Good Shepherd Runners

Hi Good Shepherd Runners,

A great morning yesterday, I’m sure agree.  We had 15 finishers for the Good Shepherd Runners which meant we were one of the biggest teams!

The overall results are below and we came a very credible 4th.  (I suspect that our handicap counted against us)  We were 2nd overall for the year though which really is great achievement as this shows that we have been consistent at supporting the churchrunner events over the year.

Well done all!!

God bless


Subject: Re: Nonsuch 18th November

Dear All,

After some corrections and work we have results! Thanks to Andy for all his remote working on these.
102 runners, for 12 Churches.
And in reverse order;
12 Emmanuel
11 Springfield
10 Selsdon
9 Salvation Army
8 Holy Trinity
7 Carshalton Beeches
6 Cheam Baptist
5 St Patrick’s
4 Good Shepherd
3 Chiltern
2 Vineyard (Sutton)
1 Vineyard (Croydon)
Special Congratulations to both Vineyard Churches.
looking to the annual competition the top 5 finishers this year over the 4 physical mob matches were
1 Chiltern
2 Good Shepherd
3 Croydon Vineyard
4 St Patrick’s
5 Selsdon
It’s hard to believe that it was 5 years ago when we had our first Good Shepherd runners run and I am hoping that quite a few of us will be able to come along on the 18th to celebrate.
To date the Good Shepherd Runners have ran a total of 1310 parkruns, which is over 4000 miles!!!
This is also our turn to host the churchrunner mobmatch so we can look forward to welcoming runners from other churches again (last year we totaled over 100).
As always, this is for all abilities so please let me know if you can run or walk.  Even if walking is still too much, there are lots of volunteer roles and so it would be good if we could fill some of these positions as well.  As such, please also let me know if you would like to volunteer on the day e.g. marshaling.
Finally, we always like to provide cakes, biscuits etc for all runners when we host the mob match, so please also let me know if you are able to bring along some post run goodies.
Love and prayers
PS Please see email below to be sent to other churches with further details
Saturday 18th November 09:00 at Nonsuch parkrun, Nonsuch Park, Cheam.
The Good Shepherd Runners would like to invite you to Nonsuch parkrun on Saturday the 18th November for our ‘Nonsuch in November mobmatch.  
Nonsuch 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 very slight undulations on the grass bit (not like Lloyd or Roundshaw I promise).  There is also a ‘B’ course which is even flatter than the normal course, but 3 laps instead (the ‘B’ course is generally used in the winter months)
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 approx 1km from the start.
Please arrive for a pre-mob match briefing at 08:45 and there will be well earned food treats afterwards. We look forward to welcoming you to Nonsuch!
Many thanks



Our very own “tough guy”




The latest churchrunner event report is now up:


Our 1000th Parkrun was notched up this weekend which equates to a total of 5,000 km. To put this into context, this is further than 5 Lands End to John o Groats or Carshalton Beeches to the North Pole!!
Well done on a great team effort and congratulations to Toks Kadiri for being the finisher of the 1000th Parkrun for the Good Shepherd Runners

About us

The Good Shepherd Runners are a  church based running club and we took part in our very first ‘Parkrun’ on Saturday 10th November 2012.   We currently have over 30 runners, with our youngest runners being 8 years old and our more senior runners proudly representing the 60+ age categories.

We currently meet once a month at 09:00 on Saturday mornings at Nonsuch Park and take part in the ‘Parkrun’ 5K event.  ‘Parkrun’ embraces all ages and abilities, male and female alike, and you can run or walk at your own pace.   We have a similar broad cross section of runners / walkers within the Good Shepherd Runners – many of us had never run since school let alone contemplated doing 5K!

Although we are based at the Church of the Good Shepherd, you do not have to go to the Church to run with the Good Shepherd Runners.   If you would like to improve your fitness or are looking for running buddies to help your motivation then please come and join us!




Every Saturday (mainly at Nonsuch) including special monthly events.


GS Runners

Beating the Bounds

(do you know the parish boundary?)

beating the bounds


2 Samuel 18:23 “Come what may, I want to run.”
Please check out the following fantastic website that has recently been set up to bring all the church running clubs together.


See the Good Shepherd runners in action  (click on  Lloyd parkrun, Croydon flickr group for the best way of viewing these)

GSR 19.3.14


Matthew 18:20

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.
Here is some inspiration from Isaiah:
 “Make my feet run as fast as those of a deer, and you help me stand on the mountains.” Psalm 18:33



Please see the link for ‘Parkrun’ below


“Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.”  Hebrews 12:1







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