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Explore the Roman River Valley with this fantastic trail running event. With a Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k available runners of all abilities can enjoy the challenge. Come along for the beautiful trails and for your bespoke finisher's medal.
Participants
Half Marathon, 10k, and Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 25 Sept 2022
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Layer Marney, United Kingdom
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4.4
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Where and when
Location
Layer Marney, Colchester CO5 9US, UK
Start times
Sun, 25 Sept 2022
Marathon:
9:30am |
Half Marathon:
9:45am |
10k:
12:00pm
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Roman River Trails
Marathon
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26.2mi
Route
2 Loops
£37.00
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
Route
1 Loop
£34.50
10k
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10km
Route
1 Loop
£17.50
Route information
This trail running event has a Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k allowing runners of all abilities to come and take part. All 3 races will start at the spectacular Layer Marney Tower, and take in the beautiful countryside surrounding it. Runners will enjoy the sights and sounds of the Roman River valley and the villages alongside.
The route will take runners on mixed terrain with hard packed trail paths, some tarmac and some grass footpaths. Runners will cross the river numerous times, and given the nature of the river valley, there will be a few hills to contend with. Marathon runners will run the Half Marathon route twice, with the 10k taking a slightly different route.
Aid Stations
10k
There will be a water stop around halfway with a few small snacks.
Half Marathon and Marathon
Fully stocked aid stations will be at regular intervals, these will carry a mixture of water, squash, flat coke, biscuits, chocolate, peanuts, pretzels, flapjacks, fruit, jelly babies, tangfastics etc.
What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher's Medal
  • Fully stocked aid stations
  • Toilets
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How to get there
Layer Marney, Colchester CO5 9US, UK
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By Car
Layer Marney Tower is situated approximately 8 miles South-west of Colchester and can be accessed from the B1022.
Event day logistics
09:30 Marathon Starts
09:45 Half Marathon Starts
12:00 10k Starts
Age Requirements
Runners must be 16 or over to enter the 10k, 17 or over to enter the Half Marathon and 19 or over to enter the Marathon.
Cups
In order to reduce plastic waste this is a Cupless event. Drinks will be provided at the aid station but you will need to bring your own drinking vessel to be refilled. You will be able to purchase a Hydrapak Speedcup at registration for £3.95.
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Hare & Tortoise Running
It's our aim to provide premier running events throughout Essex and the South East for all abilities. ​ Between us, we have accumulated more years running than we like to count and participate in as many races as we think we can get away with (either to stay injury-free or just to keep the family harmony)! ​ We think that this gives a really good idea about what makes for great running events and our aim is to provide awesome events with runners always at the heart of what we do. ​ We also recognise the enormous benefits of running for general well-being and mental health and want to encourage participation at every ability and for any age. For this reason, we have set up a running group to operate within the Run Together initiative.
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FAQ's
Will there be toilets at the Roman River Trail?
There are toilets located at the race HQ venue which is the start and finish of all races.
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Do I need to bring my own cup to the Roman River Trail?
In order to reduce plastic waste this is a Cupless event. Drinks will be provided at the aid station but you will need to bring your own drinking vessel to be refilled. You will be able to purchase a Hydrapak Speedcup at registration for £3.95.
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Will there be aid stations on the Roman River Trail?
On the 10k there will be water stations with a few snacks, while on the Half and Full Marathon route there will be aid stations with a variety of sweet and savoury snacks.
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Reviews
4.4
10 reviews
emily
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3.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
People were lovely, but myself and quite a few others got lost on the course due to the markers. Also the 5km/15km water station was hard to find-so hard I couldn't find it!
nick
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4.7
Did the 10k in 2022
Brilliant. Great organisation, friendly staff, and punches above its weight for atmosphere for such a small scale event. If you need mass crowds to get buzzing this isn't for you. But the 10K course is beautiful, this is running at its purest without all the bells and whistles. Decent medal too. Thanks H&TR.
maria
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4.0
Did the 10k in 2022
It was enjoyable, some course sections were uneven so participants should watch their step in places, especially when you come out into the road from the field.Well-organised and friendly volunteers/staff.There wasn’t too much of a pre-event atmosphere, so no need to get there too early!
tony
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4.0
Did the 10k in 2022
It's a much smaller event than I have experienced, which to be fair this is only my fourth event. Ladies at the start/finish were great, very friendly and welcoming. Very few people participating so naturally the atmosphere was very very chilled, which is not a bad thing, I went with expectations of a busier event.would certainly go again and would recommend.
ewa
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
It was very scenic route, for few moments little bit too scenic because I lost the way for a bit, made a few km above my planed distance, but nevermind... I enjoyed it in general.Thank you
alex
Star
4.7
Did the 10k in 2022
I loved it having done a number of half marathons and 10k’s but not for c10 years. My enthusiasm has been well and truly reignited
janine
Star
5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Could have done with Marshall’s at a couple of points where the course was unclear & when crossing the road, otherwise it was brilliant! A great experience i would definitely do again 😊
paul
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Awesome. Well organised. Slight issue at 18km with some contradictory signage, but I guessed correctly! Others were not so lucky I hear!
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Recent Questions
Darren James
10/5/2021
Can you pay on the day for the half marathon
Pete Jones
10/5/2021
Hi Darren, I'm so sorry but entries have now closed and we don't have on the day entries.
elsbeth Thomas
10/4/2021
I'm thinking of entering this race on sunday. is there accomodation nearby?
Pete Jones
10/4/2021
Hi Elsbeth, there are a range of accommodation options available in Colchester, which is just a 15 minute drive from Layer Marney Tower. The race entries close in just over an hour to enable us to undertake all the race prep that we need to so you will need to enter very soon if you want to join us on Sunday :-) Thanks Bev
Charles Gay
10/3/2021
I’ve not heard anything from you about race day, or received a race pack. Should I expect this?
Pete Edge
10/4/2021
Hey Charles - i'm in the same boat so i guess we'll get something in the next few days.
Pete Jones
10/4/2021
Hi Pete, as I have just replied to Charles, you should receive the final instructions email in the next day or so. Please do check your junk/spam folder as it will come from our race management software Eventize. See you soon, Bev
Pete Jones
10/4/2021
Hi Charles, you will receive a final instructions email either today or tomorrow. It will be an on the day registration and number pick up. We will give you all the info you need in the email. The email will come from our race management system Eventize so it's probably worth checking your spam/junk folder if you haven't seen anything by Wednesday morning. We look forward to seeing you soon, Bev
Charles Gay
10/3/2021
I’ve not received and information about race day or a race pack / number. Should I expect this?
Charles Gay
10/3/2021
I’ve not heard anything from you about race day, or received a race pack. Should I expect this?
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