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”.
Congratulations to Malcom Muir (Ilford AC) and Nikki Brockbank (Springfield Striders) who both rolled back the years to become 2014 Essex 10 Mile Champions at Tiptree in 55.56 and 65.14 respectively as veterans!.
Update 2014 Grand Prix tables can now be found on this site.
Final 2014 Essex Championships event is 10k hosted by Chelmsford AC on Sunday 23 November at 2pm (full details on calendar).
After the success of the last workshop, Unique Running Results are holding another Running Workshop on Saturday 1st of November 2-5pm. The event will be held at Braintree Leisure Centre Panfield Lane Braintree. The following is on the agenda:
Theory Session on Running Technique
Practical Running 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 £40 per person
Harlow District Council and Harlow Running Club has succeeded in bringing a new parkrun event to Harlow Town Park. The first event will take 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.
Potential parkrun Events in Essex
Proposed Brentwood Event URGENTLY needs help!!!!!
Do you want a Romford Event?
Possible Hockley Woods Event?
I heard that a group are working to establish a parkrun event at Hockley Woods. I will pass on further details when I hear them.
CHELMSFORD will be hosted it's first ever marathon on 19 October 2014.
The event organised by The J's Hospice, will take runners through the city's most scenic spots - including Central Park, Hylands Park and the village of Writtle.
The winners were Paul Martelletti & Nikki Brockbank of Springfield Striders respectively. 960 completed the event and results are link follows:- http://www.chiptiminguk.co.uk/ps/results/Chelmsford%20Marathon/35084
The dates for the Essex Cross Country Championships are
Sat Sep 27 @11:00 - EssexAA XC Relays
Sat Nov 29 @11:00 - Essex Vets Champs
Sat Jan 03 @11:00 - Essex XC Championships Seniors and Young Athletes
All clubs have been sent details for the relays by the Cross Country Secretary.
A new winter series of 10km races on the First Saturday of the Month October 2014 - March 2015 within the confines of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at Stratford. A phenomenal London location avoiding all road crossings. A mixed ability race series. All runners are welcome. See our calendar for full details.