Mersea Island Lions’ Round the Island Race
Mersea Island itself is unique in Essex, being situated only 8 miles from Colchester, but entered via a Causeway, which on occasions is covered by the tide (but never at race times!!), similar to Lindisfarne in the North-East. Approximately 12.2 miles, multi-terrain following the sea wall, beach and very short stretches on-road, all on the flat. The course runs completely round Mersea Island in a clockwise direction.
Matthew Crane Flew the flag for the Jags in this race and came 108th in a time of 1:57:38. In Matthew’s own words, “It was a tough race, virtually all off road but I managed to get round! I’d do it again and recommend it to others”. Full Results