Run Report for Event #367

Crumbs! Well done to the 583 hardy runners who felt the knead to leave their comparatively oven-like homes on a cold and frosty morning.
WK #367 (18)Central Park had all the ingredients of a beautiful cake with a dusting of icing sugar sprinkled over it. WK #367 (3)
The ‘usual’ start retained a rather soggy bottom, for the third week in a row, and it was decided that, rather than getting caked in mud, the viaduct start was the place to bake it happen. After all, we all loaf a viaduct start/finish!
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The runners gave it all or muffin and negotiated some icy stretches.
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The set up team had likened 'Death Valley' to a meringue, an icy crust with a soft centre.
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30 show stopping volunteers gave up their early morning to provide the perfect mix of a sprinkle of direction and a huge dollop encouragement. A big thank you to:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Jackie STRETTON • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Michael RICHTER • Jon SPRULES • David JEFFREY • Sharon HALDANE • Rebecca SMITH • Sue ARMSTRONG • Nichola NORMAN • Nigel COCKRELL • Matthew WILLIAMS • Susan HAMPSHIRE • Anne MACLEOD • Malcolm MACLEOD • Rich WALKER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Jeffrey DOSSET • Neil CHURCHILL • Sue MAPES • Clive COXON • Gavin TILLING • Carole BEESTON • Toby HELLEN • Don COCKRELL • Nathan MCKEOGH • Amy RASSELL • Laura CHITTENDEN • Christine RHODES

By the end, clouds of steam were rising from exhausted finishers all, no doubt, filling more toastie and cooked than when they began.
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The results were double chocced and 44 of you achieved a pb!

You are all in for a treat next week when Paul - more Cobbler than Hollywood - is Run Director!

Donut forget your barcode!

Nichola NORMAN
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy Coxon : Nichola Norman

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Details of our Christmas and NYD runs can be found HERE

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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!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

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.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE.

 

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.

Thanks

Dave
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy Coxon : Nichola Norman

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Details of our Christmas and NYD runs can be found HERE

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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!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

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.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE.

 

Run Report for Event #365

We stayed at the viaduct for this weeks event on the hope that the ground might recover at our normal start/ finish, and although the start can be a bit busy most of you seem to enjoy the run for home that you get .

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This week the 646 of you who walked ,jogged and ran made Chelmsford Central the eighth highest attended in the uk.

1. Bushy Park 1367
2. Southampton 1020
3. Poole 854
4. Heaton Park 752
5. Stretford 708
6. Cannon Hill 708
7. Cardiff 687

If you like your numbers then there were 138,886 parkrunners on Saturday in the UK and the were ably supported by 13,841 volunteers and we had 41 of those stars turn out to make your event run smoothly, so a big thankyou to the following.

Ann THOMAS • Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Chris BRANCH • Jenny BARRETT • Sarah BOWERMAN • Chris BEAZELEY • John MCCAYNA • John CUTTER • David JEFFREY • Robert HALDANE • Rebecca SMITH • Rebecca BRENNAN • Louise SHAW • Nichola NORMAN • Nigel COCKRELL • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Elizabeth LAUGHLIN • Les GRAY • John GREEN • Laurie GLENDINNING • Gavin TILLING • Rebecca BENTLEY • John HOLLAND • Henry WILLIS • Lisa DYER • Carole BEESTON • Penelope HILTON • Peta LAGER • Toby HELLEN • Andrew VICKERS • Andrew OAKLEY • Don COCKRELL • Andrew HILTON • Nathan MCKEOGH • Harry CANNON • Sandra SNOW • Amy RASSELL • Louise GROCOTT • Christine RHODES

We rely on people putting their names forward each week to fill the roles that make the whole thing work so if you have never tried it give it a whirl you might be surprised.

It's not as if we are a scary bunch!

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It was a day for some of our younger runners with some great runs and PBs from Archie Durham, William Sweeney and Alfie Dickinson all finishing in the top 25.

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Congratulations to this weeks milestone achievers, with Sarah Bowerman soon to be the proud owner of a purple T shirt.

