Run Report for Event #357

This week 733 people enjoyed lovely, sunny, warm conditions as they ran another free, timed 5k. There were 45 first timers and 55 of you took advantage of perfect conditions to record new Personal Bests.

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This week we were joined by our friends from Goodgym who bolstered our volunteers, Goodgym combine running with carrying out community projects. For those of you who missed my eloquent explanation on Saturday of what Goodgym do more information and how to get involved can be found here Goodgym

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This week's photographer, Rebecca, trekked all the way to 'death valley' to capture images of triumph over adversity. This part of the course is named death valley due to the similarities that this 300m, off-road, freshly mown part of the course shares with its Californian cousin.

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The event was made possible by 39 volunteers:

Julie DENTON • Gerry MCGOVERN • Graeme ST LEGER • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Claire SPLARN • Michael SPLARN • Benjamin SPLARN • Paul BRIMSON • Chris BEAZELEY • Christine ABBOTT • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • Alix WILSON • Rebecca SMITH • Sue ARMSTRONG • Nichola NORMAN • Louise DYER • Derek BANKS • Rich WALKER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • William BANKS • Jeffrey DOSSET • Neil CHURCHILL • Kal REILLY • John GREEN • David WELDON • Laurie GLENDINNING • Rob DUNCOMBE • David CHATTERJEE • Carole BEESTON • Andy HOLMES • Andrew OAKLEY • Catherine OFFORD • Don COCKRELL • Adam HELLARD • Nathan MCKEOGH • Russell COWELL • Vivienne TOBIAS

As Gerry mournfully pondered the poor state of this week's up and coming volunteer roster perhaps you can make him his normal happy self (ok, I'm pushing the definition of 'normal' but needs must) and become a high-vis hero by emailing to volunteer

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Pacer week is normally the first Saturday of the month but due to an event in the park on the 5th October we're having pacer week early and it will be with you this Saturday, and don't panic we're stilling running on the 5th.

Have a good week.

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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