Run Report for Event #351

Event #351 saw a very mixed bag of weather, but it didn't stop 675 of you coming to Chelmsford Central parkrun to enjoy a walk, jog or run through our city's parks this week. We welcomed 56 new parkrunners and a handful of tourists from near and far including New Zealand!
 
Biggest UK parkruns: 1. Bushy Park (1194), 2. Southampton (858), 3. Poole (781), 4. Edinburgh (764), 5. Heaton Park (722), 6. Chelmsford Central (675), 7. Nonsuch (626), 8. Tooting Common (624), 9. Telford (600), 10. Cardiff (583),
 
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As I mentioned at the beginning of my run brief, ELLA KNIGHT was 18 on Saturday and kicked off her birthday celebrations by running her 230th parkrun: what a fantastic achievement, well done, Ella!
 
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Another regular Chelmsford parkrunner, Nikki Woodyard, made the national top 10 of female parkrunners with an amazing time of 18.11!

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If you are interested in fast parkrun times then they are published every weekend on the FAST RUNNING.COM website.
 
The event was made possible by 44 wonderful volunteers:

Graeme ST LEGER • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Claire EADES • Ruth SMITH • Tim SPENCER • Helen PELLS • John MCCAYNA • Paul STUKAS • Malcolm CRESSWELL • John CUTTER • David JEFFREY • John HOLLAND • Christopher BROWN • Katy HODIVALA • Nichola NORMAN • Janet KING • Karen HATCHER • Louise DYER • Nigel COCKRELL • Linda DOSSET • Jeffrey DOSSET • Claire ANSBRIDGE • Steve JACKSON • Dominic KIRK • John GREEN • Phil RUSBY • Clive COXON • Paul MORGAN • David EXELL • Mandy COXON • Cal WRIGHT • John SPILLANE • Henry WILLIS • Jane MITCHELL • Carole BEESTON • Andrew OAKLEY • Mary COWL • Don COCKRELL • Valerie MITCHELL • Claire SMITH • Sue JOHNSON • Elizabeth MATHISON • Daniel EASTON
 
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On Sunday the inaugural "Miles of Miles" festival was held at Melbourne Stadium attended by about 120 runners.
This was the classic mile distance and all ages took part including runners who had never ran on the track and a lot of parkrunners. It was a great few hours running and hope it will be repeated next year.
 
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Here are the results.
 
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Have a great week everyone!
See you next Saturday!
Nichola

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

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!

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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 last year is a podcast from Vassos Alexander (Virgin Radio) Free, Weekly, Timed

For an indpendent parkrun podcast 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 #350

This week 721 people took part in Chelmsford Central Parkrun in perfect conditions with 28 first time park runners. This was a week of very arbitrary 'zero' milestones; our 350th event, our park runners clocking up 167,000 park runs having run a total of 835,000 kilometres.

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The good weather certainly helped with those personal bests with 92 runners recording a new pb, 93 if we include Mark Newton's buggy pushing pb in 16.49.

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The sun brought the dogs out in force and without it being too hot they certainly seem to enjoy it.

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This week was pacer week and they certainly take their job seriously, look at that clock watching!
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A huge thank you for the volunteers, including the pacers, that enabled this week's event to be held, this week's hi-vis heros were

Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Jon SPRULES • Tim SPENCER • Claire SPLARN • Angela DAY • Richard SEE • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • John HOLLAND • Rebecca SMITH • Nichola NORMAN • Neil WARNER • Louise DYER • Anne MACLEOD • Malcolm MACLEOD • Simon SCHULTZ • Mark WARD • Jeffrey DOSSET • Claire ANSBRIDGE • Ivan GWYNN • Dominic KIRK • Les GRAY • John GREEN • Gill WARNER • Rebecca LOCKWOOD • Clive COXON • Jo JIGGINS • Rob DUNCOMBE • Mandy COXON • Susan BEISCHER • Jackie BARLOW • Rebecca BENTLEY • Susan HEWING • Emily THORPE • Alan CHAMBERS • Samantha CHAMBERS • Carole BEESTON • Claire MUSSELWHITE • Alexandria BESSENT • Sophie SCOTT • Don COCKRELL • Darren BODDY • Ran DHANDA • Vivienne TOBIAS • Elizabeth MATHISON

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Nichola is 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 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!