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Finally great to see so many Parkrunners taking part in the Chelmsford 10k on sunday afternoon, well done to you all. The results can be found HERE

See you next week.

Dave

Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy Coxon : Nichola Norman

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Details of our Christmas and NYD runs can be found HERE

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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!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

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.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE.

 

Run Report for Event #364

This week 711 people ran, jogged and walked Chelmsford Central parkrun, although it was a beautiful day winter is well and truly on its way,

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but the cold didn't stop 18 runners take part in their first park run, although the slippy conditions probably went some way to affecting those personal bests with only 26 recording new PBs.

Due to the very wet weather we've been having we have relocated to the viaduct start/ finish for a couple of weeks to allow the normal finish area to recover from the recent wear and tear.

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Huge shout out to this week's volunteers, they do a fantastic job and parkrun wouldn't be able to take place without them this week the 40 Hi-Vis heroes were

Julie DENTON • Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Damian BARRETT • Jon SPRULES • Chris BEAZELEY • David JEFFREY • Rebecca SMITH • Theo BARRETT • Helen THOMSIT • Nichola NORMAN • Patrick STURCH • Lee MONK • Kate MONAGHAN • Elizabeth LAUGHLIN • Kate REVELL • John GREEN • Lucy MARKHAM • Gavin TILLING • Paula TILLING • Jan SMITH • Rebecca BENTLEY • Lisa DYER • Carole BEESTON • Edward LAGER • Peta LAGER • Neil MARKHAM • Toby HELLEN • Andrew VICKERS • Michelle HUNSCHER • Calet ESPINOZA HUNSCHER • Martin COCKERSOLE • Don COCKRELL • Darren BODDY • Nathan MCKEOGH • Harry CANNON • Amy RASSELL • Laura CHITTENDEN • Christine RHODES

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After running parkrun this week Dave is in charge of you all for the next couple of weeks, see you at the viaduct in plenty of time for the run brief at 8.55am.

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Have a good week

Paul
Run Director

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy Coxon : Nichola Norman

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Details of our Christmas and NYD runs can be found HERE

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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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

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.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE.

 

Run Report for Event #363

A Rugby World Cup Final, Half Term, bad weather in a large part of the country, what could possibly make people stay away from parkrun this week!

Well, quite a lot of you decided to boost the TV viewing figures for a Saturday morning.

The table below shows the last three weeks and the changes in attendances for Chelmsford against the UK figures, I guess we conclude that Chelmsford parkrunners were not so supportive of the RWC semi-final but of course they were for the final, shame it wasn't a result we all wanted.

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However, the biggest UK parkruns featured us in the top 10 again:
1. Bushy Park (804) 2. Heaton Park (629) 3. Chelmsford Central (498) 4. Sheffield Hallam (477) 5. Edinburgh (456) 6. Hull (450) 7. Huddersfield (448) 8. Stretford (429)
9. Southampton (419) 10. Livingston (416)

All very interesting stats but more importantly, what happened to all of the 498 parkrunners and 48 volunteers who attended our monthly #chasethepacer event?
We had 25 first timers and 43 recorded new Personal Bests.

Our Pacer day is held on the first week of the month, next event will be 7th December.

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The event was made possible by 48 volunteers:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Holly CHANDLER • John David HOSKYN • Claire SPLARN • Benjamin SPLARN • Chris BEAZELEY • Robin Edward MCCOY • Richard SEE • John MCCAYNA • Li HAWKSWORTH • David JEFFREY • Phil HARPER • Dan SUMMERS • Rebecca SMITH • Jenny HIGGS • Nichola NORMAN • Neil WARNER • Louise DYER • Simon SCHULTZ • Jeffrey DOSSET • Adrian HAMPEL • Dc FURY • Alison RAYNER • Elizabeth LAUGHLIN • Les GRAY • Barry HORGAN • John GREEN • Gill WARNER • Ian MYERS • Rob DUNCOMBE • Rachel MCKEOWN • Jackie BARLOW • Paula TILLING • Bernard JONES • Lisa DYER • Carole BEESTON • Jeremy LAGER • Isaac LAW • Toby HELLEN • Danielle LAW • William LAW • Natalie GRAVELL • Sophie SCOTT • Don COCKRELL • Nathan MCKEOGH • Harry CANNON • Vivienne TOBIAS • Christine RHODES

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Whilst the majority of the event was weather friendly, the end of the event wasn't so kind to the last runners/walkers and the volunteers out on the course, a really strong wind and a downpour gave us a great send off packing the event away!

