The results from Saturday's XC championships are here

Thanks to everybody concerned in organising and volunteering the events.

The Essex 20 is sold out but the online system has been re-opened until 21st February to enable runners who are no longer able to run to transfer their entry to a friend .

You should log onto, and follow the instructions, entering the new runners email address. They will then be sent a link to complete the transfer and pay their entry fee. Once completed the original runner will receive a refund of their original entry fee (less the admin fee).

Any runner with a place that they no longer want who is not transferring it please contact us as we have a waiting list of 50 runners eager to run.


Inter County Match

We are pleased to announce that the Essex 20 will host an inter country match between Essex, Herts, Cambs, Kent and Suffolk (with Surrey and Beds possibly joining too). This is an initiative the endurance committee has being pushing for the past 3 years and we are pleased to see it finally get off the ground. It gives Essex road runners the chance again to earn that red county vest.

Teams of 4 men and women will be selected to represent the county and if you have anyone in your clubs who wish to be considered for selection then please have them contact Gary Chandler on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 31st January 2016. It is expected that the teams will consist of runners expecting to run times around the following standards: Men sub 1.54, Women sub 2.15


Witham RC are pleased to announce that entries for the Witham Running Club May Day 5 race are now open.

Further information can also be found on our new website

Witham RC is extremely proud to be hosting an Essex Championship race for the first time. We anticipate that our central position will attract runners from all over the county, and therefore we are optimistic we will reach our race limit of 600 runners well before the race.


Clubs are invited to submit their votes for the best road race in Essex to win the Howard Williams Trophy. Voting forms have been sent to clubs. The voting is on a club basis rather than individuals. A reminder than clubs nominations need to be returned by 31st January 2016.

Essex Road Relays – Saturday 19th March

After the unanimous positive feedback in 2015 the county road relays once again return to Harwich on Saturday 19th March at 11am.

Harwich now also has a parkrun too and so for all those clubs that have a large parkrun contingent why not suggest they do a bit of “touring” and warmup with the parkrun first, then tackle the county race (over a measured 5km route) later that morning.

Last year we had 66 teams from 15 clubs and we are expecting a larger turnout this year due to last year’s success.

Entry form is here and entries need to be returned by no later than Saturday 12th March 2016.

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 five 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), Harrow Lodge (Hornchurch) and Maldon Prom (started 3 January 2016).

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.

Essex 20m – 6th March
Witham 5m – 2nd May
Halsted Marathon – 8th May
Felsted 10km – 10th July
Pleshey Half Marathon – 2nd October
Tiptree 10m – 9th October

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St Luke's Hospice Dunton Test Track 10 Mile
Sun Feb 28 @08:00 -
St Peters Way Ultra 45M
Sun Feb 28 @09:00 -
Roding Valley Half Marathon
Sat Mar 05 @09:30 -
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 10km Winter Race Series
Sun Mar 06 @10:00 -
Essex 20
Sun Mar 13 @09:00 -
Colchester Half Marathon
Sun Mar 06 @10:00 -
Essex 20
Mon May 02 @10:00 -
Witham May Day 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
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Essex 2016 Road Relays

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