Chelmsford Parkrun Review

After failing miserably at Harwich Parkrun last week to get under 30 minutes, I thought my best chance of doing this would be the flatter and quicker Chelmsford Parkrun.

This time 4 years ago, when I was in much better shape I ran my third quickest Parkrun time so it was a course I liked.

It had the added bonus that it was also pacer week, so there was someone for me to follow who set the pace.

Chelmsford Parkrun is also very popular course with normally 400+ people taking part, there would be plenty of people to drag me around.

Today was no exception, with 712 people turning up!



To me, I always thought of this course as being flat but it ranks 127th in the Parkrun elevation rankings, which made sense half way round.

You start near the Pavilion in the middle of Central Park.

It was abit carnage at the start as 700+ people try to run the same path. (No where near as bad as Bushy Park when there can be 1500+ people)

You follow a foot path running by the river Chelmer, past the small lake and out to Admirals Park.

The route sees you run along tree lined paths following the river and back to the start.

It is mostly on tarmac footpaths but there is some parts when you run on grass.



Chelmsford central parkrun

Average number of runners per week – 411.3

Biggest attendance – 771

Average run time – 27 minutes and 39 seconds

Full results can be found at

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Have you run at Chelmsford Parkrun before? I would love to hear what you have to say about the course.

Did you get a fast time? or did you find their was to many people at the start that slowed you down?

If you have any questions you would like to ask me about Chelmsford Parkrun, please ask below now.


The Son Of Thom
The Son Of Thom

Daniel Steptoe-Thompson is a UK food, lifestyle and travel blogger reviewing places he has travelled, whilst writing about his lifestyle choices, combining his love of coffee and tattoos and ticking things off his bucket list.

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