Run Report for Event #372 (New Years Day)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

On the first day of 2020, we welcomed 991 (new record) people who ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 140 were first timers and 65 recorded new Personal Bests.

(Here is John pressing the button for Paul to raise his arms in welcome!)
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The event was made possible by 39 volunteers:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Gemma CONN • Graeme ST LEGER • Paul BROOKES • Damian BARRETT • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • Patrick BIDWELL • Christopher BROWN • Rebecca SMITH • Elizabeth SURREY • Rich WALKER • Faye BANKS • Linda DOSSET • Jeffrey DOSSET • Alison RAYNER • Sue TATTERSALL • Gill WARNER • Clive COXON • Paul MORGAN • Lucy ROPER • Speranza HOLLOWAY • Clive WITCOMB • Peta LAGER • Sara MOORE • Pj RICHARDS • Andrew OAKLEY • Paul FORSTER • Nadine COLLINS • Don COCKRELL • Amanda CRADDOCK • Robert COWL • Amy RASSELL • Laura CHITTENDEN • Angela WOODWARD • Karen BRANGHAM • Shelley REVELL • Vincent MILES • Christine RHODES

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A special mention to Nadine Collins who picked up the stopwatch for the very first time, also to the scanning team Sara Moore, Speranza Holloway, Lucy Roper who also were doing this for the first time with Elizabeth Surrey who stepped in to help out scanning after running. They all did such a great job it made the results processing a doddle.
Thanks so much for volunteering.

The New Year Day run is the only day in the parkrun UK calendar that allows you to do TWO parkruns in ONE DAY. This really is at the largesse of the actual event teams being prepared to do an Event on a Bank Holiday and at different times as they are not obligatory for teams to put on.

It is also an opportunity for a number of runners do "parkrun2parkrun" which in our case is mainly from either Great Notley or Billericay as they are the closest to run between.
Of course, others travel between other events, like Maldon Prom or further afield if they start at 9am.

Who came to Chelmsford after doing a 9am event?
Billericay - 127
Great Notley - 122
Maldon Prom - 69 (150 went to South Woodham Ferrers)
Raphael (Romford) - 2
Burnham on Crouych - 1

In the UK there were 390 (645 usually) parkruns and 158,866 parkrunners.

Biggest UK parkruns: 1. Southampton (1331) 2. Bushy Park (1285) 3. Huddersfield (1008) 4. Chelmsford Central (991) 5. Lee-on-the-Solent (987) 6. Conkers (977), Bournemouth (967) 7. Stretford (962) 8. Scunthorpe (919) 9. Richmond Park (913) 10. Leamington (905)

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YEAR END 2019 STATS

As we closed off a decade and opened a new one, our year end stats are detailed below with our "all time" stats!
For the organising team, an interesting stat is always the volunteer one, this year is trending a lower % than our all time average despite higher attendances!
Those new year resolutions could include adding some volunteering at parkrun??

Chelmsford Central Stats for past year:
Registrations: 2,139
Runs: 38,846
Participants: 5,561
Volunteers: 448 = 8% of participants

All time stats from 18th January 2013 to 31st December 2019:
Number of events: 371
Number of runners: 15,014
Number of volunteers: 1,433 = 9.5%
Number of runs: 181,278
Number of first finishers: 197
Number of clubs: 685
Number of PBs: 27,135
Average number of runners per week: 488.6
Average number of runs per runner: 12.1
Biggest Attendance: 912
Average run time: 00:28:08
Total hours run: 9Years 257Days 4Hrs 44Min 45Secs
Total distance run: 906,390km
Female record holder: Jessica JUDD - 16:23 - Event 219 (18/02/17)
Male record holder: Alastair WATSON - 14:56 - Event 30 (17/08/13)
Age graded record holder: Elizabeth DAVIES - 90.98 % - 16:49 - Event 347 (13/07/19)

National attendances 25th & 28th December.

25th December:
In the UK there were 264 parkruns and 89,255 parkrunners
Worldwide there were 469 parkruns, and the worldwide parkrun population was 120,927 parkrunners.

Biggest UK parkruns: 1. Bushy Park (2545*) 2. Norwich (1358*) 3. Poole (1345*) 4. Southampton (1072) 5. Edinburgh (968*) 6. Preston Park (867*) 7. Cardiff (857) 8. Bromley (826) 9. Milton Keynes (817) 10. Huddersfield (808) 11. York (803*) 12. Coventry (793) 13. Richmond Park (762*) 14. Conkers (757*) 15. Walsall Arboretum (739*) 16. Delamere (720*) 17. Forest Rec (712) 18. Shrewsbury (698*)1 9. Pollok (697*), 20. Chelmsford Central (692)

There were 36 attendance records * made on Christmas day with Bushy leading the way as expected.

28th December Attendances were back to normal:
In the UK there were 645 parkruns and 146,955 parkrunners.
Worldwide there were 1610 parkruns, and the worldwide parkrun population was 265,641 parkrunners.

Biggest UK parkruns: 1. Bushy Park (1358) 2. Southampton (1091) 3. Poole (902) 4. Worcester (724) 5. Heaton Park (722) 6. Cardiff (685) 7. Bromley (672), 8. Chelmsford Central (672) 9. Conkers (659) 10. Coventry (658) 11. Birkenhead (648) 12. Milton Keynes (646) 13. Shrewsbury (641) 14. Black Park (636) 15. Moors Valley (634) 16. Ferry Meadows (607) 17. Edinburgh (600) 18. Huddersfield (599) 19. Newbury (599) 20. Cannon Hill (588)

The next run is SATURDAY 4th January and it is our monthly Chase the Pacer event.

A special BIG thankyou to Alison for the coffee provisions to the core team for the next few weeks, very kind of you.

Gerry

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : David Jeffrey: Mandy Coxon : Nichola Norman

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You can read the parkrun profile about Chelmsford Central parkrun HERE
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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!

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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 in 2018 is a podcast from Vassos Alexander (Virgin Radio) Free, Weekly, Timed

For an independent parkrun podcast from the presenters of The parkrun show called
With Me Now
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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: chelmsfordcentral@parkrun.com and we will do our best to help.

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