Essex Way 2019

The Essex Way is a relay race covering 82 miles from Epping Station to Harwich Old Lighthouse. The route is mostly cross country and run in 10 stages of between about 5 and 12 miles across all sorts of terrain – woods, footpaths, through crops and across ploughed fields.

It is a fabulous run through rural Essex attracting an increasing number of teams from local clubs and clubs from further afield. The course is NOT marked and it is essential for all competitors to download and print instructions from the Essex Way website, recce their section before the day or run with someone who is familiar with it.

To avoid getting lost, please don’t follow the runners in front. We know this from experience 😊.

In 2018 Billericay Striders entered 3 full teams and some additional runners. We would like to match this in 2019.

It is not essential that you complete a stage in any given time. The Essex Way is for social as well as competitive runners. The next stage will start before some runners have completed the one before.

We will have a post-run social in the Blue Boar in Billericay.

Please enter your details against the stage and team you are interested in on the link below:

Notes on completing the pro forma:

  • Please enter your name against the stage you would like to run. If there is already a name(s) entered for that stage, please add yours next to it
  • Put your name in one of the teams for that stage, even if you are not sure this is correct
  • Please indicate whether there are other stages that you would be prepared to run (this will help us massively 😊)
  • In the comments section, please indicate whether you want to run with other people and give their names

Please don’t be put off if you have travel difficulties. We will try to assist. Just let us know in the comments section

We will review the entries in about two weeks and we may then need to do some swapping around as we would very much like to field 3 full teams if possible.


If you don’t want to use the pro forma or have any queries please contact Jane Elgar, Colin White or Jo Ling or email