Run Report for Event #352

What a lovely morning in the park we all enjoyed yesterday!! The summer seemed to reappear again for our parkrun with warm sunshine in abundance.

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We posted a little quiz on our Facebook page on Friday, asking you to guess Saturday's attendance figure. The lowest guess was 532 and the highest was 976!! No one managed to guess the actual amount of 818 parkrunners, but Dean Gilles was closest with his guess of 792.

If you wondered how we got on nationally, here you are!

Biggest UK parkruns: 1. Bushy Park (1381), 2. Southampton (1006), 3. Edinburgh (850), 4. Chelmsford Central (818), 5. Cardiff (796), 6. Poole (788), 7. Nonsuch (754), 8. Heaton Park (733), 9. Cannon Hill (695), 10. Coventry (688)

Worldwide there were 1560 parkruns, and the total worldwide 5K parkrun population was 263725 parkrunners and 23401 volunteers (plus a few pending results).

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This week also saw 77 of you experiencing your first ever parkrun - we really hope you enjoyed it and will return again next week. 72 parkrunners achieved a personal best this week - well done!

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We always remind you in the run brief to keep to the left of the paths through the park where possible. Please can we ask you to remember to keep left on your way back into the park as well and not run in groups across the width of the path. It's really important that we share the paths with other park users including parkrunners who are still on their way out of the park.

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The event was made possible by 39 volunteers:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Graeme ST LEGER • Holly CHANDLER • Claire EADES • Jon SPRULES • Linda ALLEN • Chris BEAZELEY • Jackie RUSSELL • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • John HOLLAND • Nichola NORMAN • Louise DYER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Sabina WITEK • Jeffrey DOSSET • Claire ANSBRIDGE • Karen KIRK • Dominic KIRK • John GREEN • Sue TATTERSALL • Paul MORGAN • Rachel MCKEOWN • Jennifer BENNETT • Jane GRAY • Nicola DESSOUKI • Samantha CHAMBERS • Carole BEESTON • Alison COOK • Peta LAGER • Kathleen FIELD • Paul FORSTER • Caroline DUNNING • Don COCKRELL • Nathan MCKEOGH • Amy RASSELL • Vivienne TOBIAS • Elizabeth MATHISON • Angela WOODWARD

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Have a great week everyone!
See you next Saturday when Gerry will be your Run Director.

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


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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Have you got a question? try the FAQ's section on our website, if you are still stumped send a lovely e-mail to: and we will do our best to help.

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