Last Sunday, the Colchester Half Marathon returned for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic and thousands of people from the newly named city took part.

After months of hard work and training, a team from across Attwells SolicitorsColchester and Ipswich offices tMatthew at Colchester Half Marathonook to the streets to run in the city’s 10th, annual 13.1-mile race along with other staff members who volunteered to cheer on their colleagues as race marshals.

Charlotte and Hannah at the Colchester Half Marathon

As the race’s title sponsor, Attwells were delighted to see such a great turnout from across Colchester and beyond in aid of Headway Essex and The Robin Cancer Trust. The Robin Cancer Trust is the UK’s germ cell cancer charity and it aims to raise awareness and help save lives. Headway Essex’s mission is to help families and carers help to be able to offer support to people living with brain injuries across the county.

Partner of the firm and Head of Employment Law, Lloyd who ran the half marathon for the first time commented; “By mile 5 it started to get tough but I eased off and at mile 8 I felt great, by mile 10 it got hard and my muscles were sore. The last 2 miles were killers, with the sprint for the line a close call with searing cramp taking hold!”

Hannah, Senior Paralegal joined Lloyd for the race and said “The hot weather made it a lot harder, but pacing myself was the key to completing the challenge!”

Matthew, Senior Solicitor who is a keen runner and who achieved a personal best on the day, remarked that “it was a really enjoyable and well-organised event as always with a massive thanks to all volunteers and marshals. Tough going in the heat but the roadside support was a huge help in pushing us all along.”