Our Events

All our events are run under UK Athletics rules


ADMIRAL McHARDY WAY 11.5 miles Sunday 19 August

Springfield Cricket Club, Coronation Park, Timsons Lane, Chelmsford. CM2 6AF

Starts from 9.30am. Entry on the day only.


The Admiral McHardy Way actually starts in Timsons Lane and was created in 1990 to commemorate 150 years of the Essex Police Force. Admiral McHardy founded the force in 1840, following the 1839 County Police Act, and was its first Chief Constable. The course covers both river valley and hilly terrain and is mostly on well trodden tracks.


Minimum age 17 years


Entry fee £5 / Unaffiliated £7 including £2 voucher to spend at the cricket club bar. 



CHELMER TRAIL 7.5km Sunday 19 August

Springfield Cricket Club, Coronation Park, Timsons Lane, Chelmsford. CM2 6AF

Starts from 9.30am. Entry on the day only.


For novice or first-time trail runners and walkers. A straightforward, mainly flat, scenic course on well walked paths with a fully written route description (no abbreviations and in large print). No map reading skills needed, but it will be very helpful if you know your left from your right. Help and advice freely available at the start. Walkers Welcome.


Minimum age 14 years


Entry fee £3 / Unaffiliated £5


FARMHOUSE INN TRAIL  7.5m & 4.5m  Wednesday 29 August

Farmhouse Inn, Monk Street, nr Thaxted CM6 2NR

Starts from 6pm. Entry on the day only.


Two distances both following some lovely Essex countryside paths. The pub has some good guests ales and serves meals between 6pm to 9pm.


Entry Fee £5 / Unaffiliated £7 including  £2 voucher to spend at the pub on the day   



GREEN MAN TRAIL Distance TBC Sunday 9 September

The Green Man, Toppesfield CO9 4DR 

Starts from 10am. Entry on the day only.


Some residents of Toppesfield as well as other parties purchased the pub in 2012 to secure it's future. A charming local pub. Sunday roasts available from 1pm. Other food will be available earlier than that, details to be confirmed.


Entry Fee £5 / Unaffiliated £7 including £2 voucher to spend at the pub on the day.  



RED WHITE & BLUE TRAIL   10k  Saturday 15 September

Dunmow Carnival , Recreation Ground, Great Dunmow

Starts from 2.30pm. Entry on the day only.


Lots of stalls, licensed bar and entertainment from 12.00 to 22.00


Program for the day click here


Entry Fee £5 / Unaffiliated £7

Essex Trail Events snood to first 98 entrants.



BRADWELL VERTIGO TRAILS 3.5m, 7m & 13.4m Sunday 30 September

Bradwell Marina, Bradwell on Sea, CM0 7RB 

Starts from 10am. Entry on the day only.


Choice of   distances in probably the flattest part of the county and with the majority of the courses NOT on the sea wall. A chance to run in a new area. 


Entry fee £5 / Unaffiliated £7 with £2 voucher to spend at the Bradwell Marina Bar.       



TARMAC TWISTER 6 miles Wednesday 17 October

Springfield Cricket Club, Timsons Lane , Chelmsford.CM2 6AF

Starts between 6.30pm & 8pm. Online entry TBA


If you didn't know Chelmer Village like the back of your hand before you will do after this. More details to come.   



Watch out for these future events in the pipeline:


Writtle 50k for 2019 Details TBC           

Did you see the steam train at the Chipping Away trail ?

Did you see the steam train at the Chipping Away trail ?