Good Shepherd Runners

Who finds running a good source of exercise?  Many people at Good Shepherd have found themselves running, even unexpectedly.   Jason Hudson along with our Vicar Kevin Lewis took a bunch of Coach to 5kers in the summer of 2018 all the way to their first park run in October 2018.   Most of whom have continued to endure running. (some even love it!) .         Good Shepherd Runners can be found when Park Run returns to our parks as regular attenders of different ones throughout the borough.

2 Samuel 18:23 “Come what may, I want to run.”

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!

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

GS Runners

GS RUNNERS 2016  (click on  Lloyd parkrun, Croydon flickr group for the best way of viewing these)


beating the bounds


Beating the Bounds(do you know the parish boundary?)

Every year we walk the Parish boundary which has been tradtionally called ‘Beating the Bounds’.    As we do this we pray for all the people who live in our Parish that God would bless them and assure them of His Presence.





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

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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