Run Report for Event #322

With our 322nd run and 6th anniversary chalked up there was a lot to celebrate on Saturday. In those 6 years we have seen a staggering 12,816 runners pass through the funnel completing 145,737 runs and we were joined by an array of characters to do this.

Royalty from days gone by.

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Stars from the world of film .

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And a few that words just don't do justice to.

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Of course no Birthday is complete without cake and there was plenty on offer.

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Although you had to be on your toes to get some and by the look of the results many of you just couldn't wait as 103 PBs were notched up.

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We even arranged for the course to be marked out with supersize cones.

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and supersize bar codes that no one can miss.
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Well , nearly no one.

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Congratulations to this weeks milestone achievers.

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Over those 6 years we have clocked up an amazing 7 years,271 days,
22 hours, 56 mins and 7 seconds of running time and that has only been made possible by the never ending help of our volunteers.
This week we have to thank the following stars.

Gerry MCGOVERN • Ian BRAZIER • Therese BRABANT • Paul BROOKES • Daisy ELEADY-COLE • Holly CHANDLER • Brian Stephen CATT • Daniel HARDY • Chris GAREY • Claire SPLARN • John MCCAYNA • Paul STUKAS • David JEFFREY • Toby MILLS • Phil HARPER • Rebecca SMITH • Nichola NORMAN • Alistair WILLIS • Rich WALKER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Kate POWELL • Barry HORGAN • John GREEN • Sue TATTERSALL • Clive COXON • Paul MORGAN • Katherine MCCOY • Emily WARDELL • Mandy COXON • James HAYES • Kathryn HELLEN • Nicola FOSTER • Rebecca COURTMAN • Sam WHEELER • Richard WALKER • Carole BEESTON • Andy HOLMES • Peta LAGER • Michelle HUNSCHER • Don COCKRELL • Louise MAIKOVSKY • Nathan MCKEOGH • Ben CURTIS • Olli KOKKONEN

To see the importance of our volunteers this graph shows how busy the finish funnel can become with our regular 800 plus participants.

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That's a lots of clicking and handing out tokens.
If you have never tried it give it a go , full training is given plus you get to wear the hi viz. Unicorn outfit is optional.

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So thanks to everyone who has run, walked,jogged, clicked the stop watch, clapped, handed out tokens ,baked cakes, set out the course, scanned the barcodes you all make Parkrun.

So after all those facts and figures, I`ll leave you with the one and only Tom Cruise.

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Or the chap who fixed my brake pads last week.

One last thing whilst talking about cars, we have had another complaint by residents about parking around the entrance of Virgin Gym by parkrunners on the grass verges. Please park responsibly or better still consider cycling, jogging, walking or take public transport to parkrun on Saturdays. This event is located in Central park for the accessabilty to the city centre and easy to get to.

Thanks
Dave
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:
Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : David Jeffrey: Mandy Coxon : Nichola Norman

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You can read the parkrun profile about Chelmsford Central parkrun HERE
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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.

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If you like a good podcast to listen to, here are the parkrun ones:

The parkrun show This ran from September 2011 to March 2015 and gives a fascinating history of parkrun through those years and where some of the things you hear now were started, like #DFYB.
Chelmsford Central parkrun features in these episodes - February 2013 and August 2013

Launched this year is a podcast from Vassos Alexander (Radio 2) Free, Weekly, Timed

Hot off the podcast press is a new one from the presenters of The parkrun show called With Me Now
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Want a bit of fun with your parkrun stats? This extension to the Chrome browser is available and free to use, you just add your parkrun ID and let the fun begin!

Badge Collecting Chrome extension
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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.

 

Run Report for Event #321

On another busy day at Chelmsford Central Parkrun when we hosted 834 runners, joggers and walkers it was even more important to say thanks to the 41 volunteers who made it all possible .
John Green typifies the commitment that our precious hi viz heroes put in week after week and John notched up his 200 volunteer appearance on Saturday ,so it was great to give him a much deserverd round of applause.

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As you can see without our volunteers you would miss out on a lot of smiling faces.