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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 last year is a podcast from Vassos Alexander (Virgin Radio) Free, Weekly, Timed

For an indpendent parkrun podcast 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 #349

This week's parkrun can be best described as an 80's pop band WET WET WET as this week 553 took part in the Uk's 10th largest parkrun.

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but it didn't stop the smiles

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After record breaking temperatures during the week the conditions were lovely to run in and 72 of you got a personal best, but it did men the volunteers got drenched, so a huge shout out for this week's hi-vis heroes.

Paul BROOKES • Sharon HARPER • Claire EADES • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • Phil HARPER • Robert HALDANE • John HOLLAND • Sharon HALDANE • Peter WATSON • Jeffrey DOSSET • Karen KIRK • Dominic KIRK • John GREEN • Clive COXON • Paul MORGAN • Susan BEISCHER • Claudine MARNEY • Tim MARNEY • Oliver MURLEY • Gavin TILLING • Paula TILLING • Charlie THACKERAY • Marisa CHRISTIE • Carole BEESTON • Andy HOLMES • Peta LAGER • Don COCKRELL • Nathan MCKEOGH • Vivienne TOBIAS • Elizabeth MATHISON • Angela WOODWARD

Now the school holidays are upon us we are struggling for volunteers, especially marshals, so why not commit to volunteer at least once over the next 6 weeks - fancy dress not compulsory.

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This Saturday is pacer day and we currently have pacers from 22 minutes through to 32 minutes, and the weather forecast is currently dry - fingers crossed.

Have a good week and see you all 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!

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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 last year is a podcast from Vassos Alexander (Virgin Radio) Free, Weekly, Timed

For an indpendent parkrun podcast 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.

 

Run Report for Event #348

The predicted thunderstorms that never happened! That meant that todays parkrun was very pleasant but a little muggy but down 117 attendees from last week.
 
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This week 704 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 34 were first timers and 107 recorded new Personal Bests.
 
Biggest UK parkruns: 1. Bushy Park (1231), 2. Heaton Park (849), 3. Cardiff (835), 4. Poole (780), 5. Chelmsford Central (704), 6. Cannon Hill (678), 7. Black Park (678), 8. Nonsuch (649), 9. Peterborough (645), 10. Edinburgh (637)
 
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Each week we have a First Timers and a separate Tourist brief, these start at 08:50 and are there to give you a quick overview of parkrun and our course.
 
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You may have seen a few people running dressed as pirates! All perfectly normal in the parkrun world (I think!) The runners were taking part in the "Pirates Challenge" as part of their touring and parkrun unofficial challenges.
The pirate challenge is to "Run seven C's and an R (say it out loud)
Run seven parkruns beginning with 'C' and one with an 'R' to complete the challenge.
You can find out about the challenges Badge Collecting Chrome extension just add your parkrun ID.
 
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The event today was made possible by 39 volunteers:
 
Gerry MCGOVERN • Daisy ELEADY-COLE • Holly CHANDLER • Brian Stephen CATT • Mike BROWNSELL • Michael RICHTER • Linda ALLEN • David JEFFREY • John HOLLAND • Rebecca SMITH • Nichola NORMAN • Louise DYER • David COCKRELL • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Mark WARD • Steve JACKSON • Simon BADCOCK • John GREEN • Robert LEE • Clive COXON • Paul MORGAN • David EXELL • Mandy COXON • Oliver MURLEY • Stephen BARLOW • Jackie BARLOW • Maria PAYNE • Samantha CHAMBERS • Carole BEESTON • Alison COOK • Samuel HAJDER • Emma DE VRIES • Peta LAGER • Andrew OAKLEY • Don COCKRELL • Amy RASSELL • Zach OLIVER • Angela WOODWARD • Debbie KEUTENIUS
 
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As we move into the holiday season our pool of volunteers start to dry up but that's not matched by runners, so we still need the same number of volunteers each week.
Please think about if you can volunteer over the next six weeks, you can see the Volunteer Roster for available roles.
 
