Run Report for Event #375

This week, at Chelmsford Central Parkrun, we celebrated our 7th Birthday!

WK #375 (196)

Although the sun was shining, our usual route was extremely muddy and wet in places, so we had a slight change in route. But that didn't stop 955 people running, jogging and walking the adapted course.

We welcomed 72 first timers and 98 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 51 different clubs took part.

It was fantastic to see so many of you dressed up!

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We remained in the Top 10 biggest parkrun's this week! Bushy Park (1620), Southampton (1612), Milton Keynes (1240), Clapham Common (1218), Heaton Park (1112), Poole (1050), Cannon Hill (996), Coventry (976), Chelmsford Central (955), Cardiff (940)

WK #375 (419)

WK #375 (823)
The event was made possible by 42 volunteers:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Michael RICHTER • Sarah BOWERMAN • Robin Edward MCCOY • David JEFFREY • Christopher BROWN • Rebecca SMITH • Nichola NORMAN • Graham LEE • Nigel COCKRELL • Christy WILLETT • Jane GOWERS • Laura WILLIAMS • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Jeffrey DOSSET • Richard BAXTER • Elizabeth LAUGHLIN • Liz ETHERIDGE • George CHAMBERS • Kathryn HELLEN • Robert HELLEN • Gemma DAVIES • Alan CHAMBERS • Samantha CHAMBERS • Luke CHAMBERS • Lisa DYER • Carole BEESTON • Peta LAGER • Claire MUSSELWHITE • Andrew OAKLEY • Alexandria BESSENT • Michelle HUNSCHER • Don COCKRELL • Nathan MCKEOGH • Anthony KIELY • Harry CANNON • Russell COWELL • Vivienne TOBIAS • Laura CHITTENDEN • Christine RHODES

WK #375 (778) WK #375 (812)

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Chelmsford Central parkrun Results Page.
The male record is held by Alastair WATSON who recorded a time of 14:56 on 17th August 2013 (event number 30).
The female record is held by Jessica JUDD who recorded a time of 16:23 on 18th February 2017 (event number 219).
The Age Grade course record is held by Elizabeth DAVIES who recorded 90.98% (16:49) on 13th July 2019 (event number 347).

Chelmsford Central parkrun started on 19th January 2013. Since then 15,374 participants have completed 185,060 parkruns covering a total distance of 925,300 km, including 27,457 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,447 individuals have volunteered 12,183 times.

See you all next week!

Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : David Jeffrey: 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!

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