Christmas 2018 and New Years Day 2019 events.

We are please to advise that we are again holding events on Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Both of these events are "extra" events as they are both not on a Saturday.

Christmas Day event will be starting at 9am.

New Years Day event will start at 10:30am.

You have the opportunity to do the "DOUBLE" which is to run TWO events on the one day by visiting a local parkrun that starts at 9am!

The local parkruns that will be putting events on at 9am will be:

Great Notley.
Maldon Prom

Always please check the events social media pages to make sure they are going ahead on the day before you start to travel. Also, please travel safely between events.

Here is the Run Report for NYD 2017 as a taster of what to expect! New Years Day 2017.

If you are away at Xmas/NYD here is the parkrun compendium showing all parkruns around the country (this is continually updated up to Dec 14th)

The Chelmsford Central core team are:

Gerry McGovern : Paul Brookes : David Jeffrey: Mandy Coxon : 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 this year is a podcast from Vassos Alexander (Radio 2) Free, Weekly, Timed

Hot off the podcast press is a new one 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: 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 #96

Event #96 only 3 more to go until our 100!! Hard to believe that in that time we have seen 3,771 different runners take part in our event, that have totalled a whooping 124,275km in a total of 24,855 runs!!
Anyway, moving on to this weeks event... we saw 367 runners cross the finish line, 22 of which were first timers!
Our one and only tourist (or the only person who raised their hand when asked!) was the Event Director from Southend parkrun, Alex Thornton, a big thank you for making him feel welcome as well as all our first timers. We hope you enjoyed your run with us!
We also had some of the Brentwood parkrun core team join us this week, to do some training and learn new skills. So a big thanks to them for filling some of our key volunteer roles.
We had one runner join our 50 club this week and that was none other than one of our juniors, Katie Brazier! She ran her first run with us back at event #4 and was one of our first junior runners to participate here at Chelmsford Central. What an achievement Katie, and welcome to club 50.
We reverted back to route A this week, so we saw the return of the 'hill' out at Admirals Park. Course conditions in general were good, although it was quite muddy in death valley and the other grassy areas of the course. This didn't stop 66 of you recording PBs this week - well done to you all.

A Few Run Highlights

Men's placings:
Thomas BEEDELL (SM25-29) of Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies, was first over the line in 15:47 - second time in 2 appearances.
Tommy CARELESS (SM30-34) of Springfield Striders RC, was second over the line in 17:41 - has been first to finish on 4 previous occasions.
Spencer WELCH (VM40-44) of Billericay Striders RC, was third over the line in 18:24 - has been first to finish on 2 previous occasions.
Women's placings:
Ellie MEADOWS (SW30-34) of Basildon AC, was first (34th overall) over the line in 20:45 - first time in 4 appearances.
Sara LUCK (SW25-29) (Unattached) was second (46th overall) over the line in 21:22.
Rachel NOLAN (VW35-39) (Unattached) was third (60th overall) over the line in 21:58.
Representatives of 23 different athletics clubs took part.
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.
This weeks volunteer shout outs go to : Adam TURNER • Chris GAREY • Clementina ELEADY-COLE • Daisy ELEADY-COLE • Daisy Helen MARTIN • David HAYDAY • Georgina BARRON • Gerry MCGOVERN • Gillian WARNER • Holly CHANDLER • Holly MEYERS • Jen GOULDEN • John GREEN • John MCCAYNA • Leigh NORRIS • Michael WHITEHEAD • Neil WARNER • Paul BROOKES • Robert HALDANE • Robin TUBBS • Sarah DAVIES • Tracy RAYNER • William BIDWELL • Xander ORLEY
Ok, so you may have seen the news item regarding Christmas Day and New Years Day parkrun here at Chelmsford Central, if not you can view it here
More excitingly, this week is bring your bling week!! If you have taken part in any races this year, then please do bring along your bling and sport a race t-shirt, if you have one or any other race memorabilia you have! Please arrive a little earlier so we can get a picture and so we can admire the bling!!
I will be your run director again this week, if you would like to volunteer drop me a message at
As always you have been FABULOUS!
Sarah Davies
Run Director
Chelmsford Central parkrun
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