About Us

We love seeing the smiles on your faces when you complete a race. This is just a hobby for us-we have other “proper” full time jobs outside the running world. But we love organising these races and helping you lot get out on those trails.

We are:

John Stoneman-
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 60+ marathon and ultra-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 Collins
Lorraine ran her first 26-miler in 2011 and has since notched up 60+ 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.