Run Report for Event #342

 
This week 733 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 62 were first timers and 96 recorded new Personal Bests.
 
Biggest UK parkruns:
1. Bushy Park (1265)
2. Southampton (964)
3. Cardiff (782)
4. Nonsuch (778)
5. Poole (769)
6. Chelmsford Central (733)
7. Tooting Common (631)
8. Hull (626)
9. Tilgate (598)
10. York (590)

Worldwide there were 1471 parkruns, and the total worldwide 5K parkrun population was 227862 parkrunners and 22270 volunteers (plus a few pending results).
 
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Last week was national "Volunteer Week" where we have in the past years given some recognition to a volunteer, who in our view, has supported the event on a regular basis over the past few years.

This year is a joint award as the core team couldn't decide between them, so both got a certificate and a box of chocolates, not much, but then it is a free event and it's the thought that counts! :)

Congratulations and thank you to both Brian Catt & John McCayna

A total of 1,353 individuals have volunteered 10,833 times since January 2013.
 
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The event was made possible by 46 volunteers this week:

Ann THOMAS • Gerry MCGOVERN • Graeme ST LEGER • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Brian Stephen CATT • Jonathan JENKYN • Michael RICHTER • Sarah BOWERMAN • Chris BEAZELEY • David JEFFREY • Phil HARPER • Robert HALDANE • John HOLLAND • Sharon HALDANE • Louise SHAW • Nichola NORMAN • Jody WALKER • Linda DOSSET • Jeffrey DOSSET • Rachael PRICE • Alison RAYNER • Kate REVELL • John GREEN • Robert LEE • Paul MORGAN • Nick MILLS • Chloe VICCARY • Gavin TILLING • Charlie THACKERAY • Rebecca COURTMAN • Sam WHEELER • Michael THOMAS • Carole BEESTON • Penelope HILTON • Peta LAGER • Andrew OAKLEY • Sophie SCOTT • Don COCKRELL • Baliram SURYAWANSHI • Nathan MCKEOGH • Olli KOKKONEN • Michael BATEMAN • Vivienne TOBIAS • Freddy HUTCHINSON • Zach OLIVER
 
Knees bend and arm raises for the timekeepers to keepe supple and warm awaiting the first runners!
 
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Some of you may have been aware of a police presence in the finish area at todays run, no need to be alarmed as one of the watching officers is a parkrunner himself PCSO Allan Barley who has done over a 100 parkruns and takes a keen interest in our event on a Saturday morning if he is on duty and not able to run. Thanks Al.
 
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If you fancy stepping up from 5k to 5 miles, Springfield Striders put this event on each year which is open to all not just members of the running club.
 
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Next week Essex Pride is back for their annual festival in Central park, this means we will be using the Viaduct start/finish.
This split start is quite difficult to manage so we would ask you to listen to the run brief and place yourselves in the correct areas when we ask you to line up for the start.
 
We will also be operating some new hi-tech equipment with our double speakers next week!
 
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David will be your Run Director next week.

Thanks for reading!

Gerry
 
The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy 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
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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: chelmsfordcentral@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 #341

This week was another record attendance with 912 people running and walking the course, making Chelmsford Central Parkrun the 4th largest in the United Kingdom and the 10th largest in the world, and we managed it without people spilling out of the funnel.

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To help us manage so many runners there are some key things to remember.

1. When you cross the line please keep moving swiftly through the funnel, if you can continue running through the funnel even better or until you grind to a halt!

2. Be extra vigilant of other runners, cyclists and pedestrians as you all jostle to use the same piece of Central and Admirals park at the same time.

3. If you don't have your barcode or your barcode repeatedly fails to scan over a number of weeks you're results will not be manually added in. Previously we've been very accommodating but due to the number of runners and time it takes to load results when the barcode hasn't scanned a zero tolerance approach will be taken so DFYB. I'll say that again DFYB. No barcode, no Time.

You can order a wide selection of permanent barcodes HERE from £3.96.

Our numbers were slightly boosted this week due to it being national GP parkrun pledge day, and we were pleased to welcome representatives from 5 GP practices in Chelmsford and look forward to them using parkrun to help improve their patients' health and wellbeing.
 
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This week was also #chasethepacer week with pacers from 19 minutes all the way to 36 minutes helping 137 of you record new Personal Bests, unfortunately due to events in the park in July our next pacer week will be in August, but don't worry whilst there won't be a pacer week in July Chelmsford Central Parkrun will still be happening.
 
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Congratulations to all of you that reached a parkrun milestone achievement this week, a huge shout out to Mimi Goodall who ran her 100th parkrun this week, only 9 years old, a personal best of 24.03 and supplied chocolate cake for the hordes that were there this week.
 
