Essex Road Championships Info – Don’t forget your Race Licence!

5 March 2017 - By Anita Grainger

A few people have been asking about the Essex Road championships and Grand Prix tables so following my post from 20th Feb here goes with the info, but first……

DON’T FORGET: Race Licences and selecting Essex qualified when entering are required to take part!

WRC missed out on a team medal at Pleshey Half Marathon in October as a result of not selecting Essex qualifies. It’s a shame to miss out on medals just because the Essex box has not been ticked.

What does Essex qualified mean?  

The criteria is to either have 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). Race licences are also a must.

Scoring Information

The Championships are held annually over several distances; 5M, 10K, 10M, Half Marathon, 20M and Marathon.

At each of the championship races medals are awarded for the first 3 in each age category and the first 3 teams in both Ladies and Mens. Teams are made up of 3 runners in finish order

Over the race series points are awarded for the first 25 in each age category of each race. These points are totted up after the last race and medals awarded to the first three in each age category overall.

The following trophies are awarded to the winners of each distance as follows:

Distance Men’s Trophy Ladies’ Trophy

The points scoring is as follows:

Points awarded for the best 5 races out of the 6 – runners can “drop” their worst race score.

  1. The “attendance” point system remains (1 point for doing 1 of the races, an additional 2 points for the 2nd, etc up to 5 points for the 5/6th race). In total a runner could get 15 points by doing 5 races (1,2,3,4,5). The attendance points will only apply to age categories (not the open category);
  2. “Position” points to the top 25 runners in each category remain – 1st gets 25 points down to 25th gets 1 point.
  3. All races will score the same (no additional points for the longer races)

2017 Race Dates

20 Miles – Langham (5 March)

5 Miles – Braintree (2 April) – entries open & filling up fast

Marathon – Halstead (7 May)

10km – Brentwood (2 July ) – not open yet

Half Marathon – Pleshey (24 September) – due to open in April

10 Miles – Stebbing (12 November) – likely to open in August


Other Essex Road Championships

Road Relays – Harwich (18th March) link below


Link to Road Championship page on Essex Athletics Site

Link to Grand Prix tables

Any questions please ask

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