Runner dies after completing half marathon

A man in his thirties has died after running the Southend half marathon in Essex

Runner dies after completing half marathon

The man collapsed at the finish line Credit: PA

A man in his 30s has died at a half marathon event in Essex.

Police were called just after midday when the man collapsed at the finish of the Southend half marathon at Shoeburyness.

The man was taken to a medical tent in Ness Road, at the event organised by the Haven's Hospice Group, where staff tried to revive him.

There are no suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for the coroner, police said.