Run Report for Event #377

This week 855 people ran, jogged and walked Chelmsford Central parkrun, after couple of waterlogged weeks we were back on the normal course on a unseasonal but welcomed warm day.

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Parkrun would not be possible without volunteers that make it happen every week, this weeks Hi-Vis Heroes were:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Donna HINDLE • Paul BROOKES • Daisy ELEADY-COLE • Anita COCKRELL • Holly CHANDLER • Damian BARRETT • Chris GAREY • Mamie LIU • Tim SPENCER • Robin Edward MCCOY • Guy HAMMETT • John MCCAYNA • Hilda O'KELLY • Karen HADLEY • David JEFFREY • Phil HARPER • Dan SUMMERS • Alex MANTON • Rebecca SMITH • Richard CONLEY • Steve CLEAVER • Nichola NORMAN • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Jeffrey DOSSET • Neil CHURCHILL • Kate MONAGHAN • Elizabeth LAUGHLIN • John GREEN • Sue MAPES • Fiona COLLINS • Neil WILDIN • Rob DUNCOMBE • Rachel MCKEOWN • Paul COCKRELL • Alison SWEENEY • Gavin TILLING • Paula TILLING • Rebecca BENTLEY • Emily THORPE • Ruth KENTISH • Michael THOMAS • Lisa DYER • Carole BEESTON • Alison COOK • Toby HELLEN • Andrew VICKERS • Andrew OAKLEY • Clare COLLINS • Don COCKRELL • Stephen HUGHES • Nathan MCKEOGH • Anthony KIELY • Amy RASSELL • Vivienne TOBIAS • Laura CHITTENDEN • Christine RHODES • Tony PELLOWE

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We're very fortunate that we have great volunteers that normally fill the volunteer roster a week ahead making it so much easier for the core team. However, we're always looking out for new volunteers so if you want to give it a go please drop us an email at

We welcomed back volunteer stalwarts John and camera-shy (this week only) Daisy after a few weeks absence.

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And Vivienne Tobias reached the milestone achievement of 25th volunteering stint, well done Vivienne.

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There were 38 runners undertaking their first ever parkrun this week, and ably assisted by this week's pacers 100 of you achieved personal bests including William Radley who in his 48th parkrun ducked under 18 minutes for a pb of 17.58

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See you all next week in plenty of time for the run brief at 8.55am.

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!

Badge Collecting Chrome extension

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