Virtual Mob Match (Sep 2014)

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.

parkruns – where did we run?

Roundshaw Downs, Lloyd, Nonsuch, Banstead Woods, Margate, Ipswich, Andover, Pontefract, Worcester, Mile End, Great Lines, Bushy, Richmond, Woking, Dewsbury, Temple Newsam, St Albans, Keswick, Bromley, Kesgrave, Tilgate, Preston Park – Brighton, Medina (I.O.W.), Swindon, Cross Flatts, Wakefield Thornes, and Worsley Woods.

Roundshaw the most hotly contested parkrun with 4 clubs and over 40 runs there!

Here’s a little flavour;

http://youtu.be/D3au_PsTnC0

Chiltern and friends as Sue Gray (white CCR top) made it to 100 runs – see also JW later

Chiltern and friends as Sue Gray (white CCR top) made it to 100 runs – see also JW later

We did not go international (this time) but bless Kerena Ivens for her trip to the Isle of Wight – that was the closest we made it to leaving the country. Also an ice cream van at the finish!

Chiltern Church Runners managed to spread themselves over 13 locations in total. Cornerstone Fit were utterly focussed – all 29 runners at Great Lines!

Clubs and churches – who ran?

Cornerstone Fit – Rock Runners – Good Shepherd - Molesey Churches RC - Selsdon Baptist Church Runners – Chiltern Church Runners – Holy Trinity Church Wallington – Christian Runners UK -

Emmanuel Church – Runners from St Patrick’s Wallington – Runners from St Paul’s Worcester -Salford Elim Church-  Elmwood Church – Sutton Christian Centre – and Langworthy Community Church.

Some familiar names, and some new, 15 clubs or churches in all, very much a new record! 9 clubs had 6 or less runners – which is very cool, as it means there is lots of room for growth.

Who won?

As ever, everyone won! However I will say more, Andy’s magic spreadsheet has been working and came up with the following scores;

Nb (x) x=number of runners

Chiltern Church Runners (39) 1710
Cornerstone Fit (29) 1564
Christian Runners UK (20) 1039
Selsdon Baptist Church Runners (17) 830
Good Shepherd (15) 807
Holy Trinity Church Wallington (13) 594
Emmanuel (6) 373
Runners from St Patrick’s (4) 265
Molesey Community Church (5) 179
Rock Runners (4) 178
Runners from St Paul’s (3) 151
Elmwood Church (2) 132
Sutton Christian Centre (3) 111
Langworthy Community Church (1) 89
Salford Elim Church (1) 80

Some very tight scoring there – fast women and juniors again tending to score well, as there are a lot of fast men, so the medium or ‘gentle’ paced men – like me – do not score as well.

Cornerstone Fit had the highest scoring women’s group. Chiltern had the highest scoring men’s group. Good Shepherd the highest scoring juniors.

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Best average female score goes to Langworthy Community Church, best average male score to Salford Elim, best average junior score to Emmanuel.

Christian Runners UK had the fastest man (Jason Westmoreland), Holy Trinity Wallington had the fastest woman (Elaine Reid) and female junior (Ellie Muir), and fastest male junior went to Good Shepherd (Adam Hudson). For those caught between junior status (14 and under) but not yet seniors (18 up) Mamus Otuguor – St Patricks – was fastest male, and Chloe Constantinou – Chiltern – fastest female.

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Many of you pushed yourselves really hard!

PB’s

Tom Higgs, Piers Moore, Tom Edwards, Yan Hua, Lisa Connolly, Anna Crossley, Colin Jackson, Eleanor Woodman, Anna Woodman, Chris Simpson, Aaron Simpson, Keith Lawrence, Neville Broom, Hayley Taylor, Sarah Thompson, Mark Constantinou, Jonathan Collins, Elaine Reid, Maria Lawrence, Phil Carey, David Root, Mark Holden, Alex Ellwood, Simon Ellwood, Ida Bradford, June Pask, Diane Dowsing, Anna Woodman, David Jennings, Janice Harris, Cheryl Hudson, Michael Potter, Mamus Otuguor, Thomas Cotton, Ron West, Sophia Lorke, Sarah Hutchinson, Anne France, and Adele Mc Ewan.

