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.


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.


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

Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy Coxon : Nichola Norman


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 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

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If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE.