Ken Wright – previously featured here in a runner profile ran his 250th parkrun on December 10th – joined by son James & nephew Stevie in his run. He’s a Roundshaw Downs parkrun regular (212 runs), but also has some internationals to his name; Gdynia & Gdansk in Poland, and Bere Island in Ireland.
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.
Saturday 19th November 09:00 at Nonsuch parkrun, Nonsuch Park, Cheam.
Nonsuch parkrun is a two lap course, roughly half of which is on pavement and the other half on grass. The course is flat although not quite as flat as Bushy; there are a couple of slight undulations on the grass bit (not like Lloyd or Roundshaw I promise).
If you’re coming by car there are a couple of free car parks when you enter by the Cheam Village gate and a car park by London Road. These are getting quite full nowadays though so I would recommend getting there by about 8:30. Please also try and car share as this will certainly help parking. It is then about 500m walk to the start by the Mansion House from either car park. Please do not park in the car park by the Mansion House though as this is for patrons only. Cheam train station is approximately 1km from the start.
Please arrive for a pre-mob match briefing and photograph at 08:45 (look out for the churchrunner sign) and there will be well earned food treats afterwards.
The Good Shepherd Runners look forward to welcoming you to Nonsuch!
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.