Running in Essex


Essex is a great place for running – mostly flat, lovely countryside, a lovely coast and a decent transport system (yes really).

One half of team Essex Days out did quite a bit of running back in the day (we’re talking decades ago…) including the Colchester Half Marathon (which did include some hills) and he did it in under 2hrs, not bad for a Big Lad :

Here’s a calendar of the 2024 marathons, and half marathons : (more to be added)

June 2024

Southend Half Marathon
East Beach, Shoeburyness, SS3 9AD
Sunday 9th June 2024, 8am
“Our 13.1 mile coastal course is fast, flat and traffic free making it ideal for those looking for a PB.”
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October 2024

Chelmsford Marathon/Half Marathon
Central Park, Chelmsford, CM2 0RW
Sunday 13th October 2024, 9am onwards
“Join runners as they race, run, jog, and walk through Central Park and into the Essex countryside in support of Havens Hospices.”
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