I am pleased to announce that this year’s race is now open for entries.  To enter, please click on either the the Southend 10K link or tab above, then click on the ‘Enter The Race’ tab, then click on the Chip Timing UK link and follow the instructions for your particular race entry.

Please note that it is a condition of entry that any Southend AC club member wishing to take part in the race must nominate and provide a replacement helper/marshal.

Thank you

Mathew Gillard (race director)



Race Officials: Diamond Jubilee Boxing Day Pier Handicap Race 2015Race Officials: Diamond Jubilee Boxing Day Pier Handicap Race 2015
We are very sorry to have to tell you that our very long-serving Track Secretary , Equipment Officer and Time Keeper, Michael Seaman, has passed away at the age of 86.   He was the oldest of three brothers, the youngest, Arthur, passed away a few years ago.
Mike joined the Club towards the end of 1960 and within two years had become the Club's Cross Country Secretary; he qualified as a Track Judge in 1963 and then swapped pen for stopwatch, qualifying as a Timekeeper in 1973.   He was awarded Club Life Membership in 1986 and the following year qualified as an AAA Hon. Coach {now Level 2}.    He became Vice Chairman in 1995 as well as Track Secretary and Officials Secretary.
His health had deteriorated considerably and he had been admitted to hospital three times since Christmas, the last time on the 20th March.   This was just a week after the Club's AGM which he had attended.   Mike wasn't one to pass up a meeting unless he was unavoidably delayed or unable to get along.
He died, on Thursday 2nd April, as a Vice President of Southend-on-Sea Athletic Club, past President of Southend-on-Sea Athletic Club {1972} and past President of the North of the Thames Cross Country Association (1974) and elected President Emeritus in 1994, and President of the South of England Athletic Association {2005}.
Announcement of Funeral Arrangements will be posted on this page very shortly.

the last known photograph taken of Mike, in February, being Mike, ie in the Club's Equipment Cage tracking down some information.the last known photograph taken of Mike, in February, being Mike, ie in the Club's Equipment Cage tracking down some information.



Doctor Michael Seaman 28.05.1928 - 02.04.2015

Michael was a Club member for almost 55 years and long after many of us would have hung up our spikes/stop-watch/clip-board, Mike remained an active enthusiast at the Athletic Club even between his three stays in hospital this year.
Michael's funeral is scheduled for 2:40pm on Tuesday 5th May in the Main Chapel at Southend Crematorium.
The family has arranged for the large chapel - it would be rather nice to see a big contingent from the Athletic Club to say "Farewell" to Mike.
Thank you.
NB: The photographs on this page - one of Mike with the other Pier Race Officials Boxing Day 2014 and one of Mike standing reading relevant information in the Equipment Cage in February this year are the last-known photographs of Mike.   If anyone has any other pictures of our late Track Secretary/Equipment Officer please email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Southend-on-Sea Athletic Club celebrated their Diamond Jubilee of racing on the Pier on Boxing Day.

Once a year two local historic institutions come together: the World famous Southend Pier [originally built in 1837] and Southend-on-Sea Athletic Club [founded 1905 as Southend Harriers]

Thanet 10M : Steve Hockett, V60 finished an impressive 32nd, well up in the finishers and earned silver positioning in the V60 category, much to his delight - along with the fact that his time was exceptional considering this is his first race for half a decade.