About Us

Richard has a long running history with over 50 marathon and ultra distance races completed. A former parkrun Run Director for over four years, Richard brings passion and exuberance to the marketing and organisation of our running events.

John started running properly in 2003 when he completed the Stockholm marathon, and then a year later repeated the feat in Rome. Following that he had something of a hiatus from running before picking back up where he left off in 2013 at the Bournemouth marathon, and then London the year after. Since then he has clocked up 50 marathon plus distance races with his favourite achievement being that he has a “black t-shirt” for completing the 100km Stour Valley Path Ultra three times. He was a parkrun Run Director for over three years.

Lorraine ran her first 26-miler in 2011 and has since notched up 47 marathon and ultra-distance races. She has collected a few trophies for her gender/age category, held ‘Good For Age’ marathon times, and is a Guinness world record holder for running in a two-person camel outfit! A previous member of Colchester Castle parkrun core team, she brings a surprising amount of structure, organisation and boundless energy to the CofR table.