The results of the Essex Vets and Young Athletes XC on November 28 are here.

The Essex 20 has now sold out. The waiting list is also full.

England Athletics last week wrote to all clubs and affiliated organisations to advise of the affiliation and registration fees for 2016-17.

Following the results of feedback given through this year and last year’s consultation and in recognition of the fact that, as we move towards the end of the 4 year Sport England funding cycle, future income from other sources is not yet known, the Board of England Athletics has taken the decision to:

  • Set the athlete registration fee at £13 for 2016/17 Affiliation Year (which starts April 1 2016)
  • Hold the club affiliation fee at £100
  • Retain the current process for administering fees (through clubs)

 These fees apply for the affiliation year running from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.

parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run every Saturday at 9am. Remember to register on the Parkrun website to get your barcode which allows you to be timed and then receive your weekly email. 

Details of all 21 Essex 5k parkruns under More tab at top of page and then follow Race Series in Essex tab.

New parkrun event started at Thurrock (Pyramid Centre, Heath Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4XHon 10 October 2015. For further details see

There are also four Junior parkruns in Essex for 4-14 years, which are held over 2K and which operate on a similar basis to 5K parkrun, but are held at 10am on a Sunday. Parents can run with their children at these events. Locations are Barking & Dagenham (Central Park, Dagenham), Central Park (Chelmsford), Great Notley (nr Braintree) and Harrow Lodge (Hornchurch).

Does you area NOT have a parkrun? Have you contacted parkrun about starting a new events - let us know of your progress and if you need any assistance getting a working group together.

The races are confirmed as follows
Essex 20 - 6th March
Witham 5 - 2nd May
Halstead Marathon - 8th May
Felsted 10km - 10th July
Pleshey Half Marathon - 2nd October
Tiptree 10 - 9th October

The next meeting of the county endurance committee will be held on Monday 30th November at Chelmsford AC clubhouse from 7.30pm. All county affiliated running clubs are invited to send a representative along to the meeting.

EssexAArunning Olympic Park Christmas 10k in association with @FarahFoundation on 13 December. See
EssexAArunning Witham Boxing Day 5m - 11am - entry limit 600 - see
EssexAArunning Colchester Hospital Santa Fun Run 6 December - want to join them? click here @CoHoC_
Sun Mar 06 @10:00 -
Essex 20
Mon May 02 @10:00 -
Witham 5 Miles
Sun May 08 @10:00 -
Halstead & Essex Marathon
Sun Jul 10 @10:30 -
Felsted 10k
Sun Oct 02 @10:00 -
Pleshey Half Marathon
Sun Oct 09 @10:30 -
Tiptree 10 miles
Sat Jan 09 @10:00 -
Essex XC Championships Seniors
Sat Mar 19 @11:00 -
Essex 2016 Road Relays

Please send all new events and changes to

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