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As we are now in November and we have just 8 weeks/runs until Christmas it seems appropriate to announce our runs over the Christmas period:

21st December - Normal Saturday run
25th December - Extra event 9am start
28th December - Normal Saturday run.
1st January 2020 - Extra Event 10:30 start

I made a few announcements in the run brief, one was about a missing person on a mobility scooter that the Police asked us to announce, no news on that one. The other was about two of our runners who were attacked in the park whilst running on Friday evening, we had some useful information which was passed onto the police to follow up. We will provide an update once we know more on this if we are able to.

Paul will be your Run Director next week and the roster looks very healthy but don't let that stop you offering to volunteer, there are 8 events until Xmas!

Thanks for reading
Gerry

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy Coxon : Nichola Norman

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Details of our Christmas and NYD runs can be found HERE

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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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

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.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE.

 

Run Report for Event #362

 
This week 601 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 38 were first timers and 41 recorded new Personal Bests.

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Not since the 27th July 2019 (557) have we seen an attendance as low as todays. But, the reality is that all we do is mirror what happens nationally with the weather, holidays and Rugby matches!

So much so, that this weeks top 10 attended UK parkruns were:
1. Bushy Park (897) 2. Southampton (814) 3. Chelmsford Central (601) 4. Edinburgh (600) 5. Poole (592) 6. Heaton Park (513) 7. Nonsuch (465) 8. Finsbury Park (454) 9. Tilgate (441)
10. Guildford (432)

Last Sunday saw the annual Chelmsford Marathon/The J's Hospice take place, this is the 6th consecutive year it has been held and as the major local race in the City (Chelmsford 10k is the other) a good number of local parkrunners take part. Regular parkrunners Alex Manton and Emma Prideaux bagged 1st male/female places. Well done to all that ran, time to start training for next year! :)

The full marathon results can be found HERE
(these are a few of the marathon runners at todays event)
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The event was made possible by 33 volunteers:

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Here is your scanner team looking relaxed after scanning nearly 600 runners.
Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Ruth FERGUSON • Emily SMITH • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • Kathleen BARRETT • Rebecca SMITH • Neil WARNER • Sophie PARKER • Laura WILLIAMS • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Lee MONK • Elizabeth LAUGHLIN • John GREEN • Gill WARNER • Vivien KIGGINS • Clive COXON • Paul MORGAN • Peter SNOWDON • Isaac ADNI • Lisa DYER • Carole BEESTON • Jo MORGAN • Peta LAGER • Toby HELLEN • Don COCKRELL • Louise MAIKOVSKY • Nathan MCKEOGH • Ben CURTIS • Pat SMITH • Christine RHODES

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In the pre-run brief this week I made a point that runners with dogs should not use extendable leads and that runners with buggies should not expect runners to get out of their way, it's up to the buggy runner to make their way safely around runners in front of them or wait until they can.
As the attendances gets bigger, the paths get smaller, please run with consideration for all parkrunners/walkers.
If there are further incidents/complaints the alternative is that we review the dog/buggy policy at this event for future runs.
Help us, to help you have a great experience at this weekly, free, timed event run by volunteers.

Next week is Chasethepacer week and we already have pacers set up from 19mins to 35mins for you.
There are still some volunteer roles available for next week so please check the Volunteer Roster and EMAIL us if you want to volunteer.

Thanks for reading our weekly run report and see you all next week unless you are watching the rugby world cup final!

Gerry
Run Director Event #362

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy 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!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

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.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE.

 

Run Report for Event #361

As England were strolling to an emphatic win over the Australians in the rugby world cup 657 people ran, jogged and walked Chelmsford Central parkrun and the perfect autumnal weather helped 63 of you record new personal bests...

