Run Report for Event #268

Well done to 708 happy and highly-motivated parkrunners who turned out on Saturday morning, including many first-timers – welcome to the parkrun family!

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We welcomed 708 runners, of whom, as with last week, 50 were first-timers! 31 volunteers helped to make the event fun and safe for everyone. 35 of you recorded personal bests, and runners from 38 different clubs took part. Well done, also, to all those who achieved milestones: volunteering at 25 events, or completing 10 (junior), 50 or 100 parkruns.

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On a particular Health and Safety note, please do remember that nearly every week we welcome a visually-impaired (VI) runner who completes the course with a guide. They wear very bright orange hi-viz vests to make it easier for other runners to take special care when passing them. This week, a couple of runners cut too closely across her path, which all involved found distressing. Be sure to stay aware and pass with extra space and caution.

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Our fabulous team of volunteers was, as always, cheerful, helpful and kind. One volunteer of particular note is Amelia, who volunteered for her 100th time – well done for your dedication!

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Our FIFTH BIRTHDAY at Chelmsford parkrun is next week! We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone, including some former core team members, and sharing memories of small beginnings, icy running conditions and nervousness about how we would cope with breaking 100 (remember those days?!). Feel free to wear your fave fancy dress to help celebrate! I’ve already heard rumours of some hilarious outfits...

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I’m handing the RD baton over to Gerry, who will be next week’s ringmaster. Thank you, everyone, for being such lovely people. YOU make parkrun what it is! Chelmsford, you are superstars!
Taara
(Therese Brabant)
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:
Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : Taara Brabant : David Jeffrey

Please check our Volunteer Roster to see if you are able to help out at anytime, there are plenty of roles available to do and all are rewarding and great fun.

As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

Have you got a question? try the FAQ's section on our website, if you are still stumped send a lovely e-mail to: chelmsfordcentralhelpers@parkrun.com and we will do our best to help.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE and if you would like to buy the excellent parkrun apricot tops, you can SHOP HERE.

 

Run Report for Event #267

 
Saturday morning was frosty, crisp and coooold! Despite the chilly start, 712 hardy parkrunners took advantage of our ever-popular ‘Chase the Pacer’ day and walked, jogged and ran, enjoying another free, timed, weekly 5k run around Chelmsford’s beautiful Central Park.
 
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We welcomed 712 runners, of whom 50 were first-timers, supported by 49 hi-viz heroes- they really heroic, standing in the cold for the best part of an hour! 89 of you recorded personal bests, and runners from 33 different clubs took part. Well done, also, to all those who achieved milestones: volunteering at 25 events, or completing 10 (junior), 50 or 100 parkruns.
 
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Huge thanks to our amazing team of friendly, helpful volunteers and pacers:
Rachel TURNEY • Vic CURREN • Gary JOSLIN • Gerry MCGOVERN • Therese BRABANT • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Sarah ORLEY • Brian Stephen CATT • Polly Jane BRIDGMAN • Claire SPLARN • Michael SPLARN • Benjamin SPLARN • Emily SMITH • Richard SEE • Lauren NEVE • John CUTTER • David JEFFREY • Toby MILLS • Phil HARPER • Christopher BROWN • Carl EASTON • Rebecca SMITH • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Linda DOSSET • Jeffrey DOSSET • Claire ANSBRIDGE • Dc FURY • Nigel CAIRNS • Clementina ELEADY-COLE • Kate POWELL • Mark DRAIN • John GREEN • Gill WARNER • Clive COXON • Abby NORMAN • Mandy COXON • Rachel GRAY • David LINDSAY • Archie COTTERILL • Michael WALTER • Rory DAVIES • Richard WALKER • Alex HARPUR • Kate MAY • Ellie EVELEIGH • Ella MARSHALL • Michelle HUNSCHER • Hugh PICKERING-CARTER
 
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Remember that you, too, can be a hi-viz hero! Develop a special super-power – talented timer, superb scanner, fabulous funnel manager or magnificent marshall. Don’t be nervous – we’ll start you off gently, train you and support you. Three times a year is all that we ask of each and every parkrunner to make our events fun and safe.
 
