hello, we are the essex blades athletics club
Athletics is a sport of many disciplines, with both indoor and outdoor competitions. It is composed of 3 main event categories; running, jumping and throwing. Competitions can take place individually or as part of a team, where all individual results can contribute to the team score.
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.
Derby Day Winners - 2017/18
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
Shortlisted club of the year-2020/21
Team of the year-2020/21
Newcomer of the year 2020/21-Bob Sporle
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17, 2019/20, 2020/21 2021/2022
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.