church Runner events.
Also, an exciting new “Pray as you Go” initiative (courtesy of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Carshalton Beeches) will also be kicking off at the end of March. This poster has the details…
Church Runner Events Diary 2015
Thank you all so much for coming, 40 ran for Chiltern, 18 for Good Shepherd, 2 for Vineyard Sutton, 8 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 5 for Emmanuel, 5 for St Patrick’s Tigers, and 8 for Selsdon Baptist – 92 runners in total! Oh, and two dogs.
The Good Shepherd Runners cordially invite you to Nonsuch in November.
Saturday 15th November 09:00 at Nonsuch parkrun, Nonsuch Park, Cheam.
Running in Faith a Virtual mob match
Well this was the first ever national inter church ‘mob match’, so if you took part, that’s a little bit of history you were making!
In total there were 162 runners, across 27 parkruns running for 15 Christian running groups/churches – a massive turn out, nearly 50% bigger again than our biggest ever physical mob match. People certainly got into it and runners from Holy Trinity Wallington have already been asking me about the November mob match at Nonsuch parkrun.
Obviously none of this would be possible without parkrun – so a big thank you to them.
The Reverse Roundshaw – 25/8/14 – Just a quick summary
The idea of the virtual mob match is that on September 20th as many people as possible get to parkrun for a church or church running club/group – but at any parkrun they want. Get out of church and go and run with a whole new community.