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.
Thank you all so much for coming, 8 ran for Chiltern, 6 for Good Shepherd, 1 for Christ Church Chelmsford, 6 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 15 for Emmanuel, 9 for St Patrick’s Tigers, 9 for Christ Church Purley, 3 for Croydon Vineyard, 3 for the Salvation Army and 17 for Selsdon Baptist, 1 for Springfield, 1 for Sanderstead Evangelical Church – 79 runners in total!
As to the National – I’ll come on to that in a bit, but that took in over 150 runners (including those of us at Riddlesdown) – so quite a big event. A special mention to the effort on the part of Wrangthorn Church Runners – not quite the win, but a big effort, for a small club!
Thank you all so much for coming, 45 ran for Chiltern, 16 for Good Shepherd, 2 for New Creation Church London, 17 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 14 for Emmanuel, 9 for St Patrick’s Tigers, 8 for Christ Church Purley, 3 for Croydon Vineyard, 5 for the Salvation Army and 9 for Selsdon Baptist, 4 for Springfield – 132 runners in total!
Thank you all so much for coming, 15 ran for Chiltern, 8 for Good Shepherd, 2 for New Creation Church London, 8 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 17 for Emmanuel, 24 for St Patrick’s Tigers, 1 for Christ Church Purley, 2 for Cheam Baptist Church, 9 for Springfield, 3 for Croydon Vineyard, 7 for the Salvation Army and 26 for Selsdon Baptist – 122 runners in total!
Report by Don Brims
Last Autumn, my older daughter Sarah, she is 40, and my son Andrew, he is 33, were discussing how to do their first marathon, and decided on entering the Madrid Marathon taking place on April 24th, the same day as the London Marathon. They mentioned that there was a 10k run as part of the programme, so I decided to go for that.
Well done to all the Running Church members who completed Shrewsbury parkrun on 26th March.
Thank you all so much for coming: 10 ran for Chiltern, 7 for Good Shepherd, 11 for St Patrick’s, 9 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 3 for Emmanuel, 6 for Refresh and 11 for Selsdon Baptist – 57 runners in total.
Our last Bushy mob match was the last ever running of that particular course at Bushy – the new course is rather nice, and maybe rather quick!
In all 1060 people ran Bushy parkrun that day, and we were spread from position 8 to position 1054!
Having realised we had to cancel our Riddlesdown mob match over health and safety concerns (raised quite rightly by Emmanuel Runners) at putting an extra 50-70 runners onto a very muddy and slippery course we didn’t want to miss out completely – so we decided to switch to a virtual mob match instead.
We realise this gave the non-London clubs very little time to react as we had not advertised Riddlesdown nationally, apologies. Just to even things out we will run Riddlesdown in September, but also run a national virtual, rebranded as the churchrunner National Mob Match the same day – September 10th, feel free to put it in your diaries now.
In total there were 143 runners, across 41 parkruns (actually more than the last virtual) running for 18 Christian running groups/churches.
Thank you all so much for coming, 15 ran for Chiltern, 21 for Good Shepherd, 1 for Sutton Christian Centre, 6 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 1 for Emmanuel, 19 for St Patrick’s, 1 for Springfield, 19 for the Salvation Army, 1 for Refresh (Molesey) Church, 4 for Sutton Vineyard, 2 for New Creation Church London, and 7 for Selsdon Baptist – 93 runners in total, and from 12 different Churches.
Our second ever virtual mob match, and this year we simplified the format a bit, so there was only one weekend to count runners from – this made for a smaller affair, but less cross-referencing trying to make sure we had picked the fastest time for each available runner. Despite this, we have still managed to be late with the results and report – apologies for that, ‘technical problems’.
In total there were 115 runners, across 33 parkruns (actually more than last time) running for 15 Christian running groups/churches – also we had our first ever international element to one of our mob matches, but I’ll come on to that shortly.
Obviously none of this would be possible without parkrun – so a big thank you to them.