RUNNERS in the Brentwood Half Marathon may get a scare on March 23 when they find a zombie legging it behind them.

However, they should not fear as this undead creature is just actor Stief Brett who is taking part in the event in fancy dress in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Brett is set to star as the lead zombie in Welcome To Essex, a horror movie shot entirely in Brentwood.

To sponsor the actor, visit