Mobile phones and barcodes:
Can I remind you, or make you aware if you didn't know, that we cannot scan off mobile phones nor can we write down your details from the phone if you didn't bring your printed barcode, either by leaving it in the car, or in the kitchen, lost it on the run etc etc.
It is YOUR responsibilty to present a printed barcode to get a time for your run so please don't put the volunteers in an awkward position by asking them to scan or write down your details from a phone.
It takes about a minute to enter a written down runners details into the results.
Ah, just a minute you say, surely no problem!
But, if we have 30 of those, we have used up 30 mins that we will never get back again or in fact, we could have run a parkrun ourselves in that time!!
The parkrun rule of "No barcode, no time" is there for a reason so please abide by it and help the volunteers each week without undue pressure on them.
 
Miles of Miles
There is still time to enter a mile race personal challenge at the track in Melbourne Stadium on the 11th August.

You will get a Technical Running Tshirt for the first ever Chelmsford Miles of Miles Festival!
You can get your hands on one by entering Here
 
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Gerry
Event 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 last year is a podcast from Vassos Alexander (Virgin Radio) Free, Weekly, Timed

For an indpendent parkrun podcast 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.

 

Run Report for Event #347

On Saturday morning we were back to our usual spot in Chelmsford central park. The weather was warm but overcast which made for near perfect conditions for our popular 5k run. We had 3 parkrunners celebrating their 250th parkrun this week!
Just think, that's 5 years of running parkrun...!

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Many thanks to Emily Smith for making a superb selection of cakes celebrating her 250th parkrun.

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This week 821 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 43 were first timers and 156 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 45 different clubs took part.

Biggest UK parkruns: 1. Bushy Park (1261), 2. Southampton (917),
3. Chelmsford Central (821), 4.Nonsuch (756), 5.Sheffield Hallam (749), 6.Cardiff (748), 7.Cannon Hill (722), 8.Black Park (710), 9. Poole (701), 10. Peterborough (677)

Biggest parkruns worldwide: 1. North Beach, South Africa (1870), 2. Bushy Park, UK (1261), 3. Delta, South Africa (1104), 4. Bryanston, South Africa (1092), 5. Rietvlei, South Africa (1059), 6. Golden Harvest, South Africa (993), 7. Botanical Garden, South Africa (961), 8. Southampton, UK (917), 9. Greenpoint, South Africa (835), 10. Chelmsford Central, UK (821)

The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Donna HINDLE • Paul BROOKES • Sean BRISCOMB • Brian Stephen CATT • Claire EADES • Chris BEAZELEY • David JEFFREY • Alison COWIE • John HOLLAND • Thomas HAWORTH • Rebecca SMITH • Nichola NORMAN • Alison KING • Louise DYER • David COCKRELL • Paul TURNER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Jeffrey DOSSET • Susan WALLER-TOYNE • John GREEN • Robert LEE • Clive COXON • Paul MORGAN • Mandy COXON • Mark CHRISTIE • John SPILLANE • Chloe ESPINDOLA • Marisa CHRISTIE • Carole BEESTON • Samuel HAJDER • Peta LAGER • Isobel LAGER • Andrew OAKLEY • Don COCKRELL • Amy RASSELL • Alasdair HOOPER • Freddy HUTCHINSON • Zach OLIVER • Elizabeth MATHISON • Angela WOODWARD

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 Elizabeth DAVIES who recorded 90.98% (16:49) on 13th July 2019 (event number 347)
As you can see from the above information, a new Age course record was achieved on Saturday!! The brilliant Elizabeth DAVIES not only set a new Age Grade record at Chelmsford, she was also the second fastest female park runner in the UK this week!

The health benefits of parkrun are in the news again this week. Tonight on BBC 1 at 7.30pm there is a programme hosted by Dame Kelly Holmes exploring the rise of parkrun and the mental health benefits of running.

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See you next week, when Gerry will be in charge again.

Nichola
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 last year is a podcast from Vassos Alexander (Virgin Radio) Free, Weekly, Timed

For an indpendent parkrun podcast from the presenters of The parkrun show called With Me Now
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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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