So huge thanks to all of the following.
Gerry MCGOVERN • Sarah DAVIES • Liz IRVINE • Anita COCKRELL • Holly CHANDLER • Sandra STANTON • Michael RICHTER • Damian BARRETT • Maia India BARRETT • Apryl HAMMETT • Jackie RUSSELL • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • Toby MILLS • Christopher BROWN • Rebecca SMITH • Layla BARRETT • Rich WALKER • Linda DOSSET • Jeffrey DOSSET • Alison RAYNER • John GREEN • Paul MORGAN • Katherine MCCOY • Nick MILLS • Kathryn HELLEN • Toby HEWING • Nicola FOSTER • Abi ELDRED • Susan HEWING • Sam WHEELER • Richard WALKER • Carole BEESTON • Richard STEANE • Andrew OAKLEY • Alexandria BESSENT • Sophie SCOTT • Don COCKRELL • Darren BODDY • Nathan MCKEOGH • Harry CANNON

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Congratulations also to our other milestone achievers this week.

The steady stream of first timers seems no sign of abating and this week we were joined by another 59 enthusiastic people curious to sample what makes Parkrun so popular.

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This week we were joined by ITV regional news who were putting together a piece to show how Parkrun can help in a number of ways with peoples health and wellbeing.
Parkrun can mean a multitude of different things to different people and its not always the obvious like getting a bit fitter by getting out and running.So whether its chasing that PB, meeting up with friends, or donning the hi viz to cheer people on, Parkrun is working in numerous ways.

Sometimes it just makes you want to jump with joy.

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Next week we notch up our 6th Birthday and so its time to get baking and dig out those fancy dress costumes.

You never know who may be watching.

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Lastly, every week before the run there are a number of health and safety items read out, they are worth listening to as they ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable morning. In recent weeks we have incidents with unaccompanied juniors and this week a problem with dogs, so please lookout for each other and ensure your doing the right thing.

See you on Saturday
Dave
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:
Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : David Jeffrey: Mandy Coxon : Nichola Norman

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You can read the parkrun profile about Chelmsford Central parkrun HERE
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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.

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If you like a good podcast to listen to, here are the parkrun ones:

The parkrun show This ran from September 2011 to March 2015 and gives a fascinating history of parkrun through those years and where some of the things you hear now were started, like #DFYB.
Chelmsford Central parkrun features in these episodes - February 2013 and August 2013

Launched this year is a podcast from Vassos Alexander (Radio 2) Free, Weekly, Timed

Hot off the podcast press is a new one from the presenters of The parkrun show called With Me Now
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Want a bit of fun with your parkrun stats? This extension to the Chrome browser is available and free to use, you just add your parkrun ID and let the fun begin!

Badge Collecting Chrome extension
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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.

 

Run Report for Event #320

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On the first Saturday of 2019 Chelmsford Central parkrun had a new attendance record of 847 park runners 36 more than New Years Day! This week we welcomed a massive 72 first timers to the parkrun family!! Worldwide over 340,000 people enjoyed a walk, jog or run in a local park, and this weekend was officially the biggest worldwide attendance in the history of parkrun!

If you were wondering where Chelmsford were in the UK attendances, we were 7th!
Biggest UK parkruns this week: Bushy Park (1505), Southampton (1062), Tooting Common (953), Cardiff (904), Heaton Park (891), Clapham Common (871), Chelmsford Central (847), Poole (821), Edinburgh (815), Coventry (808), Black Park (787), Nonsuch (784), Huddersfield (780), Cannon Hill (778), Bromley (759), Sheffield Hallam (711), Peterborough (699), Worcester (699), Hull (685), Basingstoke (678)

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We had 2 milestone achievers this week, both Les GRAY and Robert Andrew MILLS reached their 25 volunteering, a big thank you from all of us.

Course conditions were excellent for our popular #chasethepacer event which had 16 superb pacers from 19 minutes to 34 minutes.

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Whether you were chasing a pacer or not, 105 of you achieved a personal best time which is a great start to the New Year!

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Considering the huge amount of runners who participated this week, the event ran smoothly and we only had one funnel ducker. We had 226 runners finish before 25 mins and 134 runners completed the course in the following 2 minutes, that's more than one finisher every second! Full results and a complete event history can be found on the Chelmsford Central parkrun Results Page.

