Run Report for Event #307

On what was another beautiful if a little chilly Saturday morning 604 of you turned out to enjoy Chelmsford`s parks looking at their autumnal best. On a day when Chelmsford Parkrun was the joint 11th highest attended event in the country we were joined by 35 first timers and members from 42 different clubs.

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With the temperatures slowly beginning to drop its worth giving yourself a few extra minutes before the start to get those muscles properly warmed up , and that warm up can take on any manner of exercises.

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The favourable conditions spurred an impressive 138 of you to start your weekend with a shiny new PB.

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PB or no PB its always a great feeling to see that finish line.

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And sometimes that dip for the line can make all the difference.

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All this excitement is only possible with the help of our trusty volunteers and from 7.30am onwards
whether its setting up the course ,marshalling ,clicking your times or scanning your barcodes they are there with smiles on their faces.

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With the numbers that we now regularly attract on a Saturday morning our volunteers are crucial to keep an event of this size running smoothly.
As you can see its quite a daunting proposition at times.

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Thanks this week goes to the following who made it happen.

Ann THOMAS • Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Garry SMITH • Brian Stephen CATT • Apryl HAMMETT • Richard SEE • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • Toby MILLS • Carl EASTON • Rebecca SMITH • Steve BUGDEN • Steve CLEAVER • Nichola NORMAN • Neil WARNER • Rich WALKER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Neil CHURCHILL • Claire ANSBRIDGE • Steve JACKSON • Michael FROST • Henry BELL • John GREEN • Gill WARNER • Jo JIGGINS • Peter ANDERSON • Nick MILLS • Nicola FOSTER • Joy FRENCH • Michael HIGGINS • Carole BEESTON • Edward LAGER • Jeremy LAGER • Andrew OAKLEY • Sue BUTCHER • Don COCKRELL • Darren BODDY • Jake CLOUGH • Louise MAIKOVSKY • Ben CURTIS

Gerry will be taking the reins for the next couple of weeks.

Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : David Jeffrey: Mandy Coxon


You can read the parkrun profile about Chelmsford Central parkrun HERE

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

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!

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