Run Report for Event #77

This week we saw 299 runners join us for our 'Tour de France' event, braving the damp conditions. It was lovely seeing so many of you joining in with our 'wear something yellow' theme, with one of our regular volunteers, Sharon Haldane, taking the cover photo slot this week sporting her 'Tour de France' t-shirt! We even had our very own tour makers, Gerry and Tracy !
This week we also had a new runner who completed the course and raised £500 for the Bobby Moore Trust - unfortunately I have no further details, but if it was you, then please do write in so we can share your success! (Looking at the photos I believe it was Glen Smith - so well done to you!)
Also joining us this week was Richard Hammer from Basingstoke. Richard completed his 200th run with us on Saturday - thank you for choosing Chelmsford Central parkrun for this momentous occasion!
So, chase the pacer week! Always such a buzz after this event, seeing people achieve PBs - well done to everyone :). Although all our pacers deserve a shout out, our 20min pacer, Darren and 36min pacer, Chris, both went back out having completed the course in their chosen time, to help bring others in - Chris went back out twice! Such a great community spirit with everyone wanting everyone else to do well. So, not only to all our pacers, our runners and our volunteers - Thank you for contributing to the success of our weekly events and in helping build the community here at Chelmsford Central parkrun.
Pacers and their times:
Darren Sutton - 20 min pacer - 19:47
Paul Anderson - 21 min pacer - 20:48
Emily Smith - 22 min pacer - 21:52
Damian Barrett - 24 min pacer - 24:08
Claire Splarn - 26 min pacer - 26:05
Apryl Hammett - 28 min pacer - 27:55
Mark Davies - 30 min pacer - 29:49
Trevor Millard - 32 min pacer - 31:56
Simon Oswald - 33 min pacer - 32:56
Chris Pro - 36 min pacer - Chris did not cross the finish line as he went back out, he did however finish in just under 36 mins - so technically we actually had 300 runners!


A Few Run Highlights

Men's placings:
Stephen STRANGE (SM20-24) of Basildon AC, was first over the line in 16:58 - 4th time in 4 appearances.
Sebastian CIRILLO (SM20-24) of Basildon AC, was second over the line in 17:40.
Ken HOYE (VM35-39) of Chelmsford AC, was third over the line in 18:07.
Women's placings:
Tracey RANSON (SW30-34) of Springfield Striders RC, was first (12th overall) over the line in 19:28 - first time in 6 appearances.
Elizabeth DAVIES (VW35-39) of Springfield Striders RC, was second (15th overall) over the line in 19:43 - has been first to finish on 19 previous occasions.
Jessica PILGRIM (SW30-34) (Unattached) was third (30th overall) over the line in 20:48.
This week there were 299 runners, of whom 33 were first timers and 51 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 17 different athletics clubs took part.
Chelmsford Central parkrun started on 19th January 2013, and since then 3,117 different runners, including participants from 174 athletics clubs, have completed 18,298 runs covering a total distance of 91,490 km, and there have been 4,774 new Personal Bests.
The women's record is held by Elizabeth DAVIES who ran in a time of 00:17:22 on 2014-05-03 (event number 68).
The men's record is held by Alastair WATSON who ran in a time of 00:14:56 on 2013-08-17 (event number 30).
You can find the latest results for Chelmsford Central parkrun by going to the Latest Results page on the website, or by picking a specific week from the Event History table.
Your volunteers this week were:
Alfie MOORE • Allison GILLAN • Apryl HAMMETT • Chris PRO • Christopher SEWELL • Claire SPLARN • Clementina ELEADY-COLE • Daisy ELEADY-COLE • Damian BARRETT • Darren SUTTON • Dawn THOMAS • Emily SMITH • Gerry MCGOVERN • Janet KING • Janey PIKE • Karen HATCHER • Laura HAGUE • Lorraine MANLOVE • Mark DAVIES • Mia HAROON • Paul ANDERSON • Paul BROOKES • Paul NORRIS • Rehman HAROON • Robert SUMNER • Sarah DAVIES • Sharon HALDANE • Simon OSWALD • Susan BANNOCKS • Tracy RAYNER • Trevor MILLARD
So, I'm handing over to Gerry, please show him your support by putting yourself forward to volunteer - If you would like to volunteer, do drop him a message to
As always you have been FABULOUS!
Sarah Davies
Run Director
Chelmsford Central parkrun
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