Run Report for Event #16

This is the run report for event number 16.
 
WOW! What can I say, what an amazing turnout this morning! There was definitely a warm fuzzy feeling watching all 202 of you set off this morning :) - what a privilege being involved in such a warm spirited community event. Each of the core team secretly aspires to be the one who holds the record course attendance on 'their' watch and this week, having set a new record last week of 143, it was completely smashed by today's numbers, and on MY watch!! So a MASSIVE thank you for everyone who came along and supported us today at Chelmsford Central parkrun - we are very honored :)
 
We had ideal conditions this morning, nice and sunny, not too hot and with a slight breeze, which meant there were no course changes and a good day to get a PB ;)
 
This morning, Gerry, started off by awarding Katie Brazier with her club 10 certificate - so a BIG well done to Katie!!
 
We were also joined by some lovely ladies who are taking part in the Moonwalk next week, along with more walkers. It was lovely to have more people join us from this category - so well done and thank you for coming along to support us.
 

 
A Few Run Highlights
 
We had 49 first timers this morning with 89 of the 202 achieving PB's.
 
Well done to our fastest male, Malcolm MUIR, first over the line in 16:32 - an amazing third time in 3 appearances!! Second over the line for the men was Ken HOYE, in 17:10 and placed third was Gary CHANDLER, in 17:44 - Gary has been first to finish on 2 previous occassions.

 
Our fastest lady, Jackie STRETTON, 10th overall, finished in 18:39 - 6th time in 12 appearances. Coming in second was Carys SUTTON, 25th overall, in 20:13 and placed third for the ladies was Siobhan COOK, 40th overall, in 21:19.
 
You can find the latest results for Chelmsford Central parkrun by going to the Latest Results page on the website, or by picking a specific week from the Event History table.

I would also like to thank everyone for their patience in the short wait in getting everyone's barcode scanned - that is the biggest queue we've ever had!! So, my first volunteer shout out goes to Catherine Davey and Therese Brabant, our 2 lovely ladies assigned scanning duty this morning. Given the high numbers, they processed everyone quickly and efficiently - thank you ladies you did an awesome job :)
 
The rest of the volunteer shout outs this week are: Anna Luff, Sue Smith, Leonie Brabant, Paul Brookes, Nicole Callaghan, Chris Davies, Mark Moughton and his daughter, James Smith, Gerry McGovern and Clare Chandler! We are most appreciative here at Chelmsford Central parkrun HQ; our events would not be possible without you. If you would like to sign up to volunteer, if you haven't already, you can do so here
 
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.
 
So, I now hand over to Len and look forward to seeing our numbers continue to grow. Have a wonderful bank holiday weekend, make the most of the sunshine!
 
Until next time - you have been FABULOUS :)
 
Sarah Davies
Run Director
Chelmsford Central parkrun