Weekend’s Results

19 April 2021 - By James Blackshaw

Essex Marathon & Half Marathon 

We had a number of runners at this Essex Marathon & Half Marathon. Some great results throughout, but deserving of a special mention is Peter Coates, taking on his first ever marathon and managing to go sub 3.



Peter Coates – 2:53:23 – 23rd


Half Marathon

Rachel Dingley – 1:50:29 – 148th

Ben O’Leary – 1:50:30 – 150th

John Lloyd – 2:02:48 – 203rd

Ross Silverton – 02:10:12 – 225th



Brightlingsea Challenge

This was another of Hare & Tortoises’ excellent 6 hour lap challenge events. We had a good spread of runners aiming for different distances, with the girls all getting 20+ miles in the bag, while Mr Lilley ran two laps for the half marathon and then polished off a Mr Whippy.

Sarah Naughton 26.2 miles

Jodee Mayer – 26.2 miles

Sasha Rush – 26.2 miles

Natalie Lilley – 20 miles

Karen Flowers – 20 miles

Jason Lilley 13.1 miles

Great work all!


On Your Marks

WRC were well represented at this Essex Trail Event in Marks Tey, on a 9 mile course. Great runs from everyone, with Andy Lager securing his much favoured 2nd place.

Position Name Run Time
2 Andrew Lager 1:08:23
40 Terry Alabaster 1:31:19
41 Nick Looby 1:31:19
12 42 Brigid Wallen 1:31:19
43 Gerry Greenwold 1:31:19
49 Andy White 1:33:48
50 Geoff Reddin 1:33:48
26 75 Angela Read 1:45:27
76 Andrew Read 1:45:27


South Down’s Way 50

I was at this Centurion Running event on Saturday, a “50” mile run (only actually 49), with 6,500ft of elevation, over the South Downs, finishing in 9hrs and 12 minutes.


Dave Wright 15

Leo Cole ran this event in 1:46. Great work.


Well done everyone!

Please let me know if I’ve missed your race or result.



Thought for the week: “The brain is the most important organ in the human body. According to the brain.”


  1. Leo Cole says:

    Hi James

    I ran the Dave Wright 15 mile event on Sunday at Langham. I was only planning to run at 7 minute mile pace and just about did that, finishing in 1.46.00. It was a 2 lap event (runners could do 7.5 miles instead). Good route taking in parts of the old Essex 20 course (with some bits in reverse) and including 4 toughish hills per lap.



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