Half Marathon

Entry to the 2015 Great Bentley Half Marathon on Sunday 8th February has now closed. Race full

Thanks for all your support

We are unable to compile a waiting list for the race. However, we can offer a transfer of a name to another runner, in cases of injury or being unable to make it.

We will need the following details of the replacement runner, as well as the original entrants name.
The original entrant MUST contact us to confirm they are giving up their place.
All transfer notifications should be sent via the ‘contact us’ tab on the website.
The cut off for transfer of name will be midnight on Sunday 1st February 2015 :-
Full name
Full address
Date of birth
Running club name (if applicable)
EA Registration number
Contact email address
Contact telephone number(s)
£17 – Member of UKA affiliated athletics club

£19 – Non-member of UKA affiliated athletics club

  • Flat, fast course – View the route on Garmin Connect.
  • UKA measured – 13.1 Miles
  • Start time – 10:30 am
  • Minimum age 17 yrs
  • Race entry limit – 900   
  • No entry on the day 
  • Baggage storage
  • First aid
  • Marshalled course
  • Water stations
  • Hot food and Refreshments available
  • Voucher for free hot drink
  • Course NOT suitable for wheelchairs
  • Memento for all finishers
  • Runners World top 50 2009
  • Voted best Essex Race 2008
  • No ipods or music devices to be worn during the race

The race starts near to Great Bentley Village Hall, CO7 8LD.

Map of course here

Please note there is no participant parking at the Village Hall. However, there is ample parking on the Village Green, which will be clearly signposted and marshalled.

All race numbers and timing chips are to be collected on the day between 09:00 -10:00 from the Village Hall.

If the race is cancelled for any reason which is deemed not to be the fault of Great Bentley Running Club it will not be possible to defer entry nor will any entry costs be refunded.


Male 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Ladies 1st, 2nd , 3rd

MV 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70+
FV 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65+

1st mens team prize (1st 3 runners to finish NOT accumulated positions score)
1st ladies team prize (1st 3 runners to finish NOT accumulated positions score)

Course Records

Male: James Connor Kent AC 1:08:06 2010

Female: Sarah Stradling Colchester Harriers 1:16:26 2010

Read our race report for the 2014 race or take a look at how the race unfolded on twitter.

Previous Years Results