Lloyd Mob Match (May 2014)

Thank you all so much for coming, 26 ran for Chiltern, 12 for Good Shepherd, 2 for Molesey Community Church, 11 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 8 for Emmanuel, and 22 for Selsdon Baptist – 81 runners in total!


“I should run for God more often” – said Richard Tanner (whilst not a regular church goer himself, kindly running for Holy Trinity Church – Wallington) on realising he’d run his second fastest Lloyd time ever, and fastest for nearly 2 years. Certainly some great times today, I’ll come on to PB’s later – but keep an eye in the results for those who came close – awesome run from Roberta Gilkinson – 1 second outside of her Lloyd PB.

We had our pre run brief –welcoming everyone and reminding them to check in with Mark Constantinou our scorer (others also helped on thed day), thanks to him and also to our Mimi Dibdin our photographer. We were also made welcome by the Lloyd parkrun team in their briefing as well.

Some of you had sampled the delights of the Croydon tram – which was good as we helped smash Lloyd’s attendance record – I’m told the car parking was tricky for the later arrivals!


We certainly were blessed with some good weather – though perhaps leaning a little bit towards the hot side, especially for those of us wearing black.

In all 221 people ran Lloyd parkrun that day, and we were spread from position 4 to position 219! It was fantastic to see so many of our runners there.


We were running a new scoring system this time, with handicaps for past performance and the team whose home run it was.

Scores, after handicap, for those who like such things, as follows;

Selsdon Baptist   1047

Chiltern   854

Emmanuel Church   554

Holy Trinity Wallington   497

Good Shepherd    394

Molesey   17


Meaning that the Church runner shield makes it’s way to Selsdon for the first time ever.

I note Molesey where clear winners in the ‘most effort to get to the parkrun category’ so very grateful they came.


I should also say the decision to include Emmanuel as a separate team was made after the event – and there may still be a few kinks to work out on our modified scoring system, but since we run mainly for the fun of it, hopefully you will forgive these. Massive thanks to Andy Crossley on all his hard work coming up with a new system that has great potential, and on the scoring in general.

Holy Trinity trialled our new laminated club bibs, which held up well;


Next Mob match looks to be July 19th at Roundshaw, so get that one into your calendar! Then we are considering an away mob match in September, Wimbledon is the likely venue as it is ‘in between’ and also has Wombles – however other venues being considered so we will wait and see.

Within the churches;
First women (first column) and girls home
  1. Clare Jeffries EC
  2. Wendy Spear EC
  3. Emily Tanner HTCW
  1. Sophia Lorke EC
  2. Anna Crossley SBC
  3. Sophia Lunn CCR

First women home for their teams otherwise were; Roberta Gilkinson SBC, Loretta Moreira CCR, and Cheryl Hudson GS. First girls otherwise were, Emily Hudson GS.

First men (first column) and boys home
  1. Mark Constantinou CCR
  2. Matthew Stone SBC
  3. Jordan O’Dongo SBC
  1. Jordan O’Dongo SBC
  2. Chris Root SBC
  3. Adam Hudson GS

First men home for their teams otherwise were; Phillip Matthews MCRC, Jason Hudson GS, Ron West EC and Richard Tanner HTCW.  Also for the boys Noah Matthews MCRC, and Matthew Gray CCR.


Age Men Women
J10 Adam Hudson GS Sophia Lorke EC
J11-14 Jordan O’Dongo SBC Anna Crossley SBC
J15-17 —– Emily Tanner HTCW
S18-19 Jake Moir SBC —–
S20-24 Christopher Tanner HTCW —–
S25-29 Nathan Dibdin CCR —–
S30-34 Ashley Pate CCR Loretta Moreira CCR
S35-39 Rob Kurz GS Tamsyn Strathearn CCR
V40-44 Jason Hudson GS Sue Gray CCR
V45-49 Micky Wheeler SBC Gail Oubridge EC
V50-54 Mark Constantinou CCR Clare Jeffries EC
V55-59 Richard Spear EC Alison Symonds-Tayler HTCW
V60-64 Neil Dawson CCR Zobida Mohammed CCR
V65-69 Ken Wright CCR Joy Harris GS

The achievement awards that move on to a new runner after each mob match went to, Nathan Dibdin, and Charlie Tanner.


Junior Awards to Adam Hudson, Max Lorke, Noah Matthews, Sophia Lorke, Emily Hudson and Charlotte Constantinou.

Other awards to – newcomers – Ryan Harris, Hilary West, Chris Simpson, Mat Steeples, Jacqueline Massey Porter. Hill buster awards to Zobida Mohammed, Nicola Tarrant (see below with Alison).


Jacqueline running with Peter Friend

Jacqueline running with Peter Friend

Not an exhaustive list but course Pb’s for; Mark Constantinou, Micky Wheeler, Julian Morris, Sue Gray, Adam and Jason Hudson,  Eleanor Woodman, Ashley Pate, Stephen Tarrant,  Neil Dawson, Martin Drake, David Root, and Toks Kadiri.

Micky and Jason - both finishing those pb's

Micky and Jason – both finishing those pb’s

First Timer’s to Lloyd include; Mat Steeples, Paul McFarlane, Graham Oglethorpe, Alexander Lorke, Rene Berende, Jeffrey Croucher, David Lunn, Ian Smith, Ryan Harris, Eric De Valmency, James Miller, Michael Ogunnaike, Chris Simpson, Maximillian Lorke, Alla Lunn, Neil Stughton, Jacqueline Massey Porter, Mel Groom, and Helen Pownall (despite this being her nearest parkrun).

Also running (but not mentioned yet!) were; Sam O’Dongo, Julian Black, Gavin  Hamilton, Mike McElwee, Paul Wickham, Norman Robinson, Chloe and Rosa Constantinou, Joshua Crossley, Patroulla Lorke, Jo Wheeler, Abebola Dada, Tim Gray, Hilary Milne and Deborah and Michael McCullen.

I’ve popped a few more of the photos onto the end – so enjoy.

“No, please, after you”

“No, please, after you”

One lap to go but still happy!

One lap to go but still happy!

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Side by side

Side by side

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