Tiptree Road Runners won the 2018 award for their Tiptree 10 miles road race. This race becomes the first race to win the award 3 times since its inception some 11 years ago.

The Howard Williams Trophy is awarded to the best road race in the Essex AA area as voted for by clubs.

Clubs are sent a voting form in October/November and have to rank their best three road races in order. Votes should be based upon how the race is organised rather than on goody bags and medals. Voting is by one voting form per club and it's up to the club how they rank their races. They can consult members or manage it within their committee or however else they see fit. Clubs can vote for their own race. Forms have to be returned by end of January to the Essex Endurance Committee, who count up the votes and the trophy is awarded at the Essex 20 road race. 

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