Run Report for Event #361

As England were strolling to an emphatic win over the Australians in the rugby world cup 657 people ran, jogged and walked Chelmsford Central parkrun and the perfect autumnal weather helped 63 of you record new personal bests...

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...including Ross Irvine who was celebrating his milestone achievement 50th run by knocking 1 minute 52 seconds off his previous personal best

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22 first timers joined the parkrun community this week

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It was all going on this week with Active Essex filming about parkrun

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Essex Fire Service looking to recruit retained firefighters for their Great Baddow station

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and Central Chelmsford's 175,000th individual parkrun was completed this week with the honour going to Alix Wilson

The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

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Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Chris BRANCH • Damian BARRETT • John MCCAYNA • Elaine JACKSON • Rebecca SMITH • Nichola NORMAN • Graham LEE • Louise DYER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Linda DOSSET • Jeffrey DOSSET • Neil CHURCHILL • Lee MONK • Elizabeth LAUGHLIN • Kate REVELL • John GREEN • Paul MORGAN • Cal WRIGHT • Georgina WRIGHT • Russell JACKSON • Jennifer BENNETT • Toby HEWING • Michael THOMAS • Carole BEESTON • Alison CHURCHETT • Toby HELLEN • Andrew OAKLEY • Natalie GRAVELL • Mary COWL • Sophie SCOTT • Don COCKRELL • Baliram SURYAWANSHI • Nathan MCKEOGH • Sue JOHNSON • Vivienne TOBIAS • Dianne BEER • Angela WOODWARD • Christine RHODES

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and finally Chelmsford Marathon took place on Sunday and for fun! a few park runners ran eight and a bit parkruns in one go - well done to everyone who ran the marathon.

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Gerry will be looking after you this week.

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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