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PSSST! Remember that our FIFTH BIRTHDAY at Chelmsford parkrun is in two week’s time, so you might like to dig out some crazy fancy dress to help celebrate the grand occasion!

 I’ll be back again next week as your RD, and I’d like to thank all of you, as always, for your enthusiastic participation and support. A very kind runner told me on Saturday that we are the ‘gold standard’ for parkrun, and that’s all down to YOU! Chelmsford, you are superstars!
Taara
(Therese Brabant)
Run Director
 
The Chelmsford Central core team are:
Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : Taara Brabant : David Jeffrey

Please check our Volunteer Roster to see if you are able to help out at anytime, there are plenty of roles available to do and all are rewarding and great fun.

As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

Have you got a question? try the FAQ's section on our website, if you are still stumped send a lovely e-mail to: chelmsfordcentralhelpers@parkrun.com and we will do our best to help.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE and if you would like to buy the excellent parkrun apricot tops, you can SHOP HERE.

 

Run Report for Event #266

 
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all parkrunners.
 
The first run of 2018 brought 620 people to Chelmsford who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 77 were first timers and 36 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 61 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 37 volunteers:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Therese BRABANT • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Christoph LEINEMANN • Brian Stephen CATT • Claire EADES • Cliff WEATHERUP • Anna LEINEMANN • Rory PROBERT • Paul PROBERT • Pip WARBOYS • John CUTTER • David JEFFREY • Toby MILLS • Steve CLEAVER • Graham LEE • Anita GRAINGER • Amanda LEESON • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Eliza ADLEM PROBERT • Jeffrey DOSSET • Claire ANSBRIDGE • Evie LEE • Oscar LEE • Clive COXON • Paul MORGAN • Mandy COXON • James CARROLL • Caroline WOODHAM • Mark HARRISON • Kris REYNOLDS • Richard WALKER • Shingi PARIRENYATWA • Lee SHUTTLEWOOD • Jim ROURKE • Catherine OFFORD
 
Proof that volunteering makes you happy and smiley!
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In past years runners have been allowed to do a 'Double' parkrun on this day and it's the only time of the year that it can be done.
This does mean that events have to start at different times to achieve this and this year our three closest neighbours Great Notley - Billericay - Maldon all kindly started at 9am so that we could go at 10:30am.
This enabled runners to get to their chosen event and then over to Chelmsford for their 'Double'.
 
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There were also several groups who decided to run between Great Notley and the new kid on the block Billericay!
 
Billericay is slightly closer to Chelmsford than Great Notley so that gave an opportunity for others to rise to the challenge of running between events and their challenge is to finish ahead of our tail walkers which they all did...just. A fantastic achievement by all of them, well done.
 
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We hope you have enjoyed our runs over the holiday period and we now go back to our usual day of Saturdays at 9am from now.
Which brings us to Saturday the 6th of January which will be our popular monthly #chasethepacer day.
We are in need of more marshals so please email in if you can volunteer.
 
Our 5th Anniversary event is a few weeks away on the 20th January so now you need to start thinking about your Fancy Dress and getting inspiration from GBBO!!
 
A special thanks from the core team to the 482 volunteers who helped put the event on every week last year for the 4,254 individuals who ran, jogged, walked.
 
Gerry McGovern
Event Director
 
The Chelmsford Central core team are:
Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : Taara Brabant : David Jeffrey

Please check our Volunteer Roster to see if you are able to help out at anytime, there are plenty of roles available to do and all are rewarding and great fun.

As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

Have you got a question? try the FAQ's section on our website, if you are still stumped send a lovely e-mail to: chelmsfordcentralhelpers@parkrun.com and we will do our best to help.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE and if you would like to buy the excellent parkrun apricot tops, you can SHOP HERE.

 

Run Report for Event #265

As we completed our last parkrun of 2017 the conditions we're testing, with a very strong wind and lots of mud making it difficult to achieve a personal best but still 11 of you achieved one, and well done to the 16 first time park runners that ignored the weather to complete their first ever park run.

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This week 460 people ran, jogged and walked the course.