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...including Ross Irvine who was celebrating his milestone achievement 50th run by knocking 1 minute 52 seconds off his previous personal best

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22 first timers joined the parkrun community this week

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It was all going on this week with Active Essex filming about parkrun

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Essex Fire Service looking to recruit retained firefighters for their Great Baddow station

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and Central Chelmsford's 175,000th individual parkrun was completed this week with the honour going to Alix Wilson

The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

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Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Chris BRANCH • Damian BARRETT • John MCCAYNA • Elaine JACKSON • Rebecca SMITH • Nichola NORMAN • Graham LEE • Louise DYER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Linda DOSSET • Jeffrey DOSSET • Neil CHURCHILL • Lee MONK • Elizabeth LAUGHLIN • Kate REVELL • John GREEN • Paul MORGAN • Cal WRIGHT • Georgina WRIGHT • Russell JACKSON • Jennifer BENNETT • Toby HEWING • Michael THOMAS • Carole BEESTON • Alison CHURCHETT • Toby HELLEN • Andrew OAKLEY • Natalie GRAVELL • Mary COWL • Sophie SCOTT • Don COCKRELL • Baliram SURYAWANSHI • Nathan MCKEOGH • Sue JOHNSON • Vivienne TOBIAS • Dianne BEER • Angela WOODWARD • Christine RHODES

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and finally Chelmsford Marathon took place on Sunday and for fun! a few park runners ran eight and a bit parkruns in one go - well done to everyone who ran the marathon.

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Gerry will be looking after you this week.

See you all Saturday.

Paul
Run Director.

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy Coxon : Nichola Norman

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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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

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.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE.

 

Run Report for Event #360

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Yesterday was Event #360 at Chelmsford Central Parkrun. Although the weather was a bit overcast it didn't put off 629 of you coming along to run, walk or jog the slightly wet and muddy course.

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You may not have been as fast as Eliud Kipchoge, who became the first person to ever run a sub 2 hour marathon, but you were still up and out running on a Saturday morning and 68 of you achieved your very own personal best! We had a great number of parkrunners celebrating milestone achievements this weekend.

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Theo Barrett and Marley Barrett both reached their 250th parkrun which is an incredible achievement considering that they are thirteen years old. The home made cakes and chocolates were certainly shared and enjoyed by many of us!

We had some special visitors who joined us this week.

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Police Officers from Chelmsford and Maldon Community Policing Team ran parkrun and afterwards enjoyed a coffee in the Cafe where they were available to chat about any concerns or issues that local people may have. We hope we made them feel welcome into our parkrun community.

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We also had a very early visit from Santa! He was hoping to encourage lots of you to sign up for the Braintree and Great Notley 5k Santa Run on Sunday 15th December that supports the Hope House Charity which helps local homeless people. To find out more details please visit their website HERE

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The event this week was made possible by 42 volunteers:

Ann THOMAS • Gerry MCGOVERN • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Daniel HARDY • Sarah BOWERMAN • Chris BEAZELEY • David JEFFREY • Sarah HAWKES • Christopher BROWN • Rebecca SMITH • Jessica SNOWMAN • Nichola NORMAN • Karen HATCHER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Jeffrey DOSSET • Neil CHURCHILL • Elizabeth LAUGHLIN • John GREEN • Clive COXON • Jo JIGGINS • Paul MORGAN • Peter SNOWDON • Paul PELLING • George CHAMBERS • Russell JACKSON • Martin BRIDGE • Rebecca BENTLEY • Judith BROWNE • Alan CHAMBERS • Samantha CHAMBERS • Carole BEESTON • Andrew VICKERS • Andrew OAKLEY • Claire SMITH • Sophie SCOTT • Don COCKRELL • Darren BODDY • Baliram SURYAWANSHI • Nathan MCKEOGH • Amy RASSELL • Christine RHODES

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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 14,677 participants have completed 174,478 parkruns covering a total distance of 872,390 km, including 26,687 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,409 individuals have volunteered 11,574 times.

