Run Report for Event #366

Wet Wet Wet , no not the soft rock band from the 80`s but the course conditions for event no 366 at Chelmsford Central.

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It might of been a bit heavy going in places but that did not seem to stop everyone enjoying their free 5K  jaunt around the parks to get the weekend off to the perfect start.

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parkrun "Love is all around"

Country wide there were 11,266 new Parkrunners and we were joined by 22 first timers who got their first taste of the friendly atmosphere to be found in Central Park every Saturday morning.

A lot of that is down to our volunteers who week in week out make this event so enjoyable for everyone .

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So a big thank you to the following who pulled on the high viz this week.

Gerry MCGOVERN • Holly CHANDLER • Garry SMITH • Michael RICHTER • Tania SMITH • Georgia SMITH • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • Rebecca SMITH • Nichola NORMAN • Nigel COCKRELL • Rich WALKER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Jeffrey DOSSET • Lee MONK • Steve JACKSON • Elizabeth LAUGHLIN • Sandra LEVEY • John GREEN • Sue MAPES • Clive COXON • Jo JIGGINS • Peter SNOWDON • Gavin TILLING • Kerry DARBY • Jack BALL • Samantha CHAMBERS • Lisa DYER • Carole BEESTON • Toby HELLEN • Fiona GRIFFITHS • James GRIFFITHS • Don COCKRELL • Darren BODDY • Nathan MCKEOGH • Tom BLACK • Amy RASSELL • Vivienne TOBIAS • Laura CHITTENDEN • Christine RHODES

Congratulations to all this weeks milestone achievers including a couple of new members to the 250 club.

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Although maybe it took a bit of time to get the balloons out of the front door in time to make the run brief.

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Also well done to the 20 of you who notched a PB on a very soggy course including Max Jones who skipped round in an impressive 16m 14s

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This week 599 of you put Chelmsford at 8th once again in the UK

Bushy Park (1328), Southampton (910), Heaton Park (680), Poole (646), Bromley (644), Black Park (612), Cannon Hill (605), Chelmsford Central (599), Nonsuch (591), Cardiff (576).

So that`s a wrap for this week.

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"Good night Girl" with "Angel Eyes" Nichola will be your Run Director 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!

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