This is an annual 10km (6.2m) race organised by Saffron Striders RC. It is a multi-terrain race (90% off-road), set in the beautiful rolling north Essex countryside.

For 2016 the course will start at Joyce Frankland Academy, (formerly Newport Free Grammar School), Bury Water Lane, Newport, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 3TR. It will take place at 10:30 on Sunday 25th September 2016, and all finishers will receive a technical t-shirt. Entry fees are £11 affiliated runners, £13 unaffiliated, plus £2 on the day.
Enter online here

The Grand Prix tables after the Felsted 10km are here

On getting the complete and correct results from Chiptiming it has been determined that the ladies team medals were awarded incorrectly on race day. The correct team results were:

 1st – Springfield Striders

2nd – Colchester Harriers

3rd – Southend AC


Colchester and Southend were awarded each other medals due to missing runners in the preliminary results. The correct medals will be re-presented to their rightful owners in due course. I am glad to say that despite the issue with the results, there were no other medals awarded incorrectly on the day.


For those age category medallists that we couldn’t award their medals, we will get these to you asap. Refer to the Grand Prix Tables for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category.


Next Grand Prix race is the Essex Half Marathon Champs in Pleshey on October 2nd

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A new initiative this year, we have moved the 10,000m T&F event to a mid-week evening in July, to be held centrally in Essex at the Braintree Sports Centre.

The 4th Grand Prix Race for 2016 was held at a warm and muggy Felsted on July 10th.

County male champion was Mark newton of Springfield Striders

County female champion was Sarah Stradling of Colchester Harriers

Male and Female team champions were Springfield Striders


Over the weekend of 21/22 May, Havering '90 were sole representatives of eastern London and Essex at the Green Belt Relay.

The Green Belt Relay is an annual 22-stage running relay race around 220 miles of the Green Belt around the outside of London over a single weekend.  The course mainly follow footpaths, towpaths or minor roads.  It is organised by The Stragglers running club, has been going since 1995, and involves around 35-40 teams. Runners form teams of 11 people, and each runner runs one stage each day.

As fantastic an event as this is and Havering were glad not to come last, the next event is a year away, so why not get a team together for this year's Essex Way Relay?

This race covers the 82 miles of the Essex way from Epping Station to Harwich Old Lighthouse in 10 stages. The route is mostly cross country and can be difficult through crops and across ploughed fields. Nevertheless it is a very enjoyable day out in the most attractive rural parts of Essex (with an excellent fish and chip shop and pubs waiting for you at Harwich). The course is NOT marked and it is essential for all competitors to have reconnoitred their section before the day to avoid getting lost.

More details here

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 east London & Essex 5k parkruns under More tab at top of page and then follow Race Series in Essex tab.

Proposed parkruns at Hadleigh Park and Loughton are looking for core team and general volunteers in order to start the events. If you want to help please contact by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Hadleigh Park and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Loughton.


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