Essex Cross Country relays – Saturday 2nd October

6 September 2021 - By Natalie Lilley

UPDATE – entries now closed – insufficient interest to submit a team

Generally seen as the curtain-raiser to the cross country season, the Essex XC Relays will take place on Saturday 2nd October and will be hosted by Billericay Striders at Weald Country Park, Brentwood, CM14 5QS.

There are categories for male, female and mixed teams.  Female teams need three runners, and male and mixed need four runners. The distance for each leg is 5k so suitable for all however, please note you must have an EA licence number to take part.

The timings of this years races will be slightly different to normal as the park is used for Parkrun in the morning.  We have use of the venue from midday to 5pm and therefore the races will be at the following times:

Race 1 – U13, U15, U17 Girls – 1pm

Race 2 – U13, U15, U17 Boys – 2pm

Race 3 – senior men, women and mixed teams – 3pm.

Race numbers will be available from midday and will be handed to Team Managers not individual runners. Medal presentations will be after each race.  The senior course is mostly the parkrun route which is permanently marked out.  Course maps are attached along with info about parking fees.

We appreciate that this has been scheduled for the same weekend as the Chelmsford Half, and the London Marathon, which may mean that some of you can’t make it.  If you’re not entered in one of those, and are interested in taking part, please enter via the entry form below by 17th September.

We hope to see some of you there 🙂

Nat & Adam (Captains)

XC relay course

Parking charges




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