Runner Spotlight: Dave Wright

Dave Wright

Colchester Harriers

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As part of our series of runner profiles, today we cast a spotlight on local runner and coach for Colchester Harriers Dave Wright. Learn more about him in our Q&A below:

Name: Dave Wright
Race age category: 55-60
Sex: M
Club: Colchester Harriers

Q. What do you think of the Dedham 10k race and what memories do you have of it?

It is a good hilly course and I was beaten on the line to finish second about 15 years ago.

Q. You’re still a good runner now, but when were you at your peak?

At the age of 43 when I managed my half marathon personal best and won a national 100k event that same year.

Q. When did you run your first race and how many have you now run in total?

I ran my first race in 1982 when I did the Colchester Half Marathon and have now completed 1,550 races!

Q. You have helped many of the Colchester Harriers improve their performances, do you now prefer coaching to running?

I enjoy both, but always like to be competitive for my age category when I enter a race so still have that competitive edge for running.