Here's the dates and venues for the forthcoming Essex County cross country championships.
XC Relays on 26th September hosted by Southend AC at Hockley. The start time will be10am. The race will have chip timing and batons (same as the road relays). Clubs will also be able to enter mixed teams of 2 men and 2 women (seniors only). An athlete will not be able to run in 2 different teams. Mixed teams are eligible for county medals.
Vet XC Champs on 28th November and will include the county champs for U13 and U15’s as well. Hosted by Colchester Harriers at Hilly Fields. U13 race will start at 10am
Main County Champs on 9th January – venue to be confirmed at Claybury. Start time will also be 10am.
All clubs are encouraged to enter teams into these long standing events.
Why not join our measured 5k race on bridleways and tracks, mostly through the beautiful Westley Heights Country Park, Langdon Hills, Basildon?
Our next race will be held on Wednesday 8 July 2015 at 7.30pm at Westley Heights Country Park, High Road, Langdon Hills, Basildon, SS16 6HU
(behind The Crown [Harvester] Public House – but please don’t park in their Car Park!)
Entry fee: £2.00 [on the day only]
Organised by Pitsea Running Club. All ages and standards welcome, but children under 12 must have parent / guardian running with them.
Toilets available, but no changing or shower facilities. Full details are on the Pitsea Running Club website – www.pitsearunningclub.org.uk
The races have been selected for the 2016 Essex Road Running Championships. Not all dates are known at present, but they will appear on the calendar when available. The races are:-
Essex 20 - 13/3/16 Halstead Marathon - 8/5/16 Witham 5 Miles - 2/5/16 Feslted 10K Pleshey Half Marathon Tiptree 10 Miles
Cross Country dates to follow.
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 three 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), Harrow Lodge (Hornchurch) and Central Park (Chelmsford).
Details of all 19 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.
The only category A Fell Race inside the M25 motorway that circles London!
Closing date for entries into the Essex 10km champs is midnight June 30th. There will be no entries possible after this date.
A list of entrants to date can be found on this website.