There were some new faces…..

Brand new

Eileen O’Rourke, Donna Twort, Diane Dowsing, Ellis Sadler, Richard Langley, Rachel Morris, and Rob McGibbon

And places…..

First Time at new course

Ed Reilly, Rosemary Egbe, Jonathan Pegg, Nikki Tarrant, Dave Tarrant, Steve Tarrant, Rosa Constantinou, Laughra Norton, Rachel tanner, KerenaIvens, Mat Steeples, and Tony Streams.

Chiltern, Holy Trinity, and friends at a very wet Kesgrave – Nikki has just done her Cowell, 100 different parkruns. This group includes some of the uber-tourists of the parkrun world.

Chiltern, Holy Trinity, and friends at a very wet Kesgrave – Nikki has just done her Cowell, 100 different parkruns. This group includes some of the uber-tourists of the parkrun world.

Not to forget;

Those who came and ran one lap;

Sue Shale (Good Shepherd) and Marcia Wilson (Chiltern).

 You had some stories

News from Molesey at Bushy included;

It was the very first time that Holly Vanstone (60+) had run 5km non-stop, a massive milestone and effort for her.

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Nicole Matthews (former Mob Match Ladies Champion) after lots of training was gunning for a pb. Less than 1kn in a lady tripped and sprained her ankle. Instead of running past, like most people, Nicole helped to shield her from the hundreds of runners heading through/past/over them until there was space to attract medical help from the marshals. Once the lady was being looked after Nicole returned to her run nearly ten minutes behind schedule. To me, that is what being a Christian involved in the world is all about. Demonstrating God’s love and putting others first, the pb can wait. Well done Nicole.

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The incredibly well named Rock Runners added Mark Holden a Missionary currently back from Columbia who agreed to run under their banner while he is back!

Meanwhile Chiltern Church Runners also recruited Missionaries, but not to run – thanks to Arthur and Lou Brown who are normally based in Beirut, Sue and I had childcare to run Greenwich parkrun!

The Good Shepherd Runners managed their timing well;

I am thrilled to say that today we managed to accumulate over 1000 miles at Nonsuch parkrun which is just fantastic! (At 3.11 miles per parkrun, this equates to 322 parkruns in total.)

Spot the GS runner!

Spot the GS runner!

Special congratulations go to David O’Domhnaill though who gets the trophy for being the Good Shepherd Runner who completed the 1000th mile – well done David!

The humid conditions didn’t seem to affect the Good Shepherd Runners as we had a staggering 5 pbs today (obviously the summer heat and humidity training has paid off).

  • First mention goes to Cheryl Hudson (well I thought I better) who smashed her pb and managed to knock over a minute and half off her previous best time.
  • Anna Woodman goes from strength to strength and knocked another minute off her pb (Anna also knocked 1 minute and half of her pb last week)
  • Sue Shale was in fine form and definitely had a spring in her step.
  • Mike Potter (determined to beat Jemima) also joins this week’s pb club with a minute and half off his previous best – good stuff Mike!201409_Photo8
  • Chris Simpson also achieved a pb, but cleverly only beat his time by 2 seconds.  Great tactics – another pb could be on the cards in the near future.
  • Final pb of the day goes to Aaron Simpson who really set a family standard today by knocking over a minute off his last week’s time (you have your work cut out now Chris)
  • Eleanor and Jemima both had excellent runs again today as did Adam (apart from his shoe laces coming undone that is)  Note: all 4 of our junior runners today beat their parents – easily!!!!!
  • Toks is looking in great shape at the moment and was close to his long standing pb.  Toks has now done 63 runs at Nonsuch which is just fantastic
  • David O’Domhnaill did a timely run to complete our 1000th mile in style.
  • Paul McFarlane took it very easy today as he is preparing for the Berlin Marathon next weekend – good luck with that Paul (Paul was still the first Good Shepherd Runner home today though)

Cappuccinos, Lattes, Cookies, Cakes and ice cream afterwards all thoroughly deserved.

