Here at Saltmarsh HQ we are not so keen on the words winners and losers. We think all our Saltmarshers are equally magnificent and/or bonkers, just for showing up. But if it is important to you, it is important to us. So we try our best to provide accurate results.


Year seven of Saltmarsh took a huge change of direction (although not literally!) This year we changed the format to a one-day 50 mile Ultra, and a Half marathon using part of the same course a few hours later. What this did was to refresh the Ultra after 6 years of 2-day 75 mile events, plus opened the door to a whole new group of 'Saltmarshers'.

With moderate tempertures, a light breeze and even some sun later in the day, Saltmarsh Saturday was perfect. Lets hope we have broken the Saltmarsh Saturday curse of recent years! 

Saltmarsh Ultra newbie Harry Smith (centred) was the first runner into Maldon in 7 hours 50 minutes followed by Saltmarsh stalwort Colin Harper 20 minutes later along with first female Jackie Stretton. The Spice Girls were the first relay team home in a little under 8 and a half hours.

The first finisher of the inaugral Saltmarsh Half was Jamie Vinny and first female Tracey English, seen in the image with Councillor Nick Skeens and Race Director Saltmarsh Shaun.

Saltmarsh 2019 ended with the last competitor crossing the finish line in Maldon 17 hours and 25 minutes after he started, well done Tim. In fact, well done to everyone involved whether you opted for the 50 mile or 13.1 mile events

We would like to thank our sponsors for making this event possible; Strutt & Parker Farms, Places Leisure, Quest Motors & Events Factor.

See you in 2020?



And then there were 2.

Of all the participants to have competed over the 6 years of the Saltmarsh 75 and now the Saltmarsh 50, only 2 have competed in all 7.

For Colin Harper (pictured in 2016), second this year, the Saltmarsh was his first multi-day Ultra back when we started in 2013. The second 'sevener' is Andy Layley. Well done to both.

We all know the Saltmarsh event is about the challenge so congratulations to everyone who took part. 

Each year we are blown away by the Saltmarsh community's determination to complete the course. Not everyone makes it but everyone achieves something quite special. 

As ever we couldn't run this event without the support provided by our event team, marshalls, Rover Rescue, Essex Raynet, EDMS Medical all of our checkpoint venues.  THANK YOU EVERYONE.

Legendary Colin