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The event was made possible by 60 volunteers:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Graeme ST LEGER • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Michael RICHTER • Jon SPRULES • Benjamin SPLARN • Emily SMITH • Richard SEE • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • Patrick BIDWELL • Elaine JACKSON • Phil HARPER • Lucy HARPER • Rebecca SMITH • Helen THOMSIT • Jenny HIGGS • Louise SHAW • Alison KING • Graham LEE • Jody WALKER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Linda DOSSET • Jeffrey DOSSET • Steve JACKSON • Dc FURY • Alison RAYNER • Les GRAY • Evie LEE • Oscar LEE • John GREEN • David KELSEY • Robert LEE • Clive COXON • Paul MORGAN • Neil WILDIN • Mandy COXON • Nick MILLS • Rachel MCKEOWN • Paul COCKRELL • Chloe VICCARY • Stephen BARLOW • Jackie BARLOW • Jennifer BENNETT • Bernard JONES • Samantha CHAMBERS • Carole BEESTON • Penelope HILTON • Andy HOLMES • Jeremy LAGER • Peta LAGER • Sophie SCOTT • Don COCKRELL • Nathan MCKEOGH • Anthony KIELY • Edward AYRES • Amy RASSELL • Vivienne TOBIAS • Freddy HUTCHINSON

Please, please, please volunteer if you can, especially during the forthcoming summer months when we can struggle to get the minimum number of volunteers we need each week.

Gerry is looking after you for the next 2 weeks.

See you all on Saturday.

Paul
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy 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
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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: chelmsfordcentral@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 #340

This week 809 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 48 were first timers and 130 of you recorded new Personal Bests.

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We've received some positive feedback on the new start position which is allowing you to get away quicker. The metal bridge which also causes a bit of a logjam is due to be replaced with a much wider one later in the year after which there will be no excuse for not smashing those personal bests.

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Unfortunately we had an incident with a cyclist coming off their bike this week, the cause of the incident appeared to be runners with headphones running on the right handside and not hearing warnings from other park runners.
We would urge everyone not to run with headphones as it does cause problems when you can't hear cyclists approaching or other runners.
Don't close yourself off from the surroundings, the banter of fellow runners, the birds, talk to another runner they maybe your new best friend! and it's a whole lot safer for you and everyone else on this very busy parkrun.
We don't have priority over other park users and have to be mindful of sharing the footpath and cycle paths with them.

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(photos are for illustrative purposes only and do not imply these people were involved in the incident)

This week's parkrun was made possible by 40 Hi-Vis heroes

Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Michael RICHTER • Chris BEAZELEY • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • Patrick BIDWELL • Elaine JACKSON • Helen THOMSIT • Steve BUGDEN • Nichola NORMAN • Neil WARNER • Jody WALKER • Rich WALKER • Laura WILLIAMS • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Alison RAYNER • John GREEN • Gill WARNER • Robert LEE • Rebecca ZARANDI • Julie SANDERSON • Rob DUNCOMBE • Mandy COXON • Oliver MURLEY • Gavin TILLING • Paula TILLING • Emma MURLEY • John SPILLANE • Madeleine OAKLEY • Jacqui SMYTHE • Sam WHEELER • Carole BEESTON • Alison COOK • Peta LAGER • Don COCKRELL • Nathan MCKEOGH • Edward AYRES • Amy RASSELL • Freddy HUTCHINSON

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As we approach the summer and everyone is booking holidays and taking time off we sometimes struggle getting enough volunteers, so now the cold weather has gone and you fancy 45 minutes standing in the sun feeling good about life put your name down on the volunteer roster.

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This Saturday coming is going to be a busy one with it being Pacer Week and also GP parkrun pledge day. The GP parkrun pledge day is the first event of its type, and builds on the success of last year’s celebration to mark the NHS’s 70th birthday. That day saw more than 146,000 people take part in parkrun, with a 14% increase in the number of participants who were inactive when they registered and 9,000 people participating for the very first time.

To celebrate the first anniversary of the parkrun practice initiative launched by parkrun and the Royal College of General Practitioners in June last year, the two organisations have teamed up to hold a national GP parkrun pledge day. The aim is to get as many general practice staff as possible to pledge in advance, to join thousands of walkers, runners and volunteers at parkrun events across the UK on the same day.

So far we have 5 GP practices signed up with Chelmsford Central Parkrun and are expecting 40+ staff from those practices to take part in Parkrun on Saturday.

It is hoped that this special day will raise awareness of parkrun across the health sector and help promote sustained participation by those who are least active or have health conditions.

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Have a good week, and see you all Saturday. I've had a peek at the weather forecast and it's currently looking very sunny and nice and hot.

Paul
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy 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
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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: chelmsfordcentral@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 #339

Here is the run report, all shiny and new
To read at your leisure before the weekend is through.

We were back in Central park, in our usual spot
The weather was cloudy and not very hot

The speaker decided not to play ball
So that resulted in me shouting at you all

The slightly new start didn't get a grumble
Just watch out for the final turn and try not to stumble

The volunteers were amazing and out in force
Guiding and cheering you around the course

The finish ran smoothly, not a funnel ducker in sight
That's something to make the core team smile with delight

Chelmsford parkrun is most definitely the best
And yesterday 715 put it to the test

See you next week, when Run Director is Paul
He's the giant, making the rest of us look small!