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On Monday it's New Years Day which means it's the once in a year opportunity to run 2 parkruns on the same day, Chelmsford Central Parkrun will be starting at 10.30am with the 3 nearest to us; Billericay, Maldon and Great Notley all starting at 9.00am. If you are doing 2 parkruns please travel safely between the 2 including those motivated/mad/fit/or just plain daft that will not only be running 2 parkruns but also running from one to the other!

During 2017 Chelmsford Central Parkrun has been run 32,669 times, which has been made possible by people volunteering a wonderful 2,140 times.

The week's event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Therese BRABANT • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Brian Stephen CATT • Adam TURNER • Apryl HAMMETT • Guy HAMMETT • John CUTTER • David JEFFREY • Toby MILLS • Christopher BROWN • Rebecca SMITH • Steve CLEAVER • Neil WARNER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Jeffrey DOSSET • Claire ANSBRIDGE • Joseph HAMMETT • Nigel CAIRNS • Lottie HAMMETT • John GREEN • Gill WARNER • Abby NORMAN • James HAYES • Martin WATSON • Rory DAVIES • Richard WALKER • Peta LAGER • Alex HARPUR • Kate MAY • Ellie EVELEIGH • Jim ROURKE

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See you all next year

Paul
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:
Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : Taara Brabant : David Jeffrey

Please check our Volunteer Roster to see if you are able to help out at anytime, there are plenty of roles available to do and all are rewarding and great fun.

As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

Have you got a question? try the FAQ's section on our website, if you are still stumped send a lovely e-mail to: chelmsfordcentralhelpers@parkrun.com and we will do our best to help.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE and if you would like to buy the excellent parkrun apricot tops, you can SHOP HERE.

 

Run Report for Event #264

 
Most weeks we try to guess how many runners turn up on the days run, no bets are taken it's just the kudos of getting the closest to the number.
 
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Take last Saturday, first off the blocks was James who predicted far too early 405 runners, as the park filled up closer to 9am he quickly revised his number to 540, that was a good call as we had 557 runners but we didn't let him win as we only take the first number!
 
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We tried again for todays run and no one would really commit a number other than it will be over 400!
Considering last Christmas it was 381 runners, 400+ was a sound call but 521 runners was not expected.

Paul decided to do a single funnel today expecting around 400 runners but as the run started he started to wish he had set up our usual double funnel.
 
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With a lot of cajoling from Holly in the funnel and keeping people moving along, we moved the chocolates and mince pies off the token table as that was slowing down the flow of the funnel and we coped, just!
 
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Today we had 36 first timers to this parkrun and 33 of you recorded a new PB, well done.
 
A really big special thanks to todays volunteers all 27 of you, you relly did make it happen.
We had James and Amanda cracking the jokes at the viaduct, hopefully some of you fell about laughing! but it was a great suggestion on their part to do it, feels like another fixture of our Christmas parkrun for next year??
 
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Todays volunteers were;
Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Sean BRISCOMB • Holly CHANDLER • Brian Stephen CATT • Pip WARBOYS • Apryl HAMMETT • Michael CHOUSMER • Guy HAMMETT • David JEFFREY • Toby MILLS • Sharon HALDANE • David COCKRELL • Amanda LEESON • James LEESON • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Jeffrey DOSSET • Joseph HAMMETT • Lottie HAMMETT • John GREEN • Gill WARNER • Mark BABBAGE • Mandy COXON • Joel MCKEOWN • Luke CHAMBERS • Peta LAGER • Henry HICHENS
 
Thank you to all of the runners that dressed for the run, it was great fun watching you all run past. Looking forward to our 5th Birthday next month!
 
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Wishing you all a Merry Christmas on behalf of the core team and see you next Saturday (30th) and not forgetting our New Years Day Run which will start at 10:30am.

Gerry McGovern
Event Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:
Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : Taara Brabant : David Jeffrey

Please check our Volunteer Roster to see if you are able to help out at anytime, there are plenty of roles available to do and all are rewarding and great fun.

As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

Have you got a question? try the FAQ's section on our website, if you are still stumped send a lovely e-mail to: chelmsfordcentralhelpers@parkrun.com and we will do our best to help.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE and if you would like to buy the excellent parkrun apricot tops, you can SHOP HERE.

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