Essex Fast 10k & 5k

14th February 2021

Waves start at 2.00pm

This event is organised by Active Training World

Essex Fast 10k & 5k

Challenge yourself to either a 10k or 5k in Essex. The course is ideal for a chip timed personal best over the 10km and 5km distances.

With events around the country being cancelled we are pleased to be able to give you the opportunity to complete the 10km and 5km distances in a small scale, socially distanced environment. The event is held in traffic free and private grounds using a 5km loop around the former RAF Debden disused airfield – a flat, tarmac surface, with no sharp corners.

A full UK Athletics race license has been applied for.

The races will start in a time trial format, with the athletes with the fastest predicted times going off first. The start line will be similar to a Formula 1 starting grid with athletes being kept socially distanced on the start line and starting in small waves.

As Active Training World continue to organise events during this difficult time, we undertand that many people are nervous regarding entering events again and we want to assure you that we take every measure we can to organise a safe, socially distanced event. To see this in action watch our video Covid-19 Safety at ActiveTrainingWorld Running and Triathlon Events

We want you to book with confidence so, if this event can no longer go ahead, and a postponement date isn’t found, you will be offered a virtual run or a refund of your entry fee. (Booking fees are non-refundable)

Sunday 14th February 2021

Wave Start times will be based on your estimated completion time.  

LOCATION: Debden Airfield, Carver Barracks, Water Ln, Wimbish, Saffron Walden CB10 2YA

UKA License: Applied for

Online entries: Pay by major credit/debit cards


Race numbers will be collected at the the event venue.

Registration opens at 1.00pm and closes at 2.00pm

There will be an online race briefing made available before the event, it is mandatory to have watched this as there will be no pre-race briefing on the day.

Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race number.


Book your place

  • If you have not used ATW to enter events since July 2020,  your old registration details are now invalid and a new account will be created for you when you book your first event without logging in. You will receive a Welcome email with a link to create your password.
Details Price Qty
Essex Fast 10k Unaffiliated Entry £22.00 (GBP)*  
Essex Fast 10k Affiliated Entry £20.00 (GBP)*  
Essex Fast 5k Unaffiliated Entry £17.00 (GBP)*  
Essex Fast 5k Affiliated Entry £15.00 (GBP)*  

Price does not include booking fee



We actively welcome support and involvement from local communities, businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out more about marshalling, sponsorship or group bookings please contact us at the address below.

Due to current restrictions all event staff and volunteers will need to confirm that they have not been unwell in the 14 days leading up to the event. This also applies to Spectators and competitors. For this reason we are discouraging spectators from attending the event. If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:


Custom designed medal for all finishers!

 There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category.

Course Information

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? This unique course tracks clock-wise. 2 laps for the 10k and 1 lap for the 5k

Course map:

Training Plans

Whether this is your first 5K or 10K and want to know how to prepare, or are looking to smash your personal best – following a training plan will increase your chances of improving your goals. 

Visit the ATW Shop to submit your requirements for a fully customised 5K or 10K training plan.

Other Race Information

It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event. You should not attend the event if you have.

Race Numbers
Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest.

Parking and Transport
Ample hard standing parking is available at the venue. 

Changing and Bag Storage
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race. There will be a baggage area.

Toilets will be provided for the event.

ActiveTrainingWorld do not offer transfers or deferrals for this event or any events listed on the website. If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement, jury service you will only be eligible for a refund on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note, Death Certificate etc.

If the event should be cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of ATW, you will be offered the choice of a virtual event or a refund of your entry fee (booking fees are non-refunadable).


By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:

Your details will kept in accordance with the Active Training World Privacy Policy

Your name, date of birth and email details will be onto the chip timing company. Personal details will be deleted 1 week after the event.

Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event. 


1) I declare that I am medically fit to compete & understand that I do so entirely at my own risk.

2) I understand that I enter the race at my own risk and that no person(s) or organisation(s) will be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss to myself, prior to, during or after the event.

3) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions, should circumstances require.

4) By entering this event, the athlete indicates acceptance of UKA rules.