Thank you all so much for coming, 30 ran for Chiltern, 11 for Good Shepherd, 6 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 15 for Emmanuel, 9 for St Patrick’s Tigers, 4 for Christ Church Purley, 7 for Croydon Vineyard, 5 for the Salvation Army, 2 for New Creation Church London, 14 for Selsdon Baptist Church, and 4 for Springfield Springers, 107 runners in total!
HTH Runners (Holy Trinity Hastings) has got off to a really good start!
A few weeks ago we started a weekly Monday evening get-together in the park – there were 7 of us the first week, 16 the second, and 18 this week! Originally we thought we’d just trial it over the summer – we weren’t sure anyone would actually be interested! – so we’ve been really pleased with the turnout and feedback. It’s so encouraging to see people with all levels of running ability / experience enjoying the evening together.
Then, last Saturday 19th we had our first group outing to the Hastings parkrun – 14 took part on the day, including 3 parkrun first-timers.
- we celebrated the occasion with cake afterwards
If you are down that way look out for the HTH t shirts and say Hi!
Thank you all so much for coming, 42 ran for Chiltern, 7 for Good Shepherd, 2 for New Creation Church London, 6 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 6 for Emmanuel, 22 for St Patrick’s Tigers, 1 for Christ Church Purley, 9 for Croydon Vineyard, 10 for Springfield, and 10 for Selsdon Baptist– 115 runners in total!
Brilliant to see you all, 22 ran for Chiltern Church Runners, 10 for Good Shepherd, 6 for Holy Trinity Church Wallington, 18 for Emmanuel, 14 for St Patrick’s, 3 for Springfield, 5 for the Salvation Army, 2 for New Creation Church London, 12 for Croydon Vineyard, 3 for the Springfield Church Springers and 32 for Selsdon Baptist, – 124 runners in total – 2 up from last year, and from 10 different churches.
We were spread from position 1 to position 345. Once again we helped Lloyd break their attendance record – 350 now, up from 317 set at last year’s mob match!
Also as ever we had a great welcome from Debra and her volunteer team (thanks to all).
Our first ever try at this one, and it does look as if some of you had some fun with it, so good on you!
116 of you were running somewhere & we even got a few pictures back in.
Well this was the first time we’d moved the inter church ‘mob match’, in a deliberate way, to January, it looks like we got a few new year’s resolution runners – but the icy weather meant some parkruns were shut for health and safety reasons.
In total there were 120 runners, across 29 parkruns running for Christian running groups/churches.
Obviously none of this would be possible without parkrun – so a big thank you to them.
We have results for 120 of you, but it’s just taking a little while to produce club scores – hopefully we will have scores, and a report, up by next weekend.
Name: Chris Simpson
Club: Good Shepherd Runners
Home parkrun: Nonsuch
Occupation: Head of Operations
Number of Runs: 82
This is the full length version of the article previously published in the parkrun newsletter
In December 2015, Kirkpatrick Memorial Presbyterian Church (KMPC), in East Belfast, launched a parkrun initiative as a way of raising levels of physical activity & exercise throughout the Congregation. The concept involved making use of the nearby Stormont parkrun (and indeed any others in Northern Ireland) to encourage KMPC members to meet up on a Saturday morning and participate, building our local community and encouraging what we call “Life Together”.