IT'S on your marks for Frinton Rotary’s Half-Marathon-beside-the-Sea.

This year, the Frinton and Walton Half Marathon and Fun Run has had its long distance event officially measured, making it one of the most attractive courses on the circuit, with its sea views from the cliff top and promenade.

Both events start and finish at Frinton Cricket Club on Sunday, April 14.

The half marathon takes runners from Frinton to Walton’s Naze Tower via the Greensward then along the prom to Clacton Sailing Club, in Holland-on-Sea, and back to the cricket club.

The fun run is a two-mile jog round the Frinton Avenues and The Esplanade.

“It will be the third time we’ve used this route and it’s become a favourite with serious runners who want a little more than road runs,” said Frinton Rotary’s event co-ordinator, Andrew James.

“We are looking forward to encouraging all local schools to enter teams.

“This year we have updated our IT for the event, making sure results are almost instantly available.

"The booking system has also been improved and to make it all the more fun we are planning a brass band to see the runners off.”

There are special awards for various groups in both events and all finishers will receive a medal.

All profits will go towards Frinton Rotary Club community projects.

Entry forms are available at