Team managers are listed below.

Date: Wednesday 8th September 2021 

Venue: Chelmsford Athletics Centre 

Start Times: 7pm – 9pm 

Entry deadline: 6pm Sunday 29th August 2021 (or as soon as the entry limit is reached) 

Entry Limit: Max 100 

Age categories – Senior, V40, V50 (U20s can enter as seniors – must be 17 by 31/8/22) 

There will be up to 4 individual races with up to 25 athletes per race.  

You will be asked to predict your finishing time on the entry form and this (together with any other relevant evidence) will determine your seeding and race allocation. We will endeavour to seed athletes with similar times to make this as much of a real race as possible.  

Your individual start time will be communicated once entries have closed. Please do not enter unless you can make any start in the range above but as an indication the fastest runners will run in the A race last and the slower runners at the start of the night. 

Due to the limited number of athletes that can be accommodated, and the need to adhere to strict start times, all runners must be capable of following standards: 

Men – Sub 42 minutes 

Women – Sub 50 minutes 

Please do not enter if you do not expect to be able to run the minimum standard. 

The race is an Essex County Championship race only. Athletes must be Essex qualified and a paid up current member of England Athletics. Any athletes that enters that do not meet these conditions will forfeit their entry. 

Essex Championship medals (Open, V40 and V50) will be awarded based on finish times which may mean the county champion could come from any race not just the last race of the day. 

No refunds will be given for athletes who cannot make their allocated start time. If any athlete misses their allocated start time they may not be able to run in a subsequent race.  

Refunds may not be possible should there be a change in Government restrictions that mean the event cannot proceed as currently planned. 

Finally, please pay attention to the rules governing permitted shoes for track races.


2021 Essex 10,000m Champs

Join me at 2021 Essex 10,000m Champs on September 8, 2021!

The County Championships are being held on Saturday/Sunday 31 July 2021 and 1 August 2021 at Chelmsford

The results for the county championships are here

The provisional LIST OF EVENTS is here showing which day the events are on. The 5k and 10k will be separate as last year and there is no 10k walk. There is only one steeplechase event for Senior, U20 and U17 men and women over 2000m both on 1st August Confirmation will be sent out at least one week before the event. However, you are asked to check the website prior to the championships for the final timetable. 

The CLOSING DATE for entries for the championships, by post is FRIDAY 2nd July 2021 and on-line THURSDAY 8th July 2021. LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED and this is strictly enforced

A reminder that entries must be in accordance with IAAF and UKA rules. You MUST now be registered with England Athletics for the year starting 1st April 2021 and provide your correct EA licence number to enter unless you enter through a school. Only competitors who were born in Essex, who have lived in Essex for the past 9 months or qualify under UKA Rule 21 S6 are eligible to take part in the championships.

Entries can be made on-line (see notes on website) and are required to quote your England Athletics registration number or if entering through a school add SCHOOL. The fee is £10 per event and can be made on-line at:

If entering by post please ensure that the application form is fully completed and signed by the competitor if over 18 or the parent/guardian if under 18 years of age.

You should be aware of the UK Athletics policy on ‘Use of Photographic and Video Images of children/young persons under the age of 18’, which can be seen on the website

APPLICATION FORMS should be sent to, Championship Secretary, Essex AA, 5 Manwood Avenue. Canterbury, Kent CT2 7AE

Entries must be sent by ordinary mail; it is possible that special delivery and recorded delivery will be delayed and not received in time. If necessary, get a certificate of posting, which is free.

If you have any PROBLEMS, then you should contact your club secretary, who will be able to contact the championship secretary.

Original letter is here, includes postal entry form.

 Cancelled for 2021

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