The Halstead and Essex Marathon is organised by Halstead Road Runners. First staged in 1995 the race is regarded as a well run, friendly marathon.
The course runs through quiet and picturesque secondary roads which undulate with small valleys and a section of grass towards the end.
My first time at Halstead & it exceeded my expectations and although a bit warmer than I like the atmosphere and countryside was brilliant. I think the marshaling and organization was super and will now call this my favorite marathon.