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Partner Spotlight: Mersea Homes

We chatted to Mersea Homes about their partnership with The Colchester Half Marathon and their very own 10k training route!

Colchester holds a huge amount of significance for our team at Mersea Homes. Our family-run business has been at the heart of many new build developments in the area over the decades, including several of our current projects – such as the groundbreaking Chesterwell Collection and the timeless Horkesley Hamlet.

That is why we are delighted to share that Mersea Homes are among the main sponsors of the Colchester Half Marathon one of the most anticipated events on the calendar. Bringing together locals in the spirit of fitness, friendly competition and raising money for charity, we are incredibly proud to play our part in supporting this incredible annual tradition.

As one of the Colchester Half-Marathon’s primary sponsors, we are providing financial support to help allow this fantastic event to take place.

But that’s not all. Two of our team members are actively training to take on this 13-mile challenge. They are taking full advantage of our extensive Chesterwell and Horkesley Hamlet developments to shape up for this long, winding run.

If you’re a keen athlete, or eager to support a great cause, why not join in yourself? We want to have as big a “Mersea” presence as possible at the event. So, if you live in one of our homes and would love to take part, we will pay the entry fee for you. No catch, no questions asked. Get in touch with our team, let us know you want to be involved, and we’ll have you covered.

Plus, several members of our team will be set up at one of the four water stations along the route, handing out some much-needed fluid to all runners along the way. And of course, we’ll be cheering on all participants throughout their journey, especially our Mersea group!

In training? Try our 10km Chesterwell route!

To make sure you’re perfectly prepared for the blend of urban roadways and countryside lanes across the half-marathon, we’ve put together a fantastic 10km training route around North Colchester.

From there head up Mile End Road and Nayland Road towards our landmark Chesterwell development. Wrap around the streets of Chesterwell, enjoying its smooth roads and magnificent nature trails as you build up your fitness, before taking on part of the official Half-Marathon down Northern Approach Road to familiarise yourself with the terrain.

On the final stretch, push yourself along North Station Road back towards the river, through the town centre and along the edge of Castle Park, before coming to a well-earned stop back at the castle.

Use the convenient QR code to see our route in Google Maps. And if you need a break halfway through your journey, there’s plenty of parkland and outdoor benches at Chesterwell for you to rest and rehydrate.

You are also more than welcome to look around our high-specification new builds, and take in the aspirational architecture and build quality that Mersea Homes are renowned for.

Our team members participating in the Half-Marathon are regularly using this route ahead of the big day, so say hello if you spot them on your journey. Better yet, they’d be happy to have a quick chat if you’d like to know more about our remarkable Colchester new builds or other new build home developments in Essex.

Get your running shoes on!

We hope to see as many people at the Colchester Half-Marathon as possible, and are very proud to be sponsoring such an incredible community event.

Remember, all current Mersea Home owners can register for FREE. Just get in touch, let us know you'll be taking part, and we’ll cover your entry fee – no questions asked.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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