Run Report for Event #365

We stayed at the viaduct for this weeks event on the hope that the ground might recover at our normal start/ finish, and although the start can be a bit busy most of you seem to enjoy the run for home that you get .

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This week the 646 of you who walked ,jogged and ran made Chelmsford Central the eighth highest attended in the uk.

1. Bushy Park 1367
2. Southampton 1020
3. Poole 854
4. Heaton Park 752
5. Stretford 708
6. Cannon Hill 708
7. Cardiff 687

If you like your numbers then there were 138,886 parkrunners on Saturday in the UK and the were ably supported by 13,841 volunteers and we had 41 of those stars turn out to make your event run smoothly, so a big thankyou to the following.

Ann THOMAS • Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Chris BRANCH • Jenny BARRETT • Sarah BOWERMAN • Chris BEAZELEY • John MCCAYNA • John CUTTER • David JEFFREY • Robert HALDANE • Rebecca SMITH • Rebecca BRENNAN • Louise SHAW • Nichola NORMAN • Nigel COCKRELL • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Elizabeth LAUGHLIN • Les GRAY • John GREEN • Laurie GLENDINNING • Gavin TILLING • Rebecca BENTLEY • John HOLLAND • Henry WILLIS • Lisa DYER • Carole BEESTON • Penelope HILTON • Peta LAGER • Toby HELLEN • Andrew VICKERS • Andrew OAKLEY • Don COCKRELL • Andrew HILTON • Nathan MCKEOGH • Harry CANNON • Sandra SNOW • Amy RASSELL • Louise GROCOTT • Christine RHODES

We rely on people putting their names forward each week to fill the roles that make the whole thing work so if you have never tried it give it a whirl you might be surprised.

It's not as if we are a scary bunch!

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It was a day for some of our younger runners with some great runs and PBs from Archie Durham, William Sweeney and Alfie Dickinson all finishing in the top 25.

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Congratulations to this weeks milestone achievers, with Sarah Bowerman soon to be the proud owner of a purple T shirt.

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Finally great to see so many Parkrunners taking part in the Chelmsford 10k on sunday afternoon, well done to you all. The results can be found HERE

See you next week.


Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy Coxon : Nichola Norman


Details of our Christmas and NYD runs can be found HERE


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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