Run Report for Event #306

 
With the Parkrun weather gods once again looking down upon us it was a beautiful morning for event #306 and your weekly fun in the parks.

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The sunshine certainly seems to put the smile on peoples faces ,running ,jogging or walking 5k or not.

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On a day with 33 first timers getting their first taste of Chelmsford`s Parkrun and 89 of you speeding round for a PB congratulations to all this weeks milestone achievers including a couple of new additions to the burgeoning 250 club.

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A special mention for Anne Thomas for not only joining the 250 green shirted club but also clocking
up nearly 50 volunteer appearances showing you it is possible to incorporate running your favourite Parkrun and giving a helping hand.

This week we have to say a big thank you to the 42 stars below who made this weeks event possible.

Susan BANNOCKS • Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Daisy ELEADY-COLE • Holly CHANDLER • Brian Stephen CATT • Jon SPRULES • Sarah BOWERMAN • David JEFFREY • Matt COUGHLAN • Alison COWIE • Christopher BROWN • Mark GOWERS • Rebecca SMITH • Nichola NORMAN • Janet KING • Karen HATCHER • Nigel COCKRELL • Anne MACLEOD • Malcolm MACLEOD • Rich WALKER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Linda DOSSET • Jeffrey DOSSET • Matthew PERKINS • John GREEN • Sue MAPES • Clive COXON • Abigail PERKINS • Julie SANDERSON • Paul MORGAN • William PERKINS • Ben FROST • Abby NORMAN • Mandy COXON • Jo FROST • James HAYES • Joy FRENCH • Don COCKRELL • Darren BODDY • Louise MAIKOVSKY • Harry CANNON

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Please check the volunteer roster if you would like to do your bit as it is looking a bit sparse for the next few weeks.

Good luck to any of our runners who are tackling the 26.2 miles of the J`s Hospice Chelmsford Marathon next week and if anyone would like to volunteer please call Lucy on 01245 475474.

See you on Saturday

Dave
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : David Jeffrey: Mandy Coxon

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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 #305

Parkrun celebrated its 14th birthday on Saturday and 82 of you celebrated it by running a personal best this weekend including Norwich tourists John and Claire Robson who both ran a pb on their 100th parkrun.

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We were extremely fortunate with the weather as Saturday was a complete washout apart from parkrun time, which made the 5k even more enjoyable.

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This week 596 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 27 were first timers.

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The event was made possible by 38 volunteers:

Geoffrey John FARROW • Ann THOMAS • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Garry SMITH • Brian Stephen CATT • Tania SMITH • Chris GAREY • Angela DAY • Sarah BOWERMAN • Richard SEE • Ann MCCAYNA • John MCCAYNA • Paul STUKAS • David JEFFREY • Toby MILLS • Jenny HIGGS • David COCKRELL • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • John GREEN • Giles ADAMS • Laurie GLENDINNING • Dan MCCARTHY • George HART • Cal WRIGHT • Georgina WRIGHT • Antony KARAS • Nicola FOSTER • Annie MCCARTHY • Vanessa BOND • David CHATTERJEE • Judi POST • Sophie SCOTT • Don COCKRELL • Darren BODDY • Andrew BIBBY • Rebecca BLAKER • Harry CANNON

If you want to be a high-vis hero than follow the link on our homepage Volunteer

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Due to the Oktoberfest this week we had to relocate back to the viaduct start/finish for one week only, we should now be back to our normal route for a while. We will be tweaking the start and finish so please listen to the run brief carefully for the next few weeks.

Gerry will be looking after you for the next couple of weeks.

See you on Saturday.

Paul
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : David Jeffrey: Mandy Coxon

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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 #304

This week there was plenty to celebrate; awards, achievements, the longest parkrun ever and there was even cake.

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We were proud to receive an award this week from Mid-Essex Clinical Commissioning Group for encouraging people to be physically active, we obviously became carried away and got you all doing 400m more physical activity than what you were expecting, so not only award winning but also record breaking - the longest parkrun in the world!

We did tell the core team that they couldn't go home until someone put their hands up and owned up for the error, I promised not to name the culprit so I won't, here's a random picture instead.

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There were two parkrunners achieving their 250th parkrun this week Michael Fance and Gary Chandler pausing from his international parkrun tour to return to his home parkrun to celebrate his achievement... and Paul Probert has successfully combined his junior parkrun responsibilities and completed his 100th parkrun.

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This week the start and finish will be at the viaduct and only 5k so hopefully lots of personal bests, the first Saturday of the month is normally pacer day but due to the split start and general lack of space we'll have to skip October's pacer day but it'll be back in November.

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Huge thanks to the 40 Hi-vis heroes who volunteered this week

The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Daisy ELEADY-COLE • Holly CHANDLER • Brian Stephen CATT • Ruth SMITH • Sarah BOWERMAN • Apryl HAMMETT • Robin Edward MCCOY • David JEFFREY • Toby MILLS • Carl EASTON • David COCKRELL • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Linda DOSSET • Mark WARD • Sabina WITEK • Steve JACKSON • Michael FROST • Kate POWELL • John GREEN • Sue TATTERSALL • Clayton HAYMAN • Emily HAYMAN • Fiona WARD • Chloe SIDWELL • Marissa WARDELL • Sarah EDGAR • Gavin TILLING • Paula TILLING • John SPILLANE • Jayne ADAMS • Nicola FOSTER • Jessica ADAMS • Andrew OAKLEY • Danielle LAW • Michelle HUNSCHER • Sophie SCOTT • Don COCKRELL • Ramakrishna GOPALAKRISHNAN • Anthony KIELY

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See you all on Saturday

Paul
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : David Jeffrey: Mandy Coxon

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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 #303

 
This week 715 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 65 were first timers and 70 recorded new Personal Bests.
 
