Fancy Dress World Records London Marathon 2017

Fancy Dress World Records London Marathon 2017

Want to be a world record holder; we all do, right?!  Not many of us can achieve that by racing the conventional marathon distance, but it may be possible for us if we get a bit creative in our costumes!  Here is a summary of the 39 records that were set in 2017.  Maybe, just maybe, you too can be a World record holder in the future…

Joe Spraggins who was fastest of all, clocking 2:42:24 to complete the fastest marathon dressed as a swimmer. In his wake came elves, Vikings, fast food items and monks, while records for toilet rolls, nuns, Wellington boots and chili peppers all fell too.

Rebecca Cesar de Sa was the quickest of the female record setters, the Wonder Woman runner setting a wonderful time of 3:16:19 to become the fastest finisher in film character costume.

David Hepburn, Meg Walker, Ceyhun Jay Uzun, Andy Sharpe and Holly Bishop were among the slowest of the record breakers. The fabulous five dressed as Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine to complete the pesky 26.2-mile challenge in 6:17:26 and become the fastest marathon runners ever in a five-person costume.

  1. Joe Spraggins, Fastest marathon dressed as a swimmer – 2:42:24
  2. Ashley Payne, Fastest marathon dressed as an elf – 2:58.:26
  3. Gary McNamara, Fastest marathon dressed as a fast food item – 2:59:35
  4. Paul Richards, Fastest Marathon dressed as a Viking – 3:03:16
  5. Malcom Treby, Fastest marathon dressed as a monk – 3:03:31
  6. Evan Williams, Graham O’Loughlin and Ian Williams, Fastest marathon in a three person costume (Fish in the sea) – 3:13:09
  7. Simon Couchman, Fastest marathon dressed as a crustacean – 3:13:18
  8. Rebecca Cesar de Sa, Fastest marathon in film character costume (female) – 3:16:19 (WonderWoman)
  9. Laurence Morgan, Fastest marathon in a full-body animal costume – 3:16:27
  10. Daniel Jordan, Fastest marathon dressed as a nun – 3:17:12
  11. Damian Thacker, Fastest marathon wearing wellington boots – 3:21:27
  12. Max Livingstone – Learmonth, Fastest marathon dressed as a Bishop – 3:21:32
  13. Sarah Dudgeon, Fastest marathon dressed as a monk (female) – 3:21:33
  14. Terry Midgley, Fastest marathon dressed as a chef – 3:22:27
  15. Philip Powell, Fastest marathon dressed as a Mr. Potato Head – 3:24:19
  16. Rebecca Vincent, Fastest marathon dressed as a cartoon character (female) – 3:24:28 (Mini Mouse)
  17. Nicola Nuttall, Fastest marathon dressed as a witch (female) – 3:26:13
  18. Victoria Carter, Fastest marathon dressed as a nun (female) – 3:26:53
  19. Kevin Day, Fastest marathon dressed as a French Maid – 3:26:43
  20. Alex Smith and Chris Stone – Fastest Marathon in a two-person costume (Jamaican Bobsled) – 3:33:22
  21. Lorna Pursglove, Fastest marathon dressed as a fruit (female) (Chilli Pepper) – 3:41:25
  22. 22.David Smith, Fastest marathon in a sleeping bag – 3:44:01
  23. Julia Mitchelmore, Fastest marathon dressed as a cheerleader (female) – 3:46:55
  24. 24.Cat Dascendis, Fastest marathon female dressed as a gingerbread girl – 3:46:55
  25. Mark Conlin, Fastest marathon dressed as a medical instrument (Insulin pump) – 3:48:09
  26. Gemma Stevens, Fastest marathon dressed in a full body dinosaur outfit (female) – 3:57:46
  27. Kou Tseng, Fastest marathon dressed as a padlock – 3:59:40
  28. Warren Edwicker, Fastest marathon dressed as a telephone box – 4:07:57
  29. Alice Gerlach, Fastest marathon dressed as a television character (female) – 4:13:39 (Banana Man)
  30. Michael Law, Fastest marathon dressed as a star – 4:20:07
  31. Jayne Moreton, Fastest marathon dressed as a dragon (female) – 4:32:54
  32. Tom Langdown, Fastest marathon wearing chainmail (upper body) – 4:50:16
  33. Susan Ridgeon, Fastest Marathon in a Toilet Roll Costume (Female) – 4:54:00
  34. Thomas Bolton, Fastest marathon dressed as a car (Del Boy’s Yellow Robin Reliant) – 4:55:.09
  35. Jeremy Allinson, Fastest marathon dressed as a Star Wars character (Storm Trooper) – 4:59:12
  36. Paul Cousins, Fastest marathon dressed as a three dimensional aircraft (Helicopter) – 5:03:15
  37. Ben Blowes, Fastest marathon carrying a household appliance (white goods – Tumble drier) – 5:58:37
  38. David Hepburn, Meg Walker, Ceyhun Jay Uzun, Andy Sharpe & Holly Bishop, Fastest marathon in a five person costume (Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine) – 6:17:26
  39. Marc Jenner, Fastest marathon carrying a 100 lb pack – 6:47:03

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