Run Report for Event #378

This week 849 people ran, jogged and walked the course in dry and warmish weather for February, we certainly had the better weather of the weekend! We also welcomed 23 runners enjoying their first ever parkrun.

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This week we welcomed Harold Wood Running Club who were doing the 'Pirate' tourist thing of parkruns consisting of 'seven seas and an 'arr' (7 C's and 1 R) Chelmsford being one of the 'Cs' - get it!

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The event was made possible by 46 hi-vis hero volunteers looking nice and smart in the new Vitality parkrun bibs.

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Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Daisy ELEADY-COLE • Holly CHANDLER • Chris BEAZELEY • Paul STUKAS • David JEFFREY • Christopher BROWN • Sharon HALDANE • Rebecca SMITH • Nichola NORMAN • Patrick STURCH • Faye BANKS • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Linda DOSSET • Jeffrey DOSSET • Neil CHURCHILL • Alison RAYNER • Elizabeth LAUGHLIN • John GREEN • Jo JIGGINS • Stephen BARLOW • Jackie BARLOW • Emma MURLEY • Simon WATERS • Rebecca BENTLEY • Matthew GILBERT • Sue GILBERT • Alan CHAMBERS • Michael LOW • Francesca LOW • Carole BEESTON • Alison COOK • Jeremy LAGER • Toby HELLEN • Andrew VICKERS • Alexandria BESSENT • Charlotte CAMPION • Don COCKRELL • Nathan MCKEOGH • Anthony KIELY • Harry CANNON • Emily WATERS • Amy RASSELL • Christine RHODES • Kathryn EVANS

Last week I mentioned the welcome return of Daisy to volunteering duties, as there was no picture last week and Daisy inexcusably failed to read last week's run report I'm rerunning the welcome back message with specially posed photo. Welcome back Daisy, we've missed you.

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If you want to give volunteering a go please get in touch by emailing

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Gerry will be in charge of you for the next 2 weeks, 8.50am first timer and tourist briefings, 8.55am run brief, and don't forget your barcode!

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See you all Saturday

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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