 

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Jason Westmoreland also celebrated his 100th; but is it a Pontefract cake?

 

Sutton Christian Centre Runners – two thirds brand new parkrunners!

Sutton Christian Centre Runners – two thirds brand new parkrunners!

Chiltern and Holy Trinity stand together at Sue Gray’s 100th run.

Chiltern and Holy Trinity stand together at Sue Gray’s 100th run.

Below right Matt Lane who earnt his 250 shirt shortly before the mob match.

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Andy and Micky, above left – Micky safe in the knowledge it’s a virtual mob match so nobody will know he isn’t wearing a Selsdon top!

Wise words

Wise words

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Worsley Woods support crew

Worsley Woods support crew

Then those results in full,

Name Time Club/Church parkrun Pos
1 Jason Westmoreland 18:22 Christian R UK Pontefract 2
2 Phil Carey 18 53 Cornerstone Fit Great lines 3
3 Mark Constantinou 18:53 Chiltern Richmond 8
4 Tom Higgs 18:55 R from St Patrick’s Roundshaw 2
5 Antony Constantinou 19:26 Chiltern Roundshaw 3
6 Matthew Stone 19:30 SBC Lloyd 6
7 Ashley Pate 19:49 Chiltern Roundshaw 5
8 Gordon Watson 20:06 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 6
9 Luke Tuffey 20:14 Chiltern Nonsuch 31
10 Simon Ellwood 20:43 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 8
11 David Root 20:51 SBC Lloyd 13
12 Stephen Pidgeon 21:13 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 48
13 Andy Watts 21:15 Chiltern St Albans 18
14 Matt Lane 21:24 Christian R UK Andover 56
15 Mat Steeples 21:33 Chiltern Preston – Brighton 47
16 Robert Lines 21:35 SBC Lloyd 16
17 Paul Mcfarlane 21:38 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 60
18 Rob McGibbon 21:45 Salford Elim Church Worsley Woods 25
19 Neil Turney 21:47 Chiltern Mile End 27
20 Mamus Otuguor 21:48 R from St Patrick’s Roundshaw 10
21 Mark Blythe 21:56 Molesey Bushy 178
22 Martin Drake 22:04 SBC Keswick 34
23 Keith Lawrence 22:39 R from St Paul’s Worcester 85
24 Adam Voke 22:46 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 41
25 Ian Mullins 22:48 Christian R UK Pontefract 33
26 Adam Hudson 23:03 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 87
27 Colin White 23:05 Molesey Bushy 322
28 Dominic Stone 23:13 SBC Lloyd 31
29 Danny Jennings 23:14 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 36
30 Chris Elsdon 23:15 Elmwood Church Worsley Woods 51
31 Julian Black 23:24 SBC Lloyd 36
32 Ron West 23:39 Emmanuel Bromley 61
33 Ida Bradford 23:43 Cornerstone Fit Great lines 45
34 Elaine Reid 24:03 Holy Trinity Roundshaw 29
35 Julian Perry 24:07 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 50
36 Anthony Streams 24.10 Chiltern Kesgrave 39
37 Richard Tanner 24:12 Holy Trinity Bromley 64
38 Alex Ellwood 24:12 Cornerstone Fit Great lines 52
39 Neville Broom 24:13 Cornerstone Fit Great lines 57
40 Richard John Mann 24:33 Christian R UK Wakefield Thornes 68
41 Piers Moore 24:47 Chiltern Roundshaw 34
42 Christopher Tanner 24:52 Holy Trinity Lloyd 54
43 Stephen Bradford 24:52 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 68
44 Paul Frankish 24:52 Christian R UK Pontefract 77
45 Ian Smith 25:05 Holy Trinity Roundshaw 40
