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?

Essex Blades Club of the Year 2015/16
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club 2015/16 & 2016/17
BUCS Outdoor 2016/17 Men's Javelin - Gold Medal - Harry Hughes


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.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.

Training times

Please note, club training times listed below are during University term-time only. sessions begin week commencing monday 8th october 2018.

club training

friDAY | 6-7:30PM

First session Friday 12th October. All welcome.



Club committee







dara emanuel


jonathan devaux



 welfare officer


communications officer


TRACK & FIELD captain

wan ashraf tambrin

social secretary


volunteering & fundraising officer