The 2020 road relays will be held at Abbey Fields, Colchester on Sunday 15th March at 11am.

Entry forms have been sent to all Essex affiliated clubs in early January and the entry deadline of Sunday 1st March.

New for 2020 will be the equalisation of veteran age categories to V40 and above for both men and women. Additionally a new V60 team competition will be trialled in 2020.

  1. Age cut off - runners must be born before 1/9/02. (Younger U17 athletes born between 1/9/02 and 1/9/04 can run in a non scoring team).
  2. All members of a relay team must be EA registered for that team to count in the Essex champs. If any member of a relay is not EA registered then that team is a non-scoring team and you should enter them as such.
  3. Runners are not encouraged to run in more than one team but we recognise this may be necessary where there are late drop-outs and the club wishes to complete a team. This is permitted but runners can only run in the Essex champs once and so team managers should declare before the race which team is in the county champs and which is not. Failure to make the declaration risks both teams being removed from the championships.



Enter via club entry forms sent to each club secretary

2020 fees

Open  Men (teams of 4) £20
V40/V50 and V60 Men (teams of 3) - £15

Open Women (teams of 3) - £15
V40/V50/V60 Women (teams of 3) - £15

Minimum age 17 for Essex Championships (i.e. athletes born before 1/9/02)
Cheques made payable to “Essex County Athletic Association”
Entries open 1st January 2020 and close 23:59 on the 1st March 2020

Please click here to here access the archive of results back to 1970.

The 2020 county senior and vet road relays will be held over an two lap (approximate 5km course) around Abbey Fields, starting and finishing on the running track.

To be eligible to enter the Essex Championship you need 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) Runners will not qualify for medals if they are not wearing the club kit of their first claim club in whose name they have entered. 

The race is also open to teams that do not meet the Essex qualification criteria although such teams will not be awarded any county medals.

UKA race licence
Course measurement 

Essex Road Relays hosted by Colchester Harriers

For the 5th consecutive year Harwich Runners hosted a record turnout as 114 teams, out of the 126 entered, contested the Essex Road Relay Championships. Never a windless venue at the best of times runners this year had to battle against the back end of storm Gareth with gusts up to 40mph along the promenade.
Nevertheless some very strong teams packed with quality made the trip with the competitive edge of a relay championship producing some very fast times, 25 runners clocking sub 17 minutes or better. Tom Frith of Southend was the fastest man of the day and LIz Davies of Springfield Striders the fastest woman. Their respective recordings of 15.40 and 17.33 for the 5k loop were exceptional in the conditions.
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