The recent meeting of the Essex AA endurance running committee have proposed the following changes for 2020 for Essex championship races.
Proposed changes for next year:
Limit the number of entries to 500 (100 of which will be for the Inter Counties) due to the size of the hall, traffic etc
Due to the 25% reduction in entries the following additional changes were proposed to maintain the Essex Champs
Make race EA affiliated Essex Qualified runners only
Entry fee to increase from £6 to £10
There will be a change of venue for next year.
Consideration being given to changing the host marathon to Chelmsford.
This has been raised by ELVIS series committee and by Harwich RC. The proposal being to raise the women’s vets categories to match the men and start at age 40 – this is for endurance events (road and cross country). T&F still remains at 35 for both men and women at this time. There was a unanimous vote to equalise the vets categories and for the categories to be in 5 year blocks for road and cross country. The cross country changes will take effect from September 2019 and road from January 2020. For relay races (road and XC) the age groups will remain in 10 year blocks.
More information in the minutes here.