The start of the 2015 Essex Grand Prix Road Race Championships commences next March over the 20 mile distance at Langham, Essex.
The Essex 20 is a long standing race and has been hosted by different clubs in different parts of the county. Previous results are here going back to 1970. The race is an open race but to qualify for the Essex Championship, you need to be hold Essex qualification, which means having been born in Essex or have been an Essex resident for at least 9 months. In addition you cannot have competed in another county’s championship in the same year (eg. Suffolk / Kent,etc)
Runners will not qualify for Essex medals /prizes if they are not wearing the club kit of their first claim club in whose name they have entered.
Essex County medals awarded to the first 3 affiliated runners in each of the following categories:
Men: Open, V40, V50, V60 and V70
Women: Open, V35, V45, V55 and V65
Team medals: First 3 Essex Mens / Ladies Teams
UKA race licence 2015-13327
Course measurement Cert No. 2011/246
Entry Fees In recognition of the ever increasing cost of road races and the extremely positive feedback received last year the organisers have decided to keep the entry fee low to bring you probably the best value for money 20 mile race in the country. There are no t-shirts or medals or chip-timing, but all runners will get a free tea/coffee and the satisfaction of testing themselves over the distance:
|Enter by 31 December 2014||£6||£8|
|Enter after 1 January 2015||£10||£12|
|On the day entries||£15||£15|
The race HQ is at Langham Village Hall, Langham nr Colchester CO4 5PA and the start is at 10:00am. The course is a challenging three laps around quiet Essex lanes and there is a cut off of 4 hours.
The race limit 550 and it is very unlikely that there will be any entries on the day. The race sold out in early February last year.
We regret the course is not suitable for wheelchair athletes.
A course map is here
Showers are available at the venue, as well as free parking. We suggest you leave any valuables in your cars as there is no manned baggage storage area and belongings left unattended during the race are left at your own risk.
Essex AA and Colchester Harriers look forward to welcoming you all to Langham.
This year online entries will be available as well as postal entries. Be sure to enter the Essex Championship (if you qualify) when registering online
Postal application form available now via this link Cheques payable to “The Essex 20 Road Race”.
As of 21 November, 191 entries have been sold for the Essex 20. Further updates will appear here.
The dates for the Essex Cross Country Championships are
|Order of Events||Age at 1st September 2014||Approx distance|
|11.00am||Under 13 BOYS||3k (2 miles)|
|11.15||Under 13 GIRLS||3k (2 miles)|
|11.35||Under 15 BOYS||4k (2.5 miles)|
|12.00||Under 15 GIRLS||4k (2.5 miles)|
|12.30||Under 17 MEN and||5k (3 miles)|
|Under 17 & 20 WOMEN||5k (3 miles)|
|13.10||Under 20 MEN and||8k (5 miles)|
|Senior WOMEN||8k (5 miles)|
|14.00||Senior MEN||12k (7.5 miles)|
All clubs have been sent details for the relays by the Cross Country Secretary.
Harlow District Council and Harlow Running Club has succeeded in bringing a new parkrun event to Harlow Town Park. The first event took place on Saturday 8 November 2014 9am. I am sure that runners in West Essex will support this new event. Full details of the event are on the following link:- http://www.parkrun.org.uk/harlow/ or @harlowparkrun on twitter or on Facebook.
The new event will launch at Weald Country Park, South Weald, Brentwood, CM14 5QS on Saturday 6 December 2014 9am subject to passing a test event. Full details of the event are on the following link:- http://www.parkrun.org.uk/brentwood/ or @brentwoodpkrun on twitter or on Facebook.
Potential parkrun Events in Essex
Possible Hockley Woods & Hatfield Forest Events?
I heard that groups are working to establish a parkrun events at Hockley Woods & Hatfield Forest. I will pass on further details when I hear them.
The county AGM will be held on Monday 1st December at Chelmsford AC clubhouse – all clubs are welcome to attend. Agenda have been sent to all club secretaries.
After the success of the last workshop, Unique Running Results are holding another Running Workshop on Saturday 17th January. The event will be held at Braintree Leisure Centre Panfield Lane Braintree. The following is on the agenda:
How to Train
Theory Session and Practical Session
This Workshop is suitable for any ability from beginners to those that have been running for many years.
Further details check our website www.uniquerunningresults.co.uk
Tel: 01371 852161
Only £35 per person
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.
There are also several Junior parkruns for 4-14 years, which are held over 2K and which operate on a similar basis to 5K parkrun, but are held on a Sunday. Parents can run with their children at these events.
Details of all 15 Essex 5k parkruns under More tab at top of page and then follow Race Series in Essex tab.
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.