Run Report for Event #355

Well its that time of year, a slight autumnal feel in the air , schools are back and the holiday season coming to an end.
But in Central Park there was a large turnout for pacer day at Event #355.

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An attendance of 842 meant that Chelmsford Central was third in the UK behind Bushy Park (1417) and Southampton (973) out of a total number of 625 parkruns.

We had 55 first timers and 150 recorded new Personal Bests.

Amongst those 842 were this weeks milestone achievers which included another member of the 250 club.

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So congratulations to Liz Irvine who will soon be donning the green shirt.

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And milestone achievements normally get celebrated with cake and Saturday was no different.

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And while we are on achievements if Chelmsford Central had its own 250 shirt then it would go Claire Splarn who notched up 250 runs at Chelmsford in her total of 326 runs.

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One more to celebrate with Linda Allen who completed 100 parkruns at Chelmsford out of her 226 events.

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As ever none of this works without our volunteers who all deserve a big thank you for making this event so enjoyable for everyone.

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Imagine a Parkrun with no volunteers.

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No times, no funnel, no PBs, no cake!

So please put your hands together for the 53 high viz heroes below.

Ann THOMAS • Gerry MCGOVERN • Emma PRIDEAUX • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Tania SMITH • Damian BARRETT • Claire SPLARN • Chris BEAZELEY • Georgia SMITH • Richard SEE • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • Alix WILSON • Christopher BROWN • Emily PENKETT • Rebecca SMITH • Louise SHAW • Steve CLEAVER • Nichola NORMAN • Louise DYER • Nigel COCKRELL • Clare HOUGHTON • Ben COLEMAN • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Mark WARD • Sabina WITEK • Adam SEWELL • Simon BADCOCK • John GREEN • David WELDON • Clive COXON • Paul MORGAN • Rob DUNCOMBE • Mandy COXON • Stephen BARLOW • Gavin TILLING • Lana GOODALL • Emily THORPE • Alan CHAMBERS • Samantha CHAMBERS • Mark GALLACHER • Carole BEESTON • Clive WITCOMB • Peta LAGER • Pj RICHARDS • Alexandria BESSENT • Ben CLARKE • Nathan MCKEOGH • Amanda CRADDOCK • Amy RASSELL • Steve CLARKE • Karen BRANGHAM.

Whilst on the subject of volunteering there are many opportunities at this years Chelmsford Marathon which is being held on the 20th October so please contact if you would like to help out.

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Due to the fair in the park it will be the VIADUCT start and finish for the next two weeks.

Have a good week

Dave Jeffrey
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

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