Have a good week. See you next week when Paul will be looking after you all.

Nichola
Run Director.

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy 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 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
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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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As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

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.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE.

 

Run Report for Event #359

This week 680 people ran, jogged and walked the popular viaduct course, of whom 37 were first timers and 59 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 42 different clubs took part.

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It was lovely to see so many milestone t-shirts being worn by you all to celebrate the 15th Birthday of parkrun.

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Well done to this week's milestone achievers:
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This week we were lucky enough to have a full volunteer roster, but this is often not the case. If you can spare a few hours on a Saturday morning then we would love to see you volunteering. This week's event was made possible by 42 super volunteers:

Gerry MCGOVERN • Graeme ST LEGER • Therese BRABANT • Paul BROOKES • Holly CHANDLER • Helen PELLS • Chris BEAZELEY • Robin Edward MCCOY • John MCCAYNA • David JEFFREY • Christopher BROWN • Rebecca SMITH • Sue ARMSTRONG • Katy HODIVALA • Nichola NORMAN • Rich WALKER • Amelia ADLEM PROBERT • Linda DOSSET • Jeffrey DOSSET • Alison RAYNER • John GREEN • Sue TATTERSALL • Paul MORGAN • Annabel SWEENEY • Rosie WRIGHT • Alison SWEENEY • Sarah EDGAR • Henry WRIGHT • Emma MURLEY • Matthew WRIGHT • Sue GILBERT • Penelope HILTON • Peta LAGER • Andrew OAKLEY • Don COCKRELL • Andrew HILTON • Darren BODDY • Baliram SURYAWANSHI • Nathan MCKEOGH • Amy RASSELL • Vivienne TOBIAS • Angela WOODWARD

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It’s official: volunteering at parkrun has a bigger impact on health & wellbeing than just running or walking.
Over 60,000 people took part in independent research to explore the health benefits of parkrun.

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Read the full findings at https://blog.parkrun.com/uk/2019/10/05/not-just-run-park/

This week Chelmsford was the ninth biggest parkrun in the UK!

Biggest UK parkruns: Bushy Park (1838), Southampton (1042), Heaton Park (837), Cannon Hill (770), Poole (738), Coventry (729), Cardiff (712), Black Park (684), Chelmsford Central (680), Tooting Common (677)

Have a good week.

Nichola
Run Director.
The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy 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 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
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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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As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

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.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE.

 

Run Report for Event #358

This week 766 people ran, jogged and walked our normal course, of whom 23 were first timers and 29 were parkrun tourists and 94 of you recorded new Personal Bests.

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Unfortunately, we really struggled for volunteers this week which causes unnecessary aggro and work for the core team. With an average of 800 runners every week we shouldn't be in the position of not having enough volunteers the Wednesday before an event. We do hear a lot of reasons why runners can't volunteer but perhaps we should turn that around and instead of 'I can't volunteer' we should ask ourselves 'why can't I volunteer'. Everybody has their own reason for running parkrun and we will never question why people don't, or rarely, volunteer but if you could volunteer just 3 times a year then we would be in a really good place. The Volunteer Roster is published 6 weeks ahead and the earlier you can volunteer the better.

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Chelmsford Marathon is happening on Sunday 20th October and they're also struggling for volunteers to marshal the course, if you can help please contact them via their website Chelmsford Marathon

As we are back at the viaduct start/finish next week we brought pacer week forward and we had pacers from 21 minutes all the way through to 36 minutes

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After last week's analysis of death valley we continue exploring the course this week with 'the hill' this 10 metre mountain in the middle of Admirals Park needs no adjectives to describe the difficulty caused by ascending it. Coming just after halfway and straight after death valley is what makes this the hardest parkrun..........in Chelmsford.

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Nichola is looking after you for the next couple of weeks.

Have a good week.

Paul
Run Director.
The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes David JeffreyMandy 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!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

As well as checking on this site regularly for the latest information and updates, don't forget you can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.Instagram

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.

If you would like to donate to this parkrun you can find out more HERE.

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