Half Marathon

Date for the 2019 Great Bentley Half Marathon –

Sunday 3rd February. 

Please note that entry for next year’s race will open towards the end of October this year – Date to be announced nearer the time.

Thank you to all those who attended our 2018 half marathon. We hope you enjoyed the race and did not get too cold! Well done to Helen Davies from Ipswich JAFFA, who beat her own course record, which she set last year.

Race results by ChiptimimgUK here

Race results spreadsheet here


£18 – Member of UKA affiliated athletics club

£20 – 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
  • Chip timing
  • Minimum age 17 yrs 
  • Maximum 800 online entries
  • No entry on the day 
  • Baggage storage
  • Secure bike storage area
  • First aid
  • Marshalled course
  • Water stations
  • Cakes, sandwiches etc available
  • Course NOT suitable for wheelchairs
  • All participants take part at their own risk. Any participant unsure of their physical ability to take part in the event should seek medical advice from a general practitioner prior to the event
  • The course will begin to be dismantled 3 hours after the start of the race. Course directions will still be available and a ‘sweep’ cyclist will follow the last runner.
  • Closing date for change of details or transfer of race numbers is STRICTLY midnight on Sunday 14th January 2018. Notify us via our “contact us” tab, giving your full details and the full details of the person you wish to transfer your place to
  • Medal 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: Helen Davies Ipswich Jaffa 1:15:51 – 2018

Read our race report for the 2016 race.

Previous Years Results