Spring is officially here in Sunny Colch – time perhaps to promote once again the rather unique Sight Running health and historic tour around Britain’s Oldest Recorded. Colchester Sight Running is essentially a tourist trot around the town, showing the benefits of Sunny Colch, whilst also keeping fit at the same time.
Organiser Sascha Cutura explains:
“One day an idea struck me: I’m running every day; there are lots of visitors. Why not offer a tour? I know from personal experience that visitors like to see the sights but tend not to want long tours.
My tour follows the longest surviving Roman wall in Britain, taking in the Old Siege House from the Civil War era, and Jumbo, England’s largest Victorian water tower. We also see the Balkerne Gate arches and the Norman Castle. My favourite sections are the Colne river and Castle Park.”
The regular runs aren’t just attracting tourists to the town either. Local folk are seeing the appeal in local history whilst they lose the pounds. The total distance is an achievable 3.2 miles, usually run between 45 – 55 minutes. Secure lock up facilities and showers are even provided at Lion Walk Shopping Centre.
With the success of the recent Colchester Half Marathon organised by Colchester Round Table, running around the town seems to be booming. Details of the 2013 half marathon will be published in September. But for now, a tourist trot around Britain’s Oldest Recorded is no bad way to keep on training.