my apologies shades - what I should have said is that with my club, the EA is compulsory. Rationale is with 600+ members having to sift those registered from those not for XC, track league, county and national events is a logistical nightmare. Besides for 10, 12, 20 p.a. it's still small beer in comparison to other sport costs. (and if you race enough, you recoup the fees: I get 12 xc and 9 T&F meets for nothing)
It's actually reasonably straightforward, although more convoluted that necessary.
Some clubs automatically register you at EA - mine does - so an element of the membership fee is the compulsory EA fee (which goes up again next year). The form Shades linked is the right one I believe, but usually you just need an e-mail from your current club's membership secretary stating there are no objections to leaving rather than get them to fill out the form. Yes there is a £10 fee, but this applies even if your membership lapses with your current club. You just become 'inactive' at EA with your current club, so if you change in a couple of years you'd still need to transfer.
The membership secretary of your new club should be able to assist if you get stuck, but normally the forms get processed in about a month. Just be aware that in any given season most leagues have a rule that you can only compete for one club, so if you race for your old club in XC in October and move in December, you can't race for your new club until next winter. But check with the league rules to clarify.
It is overly bureaucratic but not really a big deal.
Morning OH - loving the stamps! Splodge - good work, hose the shoes down (or leave them in the rain) LmH - hope it goes well, 50 is the new 35 don't you know...
what - easy running with the U11s why - Thursday has come round quick last rest - Friday last hard - training wise Tuesday, yesterday hectic. 5 miles lunchtime (~43mins) evening coached session for the new village group. Put them through 400m reps with warm up/cool down. so I added another 6 miles , 3 of which were with the slower group (10+ min/miles) Not sure if this will be regular - the default day is Thursday when I coach the kids, but we have an 'organisers meeting' next week.