46 Zoe Pemberton 25:14 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 74
47 Sarah hutchinson 25 10 Christian R UK Cross Flatts 17
48 Ric Adams 25:20 Sutton Christian Cntr Roundshaw 41
49 Jonathan Birch 25:30 Christian R UK Cross Flatts 18
50 Hayley Taylor 25:31 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 76
51 Kathy Lane 25:33 Christian R UK Andover 57
52 Tom Edwards 25:45 Chiltern Roundshaw 38
53 Michael Ogunnaike 25:56 Holy Trinity Roundshaw 44
54 Neil Dawson 25:59 Chiltern Roundshaw 40
55 Ellie Muir 26:00 Holy Trinity Roundshaw 41
56 Aaron Simpson 26:04 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 184
57 Jonathan Collins 26:05 Christian R UK Pontefract 69
58 Toks Hafisi Kadiri 26:12 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 188
59 Colin Jackson 26:13 SBC Lloyd 71
60 Micky Wheeler 26:14 SBC        Lloyd 72
61 Mark Holden 26:17 Rock Runners Rushcliffe 92
62 Tim Gray 26:18 Chiltern Greenwich 67
63 Jess Bradford 26:20 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 97
64 Paul Johnston 26:21 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 86
65 Martin Jessop 26:21 Rock Runners Rushcliffe 94
66 Samuel Frankish 26:29 Christian R UK Pontefract 72
67 Ellis Saddler 26:40 Sutton Christian Cntr Roundshaw 46
68 Matthew Pidgeon 26:40 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 213
69 Jemima Potter 26:47 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 223
70 Jason Hudson 26:48 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 224
71 Sophia Lorke 27:02 Emmanuel Riddlesdown 47
72 Alexander Lorke 27:03 Emmanuel Riddlesdown 49
73 Eric De’Valmency 27:04 Chiltern Roundshaw 47
74 Michael Potter 27:10 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 232
75 Chris Simpson 27:24 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 243
76 Thomas Cotton 27:29 R from St Patrick’s Roundshaw 52
77 Zach Frankish 27:35 Christian R UK Pontefract 79
78 Rachel morris 27:37 Langworthy Community Church Worsley Woods 127
79 Moira Pidgeon 27:40 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 241
80 Ken Wright 27:41 Chiltern Riddlesdown 53
81 Mark Buckby 27:57 Rock Runners Rushcliffe 121
82 Alison Joyce 28:11 Chiltern Banstead 113
83 Patroulla Lorke 28:12 Emmanuel Riddlesdown 78
84 Stephen Tarrant 28:18 Chiltern Woking 103
85 Iain Moore 28:19 Chiltern Banstead 100
86 Pauline Fuller 28:23 Chiltern Banstead 102
87 Elaine Jones 28:29 Holy Trinity Roundshaw 61
88 Natalie Watson 28:29 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 105
89 Richard Langley 28:31 Sutton Christian Cntr Roundshaw 62
90 Ben Voke 28:35 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 107
91 Hannah Grabauskas 28:51 Emmanuel Roundshaw 58
92 David Goodman 28:52 Chiltern Lloyd 74
93 Elaine Jones 28:53 Holy Trinity Roundshaw 63
94 Susan Buckby 29:00 Rock Runners Rushcliffe 137
95 Kerena Ivens 29:00 Chiltern Medina (I.O.W.) 110
96 Chloe Constantinou 29:35 Chiltern Roundshaw 67
97 Anna France 29:36 Christian R UK Cross Flatts 32
98 John Matthews 29:44 Molesey Swindon 246
99 Mandy Ellwood 29:48 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 121
100 Allan Kuhar 29:53 Chiltern Banstead 114
101 Asif Bostan 29:53 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 122
102 Jonathan Pegg 29:54 Chiltern Ipswich 120
