…well, what is the next logical marathon after Paris and Hamburg? Any thoughts? Essex of course! Halstead & Essex to be precise. Just one hour car journey from where I live. And a good old friend will drive me. What more can you ask for. The race is on the 12th of May, relatively small and has a very beautiful course through the finest English countryside. Runnersworld apparently voted it 4th best marathon in UK. Woohoo. But would I need to get a fake tan first and my eyebrows shaped?