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Your 36 volunteers this week were:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Brian Stephen CATT • Lynne GAREY • Sarah BOWERMAN • Apryl HAMMETT • Richard SEE • John CUTTER • David JEFFREY • Toby MILLS • Rebecca SMITH • Helen THOMSIT • Jenny HIGGS • Louise SHAW • Neil WARNER • Steve JACKSON • John GREEN • Sue TATTERSALL • Gill WARNER • Clayton HAYMAN • Rebecca ZARANDI • Paul MORGAN • Carl WARDELL • Charlie THACKERAY • John SPILLANE • Nicola FOSTER • Alan CHAMBERS • Samantha CHAMBERS • Rachel BARFORD • Natalie GRAVELL • Sophie SCOTT • Don COCKRELL • Louise MAIKOVSKY • Andrew BIBBY • Harry CANNON • Isobel HETTRICK
 
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This weeks biggest UK parkruns were:
1. Bushy Park (1227)
2. Southampton (889)
3. Chelmsford Central (715)
4. Poole (681)
5. Nonsuch (667)
6. Cannon Hill (643)
7. Tooting Common (631)
8. Heaton Park (631)
9. Newcastle (594)
10. Worcester (573)
 
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This week I made a point of mentioning "Funnel Duckers" in the run brief. It is really difficult for us to spot them so you can all play your part if you spot one by taking an extra token and putting it in the pot at the end of the funnel, this keeps the times & tokens in order so the results for everyone behind them isn't affected. However, this week three were spotted, but missed two!
If waiting in the funnel is a problem, simple answer is not to go in it, just veer of before you go past the timekeepers, your time will not then be recorded. Help us to help everyone running.
 
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Next week we will be back in Central Park but there will be a revised start and finish as the groundworks for the new playground will be started in the week.
There is an event in Admirals park on Saturday so we may not be able to use the hill. :)

October 6th run will be back to the viaduct as Oktoberfest will be in Central Park.

Paul is your Run Director next week, please ensure you listen to the run brief for the route changes.

Gerry McGovern
Run Director Event #303

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : David Jeffrey: Mandy Coxon

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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 #302

 
I will start this run report by saying that we really do need volunteers for next weeks run, the roster looks in a really sorry state.
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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This week on event #302 we found ourselves back at the Viaduct due to the Funfair in Central park.
This alternative route didn't stop 670 of you turning up to run, jog and walk this week ably assisted by 38 volunteers. This is an average number of volunteers that we need each week to put the event on, and here they all are for a name check:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Sean BRISCOMB • Holly CHANDLER • Cliff WEATHERUP • Sarah BOWERMAN • John MCCAYNA • Toby MILLS • Robert HALDANE • Christopher BROWN • Sharon HALDANE • Rebecca SMITH • Steve CLEAVER • Neil WARNER • Jonathan WYE • Rob KNIGHT • Matt BOWERMAN • Tom BOWERMAN • Philip TAYLOR • Sophie PARKER • Claire ANSBRIDGE • John GREEN • Gill WARNER • Laurie GLENDINNING • Mandy COXON • Rachel GRAY • Joel MCKEOWN • Gavin TILLING • Paula TILLING • John SPILLANE • Nicola FOSTER • Richard WALKER • Susan PARTON • Samantha CHAMBERS • Jeremy LAGER • Andrew VICKERS • Don COCKRELL • Andrew BIBBY
 
This week we had 43 first timers and 57 of you recorded new Personal Bests.
 
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Amongst the first timers are always parkrunners visiting from other events, local and further afield.

In a previous run report for Event #298 I included a part of it to a couple of our runners who undertook a tour of Italy parkruns in the summer. Another of our regular runners James Leeson managed to incorporate a run at East Coast parkrun - Singapore flying the flag for Chelmsford Central in his apricot t-shirt.
 
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Some of you may be wondering how our event fared in the parkrun stats of largest UK attended parkruns this week?
If you do, here they are:
1. Bushy Park (1392)
2. Southampton (874
3. Poole (801)
4. Coventry (678)
4. Cardiff (678)
5. Nonsuch (673)
6. Chelmsford (670)
7. Newcastle (661)
8. Brueton (649)
9. Sheffield Hallam (648)

There were 553 parkruns, 129,582 parkrunners and 11,957 volunteers in the UK.

Biggest attended parkruns worlwide were;
1. North Beach, South Africa (1787)
2. Rietvlei, South Africa (1677)
3. Bushy Park, UK (1392)
4. Delta, South Africa (1197)
5. Ruimsig, South Africa (1100) 1st Event!!
6. Bryanston, South Africa (1044)
7. Botanical Gardens, South Africa (942)
8. Gilloolys, South Africa (920)
9. Southampton, UK (874)
10. Bellville, South Africa (862)

Interestingly Hasenheide parkrun in Berlin had a huge boost in attendance with 517 (usually less than 100) runners, not really a surprise as it was the Berlin Marathon today, which goes to show marathon runners also do parkrun! There were a number of Chelmsford parkrunners amongst them as well. :)

A new marathon world record was set in Berlin today 2:01:39 by Eliud Kipchoge!

Worldwide there were 1,303 parkruns with a total attendance of 225,437 parkrunners supported by 19,400 volunteers.

Suffice to say that parkrun is the worlds largest running event........and it's FREE!

See you all next week back at the Viaduct.

Gerry
Run Director Event #302

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : David Jeffrey: Mandy Coxon

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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 HERE.

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