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Once again thank you to the 46 volunteers who helped out at the weeks event.

This week 715 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 44 were first timers and 123 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 44 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 46 volunteers:

Ann THOMAS • Gerry MCGOVERN • Therese BRABANT • Paul BROOKES • Daisy ELEADY-COLE • Holly CHANDLER • Brian Stephen CATT • Michael RICHTER • Angela DAY • Sarah BOWERMAN • David JEFFREY • Patrick BIDWELL • Sharon HALDANE • Rebecca SMITH • Nichola NORMAN • Janet KING • Karen HATCHER • Jody WALKER • David COCKRELL • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Trevor MASON • Steve JACKSON • Rachael PRICE • Dc FURY • John GREEN • Laurie GLENDINNING • Mandy COXON • Chloe VICCARY • Jackie BARLOW • Gavin TILLING • Paula TILLING • Morgan TILLING • Rebecca COURTMAN • Jacqui SMYTHE • Michael THOMAS • Alan CHAMBERS • David CHATTERJEE • Carole BEESTON • Andy HOLMES • Samuel HAJDER • Andrew OAKLEY • Jonathan ARTHUR • Sophie SCOTT • Don COCKRELL • Carolina KAROULLAS • Olli KOKKONEN

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Chelmsford Central parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 14:56 on 17th August 2013 (event number 30).
The female record is held by Jessica JUDD who recorded a time of 16:23 on 18th February 2017 (event number 219).
The Age Grade course record is held by Jessica JUDD who recorded 90.34% (16:23) on 18th February 2017 (event number 219).

Chelmsford Central parkrun started on 19th January 2013. Since then 13,668 participants have completed 158,706 parkruns covering a total distance of 793,530 km, including 24,894 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,346 individuals have volunteered 10,687 times.

Enjoy your week. See you all again next Saturday!

Nichola NORMAN
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy 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
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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: chelmsfordcentral@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 #338

 
Yesterday, we had a record breaking 863 park runners enjoying a viaduct finish at Chelmsford. This week Chelmsford Central parkrun was the 6th largest parkrun in the UK.

WK #338 (1)It was great to see the 52 first timers come along to start their parkrun journey. WK #338 (5)

Congratulations to this week's milestone achievers. Ethan MCDONALD ran his 10th parkrun; Annie MCCARTHY, Joe BATES and Joe FISCHR completed their 50th; Emily PENKETT and Steve BUGDEN achieved their 100th run this week.

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A massive thank you to the 47 volunteers who helped with the event this week.

Gerry MCGOVERN • Therese BRABANT • Holly CHANDLER • Brian Stephen CATT • Chris BRANCH • Chris BEAZELEY • Robin Edward MCCOY • John MCCAYNA • Rebecca SMITH • Helen THOMSIT • Nichola NORMAN • Jody WALKER • David COCKRELL • James LEESON • Linda DOSSET • Jeffrey DOSSET • Neil CHURCHILL • Steve JACKSON • Rachael PRICE • Alison RAYNER • Clive COXON • Mandy COXON • Nick MILLS • Cal WRIGHT • Georgina WRIGHT • Chloe VICCARY • Chris MARCUS • Jennifer BENNETT • Charlie THACKERAY • Rebecca COURTMAN • Jacqui SMYTHE • Ruth KENTISH • Alan CHAMBERS • Carole BEESTON • Peta LAGER • Andrew OAKLEY • Jonathan ARTHUR • Don COCKRELL • Carolina KAROULLAS • Louise MAIKOVSKY • Nathan MCKEOGH • Ben CURTIS • Olli KOKKONEN • Amy RASSELL • Vivienne TOBIAS • Freddy HUTCHINSON • Zach OLIVER

With such a big event, we are always looking for volunteers to help us and you can sign up to do this a few weeks in advance. If you would like to help out your local parkrun, just drop us an email with a date indicating when you are available.

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This week we had a whopping 9 funnel duckers!! We know we have a busy finish, and sometimes you don't realise you've forgotten your barcode until you are queuing, but once you've entered the funnel please do not duck out! When this happens, it effects everyone's results behind you and also makes processing the results a much trickier task. If you spot someone funnel ducking, please give one of our friendly Funnel Managers a shout so that we are aware of their position.

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Finally, a little apology: after we processed the results on Saturday, we realised that there was a problem with the results for positions 501-701.
Unfortunately, the 600's were given the finish times of the 500's and vice versa. This error has now been rectified and you should have received your amended result, if you were affected by this.

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Next week, we will return to our usual start and finish but will be trialling a new, wider and straighter start. Please make sure that you arrive in plenty of time to listen to important information about this in the Run Brief at 8.55 prompt.

Enjoy your week. See you all again next Saturday!

Nichola NORMAN
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
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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: chelmsfordcentral@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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