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The event would not be possible without the members of our parkrun community who volunteer each week and this week there was 59 of them! If you've never volunteered before, why not give it a go? There are lots of different roles and even some where you can volunteer and run. If you would like to volunteer over the next few weeks then please email chelmsfordcentraloffice@parkrun.com

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This weeks volunteers were:

Sarah MACKAY • Ann THOMAS • Gerry MCGOVERN • Robert Andrew MILLS • Paul BROOKES • Sean BRISCOMB • Holly CHANDLER • Brian Stephen CATT • Claire SPLARN • Sarah BOWERMAN • Michael SPLARN • Benjamin SPLARN • John MCCAYNA • Antony GOODALL • Rosalind WRIGHT • David JEFFREY • Toby MILLS • Phil HARPER • Sharon HALDANE • Alex MANTON • Emily PENKETT • Rebecca SMITH • Steve CLEAVER • Nichola NORMAN • Janet KING • Graham LEE • Karen HATCHER • Alistair WILLIS • James LEESON • Les GRAY • John GREEN • Clive COXON • Paul MORGAN • Rob DUNCOMBE • Mandy COXON • Nick MILLS • Lana GOODALL • Bernard JONES • Richard WALKER • James WEST • Samantha CHAMBERS • Luke CHAMBERS • Carole BEESTON • Penelope HILTON • Andy HOLMES • Jeremy LAGER • Danielle LAW • Michelle HUNSCHER • Susan WILKINSON • Eloise WILKINSON • Sophie SCOTT • Don COCKRELL • Jake CLOUGH • Stanley WROBEL • Claire SMITH • Louise MAIKOVSKY • Nathan MCKEOGH • Ben CURTIS • Harry CANNON

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As mentioned in the run brief, we will be celebrating our 6th Birthday on 19th January.

See you all next Saturday when David will be in charge.

Nichola
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:
Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : David Jeffrey: Mandy Coxon : Nichola Norman

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You can read the parkrun profile about Chelmsford Central parkrun HERE
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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.

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If you like a good podcast to listen to, here are the parkrun ones:

The parkrun show This ran from September 2011 to March 2015 and gives a fascinating history of parkrun through those years and where some of the things you hear now were started, like #DFYB.
Chelmsford Central parkrun features in these episodes - February 2013 and August 2013

Launched this year is a podcast from Vassos Alexander (Radio 2) Free, Weekly, Timed

Hot off the podcast press is a new one from the presenters of The parkrun show called With Me Now
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Want a bit of fun with your parkrun stats? This extension to the Chrome browser is available and free to use, you just add your parkrun ID and let the fun begin!

Badge Collecting Chrome extension
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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.

 

Run Report for Event #319

WOW New Year and a new attendance record as 811 of you ran, jogged and walked the course, and a massive 29 first timers doing there first parkrun and 66 tourists running Chelmsford Central Parkrun for the first time - well done to you all.

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New Year's Day is the only day of the year that you can run two parkruns on the same day and quite a few runners took the opportunity of running at Great Notley, Billericay or Maldon and then running at Chelmsford Central Parkrun at our once a year later start time of 10.30am. As you are aware parkrun is a run and not a race which is why, in the run report, we don't discuss who came 1st 2nd etc... as it's the taking part that is important and not your finish position, however, special mention this week to Paul Molyneux who finished 1st at Billericay, ran to Chelmsford, and finished 1st at Chelmsford! (he ran so fast the photographer missed him).

There were 95 park runners who ran Billericay & Chelmsford, 112 ran Great Notley & Chelmsford, and 50 ran Maldon and Chelmsford

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As it was a double event we had the unusual milestone achievement of 251, well done Antony, who having ran his 250th at Billericay earlier celebrated his 251st parkrun at his home parkrun, with an awesome parkrun cake which was enjoyed by nearly everybody but couldn't quite stretch to 811 pieces.

