ATHLETICS

hello, we are the essex blades athletics club


Athletics is a sport of many athletic disciplines (e.g. 100m, 200m, Long Jump etc.). It is composed of 3 main categories; running, jumping and throwing. Many of these you will see in the Olympics. It is performed over 3 different terrains depending on which discipline you compete in. It is a team sport performed individually. Each individual will compete in a discipline(s) and points are awarded for the top 8 athletes. At the end of the competition the points are tallied and a winner is decided.

 

How many teams do we have?

We have 2 teams, a Track and Field team and a Cross-Country Team, however many of the cross country runners will also compete for the track and field team.

We attend 3 BUCS National competitions a year; Indoors, Outdoors and Cross Country. These are the most prestigious competitions for University level Athletics. We also partake in a London Universities and Colleges Athletics series which consists of an Indoor Championships, a 3 part Outdoor Series and a 5 part Cross Country League.

 

Recent honours?

Derby Day Winners - 2017/18
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17
BUCS Outdoor Men's Javelin - Gold Medal - Harry Hughes - 2016/17, 2018/19
Essex Blades Victor Ludorum Award - Harry Hughes - 2018/19
Essex Blades Silver Standard Club - 2018/19

 

Do I need anything else before I get involved?

Shorts and trainers. However, additional pieces of kit such as running spikes, running shorts or leggings are required for high level competition performance.

Join us*


To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

Training times


REGULAR CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS BEGIN THE WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2019.
 

club training

WEDNESDAY | 2-3:30PM
COLCHESTER GARRISON

All club members welcome. Circular Road N, Colchester, CO2 7SU


Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.

 

 

Club committee

 


...

jonathan devaux


president
...

filipa mcqueen goncalves


vice-president
...

hursh patel


treasurer
...

riddhi shukla


secretary
...

wan ashraf tambrin


 welfare officer & social secretary
...

tyler shillingford


alumni officer
...

FAITH TOKODE


TRACK & FIELD captain
...

billy praim-singh


field coach
...

DANIEL MITCHELL


social secretary
...

jonathan keogh


CROSS COUNTRY CAPTAIN

Key documents


Club constitution

CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT

risk assessment