Run Report for Event #359

This week 680 people ran, jogged and walked the popular viaduct course, of whom 37 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.

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It was lovely to see so many milestone t-shirts being worn by you all to celebrate the 15th Birthday of parkrun.

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Well done to this week's milestone achievers:
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This week we were lucky enough to have a full volunteer roster, but this is often not the case. If you can spare a few hours on a Saturday morning then we would love to see you volunteering. This week's event was made possible by 42 super volunteers:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Graeme ST LEGER • Therese BRABANT • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Helen PELLS • Chris BEAZELEY • Robin Edward MCCOY • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • Christopher BROWN • Rebecca SMITH • Sue ARMSTRONG • Katy HODIVALA • Nichola NORMAN • Rich WALKER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Linda DOSSET • Jeffrey DOSSET • Alison RAYNER • John GREEN • Sue TATTERSALL • Paul MORGAN • Annabel SWEENEY • Rosie WRIGHT • Alison SWEENEY • Sarah EDGAR • Henry WRIGHT • Emma MURLEY • Matthew WRIGHT • Sue GILBERT • Penelope HILTON • Peta LAGER • Andrew OAKLEY • Don COCKRELL • Andrew HILTON • Darren BODDY • Baliram SURYAWANSHI • Nathan MCKEOGH • Amy RASSELL • Vivienne TOBIAS • Angela WOODWARD

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It’s official: volunteering at parkrun has a bigger impact on health & wellbeing than just running or walking.
Over 60,000 people took part in independent research to explore the health benefits of parkrun.


Read the full findings at

This week Chelmsford was the ninth biggest parkrun in the UK!

Biggest UK parkruns: Bushy Park (1838), Southampton (1042), Heaton Park (837), Cannon Hill (770), Poole (738), Coventry (729), Cardiff (712), Black Park (684), Chelmsford Central (680), Tooting Common (677)

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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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.