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The event was made possible by 42 volunteers:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Sarah DAVIES • Paul BROOKES • Daisy ELEADY-COLE • Holly CHANDLER • Chris BRANCH • Katrin LEINEMANN • Linda ALLEN • John MCCAYNA • Michael WATT • David JEFFREY • Toby MILLS • Phil HARPER • Carl EASTON • Rebecca SMITH • Philip HUGHES • Lavinia HAWKSWORTH • Steve POWELL • Sandra LEVEY • Sue TATTERSALL • Sue MAPES • Matthew WEST • Paul MORGAN • Carl WARDELL • Mandy COXON • Nick MILLS • John DANIELS • Kris REYNOLDS • Jane PALK • Wendy JENNINGS • David COLLINS • Timea TOTH • Clive WITCOMB • Pj RICHARDS • Andrew OAKLEY • Nadine COLLINS • Don COCKRELL • Louise MAIKOVSKY • Nathan MCKEOGH • Ben CURTIS • Amanda CRADDOCK • Robert COWL

A massive thank you to all our volunteers over the Christmas period, you've been fantastic.

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and finally t-shirt logo of the week goes to...

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See you all on Saturday when Nicola will be in charge of you all.

Paul
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:
Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : David Jeffrey: Mandy Coxon : Nichola Norman

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You can read the parkrun profile about Chelmsford Central parkrun HERE
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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.

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If you like a good podcast to listen to, here are the parkrun ones:

The parkrun show This ran from September 2011 to March 2015 and gives a fascinating history of parkrun through those years and where some of the things you hear now were started, like #DFYB.
Chelmsford Central parkrun features in these episodes - February 2013 and August 2013

Launched this year is a podcast from Vassos Alexander (Radio 2) Free, Weekly, Timed

Hot off the podcast press is a new one from the presenters of The parkrun show called With Me Now
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Want a bit of fun with your parkrun stats? This extension to the Chrome browser is available and free to use, you just add your parkrun ID and let the fun begin!

Badge Collecting Chrome extension
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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 <a

 

Run Report for Event #318

As we waved goodbye to 2018 we had 624 people burning off the turkey and chocolate taking part in the 318th Chelmsford Central Parkrun of whom 19 were first timers and 39 recorded new Personal Bests.

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We wouldn't have an event without volunteers and we're especially thankful for them over the Christmas period when we cram 4 parkruns into 11 days.

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If you're thinking about your New Year resolutions how about promising yourself that you're going to volunteer at parkrun at least 3 times in 2019, that leaves you 51 parkruns to smash your pb whilst giving you a warm smug feeling that you have contributed to helping your fellow park runners.

This week Paul Morgan achieved his 25th volunteering stint, Paul normally volunteers as photographer and to show what a difficult job it is, when he handed the camera over to be photographed the core team member managed to take the picture length wise which messes with the sleek, professional layout of the run report!

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Well done Paul

The event was made possible by 35 volunteers:

Ann THOMAS • Sarah DAVIES • Paul BROOKES • Daisy ELEADY-COLE • Holly CHANDLER • Christoph LEINEMANN • Lena LEINEMANN • Anna LEINEMANN • Apryl HAMMETT • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • Phil HARPER • Robert HALDANE • Christopher BROWN • Sharon HALDANE • Carl EASTON • Nichola NORMAN • Nigel COCKRELL • Rich WALKER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Lavinia HAWKSWORTH • John GREEN • Philip CHERRY • Clive COXON • George HART • Paul MORGAN • Mandy COXON • Rachel GRAY • Judith BROWNE • Louise GRAY • Don COCKRELL • Jake CLOUGH • Stanley WROBEL • Nathan MCKEOGH • Ben EASTON

Our next parkrun is on Tuesday 1st January 2019 at 10.30am, this enables you to do two parkruns in one day with Billericay and Great Notley starting at 9.00am, leaving you plenty of time to get to Central Park for the run brief at 10.25am.

See you in the New Year

Paul
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:
Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : David Jeffrey: Mandy Coxon : Nichola Norman

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You can read the parkrun profile about Chelmsford Central parkrun HERE
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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.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

If you like a good podcast to listen to, here are the parkrun ones:

The parkrun show This ran from September 2011 to March 2015 and gives a fascinating history of parkrun through those years and where some of the things you hear now were started, like #DFYB.
Chelmsford Central parkrun features in these episodes - February 2013 and August 2013

Launched this year is a podcast from Vassos Alexander (Radio 2) Free, Weekly, Timed

Hot off the podcast press is a new one from the presenters of The parkrun show called With Me Now
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Want a bit of fun with your parkrun stats? This extension to the Chrome browser is available and free to use, you just add your parkrun ID and let the fun begin!

Badge Collecting Chrome extension
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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 <a

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