103 Adele Mc Ewan 30:00 Elmwood Church Worsley Woods 159
104 Ed Reilly 30:00 Chiltern Roundshaw 62
105 Kirsty Cotton 30:13 R from St Patrick’s Roundshaw 73
106 Kirsty Winwood 30:25 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 144
107 Laughra Norton 30:37 Chiltern Riddlesdown 75
108 Ross Hamilton 30:56 SBC Lloyd 123
109 Eleanor Woodman 31:05 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 327
110 Anon. 31:06 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 151
111 Anon. 31:07 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 152
112 Kirsty Winwood 31:12 Cornerstone Great Lines 130
113 Maximilian Lorke 31:21 Emmanuel Riddlesdown 114
114 Yan Hua 31:25 Holy Trinity Roundshaw 69
115 Matthew Hamilton 31:33 SBC Lloyd 132
116 Gavin Hamilton 31:34 SBC Lloyd 133
117 Sophie Johnstone 31:38 Chiltern Roundshaw 72
118 Harry Peace 31:39 Christian R UK Temple Newsam 100
119 Adam Lawrence 31:42 R from St Paul’s Worcester 276
120 Andy Peace 31:44 Christian R UK Temple Newsam 102
121 Anna Crossley 31:47 SBC            Lloyd 135
122 Rosa Constantinou 31:47 Chiltern Richmond 298
123 Dave Tarrant 31:48 Chiltern Kesgrave 82
124 David Colm O’Domhnaill 31:50 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 368
125 Lucy Westmoreland 31:52 Christian R UK      Pontefract 173
126 Andrew Crossley 31:55 SBC            Lloyd 137
127 Maria Lawrence 32:09 Chiltern Tilgate 209
128 Rosemary Egbe 32:15 Holy Trinity Kesgrave 116
129 Rowena Stone 32:44 SBC            Lloyd 143
130 Janice Harris 32:44 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 147
131 Nicole Matthews 32:44 Molesey Bushy 846
132 Jane Bennett 32:50 Christian R UK Pontefract 112
133 Rachel Tanner 32:51 Holy Trinity     Bromley 425
134 Ash Gibson 32:58 Christian R UK      Pontefract 116
135 Sue Lawrence 32:54 R from St Paul’s Worcester 306
136 Miriam Gibson 32:57 Christian R UK Pontefract 115
137 Rupert Quested 33:36 Holy Trinity Roundshaw 89
138 Sue Gray 33:37 Chiltern Greenwich 126
139 Jo Wheeler 33:44 SBC LLoyd 152
140 Nicola Tarrant 33:45 Holy Trinity Kesgrave 125
141 Karen Cook 33:53 Christian R UK Pontefract 123
142 Billy Cook 33:55 Christian R UK        Pontefract 124
143 Matthew Crossley 34:40 SBC LLoyd 108
144 Don Brims 34:51 Chiltern Roundshaw 81
145 June Pask 34:51 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 185
146 Donna Twort 35:21 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 186
147 Sarah Thompson 35:22 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 187
148 Joy Harris 35:31 SBC LLoyd 114
149 Anna Woodman 36:26 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 388
150 Meliza Groom 37:53 Chiltern Roundshaw 98
151 Anon. 38:03 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 169
152 Anon. 38:04 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 170
153 Cheryl Hudson 38:25 Good Shepherd Nonsuch 431
154 Sophia Lunn 38:28 Chiltern Roundshaw 85
155 David Lunn 38:30 Chiltern Roundshaw 86
156 Kerry Dore 38:42 Chiltern Roundshaw 99
157 Jenny Reid 39:17 Chiltern Roundshaw 90
158 Eileen O’Rourke 39:32 Chiltern Roundshaw 92
159 Zobida Mohammed 41:28 Chiltern Roundshaw 94
160 Diane Dowsing 43:13 Cornerstone Fit Great Lines 182
161 Holly Vanstone 44:23 Molesey Bushy 982
162 Lisa Connolly 49:01 Chiltern Roundshaw 99